Kate Walsh plays off her fiery red hair with pale shades of platinum and timeless silhouettes – whether it be in shimmering Jenny Packham at the 2006 Emmys or delicate Elie Saab at last year’s Golden Globes.
Never content to play it safe in a little black dress, Ellen Pompeo goes all out with edgy, high-end designers – like her futuristic white Versace at the Golden Globes and her jeweled Lanvin at the SAG Awards.
THE LEADING MAN
Stop staring at his McDreamy hair and focus on Patrick Dempsey’s well-tailored suits that play by classic fashion rules. Sleek in a modern long tie for the SAG Awards, he’s still one of the few stars to still wear a bowtie too (at the Emmys with wife Jillian Dempsey).
THE WILD CARD
You never know what you’ll get with Sandra Oh – whether it’s piles of blinged-out necklaces on a frilly Vera Wang at the Emmys or a sweetly feminine Armani lace gown at the SAG Awards. Which way will she go at the Emmys this year?
Sara Ramirez plays up her curves big-time when she hits the red carpet, favoring bold colors and cleavage-enhancing necklines. She’s the lady in red in a Max Azria BCBG gown at the Golden Globes and a hard-to-miss hottie in a strapless Max Azria frock at the SAG Awards.
THE RELUCTANT GENT
Justin Chambers may clean up nicely in his Dolce amp Gabbana tuxedos at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, but he always looks like he’s itching to loosen that tie, untuck his shirt and take his kids (with wife Keisha) to the playground instead.
No fireworks or big surprises here – Chandra Wilson knows what works for her and sticks to it. Pale colors, like this beige Sherri Hill at the Golden Globes, and long hemlines, like this Paula Varsalona satin gown at the SAG Awards, work to elongate the actress’s diminutive stature.
THE FASHION PLATE
From his perma-stubble to his immaculate suits, Eric Dane always looks like he fell out of a fashion spread. No wonder he tries new looks – like skinny ties at the Golden Globes, or maroon-on-black with his Costume National suit at the SAG Awards. The perfect accessory? Wife Rebecca Gayheart.
THE SCREEN SIREN
Taking a page right out of Old Hollywood, Katherine Heigl plays up her statuesque good looks with finger waves, smoky eyes and structured gowns. She went all-out retro in black Escada at the Golden Globes and was a modern goddess in red Kevan Hall at the SAG Awards.