13 SAG Awards Dresses That Were Instant Red Carpet Home Runs

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Mila Kunis arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The SAG Awards fall somewhere in between the Oscars and the People's Choice Awards in terms of fashion; some stars pull out all the stops for a full-on glamorous look, while others struggle to find the happy medium between ball gown and beach sarong. However, over the years a few of our favorite female celebrities went beyond our wildest couture dreams in garments that gave new meaning to the word "glamour." We sat down to think about the dresses that have given us goosebumps on SAG red carpets past, and these 13 celebrity looks came to mind immediately. In a word: Unforgettable.

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Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

Jessica Chastain’s red ruched gown by Alexander McQueen was one bombshell of a number, garnering praise from fashion critics and fans alike at the 2013 SAG awards.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Though the Hunger Games actress has worn far bolder styles since, Jennifer Lawrence’s navy strapless Christian Dior gown at the 2013 ceremony was a timelessly elegant piece. 

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Ellen Pompeo in Nina Ricci

The Grey’s Anatomy actress glowed in a sweetheart neckline silver Nina Ricci gown at the 2011 SAG Awards. Pompeo reportedly first discovered the dress in an issue of Vogue and immediately fell in love with the sleek style.

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Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen

Emma Stone’s beautifully pleated strapless midi Alexander McQueen dress with embellished bodice struck the right note between refined and playful at the 2012 SAG Awards.   

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Kerry Washington in Rodarte

The Scandal actress stunned in a gorgeous white Rodarte design with embroidered bodice and lace accents at the 2013 SAG Awards.

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Anne Hathaway in Giambattista Valli

Hathaway’s peekaboo Giambatttista Valli looked a little bit Hepburn and very haute couture thanks to a sweet illusion neckline and a tulle overskirt, which disguised the beaded mini underneath. She wore this dress in 2013.

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Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen

Mila Kunis’s diaphanous Alexander McQueen gown of swirling red, nude and black chiffon was a dreamy sensation on the SAG red carpet in 2011.

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Natalie Portman in Azzaro

A pregnant Natalie Portman looked angelic in a white embellished Azzaro gown in 2010.

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Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Diane Kruger’s draped Jason Wu gown was utterly exquisite on the SAG red carpet in 2010. Wu designed the saffron-colored gown specifically for Kruger, who accented the look with an armful of bangles and a stunning pair of Harry Winston drop earrings.

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Freida Pinto in Marchesa

Freida Pinto’s draped lavender Marchesa gown was the definition of a timeless classic when she wore it to the festivities in 2009: simple, stunning, and utterly feminine.

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Debra Messing in Oscar de la Renta

Debra Messing’s brilliant embellished Oscar de la Renta gown kept all eyes on her at the 2008 SAG red carpet. Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe helped Messing select the dazzling number.

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Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

Sophia Vergara’s curve-hugging fuchsia Marchesa dress rocked the red carpet of the the 2012 SAG awards.

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Joy Bryant in Valentino

Joy Bryant was resplendent in a crimson Valentino gown at the awards show in 2007.

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