Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Emmys 2012 Red Carpet Trends - Burgundy

Burgundy has made its return from the style wilderness in recent times. Our first introduction to it was in the form of lipsticks coming through in deep shades of plum and wine. Much like red burgundy comes in a number of shades with different undertones.

Tina Fey was a standout in a Vivienne Westwood fitted gown. With it's purple undertones the dress was striking hugging her figure in all the right places. She kept her makeup neutral and jewelry minimal as the ebroidered detail across her bust was just enough "showiness". We love this sexy take on burgundy.

Jena Malone was another knockout in her deep wine colored J. Mendel gown with draping and sky high split. We love this look because it reminds us of a gladiator goddess. She kept that theme going with her metallic cuff heels. Overall the look is strong and effortless at the same time.

Mayiam Bailik wore a custom Pamella Rolland gown. We love the color, we love the gathered detail at the waist, we love the sheer long sleeves but paired with the fussy cowl neck we feel it is more suited to a woman 30 years her senior. Perhaps Dame Judy Dench? This dress cried out for a little bit of skin. Changing that neckline to a v would have changed this look completely and instead of nanna couture this look would have been Old Hollywood Glamour.

Funny woman Julia Louise Dreyfuss was a head turner in a custom Vera Wang. We love the tulle wrapping and peek a boo bustier. This dress is simple perfection.

So what have we learned about burgundy? It's not only a good color for wine and lipsticks. It does tend to draw the over 30's crowd but this color is rich and warm and can be modern if the details are kept simple and striking. A great alternative to red that can sometimes be too over the top or daring look to burgundy for something sexy and mysterious.

R&M @ GoS


  1. Mayim Bialik's religious beliefs require that she not show "more skin." I think she shows that you don't have to wear skimpy clothing to look gorgeous. She is a "girl of substance," if you ask me.

    1. Thank you for pointing that out. I still wish the dress had a simpler neckline so we could focus on the other details. She does however look beautiful, even more so for maintaining her modesty! :)