14 Pantone-Approved Red Carpet Dresses
Striking shades of white dresses, elegant neutrals and fiery reds dominated the red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards. And while this year’s offerings were a little more muted than in the past, we still spotted plenty of striking, colorful ensembles. We’re sharing some of our favorite looks of the night and their Pantone partners, so you can work some of the best red carpet styles into your wardrobe as well as your home.
1. Rosamunde Pike in Pantone 1795: Between her gown’s attention-grabbing slit, stylishly cinched waist and red hot color, Rosamunde Pike made sure all eyes stayed on her. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
2. Anna Kendrick in Pantone 177: Playful pink with a peach-colored underlay gave Anna Kendrick’s glam gown a down-to-Earth feel. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
3. Paige Butcher in Pantone 525: Hunter’s timeless column gown certainly caught our attention. The layered statement bustle and bright purple color was fit for royalty. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
4. Scarlett Johannson in Pantone 3302: We love that ScarJo went for a rich green hue for her curve-hugging frock in lieu of something a little more loud or sexy. The elegant, muted color felt fresh, sophisticated and totally unexpected. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
5. Molly Sims in Pantone 275: We’re always excited to see an impeccably dressed baby bump, and Molly Sims definitely delivered. Intricate beading, long sleeves and a high neckline made the mom-to-be look crazy glam, while a deep shade of blue was a refreshing break from classic black. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
6. Jennifer Hudson in Pantone 1205: White, red and neutrals might have ruled the red carpet, but Jennifer Hudson opted for pretty, playful yellow that stood out from the crowd. The sunny hue introduced a youthful, fun touch to her stunning Ramona Keveza gown. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
7. Gwyneth Paltrow in Pantone 705: Gwyneth Paltrow’s blush one-strap number is getting mixed reviews, but we’re digging the gown’s soft, romantic color and bold embellishment. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
8. Behati Prinsloo in Pantone 7621: Flashy red sequins laid over layers of sheer black fabric added a dash of romance and drama to Behati Prinsloo’s Academy Awards look. A look-at-me red lip tied the model’s look together. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
9. Sophie Vergara in Pantone 2716: Intricate embellishments and a pale periwinkle hue gave the Modern Family star’s after-party look an art deco-meets-boho vibe. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
10. Zoe Saldana in Pantone 169: Pale pink fabric softened the architectural lines and highly structured feel of Saldana’s sexy Atelier Versace gown. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
11. Michelle Monaghan in Pantone 188: Monaghan donned a delicious berry sheath dress from Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2015 collection. The dark, elegant hue added a sophisticated note to the subtly sexy dress. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
12. Jennifer Lopez in Pantone 487: We can go ahead and add this to JLo’s best dressed moments list. Her whimsical rose gold dress by Elie Saab Haute Couture was jaw-droppingly gorgeous with its flowing tulle skirt, beautiful beadwork and plunging neckline. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
13. Chrissy Teigen in Pantone 290: Powder blue certainly suits Mrs. John Legend, who stepped out in a sexy, glam gown, complete with beaded illusion sleeves in a light, calming color. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
14. Emma Stone in Pantone 127: Emma Stone’s Academy Awards style channeled the award itself, with the Birdman actress walking the red carpet in a glitzy gold number and metallic shoes. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
What was your favorite look of the night? Tell us in the comments!
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B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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