Amy Adams somehow finds time to charm us on the silver screen, raise a toddler, and stay on Hollywood’s best dressed list week after week. We’re not sure how she balances it all, but we suspect it has something to do with her incredible intelligence, grace, and poise in the face of pressure. Her tastes run to the regal and the elegant, but she mixes in sultry stunners for effect. While there’s nothing ‘traditional’ about Adams’ personal style, she tends to favor modern takes on classic silhouettes, like Oscar de la Renta’s doublewide ball gowns and Giambattista Valli’s draped shoulder dresses. Feminine silhouettes, luxurious textures, and shoulder-baring necklines are some of the star’s go-to style elements, and, though it’s hard to guess whether or not she’ll rock color or stick with neutrals, you can be sure she’ll wear her red carpet gown with confidence. In our gallery above, we open the Style File on Amy Adams for a look at the fashion choices that consistently put her in a league of her own.
Amy Adams is utterly transcendent at the Oscars as she walks the red carpet in a silvery, fairytale gown by Oscar de la Renta.
Valentino Couture turns Amy Adams into a romantic damsel by outfitting her in a spectacular sleeveless gown decorated with Spanish-lace overlays.
Amy Adams cuts a bewitching figure on the red carpet in a dark, moody gown by Elie Saab Couture that features creeping vines of sequins over a see-through lace bodice.
Though the silhouette of this Gatsby-era gown is simple, the scores of shimmering sequins that decorate the exterior are nothing short of dazzling.
Amy Adams plays up her fair complexion and flame-colored hair with an off-shoulder, blush-pink gown by Gucci.
It’s easy to mistake Amy Adams for Jessica Rabbit in this incredibly sexy, fitted black gown by Nina Ricci, especially with her hair in loose, controlled waves.
Adams works the fantasy angle on the red carpet in a sleeveless gown by Marchesa that sports a mermaid hem with layers of airy tulle.
Amy Adams looks effortlessly elegant in a loose blood-red gown by Roksanda Illincic that is enhanced by a ruffle of silk at the hip.
Giambattisa Valli designs for strong women, so he must have been thrilled by how statuesque and confident Adams looked in his silky draped gown.
Amy Adams is as fresh as a newly picked flower in a teacup-printed silk dress by Dolce & Gabbana.
This Hervé L. Leroux gown does wonders for Adams’ décolletage. The halter neckline and fitted cut accentuate her strong shoulders and her womanly curves.
Sometimes, you have to keep it simple, as Adams proves in a beautiful little silver dress by Vivienne Westwood.
It takes a little derring-do to pull off a mustard-colored, floor-length gown on the red carpet, but this eye-popping Gucci number suits Adams’ complexion beautifully.
A soft lavender dress by Elie Saab Couture sparkles with easy grace on Amy Adams’ tall, slim frame.
Dolce & Gabbana gives Adams the opportunity to embrace her girly side by outfitting her in an innocent white frock that features a sweet scattering of lace at the hem.
Perhaps Amy Adams’ most sultry look in the gallery, this Oscar de la Renta gown is distilled perfection.
Though she typically prefers silhouettes that cling, Adams looks at ease with a looser, draped, and slit dress by Vionnet.
Amy Adams is a walking work of art in a hot-pink, wildly patterned dress by J. Mendel.