Red Carpet Trendwatch: Short Dresses at the SAGs

01/29/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Usually when you talk about red carpet fashion, “gown” is the operative word — long, sweeping, floor-grazing gowns. But this year, there have been more frocks, party dresses and even minidresses on the red carpet than ever before! It started at the Globes with Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Renee Zellweger all wearing dresses just below-the knee. But at the SAGs, the hemlines crept up even more. From Rachel McAdams’s super-short white trapeze to Heather Graham’s gilded Oscar de la Renta to Reese’s sexy sparkling sheath, there were more than a few stars showing off their well-toned legs on the red carpet. As with any style, some were successful, while others stumbled (Heather: if you can describe them as “stripper shoes,” leave them at home). Tell us: What do you think of short dresses on the red carpet? Are they fresh-looking or inappropriate?

See all the SAG behind-the-scenes and after-party fun at our Red Carpet special!

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Nicole on

I think Heather looks fantastic!

stellar ;) on

Oh,I think these frocks totally great ! If someone has beautiful legs, it looks fantastic to wear a shorter dress. I know that every award party associate with long, royal dresses…But we should also accept it ;)
Totally cool.

Sharon on

Forget the dress… What’s with Rachel McAdam’s hair??? Yikes!
Reese looks great, as always. Short, long… it doesn’t matter. She is always appropriate. Heather Graham — where’s she been? She’s as cute as can be — perhaps just “grow up” her style a bit now.

donna on

i agree with ritameyers, there was very little coverage to nothing of Sarah Jessica Parker at the Golden Globes. She is a trendsetter, anything she wears is always one season in advance than others. Perhaps at the GG, noboby mentioned about her nor showed her (I mean E! and Joan Rivers & the FAshion Police)except here at She started the short party dress trend, the metallic champagne color, the embossing pattern in the cloth material, she wore the champagne shoes with the matching purse…..

Meg on

I don’t think Rachel McAdams’ dress or hair would look appropriate on any carpet! Talk about ugly…

Trinity on

I think that the short dresses are great! They look great and not so predictable. I love Resse, she looks wonderful! You go girl!

Elda on

All three got it going on with those dresses but i love Reese, she looks more beautiful then ever!! Gosh i think i’ve seen “I walk the line” a million times! She is awesome in that movie.

Rebecca on

I think the classier looking short dress, like the one Reese is wearing, looks nice for the more casual awards shows. Rachel’s dress is too short to be appropriate for this type of event. I didn’t like Heather’s dress, shoes, etc. at all- in some of the pictures she looked awful although the picture here is not so bad.

BC on

reese was SO stuck up at the golden globes it was sick I cant stand her

abc123 on

First dress is alright, even though it’s a little too short, but I don’t like the white shoes with it. The other two dresses are nice.

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