Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Carey Mulligan attended the 2010 British Independent Film Awards back in December in this gorgeous bright red Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 dress.

The dress which hits just below the knee features a matching ribbon to cinch in the waist and a ruffled corsage detail on the top.

Carey paired her look with a poppy-printed Roger Vivier clutch and black peep-toe shoes and wore her hair in a sophisticated tousled up-do. She kept her makeup minimal but added some impact with her strong darker eyebrows.

Molly Sims chose the same dress to wear to World Ocean Day 2011 event in New York last month.

She opted to pair her outfit with a mini black clutch and nude slingback heels, showcasing her matching red pedicure. Molly wore her hair down and wavy and her makeup fresh, glowing and summery.

This was tough to decide because both women look incredibly chic in the dress.

Even though I much prefer Carey’s choice of clutch, I love the nude shoes so Molly wins for me.

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Carey Mulligan attended the after-party following her performance of ‘Through A Glass Darkly’ on the opening night at the Chinatown Brasserie in New York City last night.

She opted for a simple Prada Resort 2011 dress with a beautiful floral print, but the rest of her look is a total disaster.

Let’s start with the hair.

Granted she just came off stage from a grueling performance, so maybe there wasn’t anywhere to wash and blow-dry her hair, but a comb and a hair band were clearly needed to pull her hair off her face so it didn’t look so dirty and greasy.

Now let’s move onto the shoes.

We first got at look at these brown suede Christian Louboutin hooves at the 2010 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

Why were they not burned then?

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Carey Mulligan selected look from Peter Pilotto’s Spring 2011 collection to wear to the Los Angeles Times ‘Young Hollywood’ Roundtable event back in November.

The darling young actress wore a slightly modified version of the dreamy chiffon dress, as her version features a shorter, fully printed lower half.

Carey kept things simple and only added a pair of blue satin peep-toe heels to her look. She wore her makeup light and wore her hair in a loosely pulled back bun.

Last week Samantha Cameron also wore the same modified version of the dress to meet President Obama and wife Michelle Obama on the steps of 10 Downing Street.

Also keeping her look minimal, Samantha added a pair of grey platform heels to the dress. She wore her down and straight and kept her makeup light.

Although both women look great in the dress, I’m voting for Carey on this one.

I love her cool but casual hairstyle and think the dress suits her eclectic style more. She brings a bit more attitude to the look than Samantha.

There was a time when Carey Mulligan wore Prada religiously, but she kicked her Prada habit to explore other designers towards the end of last year.

This weekend she returned to her favourite brand when she received the ‘Breakthrough Performance Award’ at the 2011 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala.

Sporting platinum blonde hair she teamed her eggplant textured metallic Prada belted dress with black patent YSL heels, and a Cartier white gold and diamond ring.

Carey had often been quoted as saying that she loves Prada because the cut flatters her pear shaped figure.

This dress is the perfect example of that as the bodice is fitted with a belt to cinch in the waist and the loose skirt skims her hips.

I think this is the perfect look for Carey, but let’s hope she steps out of her comfort zone during Awards Season and gives us some jaw-dropping moments.

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After looking back on Carey Mulligan’s red carpet looks of 2010, I decided that it wasn’t as bad as I had originally assumed.

She had the odd look which would age her quite drastically, but she got into the swing of things towards the latter part of the year after the pressure of Awards season was over.

Carey went from appearing on ‘Who Wore It Better?’ polls with Anna Wintour, to wearing fresh young labels such as Prabal Gurung and Preen.

She also looked gorgeous wearing Elie Saab and what appeared to be her favourite label – Vionnet.

Runner up: Emily Blunt

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