Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop On Navy, Lady Suits & Disco Ball Dresses

02/15/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Emmy Rossum, Jessica Alba, Jennifer LopezDave Allocca/Startraks; Amanda Edwards/WireImage; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Judging by the red carpet looks seen at the Grammys and the creations sent down the runways at New York Fashion Week, we have a sneaking suspicion we’ll be spotting a lot more navy and a lot more menswear-inspired getups in the coming weeks. But there’s one style you can pretty much write off (and don’t expect to see much of it at the Oscars): Studio 54-esque dresses.

Up: Navy Instead of Black. The LBD and LWD better watch out: There’s another shade gunning for the spotlight. This week everyone from Emmy Rossum and Anne Hathaway to Oprah Winfrey and Miranda Lambert slipped into midnight blue. And we totally understand the appeal of the color. It’s a bit more interesting and unexpected than black, but equally flattering on all shapes and sizes.

Up: Menswear-Inspired Looks. Beyoncé wore a pantsuit to the Grammys and a number of other stars (including Jessica Alba, Julianne Hough and Solange Knowles) quickly followed, well, suit. We doubt that tons of actresses will forgo gowns for dude duds at the Oscars, but our money is on at least one woman in menswear on that red carpet.

Down: Disco Ball Dresses. They had their moment, but that moment seems to have passed. So, take a long look at Jennifer Lopez in her printed sequin Preen dress (sparkly enough to be hung from the ceiling over any dance floor) because as amazing as it is, the creation is probably the last you’ll see of its kind for some time.

For more on which trends to follow check out our thoughts on platformspolka dots, and furry accents.

Tell us: Which trend do you hope to see more of? Vote in our poll below! 


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Semdog on

Jessica’s pantsuit looks messy and sloppy and Jennifer’s dress is a disaster! Emmy, however, looks polished and stylish. Can’t wait to see more navy!

Rain on

J-Lo and Jessica look a mess!!!

OhMy! on

J-Lo’s dress is the ugliest thing I’ve seen in a while. She’s a beautiful woman, she can do better than that aluminum foil mess.

zmali on

Reblogged this on Midwest Mom Makeup and Style and commented:
It’s true. Only JLO can get away with this dress!

Tina on

Jennifer Lopez looks a hot mess! I wish she would be more sophisticated now that she’s over 40 years old.

Sue on

These are very attractive women in some horrible, extremely unattractive looking clothes. They all need to fire their stylist.

Ella on

How about “up”: Wear what makes you feel fabulous, regardless of trends.

Elena on

No one should wear that dress. Not J. Lo. Not a single person

bob on

The blue dress is nice everything else looks like it was made by someone who doesn’t like women.

GiGi Eats Celebrities on

No! Jennifer Lopez CANNOT wear that dress. I am no fashion maven but I even know that’s a huge fashion DONT!

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