Most casual awards show viewers don't tune into the red carpet with a pen in hand, ready to jot meticulous notes about who wore what. But, it wouldn’t be a horrible idea. There are some insightful takeaways to be gleaned from just observing the Hollywood parade on awards night. And, this season proved to be especially inspiring.
For the first two months of 2015, personal style — not just Fashion with a capital F — led the march down the red carpet. While some women have stuck with a wardrobe of cinched-waist, soft-colored strapless dresses (pretty but expected), the 10 fearless style savants ahead created the moments that helped define the season. For instance, stars such as Rihanna, Conchita Wurst, and Melissa McCarthy dared to bring the most extravagant couture fantasies to life, sidestepping any safe ideas about formal dressing. Meanwhile, designers like Francisco Costa and Emilia Wickstead upped the creative ante, aiding this year's talent in breaking the mold.
While it might not be realistic to replicate the precise looks you loved from the Oscars, the Grammys, or the BAFTAs, the lessons are sure to stick no matter how much or how little haute couture’s in your closet. Read on for some wisdom we pulled from the best looks of awards season 2015.