Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Wacky Hemlines, White Heels & 'Too Much Look'

03/08/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Eva Longoria, Heidi Klum shoes

We like to stay on top of trends, but we have to admit that the two looks seen all over the red carpet lately have us a little surprised. And yet, the stars wearing them look so cute that we may put prejudices aside and give them a try ourselves. See which styles are gaining ground — and which one we’re ready to leave in the dust — below:

Up: Funky hemlines. More advanced than your basic high-low or handkerchief hemlines, stars like Halle Berry and Nicole Richie have been sporting fitted skirts with triangular cutouts. This look has the same thigh-baring effect as a high slit without being quite as obvious — though we strongly recommend practicing sitting and standing in this one before taking it public.

Up: White heels. Though Memorial Day is still months away (we sigh, as we stare at the snow coming down), stars are taking their pristine pumps out of retirement and onto the red carpet. We’ve seen Eva Longoria (in Casadei), Ginnifer Goodwin, Giuliana Rancic and Olivia Munn in pumps and sandals from eggshell to ivory — and that’s just this week. We’re into this totally new take on winter white.

Down: Too Much Look. When you’re as beautiful as Heidi Klum and Cat Deeley, you don’t have to try hard to make an impact. And yet, Klum wore another super-sexy, super-skimpy and body-baring outfit on the red carpet this week. The supermodel’s look would have been chic with a crewneck and plain-Jane pumps, but instead, the effect was strained. Lesson: pick one asset to highlight instead of five.

For more on which trends to follow check out our thoughts on navy and slicked-back hair.

Tell us: Which trend do you want to see more of?

–Alex Apatoff


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Shannon on

Heidi looks amazing, and has every right to “highlight five things at once”. Any woman who has had that many children, and looks like that, would agree! Flaunt it lady, you’ve worked for it

Ella on

Honestly, can we pick a new decade to bring back for fashion already? The 80’s have been ‘hot again’ for the last decade. Give it a rest…

Felines n fashion on

White heels were never OUT of style!

Aly on

Heidi just tries too hard!

Romney/Ryan on

Heidi looks ridiculous. She needs to tone it down a bit and dress her age. She’s beautiful but…

eileen on

I’m so sad to hear of Valerie’s health condition. She is an amazing lady. She is wonderful and I hope she knows how much she is loved by all her fans. Is there an email address that we can send her our messages direct?

lilredridnhood on

Heidi has been showing worse for the wear for a long time now. She needs to pull the neckline up and the hem down now.

lilredridnhood on

Why does Eva always look so oily?

Kitty on

what’s with Heidi Klum and her sagging boobs? OMG!

Caroline on

I grew up in the 80s, and women didn’t wear those white shoes at all back then. Heels were much lower and chunkier back then. Heidi’s shoes look bad.

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