These Red Carpet Looks Became The Talk Of The Town, And For Good Reason

Published on 07/13/2020
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Red carpet events are the place you can get a glimpse of some of the biggest stars in Hollywood flaunting their stuff. It only makes sense that everyone will wear their best dresses and suits for the cameras and all the crowds that show up. Naturally, all the best high-end designers are involved in the making of the clothes and only the best makeup artists are hired. So, if you want to see some of the most over the top looks from star-studded red carpet events, keep reading! We’re sure you’re going to be more than impressed with some of these ensembles.

Irina Shayk

It’s no secret that celebrities like to wear risqué outfits on the red carpet whenever they get the chance. All the same, we have to say that Irina Shayk took things to a whole other level with this dress. Theis black half-sheer gown was worn by her to the famous Vanity Fair Oscar party. We have to be honest, if anyone could pull off this kind of show-stopping dress, it would be Irina.

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk

Jenna Dewan Tatum

With a thigh-high split, a strapless bodice, and a low neckline, this stunning wine-colored dress revealed quite a bit of skin. The Step Up actress managed to look sophisticated with a matching dark lip and gold heels. It’s fair to say that Jenna Dewan looked flawless in the Pamella Roland gown. As if that weren’t enough, the dress is accented with gold and deep red beading along the slit to create a gorgeous floral pattern.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Ashley Graham

Over the past few years, Ashley Graham has gained plenty of fame thanks to her successful modeling career. As a plus-size model, she’s definitely made waves in the fashion industry. In 2016, she showed up to the GQ Men of the Year Awards in this incredible dress. The super-low neckline and high slit added a lot more character to the outfit, keeping it from looking too dull. She didn’t want to overshadow the dress, so she paired it with a strappy pair of black sandals and a black choker to match. It’s perfect if you ask us.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham

Sofia Vergara

We all know that Sofia Vergara is one of the biggest stars around these days. The Colombian beauty is very stylish and never misses the opportunity to show off her immaculate sense of style on the red carpet. When she wore this Zuhair Murad gown to the NBC Golden Globes After Party in 2014, we were all very impressed. Of course, the dress flattered her curves perfectly. To finish the look, she wore a pair of Brian Atwood shoes.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr really went all out at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2016! She looked absolutely incredible in this red cut-out gown made by Kaufman Franco. The supermodel definitely proved her status by showing off her toned abs. To complete the look, the star put on a pair of Christian Louboutin strappy heels. For accessories, she had a gold Atelier Swarovski clutch. Despite the fact that Miranda didn’t attend the Oscars, this was a great after-party look.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Amber Rose

Amber Rose is yet another celebrity who truly does not care what you might think of her. The model has a way of disregarding the current fashion trends and instead wearing outfits that show off her killer curves and make her feel good in her own skin. At the MTV Movie Awards in 2017, she left everyone speechless with this fiery red two-piece. The daring look certainly flaunted her figure, there’s no doubt about that!

Amber Rose

Amber Rose

Chrissy Teigen

Whoever happens to be following Chrissy Teigen on Twitter will be familiar with the fact that she loves oversharing. Still, we think her fashion faux pas at the 2016 American Music Awards was a bit much for us. John Legend’s wife had no qualms whatsoever about wearing a dress with a thigh-high slit. It definitely did a good job showing off her toned legs. While the star did her best to walk carefully on the red carpet, it was difficult to prevent showing more than she planned on.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

Gigi Hadid

Nowadays, it would be quite difficult to find a model more famous than Gigi Hadid. The young woman has worked with an incredible amount of designers over the years. We’re not surprised she knows how to put together a perfect look for the red carpet. In the amfAR Gala in 2015, the model wore this white gown by Tom Ford. The dress had a thigh-high split as well as a low-cut neckline.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Lady Gaga

When it comes to attracting attention on the red carpet, it seems like Lady Gaga is an absolute pro. After all, you can never know what she’s planning on wearing to the next event. At the Grammys in 2015, she wore this Brandon Maxwell silver gown that had a very deep neckline and a high split. Paired with beaded sandals and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, the whole look was incredible in our eyes.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Kendall Jenner

Whether it’s on the red carpet or on the runway, Kendall Jenner has always been someone who is comfortable showing some skin. At the 2017 Met Gala, the supermodel was one of the most stylish guests there. Still, some people might claim that she was more underdressed. Her beautiful La Perla dress fit her perfectly and also showed off her toned stomach and long legs. To finish the look, she had her hair done in loose waves and wore a bright red lip.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Emily Ratajkowski

If there is one person out there who looks great in anything she wears, it’s Emily Ratajkowski. She is definitely not scared of showing off some skin. In 2017, she showed up to the Cannes Festival in this Peter Dunas lace gown. We can’t get enough of the low-cut neckline of the bodice! The dress was made perfectly to fit her every curve. All the same, while she showed some skin, the dress still managed to look classy at the same time.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski

Jennifer Lopez

It seems like Jennifer Lopez can pull off a million-dollar look effortlessly on the red carpet. Back in 2017, the Latina actress and musician wore two risqué gowns to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The star wore this Julian MacDonald dress on the red carpet. The sparkling revealing dress accentuated all her curves. Not to mention, the colors complement her complexion perfectly. Even with all the cut outs in the dress, JLo managed to look so chic.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is not a novice when it comes to wearing tight and daring outfits wherever she goes. All the same, we think she made the right decision when she wore this look for the 2016 Met Gala. The Jeremy Scott design did a great job combining couture with some risqué in one gown. To top it off, it also perfectly suited the musician’s personal style and brand. Honestly, this look was perfect for the Met Gala.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Penelope Cruz

The Spanish actress is someone who is more than capable of bringing some serious glamour onto the red carpet. When she wore this figure-hugging Marchesa dress to the Cannes Festival in 2011, all eyes were on her. With her co-star Johnny Depp on her arm, the cameras were all over these two. Penelope Cruz has starred in many critically acclaimed movies like Nine. In fact, she was nominated for an Academy Award for that movie!

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

Ciara

Ciara showed up to the 2016 Grammys in this black silk slip dress made by Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture. The dress was detailed with intricate silver beading to make it look all the more glamourous. We’re sure it’s difficult to pull off such a daring slit too! To complete the look, Ciara had her hair done in a loose updo and wore Norman Silverman Diamonds jewelry to complement the details.

Ciara

Ciara

Stella Maxwell

Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell decided to go with a darker look for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. There’s no doubt that everyone did a double-take when she walked by. The plunging gown had a daring slit that perfectly highlighted her figure. While she surely must have been careful to avoid a wardrobe malfunction, the supermodel looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet. To finish the look, she wore an intricate black headband to match the dress.

Stella Maxwell

Stella Maxwell

Bella Hadid

Ever since she began modeling in 2012, Bella Hadid really has made a name for herself and her style as well. Over the past few years, she’s transformed from Gigi Hadid’s baby sister to a supermodel in her own right. It seems like she’s another model who can pull off anything. Just take a look at this flaming red dress she wore to the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. The slip dress had it all – a low-plunging neckline, a thigh-high slit, and an open back.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

Beyoncé

At the 2015 Met Gala, Beyonce showed up a little late to the red carpet. All the same, she still caught everyone’s eye. Wearing this sheer Givenchy dress, she definitely didn’t leave much to the imagination. There’s no denying that Beyonce looks like an absolute queen here. It’s clear why she was late to the event: there was no room for mistakes with this dress. She most likely had to make sure all the gems were in the right place.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria looked breathtaking when she showed up at the Cannes Film Festival wearing this Alberta Ferretti gown. The dusty pink one-shoulder dress perfectly illuminated the actress’s bronze skin. Of course, the high slit was another nice touch to the glamourous look. To wrap it up, she kept things simple with her hair and makeup to truly let the sparkling dress shine. With a brown smokey eye and a nude lip, there’s not much to go wrong with.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Irina Shayk

We know she already appeared on our list, but Irina Shayk is someone who gets to show up on it twice. In 2007, the Russian model moved to New York to pursue a more serious modeling career. We’re not surprised at the success she has achieved in the industry. Wearing a sparkling yellow Versace gown, she attended the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Not to mention, we can hardly believe these photos were taken just two months after she had given birth to her daughter!

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk

Nicole Kidman

It’s clear that Nicole Kidman is one of the most gorgeous Hollywood actresses. She obviously turned many heads when she arrived at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. She looked breathtaking in her Armani Prive strapless gown. This dress displays some incredible gem work, so there was no need for overshadowing jewelry. We aren’t surprised the talented actress has achieved the level of success that she had.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Angelina Jolie

When you happen to look like Angelina Jolie, it would be rather difficult to look bad on the red carpet, or ever, really. In any case, the actress looked amazing when she wore this Atelier Versace gown to the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. It’s safe to say that this brunette is one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood at the moment. In fact, she’s earned herself three Golden Globes, two SAG Awards, and an Academy Award.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita is one actress who has taken the entertainment industry by storm and still shows no signs of stopping anytime soon! She had her big breakthrough when she starred in the award-winning movie, 12 Years A Slave. In fact, her performance was so incredible that she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress! Her style is another amazing thing about the starlet. Her look for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival did not disappoint, of course. The emerald Gucci dress made her beautiful skin tone look heavenly.

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o

Freida Pinto

This Indian actress made waves in the entertainment industry after she starred in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Freida has never disappointed us with her red carpet looks. You can see for yourself that this soft and feminine look she wore to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival was incredible. The blush Michael Kors dress flattered her perfectly. With a plunging neckline and feather accents, the dress was paired with a classy red lip and wavy hair to keep things seamless.

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Another supermodel who also dressed to kill to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival was none other than Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The British model looked stunning in a flowy red dress made by Alexandre Vauthier Couture. She topped off the gown with a matching red lip, diamond bracelets, and earrings as well. We’re sure you’ve seen this model around – she’s worked on many fashion campaigns over the years. In fact, she has started acting as well over the past few years.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Mindy Kaling

Walking the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Mindy Kaling opted for this color-blocking dress that was designed by Salvador Perez. We can’t get enough of this dress! With a simple top, the deep purple skirt was able to shine with its thigh-high slit and long train. Not to mention, there are no less than 3,000 hand-sewn crystals on this dress. To finish off the look, the talented comedian wore long earrings and a matching silver clutch.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts is an actress who radiates poise, elegance, and glamour in an effortless way. It’s a regular occurrence for her to be on the best-dressed lists, so we aren’t surprised in the slightest to see this amazing look she wore to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The star wore a nude fishtail dress made by Marchesa and put her hair up in an old Hollywood style. On top of that, she wore a gorgeous diamond necklace and earrings to complement the dress.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

Lea Seydoux

This French actress has enjoyed immense success so far in her career. She first starred in French movies before moving on to Hollywood projects. Her style has always been eye-catching an unique, but we couldn’t help but notice this look she wore to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Wearing a plunging deep green Prada gown, the starlet paired it with emerald and diamond earrings to match.

Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux

Paz Vega

When Paz Vega showed up to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, there’s no doubt she stole the show. The brunette wore a Roberto Cavalli dress that was covered in beads. She got to show off her toned legs thanks to the sheer skirt. The Spanish actress began working on Spanish projects before moving onto American movies. On top of her acting career, she’s also started modeling. In fact, she’s served as the face for L’Oreal in Spain.

Paz Vega

Paz Vega

Elizabeth Banks

It seems like there is nothing Elizabeth Banks can’t do. At the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, it looked like she channeled her Hunger Games character, Effie Trinket. The Georges Chakra Couture gown was beautifully designed with an array of colors. The actress topped off the look with a black clutch, open-toe heels, and simple jewelry. The layered dress looks like it was perfectly fitted to her figure.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Uma Thurman

Yellow is one color that is not easy to pull off. However, there are those rare few who can pull it off, and one of them is Uma Thurman. Wearing this Atelier Versace, she attended the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. With a low neckline, the dress still managed to look chic and classy. The long and flowy shoulder pieces really made the dress stand out more than it already did. Uma kept her accessories simple to let the dress really shine.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi is considered to be one of the biggest stars in China, and for good reason: she’s part of the Four Dan Actresses. That’s why all the best designers are itching to work with her. The actress showed up to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in a stunning Stephane Rolland Couture gown. The look was meant to look futuristic and we think the designer really nailed it. The geometric pattern on the top perfectly contrasts the soft flowy bottom.

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi

Cara Delevingne

We’re sure you’ve heard all about Cara Delevingne. The supermodel and actress is known to show off her daring style on the red carpet. For the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, she wore a Burberry dress. The simple yet chic dress was detailed with lace sleeves and a low neckline. The British model kept the accessories rather simple, going for diamond jewelry as well as a red lip to make the whole look put together.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Cheryl Cole

The British singer has always had a fashion sense that is either a hit or a miss. Luckily, she looked amazing at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Her red and white Stephane Rolland Couture dress was definitely a showstopper. The feathered train made the dress look like it was almost melting into the red carpet. Cheryl paired the gown with a matching red clutch and some diamond earrings.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

Michelle Williams

When she attended the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, Michelle Williams decided to go with a flowy and feminine look. She wore a blush pink Chanel dress. While it was a rather understated dress, that’s exactly what made her stand out from all those other dramatic gowns at the event. With no accompanying jewelry and a simple updo, Michelle really wanted to give the dress the spotlight it clearly deserved.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Camilla Belle

This midnight blue Gucci dress was worn by Camilla Belle to the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The one-shoulder dress also had a thigh-high slit that accented the actress’s legs. With sequin detailing, the fitted gown was paired with a red lip and long earrings to make the look more sultry. Complete with a black clutch, a blue bangle, and a simple updo, we think that the entire outfit was absolutely stunning.

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle

Kristen Stewart

While some people claim that Kristen Stewart might not be the most stylish celebrity out there, we think that isn’t completely true. This is one look proving that she definitely knows how to make a look work for her. At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the actress donned this red Reem Acra dress that made everyone do a double-take. Of course, the red lips only make it look that much better. Keeping the accessories simple, Kristen had her hair up to let the gown shine.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Julia Roberts

It’s no secret that Julia Roberts is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. So, it’s not surprising that most designers are dying yo work with her whenever they can. Here we see her at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival wearing a black Armani Prive gown. The bodice suits the actress flawlessly while the skirt billows out so effortlessly. It was a good call for her to wear this emerald and diamond necklace along with the dress.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Blake Lively

When she arrived at the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, Blake Lively really stole the show. This black and white Gucci Premiere dress was the stuff dreams are made of. And, of course, you can never go wrong with a good red lip to keep things classy. To top it off, the star wore diamond and ruby jewelry to compliment the dress and makeup. Her hair was done in a chic updo that reminded us of old-school Hollywood.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Samara Weaving

Samara Weaving left us all speechless when she showed up on the red carpet in this Schiaparelli gown. The dress was cinched at her waist with a criss-cross band that made her figure look amazing. The low neckline might have been somewhat on the risky side, but she balanced it perfectly with an elegant updo and bold makeup. To wrap up the whole look, the star wore gorgeous drop earrings.

Samara Weaving

Samara Weaving

Nicole Kidman

Despite the fact that some people say her Armani Prive dress stole the show, we can’t help but be impressed by the fact that Nicole Kidman keeps on dazzling us at award shows year after year. This stunning woman is now in her fifties, but it’s obvious that she’s aging gracefully. The center slit on the front of her blue dress only drew the eyes into the dramatic bow. Not to mention, the heart-shaped top really pulled it all together.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Eiza Gonzalez

If you ask anyone, people will tell you that Eiza Gonzalez truly stole the spotlight at the 2018 Academy Awards red carpet. The Mexican actress might not be the biggest star – yet – but she stunned people with her performance in Baby Driver. At the event, she wore a bright yellow dress made by Ralph Lauren. With makeup, she went with a cat-eye and a simple red lip to keep things understated.

Eiza Gonzalez

Eiza Gonzalez

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron took our breath away at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival with this bright yellow Christian Dior gown. She went with a pulled-back hairdo and minimal jewelry to let the gown really shine. With a strapless top and a long flowing train, we can’t get enough of this iconic look! Not only did she make yellow look amazing, but she also made the whole look so chic and elegant.  The wave over her face really ties the whole look together.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot wore this slinky ’20s-style Givenchy dress to the Academy Awards. With the sparkly dress and slicked-down hair, she looked like the perfect flapper if you ask us! The plunging neckline was accented with an extravagant necklace that suited her flawlessly. Not to mention, the star went with a simple yet chic makeup look that included a brown smokey eye and a dark red lip. Other than the necklace, she opted for no other jewelry to take away from the dress.

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence stepped out onto the red carpet in this glowing gunmetal gown that was made by Dior. The sequined dress had a fitted corset-like top while the dress loosened at the hips and flowed all the way to the floor. The actress went with loose, wavy locks for this look and smokey eyes. To allow the dress to really shine, Jennifer opted for minimal jewelry, only wearing a diamond bracelet.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Priyanka Chopra

We can’t decide whether we think this dress is more sensual or elegant. You be the judge. Priyanka Chopra wore this futuristic Ralph & Russo dress to the 2017 Oscars. She styled her hair in a sleek side part and wore sparkling diamond earrings that are estimated to be worth over $5 million! Aside from that, the Indian star kept her makeup soft and natural so it wouldn’t take away from the rest of the look.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Kendall Jenner

Let’s take a look at another great outfit worn by Kendall Jenner. The model wore this asymmetrical Giambattista Valli gown to the 2017 Cannes Festival. As you can imagine, this look became the talk of the town after she wore it. With an oversized sleeve and a long, flowing train, we love that she kept her makeup simple and styled her hair in a high bun. Not to mention, the dangling earrings really completed the look.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai has become one of the biggest Indian actresses in the world. There’s no doubt that she knows how to dazzle everyone when she’s on the red carpet. She showed up to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in this incredible Michael Cinco princess gown. We can’t get over the pale blue dress! The intricate detailing is out of this world, and the bodice fits the star so perfectly. Aishwarya kept things minimal with her hair and makeup, and it’s good she did!

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson looked stunning in this Vera Wang gown at the 2018 Academy Awards. While the actress was very happy with the whole look, she did say that she would have loved a higher slit in the skirt. “I’m not afraid,” she said, “Vera was like, ‘Let’s take it there!’ Wangy bangy, baby.” To complete this look, Taraji kept her hair sleek with a side part and wore a dark lip for some contrast. As if that wasn’t already amazing, she topped it all off with gorgeous earrings.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Gal Gadot

Here we have another iconic look by Gal Gadot. She showed up to the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in this dark red Armani Prive gown. We absolutely adore the flattering cut as well as the shimmery material of the dress. This look perfectly suits the actress with that air of ease to it. She knew she had no need to put on any dramatic accessories or bold makeup and kept her hair out of the way as well.

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

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