Blondes In Blue Dresses: Cate Blanchett vs. Kate Winslet

01/08/2007 at 12:57 PM ET

Two accomplished actresses, two Golden Globe nominees, two stunning blue dresses but two totally different styles — Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet hooked up on the red carpet at the 18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this weekend in coordinating cobalt stunners that showcased their individual looks. Always on the cutting edge of fashion, Blanchett arrived in a futuristic blue Balenciaga dress with sharp angles and patent leather insets. Winslet, on the other hand, went for simple elegance, wearing a figure-skimming Valentino gown with soft curls and minimal jewelry. We love that both actresses have such signature styles, but we can’t help but compare the two frocks. Tell us: Which dress do you like better? Cate’s futuristic sheath or Kate’s classic gown?

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yen on

Kate looks truly beautiful with that electric blue,cate blanchett is ok i´ve seen her better

C on

The dresses are lovely, their hair looks great and neither one appears to be wearing gobs of makeup. Love them both, they look fabulous and classy!

SDCA on

Kate Winslet’s dress is nicer. It’s simple and beautiful. Cate Blanchette looks nice too, but her dress looks a little plasticy leathery…

Mollysemanian on

Absolutely gorgeous – both of them look great in such vivid colors. I personally prefer Kate’s elegant dress, but they both look lovely.

Mrs.Borrego on

I prefer Kate Winslet’s dress. She looks really chic and classy at the same time.

Tricia on

blue is the hot color(and yellow) coming up for spring-they have great stylist-the short dress was even just featured in this months Bazaar-loveit!!

Katy on

Kate Winslet is stunning in that dress. She is such a good role model for curvy women.

BC on

I like the shorter one

j on

i prefer kate’s dress, but they both look incredible!! LOVE cate’s heels…christian louboutin anyone?! i can’t be sure from this pic, but they almost have to be…

steph on

i love Cate’s. it’s daring and sassy. she always looks different than everyone else…different in a good way. different but still maintains class and elegance. love them both!

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