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Best Dressed of the Week: All Reese Witherspoon Needs Is an LBD to Take Out the Competition

Feb/15/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Reese Witherspoon best dressedTheo Wargo/Getty

PEOPLE.com readers really can’t resist a good LBD. Proof: This week’s best dressed star. Reese Witherspoon trumped two celebs in floor-skimming gowns for the title, and we’re not sure how we feel about it.

Don’t get us wrong: The actress looks amazing in the long-sleeve Valentino design (worn to the Great American Songbook event in N.Y.C.) featuring an on-trend scalloped neckline. Our favorite part of the look is her textured waves and sexy smoky eye, but in general we felt it was a safe move for the star who earned close to 23,000 “Love It Votes” (a 90 percent approval rating!) to beat out the competition.

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Trailing Witherspoon’s stylish footsteps, Elizabeth Hurley nabbed the No. 2 spot in a slinky dove-gray halter with interlocking rings at the neckline at the London Royal Portrait Gallery event. She completed her glam look with a white fur coat and earned an 81 percent “Love It” rating from readers. And rounding out the top 3 was our personal favorite this week, Diane Kruger, who stunned in a white Elie Saab gown with a sheer skirt at the Better Angels premiere in Berlin.

We want to know: Did Reese deserve the top spot? Or were you hoping for a more formal look like Diane’s white gown? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop On Mixing Prints, New Cutout Placements and the Skirt Silhouette That's Dragging (Literally)

Feb/14/2014 at 06:30 PM ET

Trend report: metallic heels, sheer insertsAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty; Jason LaVeris/Filmmag

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw plenty of patterns, a fresh twist on an old favorite and a skirt that’s taking up too much room on the red carpet.
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Oscars Gown Showdown: Reese Witherspoon vs. Zoë Saldana -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/13/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Reese Witherspoon, Zoë SaldanaFernando Allende/Splash News Online; Kevin Mazur/W



The Showdown: Reese Witherspoon in 2007 vs. Zoë Saldana in 2010
The Editor’s Pick: Zoë Saldana
Who Made the Call?: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director
Why She Chose It:
Before I launch into all the reasons why I picked one of the most polarizing gowns to ever hit the red carpet, I need to confess that I changed my mind like seven times before I finally made peace with my decision. And by “made peace” I mean that I was about to miss my deadline so I was forced to choose one and move on.

What made it such a tough call is that I think Reese’s deep amethyst gown, designed by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci, is the best thing she’s ever worn. The actress collaborated with Theyskens to create “something really fitted through the bust and hips,” the designer told PEOPLE back in 2007. The two worked out the details by phone (she was in Los Angeles and he was in Paris), with the help of sketches Theyskens sent to her. And here’s another fun fact: He had two mannequins with the actress’s petite proportions custom made. Two, because he actually made two dresses for Reese in case she changed her mind the day of the Oscars.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

She (wisely) chose the bustier gown with a cascade of ruffles that faded in color from dark eggplant to pale lilac. Reese’s makeup artist Molly Stern told PEOPLE the decision was an easy one. “She said that it was the most beautiful dress she felt she’s ever worn.”

So what can trump 40 meters of purple silk jacquard from Switzerland constructed into a show-stopper just for Reese? Another purple ombré gown. Zoë Saldana’s Givenchy Couture (made by Riccardo Tisci) was straight off the runway and featured everything: sparkles, ruffles (upon ruffles) and a stunning color gradation. For some, the bold design catapulted Zoe to the top of the best dressed list. For others, it was a high-fashion disaster (many compared the ruffles to heads of cabbage). I loved that she took such a big risk at such a major event. She knew the dress would be polarizing, but she wore it anyway and because of her style cojones I’m giving her my vote.

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Hilary Swank vs. Jennifer Lawrence!

NYFW 2014: The A-Listers Finally Brave the Cold for Hugo Boss and Michael Kors

Feb/12/2014 at 05:38 PM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow Hugo BossPaul Zimmerman/WireImage; Gregory Pace/BEImages

Whether it’s the cold (they’re all on their yachts in the Caribbean), the grueling pace of awards season (they’re all lying down somewhere with wine nearby) or some other mysterious reason, the stars haven’t been shining as brightly at this season’s New York Fashion Week. There are the stalwarts, like Solange Knowles and Anna Kendrick, who bravely attend every show (sometimes bare-legged!) but it’s been a long time since a February front row looked like this.

We were starting to wonder if the high-wattage stars were going to be staying indoors until the Oscars, but that ended Wednesday, as Michael Kors and Jason Wu (showing his first collection for Hugo Boss) lured some Hollywood heavyweights back from their private islands to take in the shows in N.Y.C.

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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Metallic Heels, Sheer Inserts and Sleeves Only Stevie Nicks Could Pull Off

Jan/31/2014 at 05:59 PM ET

Trend report: metallic heels, sheer insertsGetty (2); Startraks

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw shiny soles, sexy sheer inserts and a dress with sleeves to sweep off the red carpet.
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Reese Witherspoon's Golden Globes Look Came to Her Stylist In a Dream - and More Amazing Scoop on Her Style!

Jan/14/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Reese Witherspoon Golden GlobesWilliam Davila/Startraks

We like Reese Witherspoon‘s sweet style, but we love when she goes sexy, and she did just that at the Golden Globes Sunday night in custom Calvin Klein Collection and $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston jewelry. Her stylists gave PEOPLE the rundown from start to finish.

THE DRESS. Stylist Leslie Fremar came up with the color for Witherspoon’s gown in a dream, then tasked Calvin Klein with making it happen — and it certainly didn’t come together overnight. The collaboration began about a month ago and ended with one final fitting Sunday morning, culminating in a result Fremar was thrilled with. “I love the color. I love the fit. I felt like it was very modern. It was moving forward for her in terms of fashion,” Fremar tells PEOPLE. “I feel like it all came together like I wanted it to.”

Witherspoon herself contributed some design elements, like the striking racerback, and loved the dress enough to share a sketch on Instagram (below). “You could see it in her face, that she just felt really good in it,” Fremar says. “It was a collaboration and it really came together. Everyone was happy.”

One more fun element Fremar shared: The shoes were custom Christian Louboutins dyed perfectly to match. “I had them dyed the color of her dress, because I didn’t want any break in color,” Fremar says. “I sent them [a swatch] and they made the shoes to match.” Now that’s service.
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Golden Globes 2014: What Happens When Our Emotions GIF the Best of Us

Jan/13/2014 at 11:52 AM ET

Jennifer LawrenceCourtesy Christopher Polk/NBC/Getty

Every year during awards season, there are celebrity style and beauty moments that give us such strong reactions that we can only express ourselves through the magic of GIFs. Check out the moments from last night’s Golden Globes that had us shocked, laughing or just downright confused.
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