Kate Ritchie: The former child actress is now with child, showcasing her baby bump on the red carpet wearing a deep-plum off-the-shoulder gown by her favourite designer: Steven Khalil. Featuring a thigh-high slit and dramatic train, the actress styled her maternity red carpet look with a gold clutch and maroon pumps.
Jennifer Hawkins: Working a sexier look, the starlet wore a white Toni Maticevski two-piece featuring an off-the-shoulder crop top and a high-waist maxi skirt which was cut, twisted and embellished, creating a directional look. Beach waves and a gold cuff completed her look.
Asher Keddie: Usually my favourite at this event, I’m not sure Asher is pulling off this edgier piece by J’Aton Couture. The leather and sheer dress embroidered with a beautiful pattern isn’t the issue; it’s more the lacklustre hair and makeup. Such a bold look deserved more effort.
Jesinta Campbell: The most breathtaking of the night goes to Jesinta in her Steven Khalil long-sleeved white gown. Although the look feels quite heavy, the style and tailoring set this look apart from a lot of the looks that featured on this red carpet.
Natalie Bassingthwaighte: The X Factor Australia judge stepped out in a gorgeous lilac creation by Bei Na Wei which was cut asymmetrically to flaunt her toned physique without revealing too much. A bold red lip and finger-wave retro ‘do enlivened this look, along with her Bensimon diamond jewels and metallic Saint Laurent clutch, which I wish was much smaller. I’m not a fan of the nude Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps; like the clutch, the dress needed metallic footwear.
Carrie Bickmore: The presenter gave us the Carrie Underwood moment of this event, wearing a spectacular Paolo Sebastian gown with an intricate lace-embellished short-sleeved top and dramatic ball skirt accented with a metal waistband.
Paula Abdul: Providing the most sparkle on this red carpet, the singer wore a dazzling pink embellished long-sleeved Steven Khalil gown with a chic updo. This is the best she has looked in a long while.
Jessica Marais: The actress wore a high-shine J’Aton Couture off-the-shoulder shimmering silver gown with beaded detailing on the bodice and cuffs styled with a matching clutch. If I could change two things about this look it would be the pumps – which draw attention away from the frock as they don’t complement it very well – and that neck piece.
Kate Peck: Like Natalie, Kate also opted for an asymmetrical look. Kate’s Arthur Galan AG look had a lot more bite with its dramatic black and white stripes.
Sonia Kruger: The TV presenter wore an embellished red lace Alex Perry one-sleeve gown which is fitted at the bodice before fanning out into a flowing train. Styled with a matching clutch and neutral makeup, this is yet another winning look from this red carpet.
Laura Dundovic: Working a strapless central-slit Aurelio Costarella chartreuse gown, I like the model’s styling of the look; however, I am not a fan of the red lip with this look.
Lauren Phillips: The TV presenter also wore an Aurelio Costarella design with a central slit. Her white halter design featured an embellished neckline, which she showcased with her hair swept up into a ponytail.