Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Daring Necklines, Bright-Colored Footwear and Sequin Overkill

05/24/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we spotted some serious décolletage, bright colored shoes — and fashion suicide by sequins.

Up: Daring Necklines. Stars are definitely feeling sassy this week! How do we know? All the plunging necklines that have been hitting the red carpet. No one seems to be worried about veering dangerously close to a nip slip, and we’re impressed. Like Heather Graham (can you believe she is 43!) who stuns in this emerald Herve L Leroux gown, which she pairs with a major statement necklace. Also getting the low-cut memo: Lea Michele in her lingerie-inspired Roberto Cavalli, Sofia Vergara and Jamie Chung!

Up: Bright Footwear. The best way to take your outfit from meh to major is a bold pair of shoes. Like how Minka Kelly dresses up her plain LBD with pair of eye-catching blue Jimmy Choos. Plus, Eliza Dushku and Whitney Port both added a pop of color with electric yellow heels on a recent red carpet. So we’ve got a weekend wardrobe project!

Down: Outfits that OD on Sequins. Don’t get us wrong, we love some sparkle. But full-on sequins feel a bit holiday, not summer-ready. Like Elsa Pataky‘s matching midnight blue separates. And the clusters of silver sequins on Naya Rivera’s over-the-top combo.

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For more on which trends to follow, check out our thoughts on jumpsuits and peep-toe booties.

–Brittany Talarico

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R Davis on

I like the sequined outfit. It is very cute.

Denise on

I love the Elsa’s outfit!

Charli on

I hated the sequined outfit but I liked the other two.

booboochile on

I don’t get how Elsa’s outfit is sequin overkill? Women have been wearing dresses like this since the early 20th century. It’s not like it’s some Dancing with the Star costume!

WiddoMouse on

I like both the sequins and the bright footware. The plunging neckline…not so much.

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