I’d want to hit the red carpet in something I won’t regret wearing in five years… or the next morning. And how could a girl go wrong in this flattering, mermaid-cut Vera Wang gown? Plus, Jennifer Lawrence and Amanda Seyfried (a.k.a. two of my favorite actresses) looked breathtaking in their timeless navy gowns during last month’s SAG Awards, so my choice of hue is pretty foolproof. I’d finish off my look with strappy sandals, standout baubles, and a gleaming silver metallic clutch. Now if only I could manage to score a coveted invite!
Vera Wang printed strapless ruched mermaid gown ($1995, neimanmarcus.com), Sutra metallic canvas clutch ($325, dvf.com), Janene Poglsu black pump ($139, vincecamuto.com), hematite-tone jet and black diamond crystal necklace ($38.50, macys.com), onyx and diamond statement ring ($550, macys.com), Bobbi Brown lip color in Hollywood Red ($24, nordstrom.com).