As Expected, The SAG Awards Red Carpet Did Not Disappoint

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If you're unfamiliar with the Screen Actors Guild Awards, let us knock it out for you so we can get to the fun part: It's exactly what you think, except the awards are given by a different association. Got it? Cool. Now, remember last year when we told you what sets it apart from the other awards shows is its red carpet? And that celebrities tend to use the SAG's red carpet to let their hair down a bit and go outside of their deep-V, floor-length comfort zone? Well, this year was further proof that when it comes to this annual event, its sparkly attendees show up.
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Some standout trends included spurts of color, subdued accessories, a touch of razzle-dazzle in all the right places, and great shoes on the red carpet. This recipe, then, would make tonight's SAG Awards the perfect balance between your typical step-and-repeat and something worth tuning in on. Ahead, we've gathered our favorites from the mix. From Millie Bobbie Brown's glitter belt to Danielle Brooks and her innovation in hair jewelry, there's a little something for everyone.
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Thank you, Michelle Dockery, for giving us just the dose of color we needed to spice up tonight's style bonanza. We're sticking this Elie Saab number to our summer mood boards, stat.
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Compared to her past red carpet stunts, actress Millie Bobby Brown's custom Emporio Armani number tonight was pretty tame. Either the sparkle fatigue is setting in or Brown's got some tricks up her sleeve. We're obviously hoping for the latter.
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Sticking to her black-and-white color scheme, actress Janelle Monae stunned in a lacy Chanel dress with a Victorian-style collar that let people know who the boss was of tonight's red carpet.
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Natalie Portman just can't shake the Jackie O. vibes, can she? As demonstrated here in a show-stopping Dior Couture gown, the answer to that obvious question is a resounding, bell sleeve-coated no. But we're voting 'yes' to this glamorous maternity style moment.
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Actress Michelle Williams made sure you saw her coming down the carpet tonight in a reflective Louis Vuitton number that, no matter how the light hit it, twinkled from every angle. No camera flashes necessary.
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Thanks to some of the most precious floral embroidery we've seen in seasons, Claire Foy's see-through Valentino dress looks like it was drawn straight out of a fairytale. This was the perfect follow-up to The Crown actress' sequined Erdem number at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago. Let's just say she's one of our red carpet favorites.
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Actress Viola Davis kept it simple tonight in a white Vivienne Westwood gown that gives us yet another reason to figure out how to master that whole White-Tie dress code thing.
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Yes, yes, yes. This pinstripe jumpsuit on Naomi Harris is a moment fashion people wait all season for: the comeback of a timeless stripe trend in the style of an iconic French brand like Lanvin. Bravo!
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Back in 2000, if you would have told us that Torrance Shipman would have grown up to be a Dior-wearing, red carpet queen, we probably would've thought you were crazy. But nope, Kirsten Dunst's award show style is just that good.
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Chances are you're still not over Meryl Streep's powerful speech at the Golden Globes earlier this year. So, we're sorry to report that her choice of Valentino for tonight's festivities might just slay you all over again. But it's okay. We've still got, like, three weeks until the Oscars.
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Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood admitted she plans on wearing a suit to every awards show this season. Here's hoping they all look as good as this velvet Altuzarra one.
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If Emma Stone's floral Alexander McQueen dress looks like it's falling apart, that's because it kind of is. And we're just sitting here like, Whoaaa.
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We can't tell if Kerry Washington's strapless Roberto Cavalli gown is cheetah print or not, but in the lucky case that it is, can we officially deem the hard-to-style trend red carpet (and Olivia Pope) approved?
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If the sequined color-blocking of Yara Shahidi's sleevless Naeem Khan gown wasn't enough to impress you, then perhaps its sheer panels will be enough to balance it all out. Yet another teen queen crushing the red carpet style game. What's new?
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When it comes to the red carpet, everyone should aspire to be as fabuleux as Gwendoline Christie. But tonight, we wish you the best of luck in your plight because Christie's black Vivienne Westwood number is untouchable.
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Soft, airy, and calming. GOT actress Maisie Williams was a breath of fresh air in this blush pink slip tonight. And hey, we can't go without mentioning those old Hollywood vibes, too; just the combination of old-meets-new we hope other celebrities take note of over the next few weeks.
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Come on. Are we even allowed to be impressed by Emily Blunt's taste anymore? Her role as a fashion assistant did launch her career, after all. Oh, what the hell — this Greco Roman-style Roberto Cavalli gown looks amazing. There, we said it.
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Be still, our beating hearts. Thandie Newton's beaded Schiaparelli gown looked like it was cut straight from a Hitchock film. And despite our unwavering fear of flying mammals, we can't help but be totally mesmerized by its design.
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Actress Nathalie Emmanuel's mosaic J. Mendel Couture number is the shiniest example that fashion really is art. And how you style it makes you an artist. Bonus points for the shoes, too.
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Finally, a dress that makes wallpaper prints look chic again. Thanks to Samira Wiley, we now have the quintessential example of why all-over prints do work, especially ones as sophisticated as this.
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In case you couldn't tell, Taraji P. Henson left Cookie at home tonight. The Empire star channeled her softer side in a twinkling high-neck Reem Acra gown. God damn.
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They usually say brides are the visions in white on their big days, but OITNB star Danielle Brooks reclaimed that role in Christian Siriano tonight. And she did it in a pair of pants nonetheless.
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Sophie Turner added her name to the list of celebrities who aren't afraid to match their dress to the carpet. And this sleek Louis Vuitton number sent her straight to the top.
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It's clear Brie Larson wasn't left out of tonight's all-white memo, but her decision to keep it clean and simple in Jason Wu was a good one. Well, that, and who can resist a leg slit?
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Well, designer Brandon Maxwell just added another A-lister to his growing list of stylish brand ambassadors. Amy Adams looks regal in a pleated black gown that's emblematic of the designer's classic, Black-Tie aesthetic.
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There has to be a luxurious vase on someone's coffee table or in a museum somewhere that has this print on it. Gina Rodriguez looks as chic as ever in this psychedelic Patricia Bonaldi slip.
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If there was a record for how many times an actress has consecutively slayed the red carpet, Sarah Paulson would hold the title. This Vera Wang blazer-dress ensemble has us screaming at our TV screens in the best, loudest way.
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