The Trends We're Loving (So Far!) on the Red Carpet This Season

01/18/2013 at 06:30 PM ET

Trend ReportJason Merritt/Getty; Sara De Boer/Startracks; Steve Granitz/WireImage

Three shows down, and a lot more to go! So far, we’ve spotted tons of great trends at the Golden Globe Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards, however, three have totally stood out to us — two because they’re so rampant, and one because it’s so unusual. Let’s break it down:

Up: 50 shades of blue. From powder to navy, the red carpet has been a sea of oceanic shades so far. On the lighter end of the color spectrum recently were Nicole Richie in a periwinkle Naeem Khan gown, Jessica Chastain in a seafoam Calvin Klein Collection number and Lucy Liu in a sky-blue floral-print creation. Ladies like Amanda Seyfried, Emmy Rossum and Amy Adams, however, slipped into deep, midnight hues. Who’s got dibs on baby and royal blue? We think we’ll find out soon.

Down: Red lips. Surprisingly, Julianna Margulies was one of the few stars sporting a classic cherry pout on the red carpet this week — most celebs went for nudes, pinks and dark, vampy shades. Expect to see more bold beauty choices — like Jessica Alba’s juicy citrus lip, Kaley Cuoco’s plum pout and Julianne Moore’s funky fuchsia smile — throughout the rest of awards season.

Up: Thigh-high slits. Sorry, Angelina: Eva Longoria and other daring stars are stealing your right leg’s thunder. Though Longoria earned the title of “Most Gam-Baring Gown” the night of the Globes, she saw some stiff competition from Lea Michele, Miranda Kerr, Halle Berry, Katharine McPhee and Claire Danes — all of whom showed off their never-ending stems in super-sexy designs. Can the hemlines possibly get higher for next week’s Screen Actors Guild Awards? They just might!

For more on up-and-coming trends, check out our thoughts on floral printred accessories and sexy minis.

Tell us: Which trends are you excited to see more of on the red carpet this awards season? Vote in our poll below! 

–Jennifer Cress

PHOTOS: SEE OUR FAVORITE DRESSES OF AWARDS SEASON — SO FAR!

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Jenn on

Both trends are sort of yucky!

Nunya on

That dress on Eva Longoria is not flattering at all.

WiddoMouse on

Nicole has really turned into a classy lady. She has come a long way from the wild child of even 10 years ago.

Danielle on

Nicole Richie is a beautiful woman and always looks good in whatever she wears……some times better than others, and this dress is not the best color for her.

Kate on

I like Nicole’s blue dress and Eva Longoria look more sexy then Angelina, sorry Angelina shouldn’t show her legs they look to thin she also should cover her arms.

Sue on

Nicole looked stunning and classy!

Lisa on

The blue captures a bit of 70’s or late 60’s and it is kind of interesting, in sort of a James Bond sort of way.

Just Judy on

I think it’s kind of lame that all these actresses are doing the thigh high slits after Angelina did it at last years Oscar show. Angelina must be sitting back and laughing at all the copy cats! She’s probably thinking, ‘Hmmm… What trend can I start next?’

Deb on

I would hardly call Angelina Jolie a trendsetter; the thigh high slits were worn back in the 1950’s (e.g. Marilyn Monroe). I think that Nicole Richey has come a very long way and matured into a responsible mother and wife. I am very happy for her. I also love her fashion sense. Eva Longoria always looks good. I am not as crazy about the thigh high slit on this black dress, but she still looks remarkable!

Guest on

I’m over thigh high slits!

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