ALL THAT GLITTERS... ...Is Not Gold, It's Also Silver, Metallic, Lilac and Buff, Says Karen Dacre. Elsewhere, Bold Colours Ruled While Zoe Saldana's Vibrant Purple Dress by Givenchy Was Our Favourite

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ALL THAT GLITTERS... ...Is Not Gold, It's Also Silver, Metallic, Lilac and Buff, Says Karen Dacre. Elsewhere, Bold Colours Ruled While Zoe Saldana's Vibrant Purple Dress by Givenchy Was Our Favourite


Byline: Karen Dacre

WHO'S BEEN TANGOED? THERE'S prepping for an awards ceremony with a subtle spray tan and a manicure, and then there's going so overboard with the St Tropez that you look like you've been dip-dyed in gravy. If only someone had told poor Sarah Jessica Parker the "less is more" rule. Like a beacon of orange popping out from the top of her cream Chanel dress, the actress looked old beyond her years. She should have taken style advice from English roses Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren, who looked pale but devastatingly interesting.

KD GOODIE CHOO SHOES AND the winner wore ... Jimmy Choo -- the winning designer as far as accessories go this awards season. Hilary Swank opted for a jewelled emerald style while Tina Fey went for Jimmy Choo's satin pump in lilac and Sandra Bullock chose the "quiet" strappy sandals in grey. A trend saved for more than just shoes; Elizabeth Banks opted for a small pouchette bag from the luxury label's spring summer range while Jennifer Lopez accessorised her ruffletastic dress with a pale clutch bag. A celebrity brand with celebrity pricetags -- Sandra's towering stilettos cost a cool [pounds sterling]400.

KD PALE AND INTERESTING SANDRA BULLOCK MARCHESA Featuring an embroidered bodice and a perfectly cut iridescent train, Sandra's dress looks every inch the winner AMANDA SEYFRIED ARMANI An elegant choice. This asymmetrically cut bustier dress shows off Amanda's tiny waist beautifully BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL VERA FARMIGA MARCHESA The ruffles may be a tad on the OTT side but on Vera, this luscious pink bustier dress works a treat ZOE SALDANA GIVENCHY A brave choice on Zoe, this ruffle-detail dress looks stunning HELEN MIRREN BADGLEY MISCHKA With its sparkling sheer sleeves, this dress suits Helen's shape and skin tone perfectly KATE WINSLET YVES SAINT LAURENT Unusual dress for the actress who favours simplicity. …

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