(A Very Late) Red Carpet Top Ten: BAFTAs 2015

Firstly, massive apologies for my shoddiness of not posting for ages; to cut a long story short, we've been slightly immersed in flat-hunting and then work has been really busy so blogging has had to take a bit of a back seat. But things are (hopefully!) quietening down a bit so I will have more time to devote to the blog, starting with today's post on the BAFTAs red carpet - only a week late... *blushes*

I have to admit that, surprisingly, I actually struggled a bit to find ten outfits I actually liked enough to include in this post. There were lots of things that were OK but just lacked the element of 'Oooh, that's nice!' for me to include them. However, I did eventually settle on ten - were any of these your favourites?

Amy Adams in Lanvin
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I know this was a bit of a divisive outfit but I actually really like it. The white dress stood out in a sea of black, the sparkly belt adds a touch of interest (though I could live without the drawstrings), it's a really sleek and flattering dress and I think the 90s poker-straight hair and simple make-up add to the toned-down feel. Definite thumbs-up from me.

Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli
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I must admit I haven't been a massive fan of Keira Knightley's red carpet looks this awards season, but this is really lovely. The butterfly top is really flattering and goes perfectly with the flowery skirt, creating a lovely ethereal feel to the dress. Throw in classic black pumps, flowing wavy hair and a leather jacket to toughen it up (as seen here), and you've got an outfit that's girly but still cool.

Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney
My first thought when I saw this was 'Yowza!' This is much more of a sexy look than I've seen on Reese Witherspoon in the past, but I absolutely love it. It's the most gorgeous figure-hugging dress and paired with the 70s-style deep front has a really glamorous look, but yet still manages to stay demure. The gorgeous bright purple colour and the simple hair and make-up make sure that the dress takes centre stage and I think it's an absolute winner.

Felicity Jones in vintage Dior
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From a vintage-inspired dress to an actual vintage dress! This is a really beautiful gown; I could see someone like Audrey Hepburn wearing this to a film premiere in the 50s and 60s. The flower detail on the skirt is so, so pretty and I like the contrast with the plain top. Loving the updo and smoky eye too.

Rosamund Pike in Roland Mouret
There seemed to be two extremes of dressing at the Baftas: volume and nods to old Hollywood glamour or sleek and sexy. This definitely falls into the latter category. The dark colour is really flattering against Rosamund's pale skin and blonde hair, the unusual neckline keeps it interesting and the slightly dishevelled beachy hair offers a nice contrast to the strict dress. Classy yet cool.

Patricia Arquette in Pamella Roland
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Firstly, how beautiful is this colour?! I love that wine-red shade - it's much more interesting than the standard scarlet so often seen on the red carpet. But my favourite thing about this dress is the simplicity. It's a really good flattering shape, figure-hugging but without being over the top, and a touch of femininity in the flowing sleeves. The swept-back hair and flicky eyeliner add to the relaxed feel of the look and the boxy clutch offsets it all really nicely.

Hannah Bagshawe in Valentino (and bonus Eddie Redmayne in Armani)
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Now this is just all kinds of dreamy loveliness - beautiful sparkly detailing, a little bit of quirk with the Peter Pan collar and I really like the clash of metals with the bronze details on the shoulders and matching bag. Add in the slightly messy updo and natural make-up and I've completely fallen in love with this look. Eddie Redmayne always scrubs up well too but I particularly like the navy blue velvet jacket as opposed to standard black.

Noomi Rapace
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Moving on to something completely different... This was a great contrast to the girly/sexy dresses that were a big feature at the BAFTAs. I like the lacy sheer top which adds a hint of sexiness but the trousers make it very, very cool (and also nod to the 70s trend with their slight flare). Noomi's slicked-back hair toughens it up and the dash of colour from the orange-red lip pulls it all together.

Laura Haddock in Ashi Studio (with added Sam Claflin)
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I love this dress on Laura Haddock - it's like something a fairy princess would wear. The colour adds to the slightly ethereal feel of it, along with the beautiful floaty skirt, and the plunge neckline and ruched waist are really flattering. Love the Old Hollywood-style slicked-back hair and toned-down make-up as well. Just utterly romantic.

Kristin Scott Thomas in vintage Balmain
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Proof that sometimes, the simplest outfits are the best. This look just oozes classy cool. I adore the shape of the dress; it fits Kristin so perfectly and I love the fishtail skirt in particular, though that's not usually my thing. Keeping the rest of it really simple - classic diamond earrings, natural make-up, slightly undone hair - and adding a bit of interest with the bag means the dress is front and centre. My favourite of the night.

Lea Seydoux in Prada (on the right, with Monica Bellucci)
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Everything about this look is utterly, utterly brilliant. The hair - glamorous but without going too much into 'mum' territory; the make-up - well we all know I'm a sucker for red lipstick; and the dress - gorgeous colour with Lea's skin tone, interest from the cut-out detail and such a flattering neckline. It's simultaneously nodding to the past but still looks really modern, and that's why I love it. (And Monica Bellucci looks ace too.)

Douglas Booth in Alfred Dunhill
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Regular readers will know that I like a man who goes for something different on the red carpet, and Douglas Booth's green jacket is certainly that. There's something about it that looks like it could have come from a vintage shop which I think is part of it, but equally the fact that he just looks so relaxed in it ('Oh this old thing? Yeah, I wear this every day.'). It's very young English gentleman - perfect for the BAFTAs

Honorable mentions
Tanya Burr
Edith Bowman
Alma Jodorowsky
Dianna Agron in Lanvin
Imelda Staunton
Julie Walters
Natalie Dormer
Claudia Winkleman in Cecil Chapman
Julianne Moore
Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Prada

What did you think of the outfits at the BAFTAs?

4 comments:

  1. Amy, Felicity and keirra nailed it but to be honest they are my favourites, and I always seem to like similar styles. I think that seeing a few jumpsuits here and there was nice, and I like a man in a velvet suit haha xxx


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    1. Yep me too - I'm aware that my posts are always full of the big princess ballgowns but that's what I like! Though I agree it's good to see a mixture with the more sleek dresses and jumpsuits/trouser suits as well :)

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  2. I love that you've mentioned these guys because I don't think some of them got as much credit as they deserved! I love Amy's dress, and had not seen it before this post!

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    1. Thank you! I agree, there were lots of nice dresses that didn't get talked about much. And thank you for the tag, looking forward to doing that soon!

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