Style Icon: Jennifer Lawrence

We all know I love Jennifer Lawrence. And so does the rest of the world apparently. The media has been inundated with articles about why women love Jennifer Lawrence and hate Anne Hathaway. I’m not getting involved with any of that. I just want to look at some pretty clothes she’s worn.

Wearing Calvin Klein at the 2011 Academy Awards.

Wearing Calvin Klein at the 2011 Academy Awards.

This was one of the first dresses that got Lawrence noticed on the red carpet – but when you’re Oscar-nominate you’re going to be noticed anyway really. She was praised for her elegant choice. Calvin Klein is known for simply cut beautiful dresses and this is no different. The dress is perfectly shaped, floor length with a slightly scooped neckline; but not overly revealing. The colour is beautiful and she has next to no accessories to clutter the look. Everything is simple, classic and elegant.

Wearing Calvin Klein at the Vanity Fair Party after the 2013 Academy Awards.

Wearing Calvin Klein at the Vanity Fair Party after the 2013 Academy Awards.

So you win an Oscar and have to change for the Vanity Fair after party? Why not go back to Calvin Klein for a simple dress. Well, simple in cut. Not in fabric or effect. The dress is the perfect shape for her and she’s kept the rest of the look simple to compensate for the silver fabric. It’s one of my favourite Lawrence dresses.

Wearing Lanvin at the Weinstein Company Academy Award Party in 2013.

Wearing Lanvin at the Weinstein Company Academy Award Party in 2013.

This is another great look for Lawrence. Of course I’m going to love it – it’s tailoring with an edge. The sleeveless tuxedo jacket worn on its own is sexy without being fitted. The trousers are slim tailored and work well to balance out the jacket – I’m glad they’re not super skinny though. The one white lapel is brilliantly done and adds a great flash of contrast, especially with only one lapel.

Wearing Roland Mouret at the Vanity Fair Hollywood Party in 2013.

Wearing Roland Mouret at the Vanity Fair Hollywood Party in 2013.

This monochrome dress is a brilliant example of Mouret’s talent as a designer. His dresses stand out with the simplest of design shaping. Interesting asymmetrical lines, pointed darts, beautiful draping. The dress fits her perfectly and, as with the earlier outfits, she keeps her accessories basic and undistracting.

Wearing Valentino for The Hollywood Reporter Nominee Party in 2013.

Wearing Valentino for The Hollywood Reporter Nominee Party in 2013.

The high level of embellishment on this dress contrasts greatly with the other dresses. The neckline is also much sexier than the others, but the midi-length and wide skirt balance it all. Again we have little to no accessories because what could compare to that dress?

Wearing L'Wren Scott at the 2011 Critics' Choice Awards.

Wearing L’Wren Scott at the 2011 Critics’ Choice Awards.

To celebrate her Best Actress nomination for Winter’s Bone, Lawrence upped the glamour. (This was before the Oscars so we have glitz before classic.) The dress is top-to-toe sequins with a dip-dye effect for the hem. But the cut of the dress is fairly conservative, particularly the midi-length. Yet again, simple to no accessories.

Wearing Dior at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Wearing Dior at the 2013 Academy Awards.

I think I was having Internet problems or the like for the Oscars this year so I didn’t rave about Lawrence’s dress. I mean, it’s not my favourite from the red carpet but I am a fan. The drama of this dress is all about the skirt – from the hip line the amount of fabric and the flare is incredible. The bodice is very simply shaped and the pale colour means that the skirt structure isn’t too overpowering. Another example of simple accessories – a very fine necklace that hangs at Lawrence’s back rather than at the front.

'The Hunger Games' Cast at LA Premiere

‘The Hunger Games’ Cast at LA Premiere

Wearing Prabal Gurung at the LA Premiere of 'The Hunger Games'  in March 2012.

Wearing Prabal Gurung at the LA Premiere of ‘The Hunger Games’ in March 2012.

Lots of gold. So much gold. This is one of the most revealing dresses that Lawrence has worn. The side cut outs leading to the near backless back. Then there’s the dress that is close fitting until just at the hip when the skirt flares out. The texture of the fabric means that your eye is quite distracted but you can see the various seams that allow the dress to flow the way it does if you look closely enough!

Wearing Ralph Lauren at the London Premiere of 'The Hunger Games' in March 2012.

Wearing Ralph Lauren at the London Premiere of ‘The Hunger Games’ in March 2012.

More gold. But this one is a little more restrained, despite looking like gold crocodile texture, because the gold is a lighter tone and the dress shape is simpler. The front neckline is similar to the halter-neck of the previous gold dress but that is where the similarities end. The floor length straight shape is great with a black belt just to emphasise the waist. Effortless.

Wearing Tom Ford at the Paris Premiere of 'The Hunger Games' in March 2012.

Wearing Tom Ford at the Paris Premiere of ‘The Hunger Games’ in March 2012.

Another sexy dress. When you see the back. From the front this looks just like a basic little black dress with a gold zip feature on the left side. Then you see the back. The non-existent “zipped” back. But this is balanced with the full-length sleeves, the completely covered up front and below knee-length skirt.

Wearing Christian Dior

Wearing Christian Dior at
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Cannes Film Festival Party in May
2013.

A plain white dress with some embroidery detail at the waist? I love it. And worn with neon pink heels. I don’t really have anything else to add. (Well, maybe the dress could’ve been a little shorter – embrace the youth!)

Wearing Christian Dior

Wearing Christian Dior at
the ‘Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)’ Premiere at the
Cannes Film Festival in May 2013.

More Dior (as Lawrence is the face of Dior). And this dress is clearly from the same collection as the previous dress – the waist feature is the main hint. It is another fairly simply structured dress. It is beautiful but it might be nice for Lawrence to take some more risks. Let’s hope she goes for broke for the Catching Fire promotional tour. S x

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