This week’s celebrity fashion déjà vu moments begged the question, "Haven’t I seen that dress somewhere before?"—and in the case of the BRIT Awards red carpet, "Haven’t I seen that dress five minutes before?" Check out this roundup of celebrity style repeats and help us decide who nailed the look.
Trend #1: Red Diaphonous Dresses
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By the time Rihanna was walking down the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, Hilary Swank probably already had her dress for the Oscars all picked out—so she probably knew when she saw the popstar looking seriously ravishing in red that the comparisons would be inevitable. Luckily for the actress, she was just as gorgeous a ‘lady in red’ as Rihanna. Both Swank’s gown, by Valentino, and Rihanna’s Azzedine Alaia featured a criss-cross construction at the front with trailing skirts and sexy, diaphanous details. Both stars styled their looks similarly, with loose honey-brown waves and simple accessories. Now we just need to find out which designer copied the other.
Trend #2: Black Gowns with Gold Belts
On the red carpet at the BRIT Awards, Jessie J hoped to make a statement by leaving behind her kooky candy-colored jumpsuits and blunt bangs for a sleek center part and a more classic—but still statement-making—black gown with a gold belt. The singer’s style change-up didn’t seem quite so dramatic when we saw Taylor Swift walking down the red carpet in practically the same look—only now Swift’s the one with bangs. Both stars flashed a little skin, Jessie J with the plunging neckline of her Versace gown and Swift with the mesh slits on her Elie Saab halter dress. Do you think one of these star’s looks edges out the other?
Trend #3: Roland Mouret Abbotsford Dress
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Probably being compared to the stunning Karolina Kurkova would make most ladies miserable, but not Les Miserables' Samantha Barks. She and the supermodel wore the same dress from the Roland Mouret Spring 2013 collection. The Abbotsford dress features a halter neckline with an origami structured bodice and a pencil skirt with contrasting details at the hem. Barks looked very chic in a black and emerald version at the London Critic’s Circle Film Awards, styling her version for the evening with metallic pumps and a laid-back updo, while Kurkova made an appearance at the Hollywood Domino and Bovet gala in a more crisp green and white version, leaving her blond hair flowing and taking the dress’ colorblocking a step further with two-toned pumps. One more star fan, and this dress won’t be as unique as it appears.