Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Joining Charlize Theron at the POLITCO table, Eva Longoria attended the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday evening.

In one of the evening’s rare cocktail-length dresses, Eva showed off her petite frame wearing a Marchesa Fall 2012 dress.

With a high collar, brocade pattern and strong architectural skirt, a dress of this nature could easily overpower Eva’s 5’0” height, but the actress completely works it.

An elegant updo gives off an illusion of height, as well as an extra dose of sophistication.

It’s a shame that I feel I can’t give Eva a genuine compliment as she ruins the look with Brian Atwood black pumps.

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Despite matching the red carpet, no one could miss Elizabeth Banks at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, held on Saturday night at the Washington Hilton.

The ‘Hunger Games’ actress seems to still be embracing her character, Effie Trinket’s love for bright colour on the red carpet. No complaints here.

On this occasion, Elizabeth opted for a bright-red Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 dress.

The otherwise basic strapless column gown boasts a pleated peplum which narrows her waist.

Elizabeth accessorized her dress with a selection of gold cuff bracelet, gold hooped earrings, plus a Lara Bohnic black-and-gold clutch.

A tousled updo and a crimson lip colour completed her bombshell look.

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Ginnifer Goodwin attended the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday evening.

The ‘Once Upon A Time’ actress wore a dress from the H&M Red Carpet Conscious Collection.

Her light-grey dress made of silk and organic cotton features a sleeveless bodice and voluminous skirt with asymmetrical raw-edge ruffles.

Separating the textured bodice from the ruffled skirt, Ginnifer accessorized with a black leather belt, plus Bulgari jewels and a Stark black-and-gold ‘Seductress’ clutch embellished with crystals.

Flawless hair and makeup including a red pout completed the look.

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Charlize Theron also attended Saturday evening’s 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton.

The South African beauty wore a black Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2012 gown which Charlize layered with a nude lining.

She did flash some skin, however, as the dress had an open back.

Manolo Blanhik heels and a Judith Leiber clutch accessorize the look.

With a severely pulled-back bun, this look is lacking one pop of colour – pink lips or emerald earrings may have done the trick.

What do you think?

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Claire Danes seemed to take her invitation to the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday evening, to heart when it came to picking out a dress.

The star of ‘Homeland’, which President Barack Obama has previously admitted is his favourite television show, wore a white Vivienne Westwood satin dress with an asymmetrical halter neckline.

Known for her unfailing devotion to classic tailored silhouettes, this is quite a departure for Claire – but in the wrong direction, unfortunately.

Paired with bright red lipstick, her white satin halter bears an unfortunate resemblance to Marilyn Monroe.

Perhaps if she had taken the time to style her hair, this look would have seemed at least a bit more pulled together overall.

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Reese Witherspoon walked the red carpet before heading inside at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday evening, held at the Washington Hilton.

The pregnant actress concealed her barely-there bump wearing a black Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 gown with an asymmetrical neckline and keyhole detailing.

Gorgeous light-blue Irene Neuwirth jewels, including drop earrings and a large cocktail ring, help to bring out Reese’s baby blue eyes.

A ‘40’s inspired ‘do and natural makeup complete the look.

Hopefully Reese has more red-carpet maternity-glam looks for us in the future. She looks amazing and was easily one of the best of the night.

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