Last night's Directors Guild Awards played host to yet another round of slick red-carpet cocktail attire.
Last night's Directors Guild Awards played host to yet another round of slick red-carpet cocktail attire. While not quite the stuff of black-tie affairs, our two favorite looks certainly held enough intrigue to supply ample (sleeveless) styling inspiration. Jennifer Garner opted for an Antonio Berardi LWD that, once again, proved her ability to find the balance in sexy cuts and glamorous finishes. And for us, the combination of a body-conscious silhouette, embellished top, and a crisp Winter white hue made this the kind of monochromatic outfit that never veers toward boring. To counter the sleeveless shift, she accessorized with muted metallic pieces, namely a Salvatore Ferragamo box clutch and matching satin peep-toe pumps, then added just a hint of sparkle via Cartier jewels. Jennifer's look is the perfect solution to your "how to wear white at night" question. But if you're not a fan of the peep-toe look in Winter, try a pointy-toe pump in the same neutral tone instead.
This award season's wild-card styler, Anne Hathaway
, went for a punchier print look, donning a sleeveless pink-and-blue beaded Valentino Couture dress with navy blue Casadei
vegan heels. Because the dress offered up a serious textual statement, the Les Misérables
actress didn't do much else in the way of add-ons. Her diamond studs, tennis bracelet, and wedding
ring served as the outfit's only accents, and in this case, it totally worked. Anne's playful choice is the kind of dress you should wear on the next night out with the girls — it's fun, festive, but doesn't feel overdone in the least. Which look would you wear? Tell us in the comments.