While many stars collaborate with stylists for months to map out their red carpet wardrobes, Bryce Dallas Howard has a very different approach. The actress either heads to her local department store or orders her gowns online. And she stayed true to that method at Sunday’s Critics Choice Awards, wearing a $240 Topshop dress she purchased herself.
Howard teamed the gown with colorful Irene Neuwirth earrings and an “inspired” stegosaurus ponytail courtesy Christian Wood.
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She’s crafted her own red carpet dressing rules, calling out sizing stereotypes that exist in the industry.
“When you’re not ‘sample’ size, or when you don’t have a direct relationship with a designer, or if you don’t have a lot of notice, those types of size 6 dresses just aren’t that available that much,” Howard shared earlier this year. “So, what I found is that if something is sort of last-minute, or I don’t have a good relationship with a place, then I go to Neiman’s, or I get something online,” she shared, adding, “I like having lots of options for a size six as opposed to maybe one option.”
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