BAFTA Awards 2014: All the Shtyle and Fashion Flops

Last night saw a plethora of celebs (what's the collective name for a bunch of celebrities - a herd/flock/murder?) trot up the BAFTA Awards red carpet. Hair was coiffed, makeup was spray-gunned and dresses were swished.

And we cast our eyes over the gúnas on display - the good, the confusing and the ohholymarymotherahgod-what-were-you-thinking.

First off we have to give a supermodel-worthy mention to Naomi Campbell. Because she was there. We're not sure exactly why she was there, but - boy - was she there. We'll get to her in (yet) more detail shortly as she falls under our 'confusing' category.


So fashion police uniforms on and let's take a look at those who glammed it up suitably for the occasion.

Bravo to both Jodie Whittaker and Olivia Coleman, who collectively exuded old-school class, especially when compared to their fraught Broadchurch characters.


As for Helena Bonham Carter, it's just really nice to see she didn't just charge through her bottomless Vivienne Westwood wardrobe and tumbled out through a back door in Narnia for a change. I also want those sunglasses.


Laura Whitmore nailed it in a simple, floor length white frock (G'WANTHEIRISHGERRALS!). Her hair and makeup is poifect - no-fuss, minimal and polished.

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Now to the 'confusing' and therefore to Naomi Campbell in full. While this dress was purely made for those with only the best of physiques, we can't help but think it looks like she's about to have open heart surgery, or she got lost on the way to a 'Bodies' exhibition... We do have to applaud the might of that little bit of string there, it's playing an absolute blinder.

And then we have Sheridan Smith. A lot of people have been complaining this morning that people are only showing 'unflattering photos' of Sheridan and therefore not doing her due justice. After locating what can be deemed a nice photo, we can safely say, Sheridan, you pull off the techno skunk hair with aplomb. We're just not sure that you should've teamed it with a dress you'd wear to a lunch meeting that's taking place in an Essex boozer. Now, if she'd worn a nice, long, floaty halterneck number with some chunky jewellery, that would've been stunning.


OK, to Tess Daly. Firstly, have to confess I'm on A LOT of meds at the minute (tonsillitis/ear infection = one major 'infecthead') and the antibiotics I'm on have been known to cause slight hallucinations, but is anyone else seeing hundreds of cockroaches swarming up Tess's dress? If I weren't tripping off me box, the usual summation would be "Tess Daly does the Sugarplum Fairy being done by Beth Lynch".


And for some reason, Alex Jones's dress really wants us to know where her Solar Plexus and her Sacral Chakras are.


One can only assume Jamie is whispering "Louise, love, if you're going to do a Mullet Dress, you need to commit to a Mullet Dress. It's like your hem's about to flatline, or it's been nibbled on by the dog, or you've got it caught in the top of your pop sock - what way are you standing anyway, are your knees broken?"


And, finally, to the 'unfortunately hued.' Yes, Olivia Coleman wore a green dress, but that was Emerald green, and it was an entire dress. Your tie, however, Martin Freeman, looks like you've snozzled down the front of your shirt. Or you've gotten a bit nervous and had a little vom, which you're now holding together with a tie pin. Either way, go for ANY other colour apart from lime/snot green next time.



Whose look did you love? And who needs to go home and have a little think about they've done? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

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