Is Color Blocking Making a Comeback on the Red Carpet?

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The color blocking trend first swept the fashion scenes back in 2011. Red carpets virtually blazed with a rainbow of colors with so many prismatic dresses being worn by fashion patrons. Even average girls embraced the sudden influx of color, with many stepping up their color blocking game and piling on as many vibrant hues as they can put on.

We thought we have seen the last of it, but the dresses we have recently spotted gave us an exciting glimpse of what could be a comeback of this glorious trend.

1. Ashley Madekwe in Roksanda Ilincic

15th Annual Warner Bros and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party

2014 InStyle And Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party ArrivalsAshley Madekwe at the 15th Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards after-party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 12, 2014

‘Revenge’ actress Ashley Madekwe looked like a walking rainbow in this Roksanda Ilincic dress that she wore for the Golden Globe Awards. To amp up the color meter, she added a bright yellow clutch to the ensemble.

2. Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung

Golden Globes Arrivals

Golden Globes ArrivalsSandra Bullock at the 71st Annual Golden Globes at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 12, 2014

You wouldn’t suspect Sandra Bullock of being close to hitting the prime age of 50 in this festive dress. The red carpet regular sported this color-blocked Prabal Gurung creation boasting a sexy plunging neckline and an asymmetrical hem.

3. Sandra Bullock in Alex Perry

Sandra Bullock 25th Annual Palm SpringsSandra Bullock at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California, on January 4, 2014

Earlier this month, Sandra first got a taste of the color blocking trend in this Alex Perry yellow-and-pink lace dress.

4. Michelle Dockery in Prada

65th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsMichelle Dockery at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013

Michelle Dockery shed off her ‘Downton Abbey’ image and went for a sexy but tasteful gown from Prada. The oxblood red combined with a more vibrant shade of red is striking.

5. Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera

Julie BowenJulie Bowen at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on January 12, 2014

‘Modern Family’ actress Julie Bowen chose this vintage-inspired Carolina Herrera frock. The dress has a deep red velvet top that clashed with its purple skirt. It’s an unusual color combination, but the dress definitely worked for her!

We are expecting to see more of this trend as the months grow warmer (we have to get past this bitter winter season first), but if you want to spearhead the comeback of this trend, here are a few dresses to get:

Lisa Perry Crepe Pieces DressLisa Perry Crepe Pieces Dress, $695 at Shopbop

Ostwald Helgason Drop Waist Short Sleeve DressOstwald Helgason Drop-Waist Short-Sleeve Dress, $1,020 at Shopbop

Herve Leger Nolita Colour Block DressHerve Leger Nolita Color-Blocked Dress, $1,527.17 at Farfetch

Roksanda Ilincic Colour Blocked Silk Cotton DressRoksanda Ilincic Color-Blocked Silk Cotton Dress, $1,297.75 at Farfetch

Alberta Ferretti Colour Block Shift DressAlberta Ferretti Color-Blocked Shift Dress, $639.28 at Farfetch

Oscar de la Renta Belted Cloque DressOscar de la Renta Belted Cloque Dress, $2,990 at Farfetch

What do you think, ladies? Are you anticipating the comeback of this trend?

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