See what looks are sizzling -- and fizzling -- on the red carpet!

By jsoper07
Updated April 18, 2014 09:50 PM
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In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw voluminous skirts, fun shoes and a pair of pants that are super-hot — perhaps too hot for the upcoming warmer temperatures.

Up: Cupcake (or Tulip) Skirts. This trend has us thinking about a very popular Sir Mix-A-Lot song (and we cannot lie)! And it also seems very Easter-appropriate, given its name association with sweets and flowers. The lower half of Emmy Rossum’s KaufmanFranco design (left) has a perfect tulip shape, accentuating her toned, tanned legs (and we love the Reese + Riley blazer she topped it with). Chrissy Teigen looked like the top of a cupcake in her Ulyana Sergeenko full-skirted mini, while Jessica Alba looked equally buoyant in her Kenzo bottom. This is a great style for showing of those summer stems, so we can be sure that other stars will be sporting similar looks.

Up: Strappy Sandals. As one editor said to another in an e-mail earlier, “Down with nude pumps!” We were so delighted to see some of our favorite celebs taking full advantage of the warmer weather by rocking some fun new (open-toed!) designs. Solange Knowles (center) opted for some citrusy Jimmy Choo heels to complete her head-to-toe tangerine look. Christina Hendricks and Shailene Woodley also choose some gladiator-inspired heels that we hope will be taking the place of winter’s snoozy neutral pumps.

Down: Leather Pants. No, this doesn’t mean that the fabric is going away entirely (you can breath now), but you probably won’t see Jaime Pressly’s black skinnies (right) for a while. What you can expect to see are warm weather leathers in the form of skirts, tops and jackets over dresses.

–John Soper