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This Week's Best Dressed Star is Also This Week's Most Affordably Dressed Star: Kate Hudson

Sep/27/2013 at 11:29 PM ET

Kate Hudson Ann TaylorKevin Mazur/WireImage

Tired of checking out the most loved look of the week then feeling disappointed that you’ll never be able to get your hands on what the celeb’s wearing? You’re in luck because the winner of the best dressed title this week is wearing a getup we can all afford: top-to-bottom Ann Taylor.

Kate Hudson beat out the feather-embellished dresses, dramatic gowns, trendy pantsuits and designer duds in Last Night’s Look to earn a notable over-90% approval rating, higher than any recent ensemble.

PHOTOS: See what other stars wore on the red carpet this week!

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Forget the '90s Comeback: Elizabeth Banks Is All About the '80s

Aug/08/2013 at 12:15 PM ET

Elizabeth Banks 80sClint Brewer/Splash News Online

Elizabeth Banks is no stranger to crazy costumes (see: Trinket, Effie in The Hunger Games). But her latest getup for a role is beyond crazy. In fact, it may be downright tubular.

The star’s latest getup is for her role in Love and Mercy, in which she plays Melinda Ledbetter, the wife of Beach Boy Brian Wilson. So naturally she’s sporting a look that was the height of fashion in 1984: a super-shiny satin brocade dress in electric teal, a chunky gold collar and some raspberry-tipped talons. Slightly off-color pantyhose completed the look perfectly.

RELATED PHOTOS: See more rad star style in “Last Night’s Look!”

Our only complaint? The hair and makeup isn’t nearly outrageous enough to go with the killer ensemble. In a perfect world, she’d have matching blue shadow to her eyebrows and a majorly teased perm.

Tell us: What do you think about Banks’s ’80s getup? Are you feeling inspired for your work outfit Monday morning?

–Alex Apatoff

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From Date Night to Brunch: Exactly What to Wear This Weekend

May/31/2013 at 04:30 PM ET

The hot weather is finally here, and you should be outside enjoying it, not stressing over your wardrobe. That’s why we’ve picked three great looks that will get you through the weekend like the pros — from date night to brunch and beyond!

Julianne Hough chambray shirt, leather skirt Monterotti/Tonnesson/Pacific Coast News

Saturday night: What’s hotter than a leather mini? Julianne Hough‘s black skirt and chambray shirt combo is so effortlessly cool that it’s the perfect choice for casual cocktails with that guy you’ve been texting or a night out with friends. Get the look with this summer-friendly sleeveless top (only $17.80 from Forever 21) and Tinley Road’s vegan leather mini from Piperlime. Yea, its $79, but it’s so versatile (pair with a bright tank, crop top, white blazer, etc.) that it will become your new go-to piece of the season. To bring Julianne’s look home, add a pair of your favorite black ankle boots, and you’re ready to rock.
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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Funky Heels, Fun Prints and Fewer Accessories

May/31/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Celebrity dresses, shoesDidier Baverel/WireImage; Splash News Online

In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we saw lots of great graphic prints, some seriously fun shoes and a surprising lack of bold earrings.

Up: Funky Heels. Maybe the warm weather has stars feeling bold, because we saw fewer nude pumps this week and lots more risky shoes. And we think the risk paid off in these fun styles seen on Elizabeth Banks (in Coach wedges, above), Jada Pinkett Smith and Heidi Klum. After all, if you can’t have fun with your footwear, where can you?
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Met Gala 2013: Three Beauty Looks We've Still Got to Discuss

May/07/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Met Gala beautyFilmmagic; Wireimage; Getty

We’ve talked fauxhawks. We’ve talked smoky eyes. But we have not yet discussed these three major beauty moments, and it’s about time.

First up: January Jones’s straight-up Black Swan makeup look. From the bleached eyebrows to the dramatic black liner, we hardly recognized our dear Betty Draper — and we kinda liked it. It was bold and brazen, but was it a hit?

PHOTOS: See all the jaw-dropping looks from the Met Gala red carpet!

Also on the daring end of the eyeshadow spectrum, Emily Blunt opted for a bold wash of fuschia shadow that totally played against the conservative vibe of her Carolina Herrera gown. Between that and her fierce Lorraine Schwartz danglers, she embodied the phrase “if looks could kill.” To get the sizzling pink, NARS makeup artist Jenn Streicher got creative, using the line’s “Jardin des Plantes” satin lip pencil topped with Desire powder blush.

And finally, Elizabeth Banks’s long, clipped-up ponytail, which didn’t quite qualify for our fauxhawk roundup, but it was head-turning nonetheless.

Tell us: Whose look did you like most: Jones’s, Blunt’s or Banks’s? Would you try any in your everyday life?

–Alex Apatoff

Elizabeth Banks Goes Brunette

Mar/19/2013 at 12:15 PM ET

Elizabeth Banks hair color changeMichael Kovac/Getty; GSI

It’s hardly Effie Trinket-pink, but Elizabeth Banks’s new hair color is still eye-catching.

The Hunger Games star, who rarely varies from her golden-blonde hue, was seen out in L.A. heading into a salon with light hair and walking out with a noticeably deeper hue.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more Hollywood hair changes here!

Her new color appears to be an allover chestnut shade with honey and auburn tints throughout. And judging by her huge smile upon exiting, she doesn’t buy that blondes have more fun.

Tell us: Do you like Banks as a brunette?

–Alex Apatoff

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Fashion Faceoff: Three Stars, One Hot Heel

Sep/26/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

What costs nearly a grand, has the ability to turn heads and can be found in the closets of Kristen Stewart, Ginnifer Goodwin and Elizabeth Banks? This shoe:

Kirsten Stewart, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Banks Startraks; Bauer-Griffin; WireImage; Inset: Courtesy Jimmy Choo

In the past few weeks, these three actresses have stepped out in the Jimmy Choo “Taste” heel from the label’s 2013 cruise collection, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the kicks make appearances on a few more red carpets. After all, they’re a little bit classic, a little bit fashion-forward — and as the three ladies show, they can be worn with a wide range of outfits.

Stewart was the first to don the Choo at an On the Road screening in New York City on Sept. 10. The actress dressed down the sophisticated heel with a menswear-inspired look consisting of A.L.C. trousers, a white blouse and a steel-gray shirt.

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