I recently went through the same style preparations that the stars did for the BAFTA TV Fashion Awards, following the way they select their tans, make-up, dress and jewellery and it took a long time! (Read a recap of that experience here). But because I did it, I couldn’t wait to see how the celebs would do it on the night, especially when it came to colours of dresses.
Interestingly, a lot of the TV stars chose a red dress, just like I did when I visited the Bafta Style suite at London’s Corinthia Hotel. But the same amount chose black, which meant that those in paler colours really stood out. I have a full list of the award winners from the most prestigious event in the TV calendar at the end of this blog post, but first let’s look at the winners in the style stakes.
(1) Lucy Mecklenburgh and Louis Smith
The ex TOWIE star, who met Louis on the set of BBC 1 show Tumble, looked sophisticated in her red dress. They make such a cute couple, don’t you think?
(2) Rochelle Humes
Very designer Rochelle looked spectacular in her black maxi dress with mesh detail. She really made an effort to steal the red carpet and that’s just what she did! The way it’s all cut out really reminds me of the dresses Beyonce and Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Ball Gala. This is one A’list dress.
(3) Alex Jones
(4) Brooke Vincent
Brooke’s simple black maxi dress shows that black can be attention grabbing if you wear it with attitude. The simplicity reminds me of the Lipsy Michelle Keegan thick and thin maxi dress.
(5) Jenni Falconer
This Morning presenter Jenni Falconer also went for a strapless red dress that showed off her athletic figure. The fact that she’s kept it simple shows she’s a confident and beautiful woman.
(6) Davina McCall
Davina shook things up by wearing a trouser suit. She pulls it off too. Go, Davina!
(7) Jessica Wright
Jessica wore a dress from her own collection, which is actually available at Very. It’s the Jessica Wright Natalie monochrome maxi dress and the white colour is ideal for enhancing skin tones while the black panels have a slimming effect. I love it.
(8) Lydia Rose Bright
The stars that didn’t wear black or red opted for nudes and creams. I have to say that Lydia Bright did well in her cream maxi dress. This could almost be re-used as a wedding dress if she gets married to on-off boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Argent.
(9) Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore’s beige maxi dress looked like it was vintage. It’s a lot more conservative that what she normally wears but the beautiful fabric really stood out.
(10) Millie Mackintosh
Millie’s dress had beautiful lace detail which started on top and then snaked off down the side. For an easier way to start with this look, I think the South crochet panel maxi dress is similar.
(11) Michelle Keegan
Finally, Michelle Keegan completely bucked the trend by wearing a green dress. She was criticised by the style mags as it was creased at the back from where she sat in the taxi, but I think they are unnecessarily harsh as the green colour was gorgeous. What do you think? Very has some mint dresses like the Definitions lace skater prom dress.
And my final question is did you prefer the black or red or others?
Now the winners are: