Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Peep-Toe Pumps, V-Day Dresses and Topknots

02/08/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Hayden Panettiere, Anne Hathaway, Miranda KerrGetty; Splash News Online; WireImage

We like to think we’re fairly on top of trends, but we’ll admit that this week, the most popular red carpet looks had us scratching our heads. Surprisingly, platform heels seemed to be having a huge moment (after weeks of single-sole pumps) and stars appeared to be paying tribute to Cupid’s upcoming big day. Meanwhile, the ever on-trend topknot is nowhere to be seen. Read on for the details…

Up: Peep-toe Platforms. Expect to see lots of super-tall celebs at the Grammys. Stars seem to be trading style for comfort, because we’re noting way fewer sexy (read: painful) sandals and many more open-toe stackers. Hayden Panettiere, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner and Sarah Hyland all put their best foot forward this week in the inches-adding heels.

Up: Valentine’s-Themed Dresses. Around Feb. 14, most people avoid reds and pinks to avoid looking like a human Valentine. But surprisingly, some of the most fashion-forward starlets, including Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lena Dunham, Naomi Watts and Jessica Alba all donned a lovey-dovey hue.

Down: Topknots.This funky hairstyle has been a longtime staple on the carpet, but stars are giving the severe look a rest — that is, except for Miranda Kerr, who is one of the few still rocking the ‘do. Most ladies are letting their hair down and sporting soft waves instead.

For more on which trends to follow check out our thoughts on polka dotsfurry accents and slits.

Tell us: Which trend do you hope to see at the Grammys? Vote in our poll below! 

–Jennifer Cress

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Ryry on

So tired of clunky looking stripper platforms. They look like you have bricks tied to a pretty shoe.

a on

so what if she’s wearing a top knot? It looks good on her….

I honestly don’t know why people insist on following fashion trends. Just wear what looks good on you and leave it at that.

victory on

There isn’t anything Miranda Kerr wears or doesn’t wear that she doesn’t look terrific in, and that includes that top knot.

Eli on

Um…let’s see, Miranda Kerr has a gorgeous face, a great body, a hot husband, and an adorable baby. I’m sure she really cares what the author of this article thinks about her hairstyle.

cynthia on

Those of you who have seen the Mrs. Wiggin’s schedules on the Carol Burnett show will recognize her walk when you see people trying to walk in those insane platform, high heeled shoes. No one looks comfortable or attractive when moving in those shoes. It’s like watching a cartoon.

Ella on

Just because it’s not ‘fashionable’ doesn’t mean someone can’t do it. Jeez, it’s alright to have a personality and keep doing something when no one else feels like doing it. It fits her sense of style and quirkiness.. it’s cute on her, and she’s happy. That’s all that should matter.

Liz Stewart on

Miranda can wear a potato sack and still look beautiful.

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