Anna Kendrick vs. Nina Dobrev: Who wore Elie Saab best on the red carpet?

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RIGHT: Photography by Amanda Edwards/WireImage LEFT: Photography by Kris Connor/GettyImages
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Right: Photography by Amanda Edwards/WireImage. Left: Photography by Kris Connor/GettyImages

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Elie Saab was a red carpet favourite this past weekend, with stars from coast to coast favouring colourful numbers from the Lebanese designer. It was hard to miss Anna Kendrick and Nina Dobrev and their stunning looks deserve a closer look—as well as a vote for who wore Elie Saab best.

On the east coast, Anna Kendrick attended the 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Washington, D.C. She wore a lace-paneled Elie Saab dress from the pre-Fall 2013 collection in a vibrant shade of coral. A neutral lining kept the sheer panels from being too revealing—a good thing to consider when you’re attending an event with the Obamas. Kendrick accessorized with a shimmering brown Rauwolf clutch that matched her flowing curls, while a tangerine lip completed the complementary beauty look.

Meanwhile, over on the west coast Nina Dobrev attended an event for The Trevor Project. She wore a glammed-up Elie Saab Spring 2013 gown with a thigh-high slit hidden in the billowing, pleated skirt. We wonder if these two girls shared style notes since Dobrev also chose a Rauwolf clutch, but hers was in silver. Even more shine came courtesy metallic bracelets and sapphire earrings. A braided updo kept the focus on the collared bodice and a pink pout was perfect contrast to the gown’s blue.

So, who wore Elie Saab best in today’s east coast vs west coast style battle?

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