Ten Most Amazing Gowns at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 25, 2014

1. Lupita Nyong’o

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Hot on the heels of her red, caped creation at the Golden Globes, Hollywood’s newest golden girl shined on the SAG red carpet in a turquoise silk column gown by Gucci. Form fitting with an intricate floral neckline, the gown was an instant sensation.

2. Amy Adams

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Amy Adams is cleaning up this awards season thanks to her much-lauded turn in American Hustle, and her style choices have been almost as well-received. With its thigh-high slit, asymmetrical cut-out shoulder detailing and bold cobalt blue hue, this Antonio Berardi design needed only a thin metallic belt and Adam’s enviable figure to reach red carpet perfection.

3. Jennifer Garner

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Not exactly known for taking risks with her style, Ben Affleck’s leading lady appears to prefer more classic looks, which she pulls off with aplomb. This time she showed off her assets in a midnight blue Max Mara gown cinched around her tiny waist with a thin black belt. Fashion forward? Maybe not. Stunning? Absolutely.

4. Jennifer Lawrence

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As the face of Dior, it’s not unusual to find Jennifer Lawrence decked out by the designer, and the SAGs were no exception. The highly quotable star strutted her stuff in a tight-fitting strapless gown covered in iridescent sequins that caught the light and everyone’s attention every time she moved.

5. Julie Bowen

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The Modern Family mom wore a Carolina Herrera creation that had many critics applauding her outside-the-box effort. All about lines and angles, the structured orange top of the dress and black and white graphic print on the skirt had Bowen looking like a walking, talking piece of modern art.

6. Emilia Clarke

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Brunette and beaming, Emilia Clark showed up looking remarkably different from her Game of Thrones alter ego. But as viewers soon saw, even award-winner Jared Leto couldn’t take his eyes of the beauty in her metallic one-shoulder Calvin Klein number that managed to look like leather and liquid bronze all at once.

7. Michelle Dockery

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Part dress, part homage to a classic men’s tuxedo, Michelle Dockery’s ensemble took her far away from her Downton Abbey period dress and well into the 21st century. The sexy plunging neckline and clever split skirt artfully straddled the line between formal and casual with great success.

8. Sofia Vergara

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It’s kind of unfair to the rest of the universe how amazing Sofia Vergara looks in, well, everything. She joined the rest of the Modern Family cast to accept their Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award dressed in a 1930’s-inspired silver sequined Donna Karan Atelier gown that hugged her famous curves to perfection.

9. Cate Blanchett

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A red carpet veteran, celebrated screen star Cate Blanchett still manages to surprise onlookers with her style choices. Her soft pink Givenchy gown featured a halter top and an unexpected smattering of sequins across the unusual handkerchief-style front.

10. Sandra Bullock

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It must be hard for Miss Congeniality herself to keep topping herself style-wise, but this retro strapless emerald green Lanvin dress, complete with a big bow at the waist and sexy slit did the trick.