The Awards Season Dress Code: Our Guide To Looking The Part In On The Red Carpet

27 February 2014 by

You might have heard that a little thing called the Oscars is taking place this weekend. Just in case the likes of JLaw are reading Grazia Daily in a pickle about what on earth they should wear, here is our Official Awards Season Dress Code. Things get serious at the Academy Awards - this is probably the only place in Hollywood where flashing a leg (cough Angelina Jolie) will cause hysteria. So here are our Awards Season rules...

1. The Brits: All that glitters

Think... The final of Strictly Come Dancing. When you leave the house, add another layer of sparkle.

Carry...  A Berocca - the Brits gets boozy.

Avoid... A little black dress, lilac lipstick and Alex Turner.

2. The Oscars: If you can't wear a princess dress to the Oscars when can you?!

Think... Big and frothy.

Carry... The train of your gown.

Avoid... Anything flashing your ankle. This is the Oscars, you want to drown in fabric.

3. The Golden Globes: Hollywood glamour with an edge

Think... Ask yourself, 'What would Lupita do?' This is the place to show your fashion IQ.

Carry... A statement clutch. Or your Louboutins and a martini like Emma Thompson.

Avoid... A Lara Flynn Boyle tutu. You still want to look good.


4. NME awards: Wear all black everything (unless you're Lily Allen)

Think... Haim, not Girls Aloud.

Carry... A slice of Dominos and shot of tequila.

Avoid... Being the girl wearing fake tan.

5. BAFTAs: Get the London look

Think... London, not Hollywood. Wear a suit like Angie... dye your hair pink like Helen Mirren... just don't look like you're going to prom.

Carry... An umbrella.

Avoid... Hollywood styling and the mani-cam. You're way too cool for that.

6. SAG Awards: Go for a simple silhouette

Think... Strapless. You won't go wrong with a column silhouette.

Carry... Your business card. This is a place you can network.

Avoid... No tulle. No froth. No trains. What do you think this is, the Oscars?

7. The Grammys: There is no such thing as OTT

Think: VIRAL. This is where Gaga walked the red carpet in an egg.

Carry: A hot water bottle. If you're at the Grammys chances are you aren't wearing any clothes.

Avoid: The official Dress Code. No nipples? No bum-flashing? As if!

See what the stars have been wearing at Awards Season this year in the gallery above...


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