Winter can’t touch the sizzling looks from this week’s red carpet premieres and award ceremonies. In strappy, revealing gowns, stylish celebrities like Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Lopez rocked looks worthy of their toned figures. Short hemlines, sheer paneling, and daring off-shoulder details brazenly bucked seasonal trends.
See all of the best celebrity style moments from the past week by clicking through our gallery.
Who: Kate Beckinsale wearing a Kaufmanfranco gown and Bulgari necklace at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards
Why it works: Beckinsale nails the always-tricky white gown by embracing a plunging neckline and a perfectly placed diamond snake choker.
Who: Jennifer Lopez wearing a Reem Acra dress and Christian Louboutin pumps at the 2014 American Music Awards
Why it works: When it comes to JLo, it seems like less is always more. This revealing look reminds us that at 45 she still has the body of a 20-year-old.
Who: Elizabeth Banks wearing a Peter Pilotto dress and Nicholas Kirkwood heels at the 2014 American Music Awards
Why it works: Sherbert and raspberry panels of embroidery are a cheerful and youthful way to embrace texture on the red carpet.
Who: Poppy Delevingne wearing a Chanel dress at the The Museum of Modern Art’s 2014 Film Benefit
Why it works: Delevingne picks a perfect pop art confectionary look to match the slick, contemporary surroundings of the Museum of Modern Art.
Who: Dianna Agron wearing a Marchesa dress at the 2014 American Music Awards
Why it works: Wearing a little black dress on the red carpet can be a challenge because every variation has been done before, but Agron’s off-shoulder look adds the perfect amount of drama.
Who: Angelina Jolie wearing a Ralph & Russo Couture dress at the Unbroken premiere
Why it works: The ultimate in refined sophistication is this searing white couture gown topped with a chic little cape.
Who: Dianna Agron wearing a cream tulle dress at the 2014 Museum Gala
Why it works: This look is youthful and princess-like, but still modern given its extravagant embroidery details, plisseé skirt, and sheer paneling.
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