The Screen Actors Guild Awards are generally considered a trial run for the Oscars. Held in Santa Monica, the awards are usually more casual than the Academy Awards, which means that the actresses are a little more relaxed in their style choices. But our SAG Awards 2013 best-dressed list shows that top-notch style isn't necessarily synonymous with "serious." To wit: The bright pops of color amidst the sleek column dresses in black and white. Our favorites included Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture, Kerry Washington in Rodarte and Jessica Lange in J. Mendel.
Check out our picks for the best-dressed actresses at the 2013 SAG Awards, and then head over to our worst-dressed list for a laugh.
Marion Cotillard In Dior Couture
In a sea of column gowns, the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/marion-cotillard-style-evolution-photos_n_984978.html">French actress </a>stood out in this white and blue gown. The simple top of the dress belied the complexity in the skirt, but it all worked together in a magical formula that played off her dark hair and simple jewelry.
Tina Fey In Oscar de la Renta
The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/12/tina-fey-30-rock-star-success_n_2458102.html">"30 Rock" star</a>'s style just gets better and better. Her sleek black gown emphasizes her slim silhouette, and the belt is just the right accent to call attention to her waist. Sleek, subtle and sexy are the keywords here.
Kerry Washington In Rodarte
This is how to be edgy and sweet at the same time. The studded detail at the "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/django-unchained-kerry-washington-tonight-show-jay-leno_n_2292008.html">Django Unchained</a>" actress' corset keeps things interesting, while the demure white hue and lace train are fit for a bride.
Busy Philipps In Gabriela Cadena And Irene Neuwirth jewels
The expectant "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/cougar-town-busy-philipps_n_2529892.html">Cougar Town</a>" actress shows off her bump in a form-fitting gown. The dark gown complements her pale skin, while the bright lipstick and stunning baubles only add panache to this gorgeous look.
Kiernan Shipka In Oscar de la Renta
What a sweet, yet gorgeous dress on the "Mad Men" <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/kiernan-shipka-style-video_n_1730140.html">actress</a>. The light pink shade looks lovely against her pale skin, while the beading adds interest.
Jennifer Lawrence In Dior Couture
Navy is usually considered to be a safe color, but it's anything but when it's paired with bold oxblood-colored lipstick and stunning jewelry. The simple lines keep the focus on the "Silver Linings Playbook" <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/jennifer-lawrence-bill-engvall-golden-globes_n_2304271.html">actress</a>' lovely figure.
Sally Field In J. Mendel
The "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/sally-field-lincoln-mary-todd_n_2247635.html">Lincoln</a>" star knows how to dress for her shape. The plunging neckline and detail at her waist create an hourglass silhouette, while the violet shade looks lovely with her dark hair and pale skin.
Jessica Lange In J. Mendel
The "American Psycho" <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/jessica-lange-american-horror-story_n_2258599.html">actress</a> is proof positive that blondes look amazing in dark shades. In addition, the cap sleeve detail and tissue pleating make for an outstanding ensemble on this beautiful actress.
Amanda Seyfried In Zac Posen
At first glance, this is a simple <a href="http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/entertainment/how-to-wear-a-strapless-dress-with-style-517205614">strapless</a> gown. But upon further inspection, the diamond stitching accentuates her hourglass frame, and the millefeuille detail at the hem is nothing short of stunning.
Nicole Kidman In Vivienne Westwood Couture
Keith Urban's better half proved that navy doesn't have to be boring. In fact, the illusion neckline, lace peek-a-boo detail and high slit all add intrigue to this column gown. Brava.
Julianne Moore In Chanel Haute Couture
The sleek shape of this gown is perfect for the "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/julianne-moore-game-change-premiere_n_1333758.html">Game Change</a>" actress. The daring neckline calls attention to her bust, while the floral appliqué detail keeps the eye moving.
Freida Pinto In Roland Mouret
The shocking pink is eye-catching on the actress, but the gorgeous draping and cinched-in waist hold our attention.
Jennifer Garner In Oscar de la Renta
The mother of three shines in gold. The shape of her gown may be simple, but the metallic hue and bouncy curls make for the perfect red-carpet look.
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