The Crimson Goddess Gown
Stop right there! Taylor Swift (in Elie Saab), Kristen Stewart (in Reem Acra) and Kylie Minogue (in Emilio Pucci) all turned heads in fiery, flowing gowns.
Low-Cut Tux Jackets
Miley Cyrus (in Jean Paul Gaultier), Shailene Woodley (in Stella McCartney) and Vivica Fox weren’t shy about showing cleavage in low-cut tuxedo jackets, though Miley took the menswear-inspired trend a step further by skipping the pants altogether.
Will Smith (in Tom Ford), Diane Kruger (in Christian Dior Couture) and Nicole Kidman (in Christian Dior Couture) proved that this timeless print is not only chic, it can be worn by a man or a woman.
The Baby Bump
While not an accessory per se, baby bumps provided stars like Anna Paquin (in Rachel Comey), Melissa Joan Hart (in A Pea in the Pod Collection) and Reese Witherspoon (in Atelier Versace) with added curve appeal on the red carpet.
Jessica Alba (in Narciso Rodriguez), Lea Michele (in Amen) and Cobie Smulders (in Rebecca Minkoff) made math fun again when they flashed some skin in their little white dresses.
The Little Red Dress
Eva Amurri Martino (Monique Lhuillier), Mena Suvari (in Tadashi Shoji), and Kim Kardashian (in Red Valentino) blurred the line between naughty and nice in cherry-hued lace dresses.
Trend spotters took note of the designer jumpsuits seen during the spring 2012 shows last fall, now celebrities like Tilda Swinton (in Celine), Nicole Scherzinger (in Bill Blass), and Cameron Diaz (in Stella McCartney) take them from the runway to the red carpet.
Not long after Pantone named tangerine the hottest color of 2012, stars like Nicole Richie, Fergie (in shoes by Fergie) and Jessica Alba began stepping out wearing shoes in variations of the orange shade.
The Nude Dress
Anna Kendrick sticks with what works! The diminutive Twilight Saga star chose an embellished nude Jenny Packham cocktail dress for a Hollywood party, an embellished nude Christian Dior cocktail dress for the U.K. premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and an embellished nude Elie Saab cocktail dress for the L.A. premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, and Estelle taught us this simple formula — white top + black shorts + hot heels = a sexy summer evening look.