Finally, Some Fashion Risks and Rewards on the Red Carpet

For red-carpet watchers, it was what we've been waiting for. At the SAG Awards last night, we were treated to interesting and unexpected dresses, resulting in a perky, pretty display of fashion that didn't bore (well, for the most part). For once, celebs didn't really play it safe — and for this, we are glad.

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I loved Emma Stone from head-to-toe. The gathered lace on her dress, bag, and shoes all went together without looking too matchy-matchy. The added bonus is her clutch, the ornate handle of which features two gold unicorns.

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The organic fabric up top, paired with such a modern, futuristic cut lent Emilia Clarke's (Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones) just the right amount of little old lady chic.

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I love a jumpsuit, and Rose Byrne's sequins and Michelle Pfeiffer-Scarface 'do made it so glamorously coke-y.

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From afar, shoulders of Kelly Osbourne's dress had this cool geometric appearance, but up close, the detailing revealed some bling.

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I'm not one of those people that's into Tilda Swinton's typical red carpet weirdness, because I'm always just like, "Girl, mascara. C'mon." But I love her simple white gown and gold cuff.

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This is the best that Mayim Bialik has ever looked at a fancy event. And her frog bracelet strikes the exact right balance of dork and glamour.

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It's like the rest of Jane Krakowski's dress is framing the stars of the evening: Her blinged-out tits.

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This shade of purple suits Regina King so well, and her short hair tones down the fluffiness of the gown.

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Gretchen Mol, Amber Heard and Judy Greer all took risks that paid off, with Greer's white '70s prom gown being one of my favorite looks of the evening.

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Blue was a big color last night, worn by Jane Lynch, Diane Lane, and Jessica Chastain.

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Julie Bowen, Dianna Agron, Sofia Vergara all worked fuschia.

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It seemed like 70% of the red carpet was covered with lace. Stacy Keibler, Aleksa Palladino, and Amber Riley provided some of the better efforts of it.

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Ruching three ways: Emily Blunt, Missi Pyle, and Nancy O'Dell.

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Viola Davis' bracelet complimented her Greek goddess look really well.

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Maya Rudolph and Jenna Fischer both recently had kids, and I love that they represent what post-partum women actually look like, as opposed to some kind of false ideal.

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Tina Fey, Jayma Mays, and Jessica Lange were some of the few who went sparkly.

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Angelina Jolie opted for simplicity, per usual. She looked hot, per usual.

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Here's a horrid trend that Glenn Close was working: See-thru sleeves.

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It must be a "woman of a certain age" thing because Cicely Tyson did it, too.

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Kaley Cuoco's hair was pretty but her dress was like a pile of frothy ladies' shaving gel.

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However, younger women like Ashlee Simpson, Zoe Saldana, and Anna Gunn had see-thru capelet things.

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If feel like if you're gonna have a super-short haircut, you need to really bring it, fashion-wise, and Michelle Williams' gown is only so-so. It's kind of weird that Kristen Wiig is wearing a thick choker with a high-collared dress. Shailene Woodley looks like a pair of Billabong board shorts.

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In the Didn't You Realize There Would Be Cameras category, we have Penelope Ann Miller, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris.