School of frock: Beyond the A-listers

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A-listers, move over. Krysten 'Jessica Jones' Ritter kicks off the new year by showing off her other superpower: red carpet dominance.

KEKE PALMER

FOX Winter TCA 2016 All-Star Party in Los Angeles

Top: House Of CB

Pants: Manokhi

Shoes: Area Studio

Everything from the waist up is acceptable, but I'll have nightmares about those monstrous leather pants and buckle mules for weeks.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN

FOX Winter TCA 2016 All-Star Party in Los Angeles

Jumpsuit: Not known

It's obvious Jepsen has neither a mirror nor a friend because a shapeless sheer onesie is possibly the stupidest-looking fashion invention after flatforms.

KRYSTEN RITTER

Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles

Gown: Zuhair Murad

Clutch: Jimmy Choo

She's getting the name, the fame and now the red carpet game. Ritter's star is on the rise, thanks to her hit TV series Jessica Jones, so fortunately she's starting to dress like one. This plunging burgundy crystal embroidered number is perfection.

LUCY LIU

Premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 in Los Angeles

Dress: Self-Portrait

Shoes: Neil J Rodgers

We've seen incarnations of this black crochet mesh LBD a hundred times before, but Liu's sassiness elevates it to another level.

JUNO TEMPLE

Premiere of Vinyl in New York City

Gown: Saint Laurent

She deserves a tiara all right because I'm crowning her "Miss Disco Queen gone off her meds".

MOST IMPROVED

LESLIE MANN

One designer, two extreme results. This paritcular shade of dusty-rose pink screams bridesmaid and the loose blouson fit of the top gives the illusion of low-hanging boobs, so that's an instant miss. But it's also Lhuillier that allows Mann to find redemption - and a hit.

The flirty ballerina-style strapless black-and-white ombre frock is something every girl should have in her closet.

Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Jan 10

Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, Jan 17

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Shoes: Christian Louboutin


This article was first published on Jan 25, 2016.
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