Awards show season is a time where everyone becomes a fashion critic. My favorite part of all the shows is watching the celebrities, in their fancy gowns and perfect makeup, posing for pictures. After reviewing the gowns (and suits) from a few award shows, I decided to make a compilation of a few trends I noticed. Here are a few fashions I pulled from the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Fashion Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Awards.

BALLGOWNS

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The ballgown-esque dress was prominent all throughout award show style. The great thing about this style is, as seen above, it can reflect many different styles and personalities. From princess-like to retro to romantic, this cut is not at all limiting.

PATTERNED SUITS FOR MEN

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I love this trend! These suits were pictured at the Fashion Awards, so this was more of the start of a trend (at least I’m hoping). Patterned suits really take out the limits for men’s awards show fashion, where most men are usually wearing plain black. It really opens the door for a lot of men to explore suits with pattern, texture, and color.

METALLIC

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Metallic dresses were the biggest trend spotted for awards shows, especially for the Golden Globes. This trend has been around for a few years, as “naked dresses” have become popular (skin colored dresses with just embellishments). The metallic dresses at the Golden Globes all had a very similar look, many of them with a mermaid-style bottom.

SUITS FOR WOMEN

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This is another trend, spotted at multiple award shows, that I love! Suits for women are chic and classic, and it gives an instant cool factor to your look, while maintaining both femininity and androgynous styles. All three of these outfits are unique but timeless, and I think this is a trend that should be worn by more!

WHITE GOWNS

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White is a classic color for award shows, possibly due to the stark contrast of the colored carpets. It compliments all different shapes and skin colors, and the possibilities are endless. One concern with white dresses is the possibility of coming off as a wedding dress, but the styling and cuts of these dresses all come off as sophisticated and clean.

YELLOW

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Yellow was a color I was surprised to see so many times at the awards shows. I am usually against yellow dresses, but I love all of these gowns. This is definitely a big color trend coming up, and one that hasn’t been very prevalent in recent years.

MY FAVORITE LOOKS

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Alexa Chung, Fashion Awards 2017 (Vintage)

From the red lip, to the blush tones, to the black handbag, everything about this outfit flows perfectly. Even the addition of the black belt makes a subtle change, causing this outfit to be unique, but at the same time very chic. Also, the addition of the black handbag, as opposed to clutches that people usually carry, adds some diversity to the look.

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Janelle Monae, SAG Awards 2017 (Chanel)

Janelle Monae has looked beautiful at every single red carpet appearance from this past year, but this look stood out to me. It is so different from anything anyone else is wearing, and she looks stunning. It is complex but not too crazy, and she somehow manages to pull off space buns, a big collar, and wrist bands. Love it!

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Olivia Culpo, Golden Globes 2017 (Zuhair Murad)

This outfit was previously shown in the “Ballgown” collage, but this may be my favorite dress I’ve ever seen on a red carpet! The pattern is hectic, but in an artistic way, and that pairs very well with the cut of the dress which is rather simplistic. In addition, the sleek hair and nude/dark makeup draws your attention to the dress, which is beautifully made.

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