Red Carpet Makeover: Celeb Gowns Now Even Better!

Color was absolutely the new black throughout this entire awards season! Some of our faves included Alicia Keyes in emerald green, Regina King in pure white, Jennifer Hudson in true red and Angela Bassett, my most fave of the faves, in fuchsia.

All these shining stars, knowingly or not, wore hues that worked with their individual hair color. When choosing your best shades for fashion and beauty, the color of your hair rules the day. Think of your hair as the frame for your face that enhances, or detracts, from your eyes and your smile. Incorporating its hue into all your color choices for fashion is one of the biggest secrets to looking your most beautiful.

So we thought we’d do some color swapping, via the magic of photoshop, and offer up new and improved color choices for these stellar celebs!

Amy Adams in Versace
The fit of this dress on Amy Adams at the Academy Awards is beyond perfection. But the white with the silver embellishment is way too cool (color-wise) for this beautiful redhead. By morphing it into a golden tone, the gown compliments her skin tone, adds vibrancy to her hair and has the focus going up to her face.

Charlize Theron in Dior
The beauty that is Charlize Theron brought a deep brunette bob to Oscar’s red carpet. And though we’re crushing on the style and fit of her gown, we’re not feeling the dusty blue hue with her new hair color and think it’s not enough to support the high contrast between her skin tone & dark hair. We suggest this midnight blue which balances out the high contrast of her fair skin and dark locks and pulls our attention to her gorgeous features.

Meghan Trainor in Christian Siriano
We’re thinking that the beautiful deep honey blonde hair color that Meghan Trainor rocked at the Grammy’s is so much more in sync with the celadon green instead of the stark white. This green brings out her eyes, skin tone and all her warm highlights. Gorgeous!

Gemma Chan in Valentino Haute Couture
Gemma Chan has totally brought it this entire award season. And though we love this fabulous style that she wore to the Golden Globes, the teal (which is a go-to color for redheads) is a bit heavy with her deep brunette hair and she sinks down into the color. We recolored her gown into a clear bright deep purple hue and bam! It immediately enhances her skin tone, and draws the attention up to her exquisite face.

What do you think of my color swap picks? What was your most favorite gown? Least favorite?

Jill Kirsh is a color coach and Hollywood’s Guru of Hue. She was named Best Color Consultant by Los Angeles magazine and is frequently called upon by Red Carpet celebs, Grammy winning musicians and titans of business for color coaching. In addition to demonstrating her color magic on numerous TV shows, Jill’s unique system for fashion and beauty has been featured several times in BeautyNewsNYC, InStyle, Life & Style Weekly, Inc magazine and E!News Online. Additionally, Jill has worked with many community outreach groups including Dress for Success, The Fulfillment Fund, The Cinderella Project and Beauty Bus. Get her swatch book of your best colors on Amazon or her website,


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