Critics Choice Awards Red Carpet Fashion: Rachel McAdams, Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Aniston and more

Critics Choice – the only place where Amy Schumer can beat out BFF Jennifer Lawrence?

Probably, YES. But that’s not all. If you don’t know all that much about the Critics Choice Awards and how those winners are chosen, don’t fret! Just look at the stunning fashion. It’s always 50/50 on this event, which usually brings out the glam gowns, with the exception of those actresses that decide they want to go with a more cocktail dress and maxi dress casual look. And of course, there are a few pant suits and tapered pants in there, too. In sum, anything goes.

No, it’s not the Oscars, but it does have its share of fashion moments. Take a look:

Best Dressed

Was it the burgundy, the embellishment, or the sparkle that made these three dresses my favorites of the night? Perhaps it was the way these beautiful ladies wore them…with finesse. Certainly Rachel McAdams is looking her finest, but also take a look at Krysten Ritter and Alicia Vikander! It’s the best I’ve ever seen them…

Rachel McAdams in burgundy Elie Saab gown
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab
Krysten Ritter in burgundy Zuhair Murad V neck gown
Krysten Ritter in Zuhair Murad
Alicia Vikander Critics Choice 2016 in Mary Katrantzou gown
Alicia Vikander in Mary Katrantzou

Serenity Blue

Who knew this shade of powder blue would be such a winner this year on the red carpet? Well Pantone for one. It is one of their colors of the year. It’s also enough of a trend that at least 4 different actresses wore a semblance of it on the red carpet – and they all looked absolutely divine. Oh and let’s not forget Jennifer Aniston, but we will get to her later…

Saoirse Ronan in powder blue Antonio Berardi gown
Saoirse Ronan in Antonio Berardi
Constance Wu in powder blue gown at Critics Choice
Constance Wu
Kate Beckinsale Critic Choice Awards in Monique Lhuillier
Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier
January Jones in poder Blue Altuzarra dress
January Jones in Altuzarra

Black

America Ferrera in Black dress
America Ferrera
Bryce Dallas Howard in Balmain
Bryce Dallas Howard in Balmain (she bought it online!)
Emmy Rossum in Black and Silver Dior
Emmy Rossum in Dior
Liv Tyler Cushnie et Ochs Critics Choice
Liv Tyler in Cushnie et Ochs
Mary J Blige in black J. Mendel gown 2016
Mary J Blige in J. Mendel
Rachel Bloom in Black Jumpsuit
Rachel Bloom in Alexander McQueen
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in black Saint Laurent
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent

Anyone else think Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks better than the model that wore this during Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent Spring 2016 runway show? Look that up and you’ll see what I mean.

Special Dresses

Mayim Bialik in Green Oliver Tolentino Gown 2016
Mayim Bialik in Oliver Tolentino

It was definitely Mayim Bialik‘s night! Not only did she stand out in this gorgeous Grecian green gown, but she also won an award!

Gina Rodriguez in Coral Safiyaa
Gina Rodriguez in Safiyaa

At first, I wasn’t sure the color worked for me, but everything about the silhouette is gorgeous. Gina Rodriguez is definitely wearing this dress. The dress is not wearing her!

Amy Schumer in white Calvin Klein Gown
Amy Schumer in Calvin Klein
Sarah Paulson in Silve Sequin Naeem Khan Short Dress
Sarah Paulson in Naeem Khan

Cutest Couples

Jennifer Aniston in blue Saint Lauren, Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston in Saint Lauren, Justin Theroux
Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier, Judd Apatow
Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier, Judd Apatow

Worst Dressed

I know some of these additions may surprise you (and some may not) but I’ll explain why I decided to add these names to the Worst Dressed list!

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Critics Choice 2016
Kirsten Dunst in Chanel

Yes, I know it’s Chanel. Yes, typically Chanel can do no wrong. Except when it can. Great dress, but it’s not right for Kirsten Dunst, especially since I think the tiers make her look pregnant…when she’s probably not…or is she?

Zoe Kravitz in coral Dior pantsuit
Zoe Kravitz in Dior

Another surprise here. Standing alone, this two-tone Dior color combo is unique and different and cool. And while it certainly looks nice on Zoe Kravitz, I believe it’s not the right ensemble for the night’s event, which saw a lot more gowns than it saw tapered pants (Riley Keough being one of the few exceptions.) So yes to Dior but  no to THIS Dior at Critics Choice.

Helen Mirren Dolce Gabbana Gown 2016
Helen Mirren in Dolce & Gabbana

I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again – Helen Mirren can do no wrong! Except she can…

While I applaud the 70-year old actress for always looking divine and always taking risks, I would have preferred not seeing her in this wrinkled black and white floral print number, with matching textured (WRINKLED) clutch. I vote no to this one. Sorry Helen. I still love you A LOT.

Hayden Panettiere peach gown Maria Lucia Hohan
Hayden Panettiere in Maria Lucia Hohan

A big fan of Hayden Panettier‘s return to the red carpet but not a fan of this blushy, massive cleavage number.  I think I know the message you’re trying to send Hayden and I don’t like it.

Melissa McCarthy Green Floral Gown 2016
Melissa McCarthy wearing her own design

Last but not least, it’s always a toss up with Melissa McCarthy. Sometimes she looks sensational and sometimes she looks like this. The olive green, the leafy, jungle print… it’s just not working for me.

– Simona Shemer

Photos: People.com, Daily Mail

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