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

08/30/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Red Carpet Trends WireImage; Getty; Splash News Online

Before you head out for the long weekend and enjoy the last days of summer, study up on the two red carpet trends we’re loving this week — and the one we’re totally over — so you know what to stock up on while perusing those awesome Labor Day sales.

Up: Sexy sheer sleeves: This summer was all about see-through everything, but the trend will be slightly less revealing come fall. Kyra Sedgwick and Sofia Vergara recently wore dresses with sheer sleeves, proving that it’s possible to look simultaneously sexy and demure.

Up: Gorgeous champagne dresses: As much as we love a glass of bubbly, we love a champagne-colored dress more. In just one night, three stars stunned in the glistening hue: the Duchess of Cambridge opted for it in the form of a coat dress, Kate Hudson shined in an Atelier Versace gown and Naomi Watts was ethereal in a flowing Marchesa creation.

Down: Chunky wedge platforms: Heavy wood-heeled sandals (like Anna Chlumsky‘s clunkers) looked cute with shorts and sundresses during the summer, but now it’s time to trade them in for stilettos, which won’t weigh down fall’s sleek silhouettes.

Can’t get enough Trend Report? Click to hear our thoughts on neondresses with pockets and feminine updos.

–Jennifer Cress


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Kim on

I don’t know where Anna Chlumsky was, but that certainly isn’t a “red carpet” look. I dress better than that to go grocery shopping.

sonia on

I love just about everything Kate Middleton wears. Class act.

Kitchy on

Kyra’s dress does not look good. It’s a cute dress but it’s ill fitting and the shoes are all wrong. As for Anna, the shoes are still adorable, it’s those weird gym shorts weighing down that look.

auntiebobbie on

Who cares? They can wear what they want!

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