Style: Monique’s SAG Awards Fashion Picks 2014


January is such a great time for red carpet appearances. The Golden Globe Awards were only a week ago and now we have the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards red carpet which was held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles on Saturday 18th January 2014 (LA/USA time). You can find a full list of winners here. Unfortunately I wasn’t as taken with the looks on this red carpet as I was at the Golden Globes. While there were many beautiful looks to choose from that I struggled to select only five, I was also disappointed with a fair few. I actually struggled to keep my ‘didn’t love’ list as short as it is, but that was mainly due to personal preference than looking really bad.


1. Anna Gunn


While her character on Breaking Bad may not be a fan favourite, I think Anna nailed it with this look. This sparkling blue Monique Lhullier Resort 2014 gown with black beading is elegant and the cut of the dress really suits Anna’s figure. She didn’t over-accessorise, but I thought it was brilliant that she carried a personalised Edie Parker clutch with the Breaking Bad logo. While some criticise her hair for being too casual, I think she looks fantastic.

2. Elizabeth Rohm


I’m not overly familiar with Elizabeth, who stars in American Hustle, but I really like this look. While this long-sleeved Marchesa Resort 2014 dress is a little bit bridal, as I’m planning a wedding, I happen to love it. I love the detail, I love how the dress hugs her body. She was spot on with her hair and makeup. She looks like a star.

3. Hannah Simone


This may not be a ‘wow’ factor outfit, but I love Hannah’s look. Again, it’s probably a little bit bridal, but I love the soft flow of this Marchesa Resort 2014 dress on the gorgeous New Girl actress (I think Marchesa is loving bridal at the moment). I love the gathering of the gown and the sheer overlay. I also think the chiffon flowers around the neckline make for the perfect accessory. I think she looks lovely.

4. Lupita Nyong’o


My word has Lupita made her fashion mark. I have seen a few different red carpet looks from her in the past few weeks and she’s looked beautiful in every single one of them. This gorgeous Gucci number is another winner. Lupita sure knows how to rock a good solid colour. I love the gold and turquoise flower embellished straps which double as statement neck ware. Her makeup complimented this stunning gown. A definite winner in my book.

5. Isla Fisher


Isla Fisher in Oscar de la Renta, what more can I say? She looks like classic old-school Hollywood in this satin gown. Her tousled curls, bold red lips and Bulgari jewellery just complete this perfect look. I think what I like the most is it just seems so effortless and she just looks amazing.

I have to give a shout-out to Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, Camilla Alves, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss, Emilia Clarke and Laura Carmichael just to name a few (haha). 

Didn’t Love

1. Kerry Washington


I thought Kerry looked really good at the Golden Globes but this look is just not working for me. I’ve never been a huge fan of the crop top look and this Prada ensemble didn’t change my mind. A lot of people have loved the fuchsia cropped-top with hand-embroidered crystals, paillettes and tiny flowers, but I think she could have done better. I’m not a fan of the Mikado silk skirt either. What do you think? Are you a lover?

2. Michelle Dockery


I’m really disappointed to put Michelle’s look on my ‘didn’t love’ list because I think her hair and makeup are perfect, but I did not like this J Mendel gown. I felt that the neckline was far too low and caused the look of sagging. While I love a structured dress, this wasn’t the most flattering and would have looked better if the structure finished at the waistline and with a bit more support. This look was not my favourite.

3. Amanda Peet


I think Amanda is a beautiful woman but she consistently seems to make bad fashion choices on the red carpet. Maybe it’s just her personal style, but I just don’t get it. I’m not sure who designed the dress, but there is too much going on. It’s an interesting length, the sleeves seem a bit out of place and the abstract floral print is very busy. I’m waiting for her to ‘wow’ me on the red carpet because I think she has the potential to.

I’d love to hear what you all thought of the fashion choices on the red carpet! Who were your favourites? Which fashion picks do you think missed the mark?

Just a kind reminder: no nastiness please. Celebrities are still people so you can critique their fashion choices, but don’t be nasty about it.

Images from Red Carpet Fashion Awards and US Magazine

  • Tamsin Howse

    Love Elizabeth Rohm’s dress, the total winner for me was Lupita Nyong’o – the cut, the colour! Fabulous!! Absolutely hate Amanda Peet’s dress. Yuck!!

    • Monique Fischle

      I just LOVED Elizabeth’s dress, but I think the winner of all red carpets is Lupita, she is just stunning. And Amanda Peet, sigh, she’s so beautiful, I just don’t get it!

  • iamevilcupcake

    Sorry, I couldn’t go past Mr Cumberbatch ….

    I’m not obsessed!!!

    • Monique Fischle

      He does look rather handsome in that suit.

      And of course, not obsessed at all haha

  • Tamsin Howse

    I’ve looked at more pics now. I loved Amy Adams and Elizabeth Moss

    Liked Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Hyland (cute!) and Emilia Clarke. Ariel Winter was almost a like, but her bust was being squashed.

    Really didn’t like Sofia Vergara because the print looked a bit like it was pointing at her vagina. Also wasn’t a fan of Meryl Streep’s look, was it a dress, was it pants? Nor Kelly Osbourne – that hair cut and that neck line were not friends. Abigail Breslin was almost good, but that little jacket thing wasn’t working for her. Also, WHEN DID HER RACK GET SO BIG?

    • Jessica Chapman

      Totally agree about Ariel Winter, styled beautifully and such a beautiful dress but the poor fit ruins it.

    • Monique Fischle

      I do love the others you suggested, most make an appearance in my shoutouts. I felt Ariel Winter was dressing a bit too ‘old’ and her boobs were squashed.

      I didn’t like Sofia Vergara either, but so many thought she looked amazing. Meryl’s was a dress. And Abigail Breslin was on my list at one point. From a distance her look was alright, but I didn’t like the up close detail of the dress. And yes, her boobs are HUGE!

  • Jessica Chapman

    I loved all your picks. I found it difficult to pick a stand out apart from your picks because a lot of the dresses, while beautiful, were fairly stock standard. And the ones that were different weren’t very flattering. I liked Juilette Lewis’s dress but the way her hair was done made the whole look too ‘gone with the wind.’ I did like Cate Blanchett’s dress though, she’s about the only one who can pull off that colour and cut, but because she dresses so well all the time it suffers in comparison.

    • Monique Fischle

      I agree, there wasn’t much of a ‘wow’ factor, though I do think Lupita is just stunning. I felt the same about the different ones. There were many that I felt were ill-fitted and didn’t really compliment the gorgeous women wearing them.

      • Jessica Chapman

        Yeah Lupita’s dress was hands down my favourite of the night and it just suited her perfectly

  • Melissa Savage

    Agree with almost everything. Lupita Nyong’o was the standout in my opinion. I admired Kerry Washington not because I liked the outfit, but because I love that she’s being so out there and interesting at seven months pregnant. I also think that satin is nobody’s friend, and so even though Isla Fisher looked fine, she could have looked better.

    • Monique Fischle

      Lupita was the standout, she is just stunning. Kerry did take a risk and do something interesting, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I agree with you about satin, but I still think Isla was beautiful.

    • Pelican Pie

      I reckon Isla is always beautiful – but agree with you, on the satin. Satin should only be used for nighties or pillowcases…

  • Pelican Pie

    That pink crop top on Kerry would look stunning over a long slim plain frock.
    Just my opinion.

    Lupita has just blown them all away. Serious competition for Cate Blanchett here, methinks.

    • Monique Fischle

      Hmmm I agree, I think that would have looked better the way you have described.