Ten Outstanding Looks From the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards

Simple but flashy was the theme of the eve

In a little over a month, actors and actresses from Hollywood’s upper echelon will be really flexing their red carpet muscles for the Oscars. Until then, they’re slipping into frocks, gowns and fancy pants (literally) for the slew of award shows that precede it.

Last night, the A-list convened for the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards and the tapis rouge didn’t disappoint. Of the many stars that studded the red carpet, there were 10 standouts looks from the ladies. While they certainly varied in cut and color—from Zoe Kazan’s embellished Oscar de la Renta column style to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s vampy black Saint Laurent dress—they all shared a similar concept: Each of these outfits were simple, but had a flashy detail in the form of sequins, sultry necklines or romantic embellishments. And yes, that even included Liv Tyler’s baby bump, which was clad in Cushnie et Ochs.

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab (Photo: Getty Images).

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture (Photo: Getty Images).

Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture. (Photo: Getty Images)

 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane (Photo: Getty Images).

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. (Photo: Getty Images)

 Alicia Vikander in Mary Katrantzou (Photo: Getty Images).

Alicia Vikander in Mary Katrantzou. (Photo: Getty Images)

January Jones in Altuzarra (Photo: Getty Images).

January Jones in Altuzarra. (Photo: Getty Images)

Emmy Rossum in Dior (Photo: Getty Images).

Emmy Rossum in Dior. (Photo: Getty Images)

Zoë Kravitz in Dior Haute Couture (Photo: Getty Images).

Zoë Kravitz in Dior Haute Couture. (Photo: Getty Images)

Zoe Kazan in Oscar de la Renta (Photo: Getty Images).

Zoe Kazan in Oscar de la Renta. (Photo: Getty Images)

Krysten Ritter in Zuhair Murad Couture (Photo: Getty Images).

Krysten Ritter in Zuhair Murad Couture. (Photo: Getty Images)

Liv Tyler in Cushnie et Ochs (Photo: Getty Images).

Liv Tyler in Cushnie et Ochs. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ten Outstanding Looks From the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards