Several key trends from 2012 showed some real staying power on the red carpet this week. Peplums, cut-out accents and colorblocking were once again actively embraced by celebs at various events. Embellishments were surprisingly at a minimum with stars relying on other details to put looks over-the-top. Neutrals like black and white remained popular, while bursts of deep green, orange and fresh peach also made appearances.
Emily Blunt at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards
Emily’s black Alexander McQueen gown had a lot going on from its peplum accent to that double strap belt and even a slightly open back. She polished off the stylish look with Ofira jewels.
Samantha Barks at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards
The breakout star of Les Misérables looked lovely in this colorblock Roland Mouret creation from the Spring 2013 collection. Samantha paired her black and forest green dress with Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps.
Leelee Sobieski at the Sidaction Gala Dinner 2013
After taking in the Christian Dior Haute Couture show, Leelee had the pleasure of wearing these new Spring 2013 lime cap-toe illusion shoes. The star boldly combined the distinct footwear with a modified Spring 2013 ready-to-wear look consisting of a long sleeve black top and embroidered orange full skirt.
Eva Longoria at the Latino Inaugural 2013 Event
It was a pretty peach strapless Vivienne Westwood Couture gown for Eva at the event. The actress accessorized with a pair of Martin Katz diamond earrings and Charlotte Olympia pumps.
Rosario Dawson at the 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball
There was something so simply sophisticated about Rosario's embellished one shoulder gown. She rounded out the look with House of Lavande vintage jewelry.
Taylor Swift at the 40 Principales Music Awards
Taylor’s crisp white Kaufmanfranco Spring 2013 embroidered dress included a daring neckline. Ofira earrings, a Lorraine Schwartz ring and Christian Louboutin Dufoura open-toe booties all served as accessories.
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Jaimie Alexander at the Cologne Premiere of The Last Stand
Jaimie opted for a slightly altered emerald Marc Bouwer for her film’s showing over in Germany. The gown with striking front keyhole detail comes from the designer’s Fall 2008 offering and was styled with Melinda Maria gems.
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Jennifer Lopez at the New York Screening of Parker
Jennifer looked white hot in this strapless Lanvin Blanche 2013 Bridal peplum dress. Her accessories also came from the famous fashion house, including those gold-trimmed ankle strap pumps and that matching clutch.
Karolina Kurkova at the IWC Schaffhausen Race Night Event
Karolina stunned over in Switzerland in a long sleeve black gown with strategic cut-out accents and a significant slit. The Face coach capped off her fierce look with coordinating ankle strap pumps.
Ali Larter at the LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party
Carolina Herrera’s colorfully printed one shoulder Spring 2013 gown with light blue belt and subtle ruffle accent was Ali’s impressive pick for the party. She completed her look with a neutral Edie Parker pearlescent clutch.
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