Red Carpet Trend Report: What's Sizzling and What's Fizzling

08/09/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Red Carpet Trends Patrick McMullan/Sipa; Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Sadly, summer is almost over (sorry, it’s true!), so we’re relishing in the last few weeks of wearing weather-appropriate minis, shorts and sandals — and it looks like our favorite stars are doing the same. So check out the two late-summer trends we’re loving, and the one we’re totally over:

Up: Shoes with unexpected embellishments: The wrong shoe can ruin an entire outfit, but our favorite stars have really been bringing it on the carpet. For example, don’t Rebecca Romijn‘s white floral kicks totally upgrade her simple LBD? We thought so.

Up: Dresses with pockets: A dress with pockets is nothing new, but a gorgeous gown with pockets? Yes, please! Rachel Weisz sported a structured black Christian Dior sheath that, surprisingly, was finished off with pockets. Jessica Biel also had simple storage on hand in her pink Dior dress.

Down: Chunky platform sandals: We know we said stars have been wearing hot shoes, but that doesn’t mean absolutely everyone has hit the mark. A flirty, feminine frock calls for a sexy sandal — not a bulky one like Hayden Panettiere‘s Jimmy Choo pair.

Want more Trend Report? Find out what we think about pretty updos, body-skimming sheaths and ankle-strap heels.

–Jennifer Cress


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Kali on

Sorry, I like Hayden’s sandals; they look like they’d be very comfortable. Rebecca’s shoes are … um .. strange, let’s say. And really, with that much black on top, wouldn’t it look better with a touch of white somewhere above the dress’s hemline? (Maybe a white necklace of some kind?)

JDK on

And look how BIG her head looks – didn’t even recognize her.

lauren on

i thought Haydens scandals are cute!! the go with the dress perfectly! sometimes they go over board but her shoe look comfy and suitable

danielaaaa on

Hayden’s shoes look cute?

Kate on

Hayden’s shoes are a way better choice than the train wreck of an outfit that RR has on

LM on

RW’s shoes look the best! Very cute even though that’s not what they’re talking about.

smokey on

I think Hayden looks the best – dress & shoes. Rebecca’s shoes look really cheap and inappropriate with that dress. But…I’m not a fashionista either.

thiago on


Lala on

I think this is backwards. Hayden’s shoes, look way more appropriate, for her dress. Rebecca’s stick out like a sore thumb! Rachel’s are my favorite though…

Megan on

People Mag, thank you so much for keeping my middle-class-self up-to-date on what’s in fashion. Without your guidance, I wold my life would be worthless and I, a lowly State-college-educated woman, would cease to have a meaningful life. My morals and my ethical beliefs are hinged on your ever word. Please, for the sake of the world, keep on writing.

Sorry, I’m just being a b****. I love People, but this is a pointless article. It only has 3 items in it.

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