Much has been written about the current state of red carpet dressing, especially after the Golden Globes' lethargic lineup. Celebrities employ Old Holly tricks far too often. Worst dressed lists have wiped out experimentation. The red carpet, as an institution, is bad for fashion. Here's the thing: not no to all of that. While runways, and then street style, and then the styles in our own closets have gotten more adventurous, the red carpets for major awards shows are looking as vanilla as ever. So, bless the less heralded events, like last night's Critic's Choice Awards, and the stars that don't miss the opportunity to finally show some sartorial personality.
From a no-shirt blazer look that a certain Rachel Green would totally endorse to a dress silhouette like an upturned wine goblet given the Tim Walker treatment, the range of styles was notably interesting. When's the last time a red carpet was described as such? Click through to see what we think has been the best dressed group of women representing Fashion-with-a-capital-F this season so far.