Red Carpet Trend Report: What's Sizzling & What's Fizzling

08/16/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

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Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel’s Total Recall press tour outfits have dominated the red carpet this week, and the two ladies have proven they know how to dress (most of the time!). But don’t worry, we’ve kept our eye on all the other parties, premieres and launches to give you the most thorough breakdown of what we’re loving and (not quite loving) trend-wise this week. Lets get to it:

Up: Sculptural dresses: Now this is how do you old-school Hollywood glamour in 2012. Kate Beckinsale does screen siren hair and makeup well, but it’s the graphic detailing on her Donna Karan gown that really gives the look a modern-day update.

Up: Boots with dresses: We’re seeing more starlets try hot minis with bold boots, and though we’re not totally sold on the look just yet, we can see it growing on us if more ladies master the style like Nicole Scherzinger did in her Nikki Rich leather sheath and lace-up kicks.

Down: Heavy jewelry: A fab statement necklace has been the go-to accessory on the red carpet for a while now, but recently we’ve spotted more fashionistas donning delicate and simple jewels — and we kind of dig it. Just think about how much better Jessica Biel‘s Christian Dior dress would have looked with softer gems.

Can get enough Trend Report? Find out what we think about dresses with pocketspretty updos and body-skimming sheaths.

–Jennifer Cress

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Precious Stone on

No Emma Stone? What a crock!!!! She looks good in any dress! That’s why she’s everyone’s favorite PERSON!

Sure Spider Man 4 sucked and Harry got killed by the Lizard Man, along with Tino and Geno… But Peter Parker does take a trip to Atlantic City and do some Illegal Gambling! Spider Man in Atlantic City! Now that’s a REEL GOOD MOVIE!

mirabelle on

Boots or booties with dresses is not new! SJP wore them in several episodes of SATC and she looked fantastic.

Mythili on

My tip for relaxing…? Take a deep braeth, take two aspirin, and call me in the morning. No, seriously, I recommend listening to soothing music; and if one thinks Def Leppard is soothing, then that one needs to have his/her head examined! — ha! roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

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