Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Cutouts, Bangs & Metallics

10/19/2012 at 05:20 PM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabrielle Union, Eva Longoria INF; FilmMagic; Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc/Sipa

This week was packed with parties and premieres, so we kept our eyes on all of the red carpet happenings to fill you in on the trends that are on the rise — and the one on its way out. Our findings show that there are two dress styles gaining popularity, and one on-the-decline hairdo that we believe will get a chic upgrade in the near future.

Up: Sexy, cool cutouts: Showing slivers of skin was all the rage this summer, but in recent weeks celebs have given the trend a rest. That is, until now. With mega-stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson both donning designs featuring the revealing detail, we have a feeling round two of cutout mania is just about to get started.

Down: Heavy blunt bangs: We love fringe on Gabrielle Union, Jessica Biel and Lea Michele, but we think going forward stars will opt for a side-swept style to highlight their eyes — and better complement their sleek, gorgeous gowns.

Up: Shimmery metallic dresses: The holiday season doesn’t start for another month or so, but it looks like celebs are already test-driving shiny party looks. This week alone, Eva Longoria donned a copper number, Mandy Moore sported a shiny black frock and Brittany Snow wore a silver sheath. You can count on seeing similarly shimmery styles until just after New Year’s Eve.

Tell us: Do you plan to wear metallic dresses or cool cutouts? Vote below!

Want more Trend Report? Click to hear our thoughts on clunky shoesbraids and turtlenecks.

–Jennifer Cress


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K on

I don’t follow trends. I just be myself

Tiffany on

I do my hair how I want and I wear what I want. Period.

Rain on

Gabrielle’s hair is a wig. All she had to do was take it off to end her trend. lol

MeMe on

I like the bangs on most stars, it hides their high forheads. Some stars really need bangs, since their forheads are so high, it looks like they are going bald in front. Bangs look good on anyone ! ! !

Pam on

@MeMe bangs definitely do NOT look good on everyone. Me included, lol and Jessica Biel, I think she looks much prettier without them.

Kim on

Couldn’t care less what is “in”. I prefer to do my own thing and be an individual.

Samantha on

My hair has a mind of its own. I just help and encourage it to keep it under control. LOL. I’m just me – no one else – and I like it that way.

deanne on

I never follow hair trends. Most their hir is false anyway. I like my own long hair.

Courtney on

who cares about false hair it’s par for the course in hollywood and safer than dying/perming your hair for every role

Andrea on

I think the general consensus here is that it doesn’t really matter what’s on trend. It’s all about the individual person and their own interests. I actually really like bangs on myself and intend to keep them. Who cares about what’s in and what’s not. Most people in every day life tend to do what’s comfy anyway versus what’s “cool”.

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