2010 Red Carpet Best Dressed

2010 Red Carpet Best Dressed by Alexandra Phanor-Faury You may not be walking a red carpet any time soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some pointers from our best-dressed celebs on how to look drop-dead gorgeous for an evening out. While, thankfully, you won’t be as closely scrutinized like Halle Berry or Jennifer Hudson, the evening still calls for you to look your very best. Remember red carpet dressing is more a state of mind than the act of actually walking down the carpet, so go ahead and serve up a heavy dose of glamour and elegance your next night out. We’ve gathered the most awe-inspiring looks to assist you in mastering the art of being red carpet ready any place, any time.
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 23, 2010

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We can always count on Rihanna to make a maximum impact on the red carpet. We’re not sure we’d be so head-over-heels over this dress on another starlet, but this Elie Saab Couture gown with Victorian high collar ruffles, sculpted shoulders and draping looks so elegant on Rihanna. There’s a sexy open back to keep it age appropriate and not stuffy.

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Kelly Rowland is the jewel of the night in full body embellishments.

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Navy can be hot, just look at Beyonce working it on the red carpet in the unexpected color.The patent leather straps and belt break up the hue and the red heels adds a pop of color to her five star look.

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Garcelle Beauvais knows that the go to designer in Hollywood for sexy, red carpet dresses is Versace. Here, the mother of three sports a PVC strapless dress from the 2008 collection.

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While Damara Lewis isn’t breaking new ground in a bandage dress, with a face and body like hers, it’s hard not to look great.

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Iman never shies away from vivid colors and ultra-feminine shapes.

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Mary J. Blige strikes a pose in a gorgeous Catherine Malandrino empire-waist gown.

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A tanned Alicia Keys is fierce in a paillette mini-dress by Balmain accented with drop earrings.

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Leona Lewis takes a break from the usual long, corseted gowns we’re used to seeing her in on the red carpet and opts for an edgy, one shoulder mini-dress for the Brit Awards.

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Halle Berry never fails on the red carpet. This plunging neckline dress with lace inserts is all Hollywood glamour.

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Mo’Nique looked stunning receiving her Golden Globe award in a Reem Acra custom made Grecian gown.

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In the last year Paula Patton has proven that she can hold her own on the red carpet. Patton let’s the color do the talking in this simple cap-sleeve gown.

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Zoe Saldana has an eye for what works on the red carpet and isn’t afraid to step outside the box.She loves to experiment with shapes and fabrics to ensure she always stands-out. In this Jason Wu intricately draped masterpiece, Saldana accomplishes just that.

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Gabrielle Union is owning her nude, strapless, body-hugging gown. This is a red carpet look that never gets old.

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Niecy Nash channels the seventies in a asymmetric gown and feathered hair. Hands down this is the most flattering silhouette we’ve seen her rock.

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One of the most talked about looks at the 2010 Grammy’s was Jennifer Hudson’s Victoria Beckham (yes, that Beckham) peplum dress. It was tailored, sophisticated and it fit Hudson’s hourglass figure like a glove.

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She may have not won the award for best new artist at the Grammy’s, but Keri Hilson wins our vote for best dressed in a nude Dolce & Gabbana mermaid gown.

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If you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing,no matter how great it looks on the hanger, everyone will be able to tell.TK exudes confidence in a of-the-moment silhouette.


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