Blondes In Blue Dresses: Cate Blanchett vs. Kate Winslet

01/08/2007 at 12:57 PM ET

Two accomplished actresses, two Golden Globe nominees, two stunning blue dresses but two totally different styles — Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet hooked up on the red carpet at the 18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this weekend in coordinating cobalt stunners that showcased their individual looks. Always on the cutting edge of fashion, Blanchett arrived in a futuristic blue Balenciaga dress with sharp angles and patent leather insets. Winslet, on the other hand, went for simple elegance, wearing a figure-skimming Valentino gown with soft curls and minimal jewelry. We love that both actresses have such signature styles, but we can’t help but compare the two frocks. Tell us: Which dress do you like better? Cate’s futuristic sheath or Kate’s classic gown?

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Tamara on

Firstly, I will say I’m so glad this shade of blue came back. For several years, royal blue became all but extinct, but it’s such a stunning colour, so I’m thrilled you can find it again (in much classier designs than the 80s offered).

As always, Kate Winslet is classic and elegant. She looks gorgeous. To me this look is reminiscient of the periwinkle dress she wore for the Oscars a few years ago. I can’t wait to see what she chooses for this years’ Golden Globes!

jessica on

OMG you guys are such saps. get a spine.

Lee on

Cate Blanchett always has such great style, but Kate Winslet’s simple, classic and elegant gown is so much easier on the eye.

Jacqui on

I really dislike Cate B’s dress intensely and her shoes. It doesn’t appear to be well made or designed particularly well. I’d have preferred black peep-toed shoes since they would have gone better with the deep tones of her dress. I much prefer Kate W’s dress which is classic and can be dressed up or down accordingly.

Jackie on

need i say that they both look amazing… kate winslet’s fress is a tad more elegant and flattering. i love the color! =)

Monique on


By all means ……Winslet, Winslet, Winslet by far has the dream dress in cobalt. Love it. Cate however did score nicely in the past at the Osars;-)


Monique on


By all means ……Winslet, Winslet, Winslet by far has the dream dress in cobalt. Love it. Cate however did score nicely in the past at the Osars;-)


Misty on

Both are equally beautiful! I love the color! Jessica….where is your spine?

marion on

Kate winslet looks WAY better. blanchett is a stunning woman, but she needs to stick to classic looks that complement rather than detract from her looks

A on

I love them both, but always admire Cate Blanchett, becuase she is willing to take such risks, and almost always pulls it off. The outfits she wears are so wonderful, she is always a knock out on the red carpet, and always stands out in a good way. She looks absolutely beaustiful, and I am excited to see what she wears at the upcoming award shows!

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