SAG Awards 2013 Fashion: Award Season Recessionista Style

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White by Vera Wang One Shoulder Satin Dress with Asymmetrical Skirt, $168 on the far left offers the look for less for a elegant Midnight Blue gown.

Last night’s Screen Actor’s Guild awards was a TV ratings bonaza.  TNT reports that the show drew a record total of 5.2 million viewers.  Social media networks were deluged as viewers shared their thoughts on the fashion, the red carpet and oh yeah, the awards themselves.  Over 80,000 Tweets were generated yesterday with the hashtag #SAGAwards as social media mavens discussed everything from the gowns to the strange mannerisms of  Giuliana Rancic, to their love for honoree  (and new Twitter user) Dick Van Dyke. To me, it seemed that viewers are more caught up in watching the celebrities than finding out which films and TV shows are honored with acting awards.

There were some amazing gowns on the red carpet last night. Some of my favorites were Naomi Watts in Marchessa and Kerry Washington in Rodarte.  Jennifer Lawrence’s tiered Dior gown seemed to rip when she walked to the stage, but it looked like the tier of one of her dress layers merely road up, revealing the thin fabric beneath, and then falling back into place.  Not exactly the look , er wardrobe malfunction, that you expect from a custom Dior gown.

Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried and Nicole Kidman all wore gorgeous midnight blue (navy) gowns for the awards.  If you like that look, check out White by Vera Wang’s One Shoulder Satin Dress with Asymmetrical Skirt for $168. White by Vera Wang is available exclusively at  David’s Bridal.

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The look for less, White by Vera Wang on the left and Anne Hathaway at SAGAwards in couture.

Another look for less from the SAG Awards was the Bobbin Net Dress with Illusion Neckline worn by Anne Hathaway.  Anne wore a Giambattista Valli with the Illusion Neckline in black.  The White by Vera Wang Illusion Neckline cocktail dress,  retails $168.  The skirt is not sheer, making it a bit more practical for everyday wear.

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Kelly Osbourne in Jenny Packham along side a JS Collections gown priced at $310.00

One of my favorite award season designers has been Jenny Packham.   Kelly Osbourne looked elegant at the SAG Awards in a Jenny Packham gown.   JS Collections sells a similar dress for about $310.00 at stores like Nordstroms.   The JS dress doesn’t have all the vintage type details around the neckline, but it’s very elegant and comfortable looking with its loose fit.

What do you think readers? Any favorites from last night’s red carpet?


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.