Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Pale Metallics, Big Belts and the Fabric That's Falling Short

04/25/2014 at 05:34 PM ET

Trend report: cupcake bottoms, strappy sandalsGary Gershoff/WireImage; Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw light, shiny dresses, large waist cinchers and a fabric best worn while on the hunt (for the perfect pair of shoes that is).

Up: Pale Metallics. This trend has been super popular in shoes, and now the shine has moved from the soles of their feet to the styles on their body. Emma Watson (left) executes the style flawlessly (as usual) in her asymmetrical, jacquard Narciso Rodriguez skirt in a pale peach. Leighton Meester sports an icy-blue sheen in her Emporio Armani shift while Emmy Rossum opts for a silvery-cream Tory Burch. Since Hollywood loves having major metallic moments, it’s clear that this is a look that will be taking off very soon.

Up: Big Belts. These bands may not be as big as the piece that Vera Wang wore to the Little Black Dress Fashion Show in 2013, but they still make a statement. Style Council Member Cat Deeley (center) accessorizes her white Alexander McQueen dress with a matching, oversized belt, giving her curves in all the right places. Actress Elizabeth Banks also accentuates her hourglass figure in her honeycomb Monique Lhuillier midi and we’ll likely see more stars cinching their middle in similarly wide belts.

Down: Tweed. Though Greta Gerwig’s Chanel pink tweed dress is the perfect color for spring, the fabric is a heavy contrast to the sheer and satin dresses seen all over the red carpet. Perhaps it’s time to pack up tweed and put it in the back of the closet for a while.

Which of these trends will you try? Which will you skip? Tell us in the comments!
Even more red carpet trend reports:
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on ‘Cupcake’ Skirts, Strappy Sandals and the Leather Not Great for Warmer Weather
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Big Lapels, Geometric Prints and the Earrings Best Left in the Jewelry Box
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Light Blue Nails, the Faux Bob and the Collar Celebs are Shedding
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Dark Florals, Neck Bows and the Accessory that Couldn’t Hold On
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Extreme Prints, Bold Jackets and Saying Bye to Black Nails

–John Soper

See all the latest from the red carpet here!

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Smithy on

The only one who looks good is Cat Deeley. Emma Watson looks unfortunate and Greta looks tragic.

Guest on

The only dress I’ve seen on People lately that I wish I could put in my closet is the white lace one Princess Kate wore on her trip. That was beautiful.

Truthfinder on

Cat Deeley looks flawless and so Eastery!

Vee on

the tweed dress is too large for greta’s figure no matter if its on trend or not. emma watson has worn better outfits but she does look great in pretty much anything… the white ensemble is by far the best of the three.

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