Whichever way you cut it, Jennifer Lawrence is a winner. Whether we're speaking in traditional terms about her 2013 Oscars Best Actress in a Leading Role statuette, about her endearingly colorful press room commentary after falling on stage, or even her fit-for-a-princess Dior Haute Couture gown, J.Law has won over our hearts by being simultaneously talented beyond her years, drop-dead gorgeous, and charmingly affable. We could go on for days about all the reasons we love the spunky beauty, but being that fashion is our primary domain, we're laser-focusing on that. More specifically, we're taking a long, hard look back on Jennifer's exemplary red carpet fashion throughout this 2013 winter awards season. LEGGO!
Jennifer Lawrence has been a winner on and off the red carpet all 2013 awards season.
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Jennifer was breath-taking and regal at the 2013 Oscars in this ballerina pink Dior Haute Couture gown. The large trumpeted skirt may have been to blame for her little spill, but J.Law handled that little mishap with grace and still looked beautiful and poised for press room questions. Just the day before, Lawrence took a break from her red carpet Dior (she is the newest face of Miss Dior handbags, after all), accepting her Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook in striking angular Lanvin.
Emmanuel Riva may have snagged Best Actress honors at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards, but Jennifer found a winner (color) in this gem-laden baby pink Dior Haute Couture. Lawrence almost didn't show to the 2013 SAG Awards thanks (or rather, no thanks) to a bout with pneumonia, so you can imagine the gasps of approval from the MTV Style frontlines when she not only showed up but totally turned it out in navy, strapless Dior Haute Couture with a bold red lip and flawless side-swept waves. AND won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Preach.
Lea Michele, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lawrence at the People's Choice Awards on Jan. 9 in L.A.
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Could braids be the biggest hair trend of 2013? Of course they're nothing new, braids have shown up everywhere from the head of one Miss Pippi Longstocking to those of the highest high fashion models on the most couture of runways for seasons and seasons, but we've never seen them totally dominate a red carpet like this before. I mean, THREE of the biggest leading ladies in TV, music, and movies rocking plaited 'do's at the 2013 People's Choice Awards? That's a trend explosion if we've ever seen one. And in three totally different ways? Pinch us, we're in heaven. Between the looks on Glee's Lea Michele, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lawrence, we have a lot of braiding tutorials to watch and time to spend in front of the mirror because we think braids are about to become a major go-to in seasons to come. Lea's look was a relaxed, almost beachy all-over braided style, an easy complement to her sparkly cocktail dress, while Katy went for the classic milkmaid braid, but added a strip of metallic gold fabric to her twist to make it a little more red carpet ready. Jennifer Lawrence's braid is so subtle you might not have even seen it, but that's what our eagle eyes are for. With an old Hollywood sweep of side bangs, Jennifer's up-do is all about drama, and the devil was certainly in the details: if you look closely, you can see that the sides of the hair style have tiny little braids snaking over to the back. We love to see more girls keeping their hair off their shoulders. Like we saw with Taylor Swift's messy up-do, which she paired with her dramatic deep V-neck Ralph Lauren gown, keeping long hair at bay really allows these stunning dresses to take center stage. Braids, however, allow all that while still leaving room for some creativity and detail, which we're super into.
Here we go, y'all! Tonight's People's Choice Awards officially kicks off the 2013 awards shows season, a season of evening gowns, borrowed baubles, and the BEST clutch game. From Katy Perry to Jennifer Lawrence to our Awkward. girl Ashley Rickards, when the PYTs of movies, music, AND television come together for one night of merry-making and crystal award-doling, it's no easy task to whittle them down into a Best Dressed List. Still, we tried. Now, without more ado, here are our favorite People's Choice Awards looks!
CHLOE GRACE MORETZ IN SIMONE ROCHA
Chloe Grace Moretz at the 2013 People's Choice Awards.
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Chloe Grace Moretz was one of the first starlettes to grace the PCA red carpet, and BOY, was she a tough act to follow! The Carrie actress was an absolute vision of fashion-forward youth in this neon yellow Simone Rocha dress. Shorter than knee-length but not quite a mini, the look was easy, fun, and age-appropriate paired with fresh-faced, peachy cheeks and loose half-up half-down hair.
Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren.
WOAH, Taylor! We're used to Taylor Swift slaying red carpets like dragons all awards season long, but even WE got the slightest case of cartoon wolf eyes at the sight of her timeless yet daring Ralph Lauren gown on the 2013 People's Choice Awards red carpet. The floor length, pure white dress featured a ground-sweeping train and super deep v-neck, a look that's far more revealing than what we're used to seeing Tay hit the carpet in. Not that we're all that surprised: Taylor has been upping the ante with her red carpet looks as of late, so this most recent look seems like an almost natural progression. Starting way back in September, when Tay wore that white J. Mendel suit to the 2012 VMA, and then just generally turned up the heat with a series of impeccably tailored, pretty-yet-not-totally-innocent frocks. From ballerina va-va-voom at the Aria awards to her beaded, peekaboo gown at the MTV EMA, Taylor is staying true to her elegant, classic style while also showing the world that it's not all tea dresses and costume parties for this girlie girl. Could this latest trip down the red carpet be a sign that 2013 is going to hold even more red carpet risks than the year we've just had? Or could it be a nice little smirk in the DIRECTION of ONE certain boy band heartthrob? We're not much for indulging rumors, but whatever, get yours, Tay, show 'em.
The Wanted at the People's Choice Awards on Jan. 9 in L.A.
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So far we've peeped some killer gowns on the People's Choice Awards red carpet, but we need to take a moment to talk about another incredibly important part of awards show fashion—the boys. Not to be totally creepy and weird (OK, maybe a teeny bit creepy), but The Wanted looked good when they rolled up in their five shades of grey suit-jacket-and-denim ensembles. They all looked crisp and clean in their casual-cool outfits but, before we go any further, we need to break down each one of the British boy band's looks to find out what exactly makes up their incredibly sleek style game.
Kaley Cuoco, Julianne Hough, and Ashley Rickards at the People's Choice Awards on Jan. 9 in L.A.
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Well, it's not often we get to cover awards shows on a Wednesday evening, so we're totally taking advantage of tonight's People's Choice Awards and deeming it a mid-week celebration. We have a feeling this show is gonna be FILLED with tons of killer onstage ensembles (have you heard Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys are performing? Um, yeah. Enough said.) and a bajillion drool-worthy red carpet dresses that we'll be oohing and ahhing over all night, so get your PJs on, cozy up next to your laptop, and keep checking back here as we update our red carpet photo gallery throughout the night!
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