Celebrity Style: How to Wear a Collared Dress

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We previously did a feature on collared dresses as worn by several fashionable street-style bloggers. While the collared dress is a favorite for daily wear, it is also commonly worn to red carpet events.

We rounded up 5 of our favorite red carpet looks featuring this much-coveted dress style.

1. Hayley Atwell in Jasper Conran

Hayley AtwellHayley Atwell at the 2013 Moet British Independent Film Awards held at Old Billingsgate Market in London on December 8, 2013

You need not garb yourself in heavily embellished and sparkly frocks to gain attention at red carpet events. Sometimes, simple silhouettes and clean monochromatic palettes draw attention quite as successfully. An example is Hayley Atwell’s dress for the Moet British Independent Film Awards. The 31-year-old British actress wore a collared Jasper Conran gown. The contrast of the white collar against the black floor-length gown made this look a tad more interesting.

2. Jena Malone in Valentino

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the hunger games nyJena Malone at a special screening of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ presented by Lionsgate held at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City, New York, on November 20, 2013

Jena Malone, who played Johanna Mason in the latest installment of ‘The Hunger Games’ series, wore a bicolored Valentino dress at the movie’s New York screening. It was a successful look for the actress, from her sophisticated coif down to her Casadei Mohawk gray pumps. The addition of the collar gave this dress a sweet old-school appeal.

3. Emma Stone in Valentino

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Emma StoneEmma Stone at ELLE’s 19th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration held at Four Seasons Hotel in California on October 15, 2012

One of the first to try out the collared dress trend on the red carpet (or, in this case, the gray carpet) was Emma Stone. She was a vision in a pink Valentino dress that she paired with houndstooth-printed Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and a black clutch.

4. Rosamund Pike in Victoria Beckham

World premiere of The World's EndRosamund Pike at the world premiere of ‘The World’s End’ held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London on October 6, 2013

It’s not all vintage glamor for collared dresses. There are also modern takes to it. One chic example is Rosamund Pike’s Victoria Beckham dress at the world premiere of ‘The World’s End’. The dress embodies what they say about contrasting elements. The  demure silhouette was made more modern with its see-through details. The actress wore it with a pair of Elie Saab T-strap sandals.

5. Brit Marling in Valentino

Brit MarlingBrit Marling at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach in California on February 23, 2013

Another Valentino collared dress fan here. Brit Marling chose this beautiful embroidered overlay frock from the said fashion house. A dress like this doesn’t even need too much accessorizing. Brit went for a pared-down styling, choosing only a chignon for her hairdo and a pair of printed pumps for her footwear.

We are still seeing the collared dress trend everywhere, so it’s not too late to give it a try. Below are some dresses to add to your wardrobe.

3 1 Phillip Lim Tuxedo Dress3.1 Phillip Lim Tuxedo Dress, $850 at Farfetch

Stella McCartney Long Sleeve Shirt DressStella McCartney Long-Sleeve Shirt Dress, $1,150 at Farfetch

Carven Shirt DressCarven Shirt Dress, $880 at Farfetch

Carven Contrast Collar DressCarven Contrast-Collar Dress, $650.58 at Farfetch

Valentino Lace Collar DressValentino Lace-Collar Dress, $1,765.83 at Farfetch

Olympia Le-Tan Frantz DressOlympia Le-Tan Frantz Dress, $2,915 at Farfetch

Valentino Contrasting Collar DressValentino Contrasting-Collar Dress, $4,092.99 at Farfetch

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