Typically, the results of the Screen Actors Guild Awards set the tone for Oscar night. With that in mind, here’s what last night’s event has us expecting come February 22: Birdman and Boyhood will go neck and neck in basically every category, highly-technical performances will be majorly lauded (we’re looking at you, Eddie Redmayne + Julianne Moore) and the best dressed list will be more interesting than ever. For the latter prediction, we considered the trends we saw on the SAG red carpet: showy necklines made regular appearances, sleek menswear-inspired clothing trumped ultra-feminine silhouettes and bold colored gowns upstaged any white or black counterpart — style risks we’re thrilled to finally see Hollywood’s hottest taking. Forget everything you Pinned from the Golden Globes and Critic’s Choice Awards; these five trends as seen on the SAG’s best dressed of the night are bound for the Oscars red carpet.

Down-to-there Necklines


Even with necklines plunging near JLo levels on the regular, celebrities are showing that a deep cut can actually be graceful. Rashida’s color-lined neckline + pop-of-color lip brings your attention upward even though her plunge hits her waist while Lupita Nyong’o’s exaggerated V mimics the pattern on her gown, making it seem more natural than anything. No matter that Jennifer Aniston’s neckline is the most revealing: a delicate body chain elevates the flagrant look — a move that’s starting to become her signature when a bare chest is involved. (Photos via Ethan Miller/Getty)



It’s not that we had anything against a chic sartorial white-out on the red carpet, or that we wouldn’t have loved to see the stars channeling their dark sides in head-to-toe black. But stark hued gowns just don’t garner the same reaction as ones drenched in color. Case in point: our rapid-fire responses to these three ladies walking the carpet: “That emerald does *everything* for Julianne Moore’s hair color! Bright yellow looks like a dream against Uzo Aduba’s skin tone! Do you see how that purple is making Keira Knightly glow?” (Photos via Ethan Miller/Frazer Harrison/Getty)



Celebs are taking menswear-inspired garments to the next level, wearing pantsuits and blazers that are powerful and still unmistakably feminine. Major kudos to Emma Stone for nailing a second menswear look in a row — one that stands alone as one of our all-time favorite red carpet looks ever — and to her basically-twin Julia Roberts, who wore a tailored-to-her-curves tuxedo-style jumpsuit. (Photos via Ethan Miller/Getty)



Flaunting your shoulders is officially the sexiest way to dress not overtly sexy. Felicity Jones and Naomi Watts opt for flirtier off-the-shoulders necklines that feel vintage-inspired on these two classic beauties, while Reese Witherspoon makes her mark on the trend with an edgier asymmetrical cut that bares only a single collarbone and shoulder. (Photos via Ethan Miller/Frazer Harrison/Getty)



Some celebrities just can’t pass up being the catalyst of a good red carpet WOW moment, and for that, a cutout back is a must-have detail. Jackie Cruz and Dascha Polanco flash full backs (and swoon-worthy up-dos) on the flip side of their long sleeved floor-length gowns while Vicky Jeudy opts for a more modern reveal with a strappy sequined illusion panel.

What trends from the red carpet were your favorite? Who made your best dressed lists? Tell us in the comments below.