Simplicity can often be mistaken for boring , but this week’s red carpet proved that streamlined looks can still bring some drama. Instead of over-the-top shapes or ostentatious embellishments, the best-dressed stars opted for decidedly minimal designs—with just enough visual interest to make them shine.
Take Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, as she attends a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey. Her crimson Eponine coat was simple, but with a collarless neckline and double-breasted buttons, it looked modern and sharp. So was the tweed self-portrait dress that Selena Gomez wore to a screening of her documentary My Mind and Me
. The plunging neckline and mini skirt length gave it a fun, youthful feel.
Some fashion celebs upped the fashion ante with metallics or glittery fabrics. At the New York premiere of Whitney Houston: I Want to Dance With Somebody
, Naomi Ackie chose a Schiaparelli gown with silver chains and a delicate floral design Shoulder. At the Los Angeles premiere of Pale Blue Eye, Lucy Boynton’s white Chanel couture dress also featured puffed shoulders and ample pleats skirt. Sure, the dress is perfect for step-by-step repeats, but it can also be eye-catching while walking down the aisle.
Which celebrity look is your favorite this week? Be sure to vote below, and check back on Friday to see which ensemble was the best dressed of the week.