Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Crazy Sleeves, Collars and White Dresses

11/29/2012 at 06:15 PM ET

Katy Perry, Kate Middleton, Emily Blunt Getty; Startraks (2)

After a quiet Thanksgiving holiday, Hollywood stars were out en force this week, dazzling (and sometimes disappointing) in a whole host of haute looks. And just in time for holiday party dress season, we saw some emerging trends you may want to try. Read on for more …

Up: Sleeves with personality: Katy Perry and Naomi Watts proved that dresses with sleeves don’t have to be snoozey — in fact, they can make a real statement on an otherwise plain dress. Perry added a floor-length cape to her midnight-blue Naeem Khan design, while Watts went for a winged look in a black below-the-knee number.

Up: Ladies in collars: So long are the days of navel-baring necklines — at least for the cooler months — since stars like the Duchess of CambridgeRihannaRose Byrne and Lucy Hale are taking a cue from the guys and donning shirts and dresses with buttoned-up collars. And because the trend is having such a major moment, we have a feeling it will last well into awards season, even at the most formal of events like the Oscars.

Down: White dresses with cutouts: Winter white gowns and cutouts are both huge trends this season, but when combined the look feels rather summery. Need proof? Just check out Emily Blunt in her Calvin Klein Collection dress. Even though she looks pretty, the whole ensemble feels better suited for August — not November.

Tell us: Which trend are you most excited to try? Vote below!

Want more Trend Report? Click to hear what we think about peplumturtlenecks and yellow dresses.

–Jennifer Cress


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Dre on

I love the Dutchess, but I can’t stand that green dress!

Lizzie on

The Dutchess IS simply BEAUTIFUL, CLASSY & seems soooooo Godly INSIDE & OUT!!!! BlessingS to her & William!!!!

esymmons on

put a bag over her head and burn that dress! Can it get any worse?

kiss my. .toe on

They are all beautiful ladies. :-)

ocnlvr83 on

Given the choice, I choose neither.

Carol on

I agree the Dutchess is a sweetheart but the green dress has to GO.

Olivia on


darcy on

i like all the dresses bu the green one… If its gnna have long sleeves its gotta be kinda short in length or it would look to granny..

Em13 on

@esymmons – LOL!! So true. She looks at least 10 years older.

trinnme on

Katys dress hair makeup unique awesome she has such a great spirit and it shows.

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