Red Carpet Dresses Done Right: Halle Berry and Sofia Vergara at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards

Halle Berry and Sofia Vergara are two of my favorite women in Hollywood. They are both curvy, confident, talented and wear the heck out of a dress.

They were both winners at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards and also triumphed on the red carpet. Halle went for a printed and modified version of a dress from Emilio Pucci’s Spring 2010 collection. She accessorized with Bavna earrings. The look is perfection and I like that she chose a vibrant print, really making a statement and doing something different for the red carpet.

Sofia chose a black strapless dress from Dolce & Gabbana that hugged her curves in all the right ways. She accessorized with diamond earrings from Sutra and a diamond cuff from Emsaru. One can never go wrong with a form-fitting black cocktail dress and she kept it simple and chic.

My version of Halle’s look would be Theyskens’ Theory’s Abstract-Print Maxi Dress ($965). You have to own a piece from this collection because Olivier Theyskens is a genius and the piece is absolute perfection, with ruffle detailing and a low back, for the ultimate in sensuality. For a look like Sofia’s, Hervé Léger’s Strapless Essential Dress ($995) is a must. Every woman needs to own something from Léger and you will wear this for the rest of your life. These are both splurges, but you can wear them yearly and when it comes to red carpet events, scrimping is not allowed.

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*Image courtesy of Getty.

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