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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