Critics’ Choice Awards: How to get the red carpet colour blocking look

There was a whole rainbow of fashion on show at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, with a parade of Hollywood’s most stylish stars opting for block colour gowns in brilliant hues.

From ravishing reds and bright blues to luscious lemon and lime, it was hard to pick a favourite when everybody looked so stunning.

Jeanine Mason, left, and Nina Dobrev present the award for best young actor/actress at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards (Chris Pizzello//AP)

Feeling inspired by these colourful creations? Well The good news is that you don’t need a Tinseltown stylist on call to look like an A-lister.

We’ve tracked down five lookalike gowns so you can make like a movie star at your next party.

Here’s how to get the bright and beautiful look on the high street…

Kristen Bell: Royal blue

Kristen Bell was serving glam Nineties vibes with her slinky, strappy blue cobalt Cushnie gown.

Kristen Bell arrives at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards (Jordan Strauss/AP)

ASOS currently has a very similar dress, the cut-out neckline and thigh slit giving it even more sex appeal.


ASOS Design Scuba Maxi Dress with Lace Back Detail

Amandla Stenberg: Burgundy

Amandla Stenberg always gets it right on the red carpet and last night was no exception, the actress showing off a billowing burgundy number by American label Khaite.

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If huge that voluminous silhouette is a bit much for you, this maxi wrap dress comes with delicate puff sleeves and a soft, floaty skirt.


Lulus My Whole Heart Burgundy Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

Connie Britton: Lime green

Connie Britton took a gamble with a colour we don’t often see on the red carpet but it really paid off – she looked beautiful in a custom gown by British brand Galvan.

Connie Britton arrives at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards (Jordan Strauss/AP)

Love this zesty look? You can get a long-sleeved version of Galvan’s Adela dress from My Theresa and it’s now less than half price.


Galvan Adela Sequined Gown, My Theresa

Regina King: Purple

Regina King, who picked up the award for best supporting actress award for If Beale Street Could Talk, looked regal in a glittering purple gown with a Bardot neckline.

Regina King arrives at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards (Jordan Strauss/AP)

We love AX Paris’s similar plum coloured Bardot dress, not least because the ruched waistline and thigh split make it flattering and easy to wear.


AX Paris Plum Bardot Maxi Dress, ASOS

Mandy Moore: white

OK, technically it isn’t on the rainbow spectrum, but we couldn’t leave out Mandy Moore’s masterclass in winter white.

The This is Us actress chose a stunning sequinned gown by Michael Kors, the midriff cut-outs and belt detail giving it a cool modern feel that went perfectly with her paired back hair and drop earrings – and you can do the same with PrettyLittleThing’s textured white maxi dress.


PrettyLittleThing White Metallic Detailed Cut Out Plunge Maxi Dress.

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