Julianne Moore is one of those celebrities who can do no wrong on the red carpet. Hello, the woman made light-up heels look amazing. She takes fashion risks and they almost always pay off. Even when she wears something that, in theory, sounds like it just shouldn’t work, she ends up making it look mind-blowing. Julianne manages to set herself apart from the standard sequined gowns without her outfits ever coming off as gimmicky or attention-seeking.
Take a look at the times Julianne Moore took fashion risks and they paid off:
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 UK Premiere, 2015
You wear one too many ruffles and you are either compared to a creepy doll or people will say that you are wearing your Victorian nightgown outside. Julianne’s look showed that there is no such thing as too many ruffles. The shorter hemline and black heels balance out the volume.
2. Cannes Opening Ceremony, 2015
The general rule of thumb is that if you have one statement piece, you keep the rest of your outfit simple. Julianne’s shimmery gray gown would have been enough to turn heads. However, she umped the drama with a feathered jacket and green chandelier earrings. It is a lot of look but when you are at Cannes, you go big or go home.
3. Blindness Cannes Film Festival Premiere, 2008
You might think that Julianne has only recently upped her fashion game, but she was doing it seven years earlier at Cannes. Pale yellow can be a unflattering color. Plus, this dress has whimsical details like the floral touches on the shoulders and embellished waistband. This could have looked very wrong but Julianne makes it look so right.
4. Golden Globe Awards, 2012
Peplums are a common sight on the red carpet now, but when Julianne wore this dress in 2012, they were just starting to gain popularity. Most people stick with smaller ones around the waist, but Julianne chose one that extended passed her hips, and her skirt had ruffles that echoed it. This could have potentially been very unflattering, but the proportions are perfect.
5. Mr. Turner Premiere, 2014
If you were wearing this black, gray and white patterned skirt, you would probably choose something low-key for your top, like a tank in a coordinating color. That isn’t something Julianne would do. She contrasted the look with a burgundy leather top. And she went braless too.
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6. 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, 2012
Yellow is one of those colors that people don’t wear a lot. If they do, they especially do not wear it head-to-toe. Julianne isn’t like most people. She wore a yellow long-sleeved maxi dress. It was a lot of color but she stood out on the red carpet for the right reasons, no fancy jewels necessary.
7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Premiere, 2015
Green suits redheads, but sometimes they avoid wearing it so they won’t get the “you look like Christmas” comments. Julianne didn’t care what anyone would say. She wore a shimmery jade green outfit that looked gorgeous with her coloring. She also pulled off this layered skirt look.
8. Golden Globe Awards, 2011
Bright pink is one of those colors that a lot of celebrities shy away from for fear it will come across as juvenile. No one wants to be told they’re dressing up like Barbie. Not only did Julianne work this eye-catching pink dress but she pulled off the one-sleeve silhouette with built-in collar necklace.
9. Met Gala, 2007
The Met Gala is when celebrities always put on their fanciest, most dramatic outfits. Julianne ditched the formal gown for this tuxedo dress and black tights. This is a look we are just starting to see more of the red carpet now, so for her to do it and make it look good eight years earlier shows Julianne knows what she is doing.
10. Golden Globe Awards, 2015
When you look at different photos of Julianne, the question you will keep asking yourself is, “How come this outfit doesn’t look like too much on her?” Here, Julianne is wearing a sequined dress with a gradient color palette and feathers. The dress could have ended up wearing her but you notice her first and the dress second.
11. Map to the Stars Cannes Photocall, 2014
Here is your proof that Julianne’s silver sequined and feathered dress looking so good wasn’t a miracle. She did it before with this opal-colors dress. And this one has pockets and ribbing. There really isn’t a dress on this planet that Julianne doesn’t make look good.
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