Best Dressed at Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

As awards season continues, so does the fashion! Last night (January 29) the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017 took place at the The Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood, LA. These awards are one of the ‘top dogs’ and you can always expect great fashion. Focusing on both individual performances as well as the work of an entire ensemble of a drama series, comedy series and a motion picture, the SAG Awards are one of my favourites to watch and celebrate. The red carpet styles did not disappoint either, so read on for this year’s Killer Fashion Best Dressed List!


Killer Fashion Choice

As the Screen Actors Guild awards are one of the classiest red carpets, but also one of the showstoppers, I knew this Zuhair Murad Fall 2016 Couture gown would be the right choice. From its moss green hue that would easily represent Ireland, to its glistening glitter & sequin embellishments, to the fitted bodice, short capped sleeves and the full skirt with an overlay… Isn’t it just wonderful? This dress would suit not only the occasion but my body type too.


Zuhair Murad Fall 2016 Couture

The Best Dressed

Ariel Winter looks gorgeous as she attended the awards donning this gold bodycon gown. The full-length sleeveless number by Mikael D hugged the young actress’ curves beautifully, and it’s gold sequin design was complimented well with the sheer and lattice sections. A v-cut neckline added the subtle sexiness, and the sheer around the lower skirt showed off her gold metallic sandals from Stuart Weitzman. I love her wavy lob haircut and the orange-red lipstick with the big lashes, classic eyeliner and eyeshadow that rounded up her look perfectly, alongside an Edie Parker clutch and Neil Lane earrings.

Going for a stand out look, actress Nicole Kidman looked fabulous on the red carpet in her green sequin gown by Gucci. The low-v neckline was trimmed with sheer black that complimented the black tulle of the waterfall skirt trim, with the dress an emerald shimmer of sequins, that also featured parrot fringed designs on the shoulder & sleeves. She added Stuart Weitzman sandals to the look with Fred Leighton jewellery, an Omega watch and a clutch by Kotur. Her hair & makeup were flawless and soft, and what a gorgeous finish this was for the SAGs.

Black Beauties

Gretchen Mol attended the awards donning this sleeveless number by J. Mendel, which featured cut outs on the upper bodice with embroidered details, contrasting panels and a pleated skirt. Retro glam curls, a long disc pendant necklace with earrings by Colette, and a black & silver trim envelope clutch rounded up her look.

Donning a sleeveless look too, actress Kathryn Hahn wore a design by Adeam. The dress featured contrasting sections; one in a velvet crush-style material, the other a chiffon pleated finish. The asymmetric cut of the panels were accented by ringlets & straps, that she styled with Brian Atwood heels, a black & metal box clutch and jewellery by Jen Fischer. Wavy hair, nude lips and black eyeliner completed her look.

A newbie to the Killer Fashion red carpet, Shannon Purser looked wonderful in her voluminous off-the-shoulder gown by Christian Siriano. The folded sweetheart neckline worked perfectly with the flurry of tulle that the actress styled with a clutch by Tadashi Shoji and jewellery from Hearts On Fire, with retro glam curls and a red lip to finish.

Amy Adams attended wearing Brandon Maxwell. Her column dress featured a scooped-v neckline, with a fitted waistband gown, that hugged her svelte body beautifully. Statement jewellery by Cartier accessorized the look which included a matching bracelet, necklace & earrings set, alongside Jimmy Choo heels and a Tyler Ellis clutch. She opted for an updo with a side fringe, slate grey-silver eyeshadow and kohl-rimmed eyes and a soft pink lipstick to finish.

Actress Emma Stone also opted for a black look, choosing Alexander McQueen for the occasion. The dress featured floral appliqué with an asymmetrical drape that met the nude & black mesh under bodice. An interesting look, it was accessorized with a matching designer clutch, heels by Jimmy Choo and jewellery from Tiffany & Co. Her red hair was styled into a sideswept wavy hairdo, with smokey eyes and pink lipstick to finish. Emma Stone also won the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Motion Picture for ‘La La Land’ – congratulations!

Shades of White

Ryan Michelle Bathe looked beautiful in her gown by Gemy Maalouf. The bodice featured an asymmetrical neckline that complimented the slight waterfall skirt trim, with an embroidered floral design and a satin waistband finished up with a bow, and soft folds on the bodice & skirt too. She added a selection of gold & silver jewellery and an updo to finish.

Legendary actress & SAG award nominee Meryl Streep attended in a white long sleeve dress by Valentino, that bore bird prints all over. The sleeves were more sheer than the body with soft pleats on the skirt, which she accessorized with a white studded box clutch and Fred Leighton jewellery.

Blonde beauty Melissa Rauch stepped out in a champagne-hue gown for the awards. Wearing Luisa Beccaria, the petite actress flattered her curves with this lace overlay gown that featured a v-neckline and styled with a Tyler Ellis clutch, sideswept hair and kohl-rimmed eye makeup.

Missi Pyle attended the SAGs wearing a short-sleeved nude-coloured lace gown. The custom-made Nha Khanh gown featured delicate lace trim along the v-neck and sleeves that complimented the sheer lace panel of the skirt that ran up to her thigh, that was sexy but still very classy. Jewels by Buccellati and a curly sideswept hairstyle with soft pink lipstick completed her look.

Actress Julie Bowen was a gorgeous sight on the SAGs red carpet. The blonde beauty attended in this J. Mendel dress, a lattice lace dress that was all sorts of peekaboo! From the v-neckline to the architectural design of the bodice to the sheer overlay of this full-length, she certainly grabbed my attention. With Jimmy Choo heels, a white clutch by Tyler Ellis and Randall Scott Fine Jewelry, she completed this awards attire with a stylish half-up half-down straight hairstyle, exaggerated lashes and nude lipstick. Beautiful!

Kirsten Dunst opted for a ruffle tiered look from Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The dress a cinched in waist and short bodice with the high-waisted skirt, featured embellished straps that read “Christian Dior”, that she styled with a selection of Fred Leighton necklaces, rings and Christian Lacrouix Haute Couture shoes with a Salvatore Ferragamo bag to finish. Soft wavy hair, red lipstick and smokey eyes rounded up her awards attire.

Actress Felicity Huffman looked wonderful on the red carpet with her husband William H. Macy, as she attended the awards in Antonio Grimaldi Couture. The sleeveless dress featured sheer striped motifs across the bodice, around the waist & hips, styled with sparkling jewels and a voluminous mid-parted updo.

Pretty in Pink

Donning a pink & red ankle-length dress, Cara Buono looked great donning Georges Hobeika for the occasion. The two-tone strapless featured a red bodice and bubblegum pink tulle skirt that was adorned with red embroidery, beading and sequins. Red satin pumps from Olgana with minimal jewellery, smokey eyes and a nude lip completed her look, along with an updo.

Mamrie Hart was pretty in powder pink as she attended wearing LIKELY. The scooped neckline featured a slight v-cut on the bust that complimented the mid slit with a fitted body and metallic waistbelt. She added a clutch by Whiting & Davis and jewellery from Eriness Jewelry and smokey eyes with a nude pink lip to finish.

Going for a hot pink hue, Sophia Bush sure stood out in this strapless look by Marchesa. The dress featured a fold over detail on the skirt that bore an embroidered floral motif within, styled with gunmetal grey Stuart Weitzman sandals, a matching grey & silver Jimmy Choo clutch, and jewellery from Jacob & Co. The actress didn’t stop the fashion party there, as she added dark pink smokey eyes to finish!

Opting for a lighter pink hue, actress Rashida Jones attended in Vivienne Westwood. The halterneck dress featured darker pink floral print and a light pink bow waist tie. I love that she opted for minimal accessories with her Stuart Weitzman sandals and Irene Neuwirth jewellery.

Kaley Cuoco looked gorgeous in her pink Marchesa choice, that featured a tulle overlay adorned with petal appliqué. The dress also had a halterneck as well as a v-neck bust, with the tulle an ombré of colours that gave off mermaid vibes. Fun and still sexy, the blonde beauty added Stuart Weitzman heels and Le Vian jewellery to the look, rounding up with a wispy upstyle and soft pink lipstick.

A Splash of Colour 

Judith Light attended the awards in a royal blue number, by Tom Ford wearing a long-sleeved velvet & sheer look. It featured panels on the bodice and along the waist that contrasted nicely with the body of the dress. She rounded up the look with her signature smokey eyes and nude lipstick.

Actress Salma Hayek was a Spring vision donning a sunshine yellow gown by Gucci. The asymmetric dress featured a ruffled pink-trim along the neckline with an oversized flower organza on the shoulder, that matched the pink suede ribbon tie on the waist. She held a yellow & silver embellished clutch, jewellery by Irene Neuwirth with sideswept wavy hair and soft pink makeup.

Also opting for a blue velvet look, Ellie Kemper attended the SAGs in this asymmetric but dress. The custom-made Wai Ming one-short sleeved look was simple but very classy from its royal blue hue to the fit of the dress and the accessories. Silver jewels and a fold over clutch, complete with the red-haired beauty’s curly updo and flawless makeup, this was one red carpet ready look.

Taylor Schilling wore an aubergine purple dress on the red carpet, stepping out in this creative ADEAM dress that featured a v-cut velvet appliqué bodice with tiered, ruffled detail on the skirt. I do adore the minimal styling for this look; a swept upstyle, subtle statement jewellery and the dark purple lip to match.

Making a vibrant entrance on the red carpet, Michelle Dockery looked wonderful in her colourful striped gown by Elie Saab. The squared neckline added extra dimension to the dress, which featured contrasting multicoloured stripes. Styled with minimal accessories, the brunette beauty wore her hair in a half-up half-down style with dark eye makeup and pink-red lipstick to fish. I adore how this whole look compliments her fair skin tone too!

Lady in Red

Annalise Basso was a wondrous sight at the awards, wearing a berry red gown by Bibhu Mohapatra. The young actress’ off-the-shoulders dress featured sweeping sleeves and a crossover detail on the bust, with a high waist and single embroidered design on the side. Her red tresses were styled into an updo with subtle makeup, Charlotte Olympia heels, a Hayward clutch, jewellery by H. Stern and Amrapali completed her awards attire.

Asian beauty Kimiko Glenn wore a silk v-cut gown by KAYAT. The dress featured cutouts along the bust that compliments the mid slit of the skirt. She added stunning silver jewellery by Hearts On Fire, Le Vian Jewelry with sandals by Stuart Weitzman. A wispy lob and berry lipstick completed her look. Kimiko Glenn also won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for ‘Orange is the New Black’ alongside her costars.

Natalia Dyer attended in a beautiful red fitted dress with rounded cups and contrasting pink floral organza along the neckline & straps. Her Miu Miu choice was a stunning look on the young actress, styled with minimal accessories and a curled hairstyle. Natalia Dyer also won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Drama Series for ‘Stranger Things’ alongside her costars.

Actress Sophie Turner also stepped out in red, wearing Louis Vuitton. The dress featured one spaghetti strap and one shoulder strap with a half-sweetheart half-v-neckline, as well as ribbed detailing around the bust and sides, that was all sorts of fun! A mid leg slit showcased her silver strap sandals, and I particularly love her flawless makeup and those beach waves with her minimal accessories.

Nancy O’Dell made quite an entrance wearing a mermaid gown by Gauri & Nainika, that featured one billowing sleeve and one sleeveless that also featured a long strap detail and relaxed fishtail skirt. Straight hair, smokey eyes and nude lipstick with jewellery by XIVKARATS and Jimmy Choo heels completed her look.

Metallic Madness

Jessica Pimental stepped out in an deep berry sequin-clad gown by Malan Breton that featured crossover panels as well as cutouts on the waist with a plunging neckline and thigh-high cut too. The skin-flashing gown was styled with platform peeptoe sandals and a glittering clutch, flawless smokey eyes and matching berry lipstick to finish.

Actress Gwendoline Christie attended wearing an all-over sequin jumpsuit by Vivienne Westwood Couture. The wide-v look featured a silk waist belt that the tall blonde wore with matching glitter boots by Azzedine Alaia, and styled with Ara Vartanian jewellery. Red lipstick and a chic hairstyle rounded up her look. Gwendoline Christie also won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series for ‘Game of Thrones’ alongside her costars.

SAG award nominee Bryce Dallas Howard opted for a glittering bordeaux red gown by Dress The Population. The gorgeous hues of this dress complimented her fair skin tone beautifully, with the v-cut bodycon hugging her curves just as well. She added stunning jewellery by Irene Neuwirth and Emm Kuo clutch to her look, rounding up with Jimmy Choo heels and red lipstick. Click here to buy Bryce Dallas Howard’s dress!

Claire Foy looked wonderful in her flurry of sheer & sequins by Valentino. The British actress’ gown featured a pink plunging slip dress with a black tulle overlay, adorned with sequin floral motifs and half-sleeves with a pretty pink collar to contrast. A mid-parted updo with subtle jewellery, soft smokey eyes and pink lipstick completed her look. Claire Foy also won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for ‘The Crown’.

Taraji P. Henson looked breathtaking in her sheer embellished gown. The actress wore a lilac Reem Acra design, which featured a high neck  and strategically placed sparkling embellishments all over, showing off a classy amount of cleavage. The pale pink subtly striped underlay also added to the look, along with the dress’ mini black ribbon ties on the waist & neck. The sleeveless a look was teamed with silver jewels by Nirav Modi, heels by Jimmy Choo and a Judith Leiber clutch, with a chic curled bob hairstyle, strong pink & purple eye makeup and nude pink lipstick to finish. Taraji P. Henson also won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture for ‘Hidden Figures’ alongside her costars.

One lady that also stood out was Elizabeth Rodriguez, as she attended the SAGs in this stunning train dress by Paolo Sebastian. The actress’ look featured a plunging wide v-neckline with caped sleeves, with alternating panels of embroidery and metallic lamé. The ochre & champagne hues looked beautiful against her skin tone, amped up with voluminous relaxed curls, classic eyeliner & exaggerated lashes and soft pink lipstick. Silver earrings & rings from L’Dezen by Payal Shah and Le Vian Jewelry respectively with gold strap sandals to finish. Elizabeth Rodriguez also won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for ‘Orange is the New Black’ alongside her costars.

My favourite red carpet correspondent Giuliana Rancic looked beautiful in her halterneck beaded dress by Yousef Aljasmi. The sparkling silver gown featured lines upon lines of beading in a scalloped design, that gave a vintage feel to the overall look. The tall blonde didn’t overaccessorize, adding select jewellery from Forevermark and Christian Louboutin heels, with a wavy hairstyle, soft smokey eyes and nude lipstick to finish. Beautiful!

Zuri Hall went all out for her dress choice for this red carpet, opting for this fully sequin & beaded design by Aloura London. The gold, silver & white sleeveless look featured geometric design that resembled leaves, with cutouts on the waist and a mid slit on the skirt too. Pink-bronze smokey eyes, eyeliner and exaggerated lashes, a straight tucked-back hairstyle and pink lipstick with earrings by Susan Eisen, rings from Maxior and Le Vian Jewelry, and Manolo Blahnik heels completed her awards attire.

Prints and Patterns

Talulah Riley was a surprise on the red carpet for me, but I sure am glad she attended as she looked lovely in her sleeveless by Galvan London. The floral screen-printed full length featured delicate iridescent sequins atop the tulle overlay with a high neckline and leg slit on the skirt too. The young actress added Jimmy Choo heels & clutch to her look, with Anita Ko jewellery and a wavy chignon, and subtle makeup with nude lipstick. Click here to buy Talulah Riley’s dress!

The beautiful Angela Sarafyan attended in a black & pink wide-v cut dress by Zac Posen. It featured an off-the-shoulder neckline with exaggerated hips in a polka dot paisley pattern that added curves to the tall actress’ figure. Black sandals and a patent box clutch accessorized the look, alongside drop earrings and a sideswept tousled curly hairstyle.

Gina Rodriguez stepped out wearing Patricia Bonaldi to the awards. The actress’ slip dress featured an iridescent tulle overlay embroidered with bird and floral motifs, that hugged her curves beautifully, simply styled with a selection of silver jewellery and a wispy updo.

Going for a statement style, SAG award nominee Thandie Newton wore Schiaparelli on the red carpet. The strapless powdery pink & black gown featured an all-over glitter body with circus-style embroidered atop and a quirky, unattached asymmetric halter-neckpiece that had a contrasting light blue underlining on the capped sleeve. A sleek upstyle, smokey eyes and nude pink lipstick with strap sandals and gemstone jewellery rounded up her look.

British beauty Naomie Harris looked great attending the awards in a silk striped jumpsuit by Lanvin. The look featured a diagonal stripe on the bodice with straight stripes on the legs, a satin cowl neck and waistline, floral organza on one shoulder and a selection of silver chains asymmetrically across the chest, under the bodice too. Her Tiffany & Co. jewellery added extra glam to her look, alongside a box clutch by Tyler Ellis and Christian Louboutin pointed pumps.

SAG award nominee Emily Blunt opted for this mini-sleeved look by Roberto Cavalli Couture. The dress featured a wide scooped neckline with an empire lattice laced waist that matched the laced back, and multicoloured crystal & pearl embroidery throughout in a floral motif. The blonde beauty added purple drop earrings & a statement by Lorraine Schwartz to her look with a relaxed straight hairstyle, soft smokey eyes and pink lipstick to finish.

The Couples

The couples are always a favourite presence on the red carpet for me, and this year’s SAG awards were quite the wonderful turnout. My favourite looks and moments include Julius Tennon & Viola Davis looking extremely classy together, and congratulations to Viola Davis who also won the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by Female Actor in Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for ‘Fences’; Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne who made statements against President Trump’s ban of Muslims to the US; Joe Manganiello & Sofía Vergara who are just one of the most beautiful pair ever, and Sofía’s cocktail dress was such a surprise; and Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman were probably the cutest on the red carpet too.


The menswear styles this year were pretty great too. My favourite looks include Titus Burgess who opted for an electric blue suit; Michiel Huisman and Leonardo Nam who both wore a velvet suit for the awards; Matt Smith in his slick longline suit and loafers; Deon Cole whose checkered suit easily made people look twice; Laurence Fishburne wore an interesting Oriental-style robe, showing off the red lining, which I assume is to honour Chinese New Year; friends & costars Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp & Gaten Matarazzo all looked great in their suits, I adore the colourful style Finn wore, the metallic stripes on Caleb, the blue velvet choice by Noah and Gaten’s classic suit, with a big congratulations to the boys as they won the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for ‘Stranger Things’; Mahershala Ali was easily the most slick on the red carpet wearing a white suit with black accessories, and congratulations to the actor as he won the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Motion Picture for ‘Moonlight’; and Rami Malek looked great, standing out salt & pepper textured suit.

Notable Mentions

Click to see all winners of Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

Nirina xx


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