The red carpet is often dominated by Hollywood’s latest young talent vying for the limelight in the latest trends. However, it has been reassuring to see that, in recent years, it’s the more mature and experienced female actresses who are stepping out in the most dazzling outfits.
There’s no doubt that having a great catalogue of work and a few wins or nominations under your belt (à la Meryl Streep or Julianne Moore) certainly helps boost your confidence on the awards circuit; but a little experience pays dividends in the style stakes too.
Here is a run-down of some recently celebrated actresses who should be taking home a best-dressed actress award…
Helen Hunt has been charming critics with her recent film The Sessions; but her performance on the red carpet has been just as captivating. Helen kept her look simple, clean and floor-sweeping with a gorgeous midnight blue halterneck gown; which she wore to the recent Palm Springs Film Festival – demonstrating the elegant and effortless style she has become famous for.
Sally Field also opted for midnight blue at the Golden Globes, in a striking off-the-shoulder crepe gown with plunging neckline. The Lincoln actress and two-time Academy Award winner showed off her gorgeous petite figure and fabulous neckline with a classic cut.
Amy Adams broke into the big time at 31, but she has been scooping up the best roles and the most stunning fashion ever since. Star of Paul Thomas Anderson’s acclaimed film The Master, she wore a beautiful strapless rose-coloured fishtail gown by Marchesa to the recent Golden Globes; accentuating her curves and delicate shoulders. She completed her vintage look with 1940s-inspired waves – a classic hairstyle that suits a wide range of ladies dresses.
Naomi Watts, star of The Impossible, is one of Australia’s hottest exports and an experienced and versatile dresser. She managed a demure yet daring look at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards with a striking floor length black gown, plunging neckline and sheer overlay. She chose to complete the outfit with turquoise drop earrings which set off her stunning blue eyes perfectly.
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