Relative simplicity reigns supreme in this set of showdowns. Over-the-top embellishments and fancy embroidery were cast aside in favor of sleek, streamlined pieces. Subtle structure helped add some definition, but these stars opted to amp up their ensembles on the accessory front. From a straightforward maxi to a contoured jumpsuit, this week’s contenders didn’t need a lot of glitz to stand out. Check out how the following actresses styled each look and then let us know who came out on top.
Double-Take #1: Emmanuelle Chriqui and Anne Hathaway in Solace London
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Column gowns frequently feature an eye-catching design, appliqués or embellished details in order to set them apart. Solace London decided to let its classic strapless dress speak for itself, though. Emmanuelle hit the red carpet in the stark white version for the premiere of National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus in New York City last week. Metallic Jimmy Choo Ari pumps polished off the look. Anne made a more colorful impression back in January at the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards in Beverly Hills. Even with her gown’s bright pink hue, the Oscar winner decided to up the ante with an Antonini Aurea statement cuff and white pumps. Which one offered maximum impact in this minimalist silhouette?