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This New Eveningwear Trend Rocked the Red Carpet at the SAG Awards

Standing out on the red carpet during Awards season isn’t always a good thing (remember Björk’s swan dress that she wore to the Oscars in 2001?), but when it’s done right, it gets filed under #stylegoals.

Michelle Dockery hit the sartorial jackpot at last night’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in a colourful striped Elie Saab gown. The minimalist silhouette paired with an unexpected red carpet print (bright stripes for evening? Gasp!) looked fresh and modern in the sea of yawn-worthy safe bets, like black and metallics.

Blackish star and former Teen Vogue cover girl Yara Shahidi brought the cool, too, in her cacophony of stripes. With its shimmering rainbow-striped sequins, the floor-length Naeem Khan gown gave a youthful new spin to power dressing. Technicolour stripes are made for smart, cool girls, like Shahidi, who want to march forward in style.

@nikkolamere beautifully captured my getting-ready process for @coveteur #sagawards

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Why not give your own LBD the night off? Whether vertical, horizontal or angled, a bright striped dress (maxi or mini) is a sure fire way to shake up your look for a night on the town—bonus points for candy-coloured versions. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to add a sexy/sweet number to your closet. We’ve rounded up five must-have striped dresses to get you started—check out the gallery below.