Lessons from the Red Carpet


Over the last few years, commentary on award show fashion has become so vile and negative it completely turned me off.  Let’s face it, if on our best day we looked like these women do on their “worst,” we would be delighted. In the spirit of positivity and elevating women, instead of knocking them down on one of the biggest nights of their lives, we are focusing on the extra special looks and the lessons we can learn from them.



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Best Dressed

Amal_George_ClooneyAmale Clooney

Big Surprise. Could she be any more beautiful? And she wore white gloves. She’s flawless.  Going chic and classic doesn’t have to be boring.

He’s not bad either.





EmmaStoneEmma Stone

One of the best looks of the night. She rocks this pants look with style and confidence. Taking a risk pays off.






HelenMirrenHelen Mirren

A dress with a sleeve is gorgeous at any age. For more mature women, a sleeve can sometimes  look like a matronly mother-of-the-bride dress. This works because she balances the conservative sleeve with a sexy neckline. She’s consistently flawless and always looks like herself in every interaction.  Talk about aging gracefully.




KatieHolmesKatie Holmes

Hi Katie. Welcome back. Love the color, love the dark eyes, love that she doesn’t look like everyone else on the carpet.





jloJennifer Lopez

She’s a movie star. She knows she’s a movie star.  This is what a movie star should look like. Once I finish writing this, I am immediately Googling a detailed account of her workouts.  The lesson here?  Go glam when you can.





LeslieMannLeslie Mann

Yellow is a hard color to pull off but Leslie Mann does it beautifully.  The pop of green is unexpected, fun and plays well with her personality.



Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

  1. Yay! Thank you for the positive direction of your comments!

    I listened to whats-her-name on TV trash Mrs. Clooney’s white gloves and thought, “you missed the lesson on class.” Megan, you prove the point…there’s a reason why classic/iconic is called such. I love to see the turn-out during awards season (along with positive/helpful comments) so that when my few-and-far-between “red carpet” events come, I’ve got some good ideas about the direction to take.

    1. Thank for your kind comment Amy! I had the good fortune as few years ago to attend a white tie gala. My mom suggested I wear a pair of gloves. At first I was nervous, assuming I would be the only one. To my surprise many women were wearing them! I felt so glamorous. How many times in life can you get that dressed up?

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