BAFTA TV Awards: Red Vs Black

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


The One Shoe host had an interesting split length and I like the way her red dress shows off the smooth skin on her chest and shoulders. A strapless red dress has the ultimate wow factor!

(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:

Entertainment Programme – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Mini-Series – The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Factual Series – Life and Death Row

International – True Detective

News Coverage – Sky News Live at Five’s Ebola reports

Features – Grand Designs

Single Documentary – The Paedophile Hunter

Sport and Live Event – World War One Remembered

Current Affairs – Children on the Frontline: Dispatches

Supporting Actor – Stephen Rea, The Honourable Woman

Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme – The Graham Norton Show

Supporting Actress – Gemma Jones, Marvellous

Special Award – Jeff Pope

Drama Series – Happy Valley

Male in a Comedy – Matt Berry, Toast of London

Specialist Factual – Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Radio Times Award – Sherlock

Female in a Comedy – Jessica Hynes, W1A

Special Award – Clive James

Reality and Constructed Factual – The Island with Bear Grylls

Single Drama – Marvellous

Scripted Comedy – Detectorists

Entertainment Performance – Ant and Dec, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Leading Actress – Georgina Campbell, Murdered By My Boyfriend

Leading Actor – Jason Watkins, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Fellowship – Jon Snow

Love Zoex

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11th May 2015
Written by Zoe Griffin