The anticipated award season has finally reared its beautiful head, beginning with a crowd favourite – the People’s Choice Awards. Now, as we know, the People’s Choice awards is often seen as a warm up to the bigger events of the season with stars giving us a glimpse into what is to come with their red carpet fashions. Due to this, there weren’t any particular looks which will be going down in fashion history – BUT some stars still managed to land a hit with their ensembles. So, here I will show you my top five looks of the night, beginning with number one – Katharine McPhee.
Starting off as an American Idol contestant, Katharine’s career was luke-warm, but got its real kickstart in 2012 when she landed the lead role in American television show Smash. Her fashion career has followed a similar pattern with Katharine’s looks usually being far from fashionable, but finally, she has hit the mark in this striking Balmain number.
Black and white is always going to be a classic combination, but what I love is the modern twist with the cut-out, asymmetric halter cross and the slicked-back hair. This is a simple yet effective way to make a classic your own and the deep burgundy lip brings the whole look together.
Next on my list is Allison Janney. Always the bridesmaid, rarely the bride, Allison’s talent can often be overlooked due to her usually playing a supporting role. Here, the 55-year-old made sure that she would not be overlooked, however, in this Rani Zakhem gown. As Janney was presenting the awards show she pulled out all of the stops. Normally, this would not be my kind of look for a 55-year-old to be wearing, but let’s face it – she looks gorgeous! And (something which is always a priority of mine) the tailoring is perfection.
Next we have Sarah Hyland in a pretty, crystal, Christian Siriano gown. The sheer, bejeweled lower-half, the dewy make-up and the simple hair and accessories all lead to a great look to kick off the season with and certainly show promise for what is to come.
Following on, we have two pretty looks, neither of which hit the ball out of the park, but both of which are nice choices for the show that’s in it. First, is Bella Thorne who is wearing an Armani suit. Usually, I would think this look too mature for a 17-year-old to be wearing, but due to the outstanding tailoring and the tasteful show of skin, I think that Bella executed the look perfectly.
Then we have Giuliana Rancic looking pretty in pastel in a Tony Ward, mid-calf-length dress. Again, this isn’t ground-breaking, but it’s a fantastic choice for the People’s Choice Awards and the high, straight neckline of the dress is perfect for her petite frame.
Finally, I am not doing a worst dressed post, but I had to show you guys the most disastrous look of the evening. Unfortunately, the fault does not just lie on one person with all five looks being vomit worthy. For the worst of the night we have… Fifth Harmony. There is nothing to say about this, but that is an out-and-out fashion disaster and that if their career is not going as well as planned, this is certainly not the way to turn it around:
As always, thank you guys for reading and let me know what you think!
Photos are from: eonline.com.
Author: Pádraig Power.