OUTSIDE THE LINES: It's easy to stay safe with traditional styling on the red carpet, but this year's winning women chose to step outside the lines. It wasn't uncommon to see ruffles, drapes, rosettes and lace -- all on one dress. While it sounds like a fashion disaster, they managed to make it look elegant and fresh.
To test drive this style yourself, look for structural dresses with surprising additions like this Frozen Crystals Dress from Anthropologie. In shades of black and grey, the flowing, chiffon skirt and ruffle-embellished neckline look sweet rather than overwhelming with the slim-fitted bodice.
GET IT: For $178 online. Anthropologie.