While the Grammy Awards saw a great number of risqué outfits on display, the BAFTAs witnessed a more sober affair.
If the Grammy's meant a dare-to-bare contest, the BAFTAs meant not setting a foot outside the 'safe' zone. Read on to discover the fashion hits and misses of the BAFTA Awards 2012.
Michelle took to the high street in her race to the Best Dressed list. She wore a monochromatic H&M gown that was custom-made for her and teamed it with a 'Misfits' clutch by Olympia Le Tan. She single-handedly took elegance on the red carpet quite a few notches higher.
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Helena Carter brought her usual quirky fashion sense to the red carpet. Having seen her many red carpet avatars in the past, we're not really complaining this time.
'The Help' star Viola Davis looked beautiful and radiant in a custom-made Valentino gown. The best part is that her outfit was eco-fabric and was made out of recycled plastic bottles. We really hope other Hollywood stars follow suit and show some love for the environment in other red carpet events.
Laura Bailey's Chanel gown paired with stockings and pumps gave out a look way too busy for our eyes. The dress might have stood out if it was given sole attention but the ensemble, as a whole, was a fashion failure.
Christina Ricci totally rocked the metallic trend in her liquid gold Givenchy gown. Her ensemble along with very few others, provided us a breather from the 'black' wave on the red carpet.
That Meryl Streep was still hungover her 'Iron Lady' character was apparent from her power-shouldered outfit. Though the outfit looked great, it somehow took away from Streep's natural charm.
Penelope Cruz wore a safe but nonetheless gorgeous strapless Armani Privé gown to the do. Combined with classy Chopard jewels, her entire look screamed Sophistication at the red carpet.
Gillian Anderson is like wine and seems to be getting better with age. She was dressed by William Vintage for the event. Although she was admittedly bothered by the London chill, she never gave it away.
Somehow, Bonnie Wright's summer inspired polka dot outfit didn't strike the right chord. It was a little too cute for us after having seen a bevy of sophisticated and serene looks.
TV presenter Fearne Cotton brought some much needed zing to the red carpet with her fresh coral Moschino gown. The high neckline and delicate accessories worked together perfectly making her one of the most beautifully dressed women of the night.
Victoria Beckham's design did not disappoint yet again. Melissa George looked smokin' hot in a goth-inspired sequin gown. Though it was yet another black dress, her overall look saved the day for her.
One of the most glamorous curvy women of the world, Christina Hendricks yet another Vivienne Westwood gown. Her flaming hair-do added to the allure that she always has about her.
Olivia Williams' look of the night was clean, sparkling and downright glamorous. In fact, we're thankful for the fact that Williams made an appearance as she looked like an angel had descended on the red carpet.
Sure she snagged herself a vintage Chanel dress, but with those gloves and horrid footwear, she manages to pull one of the biggest fashion disasters of recent times. The outfit wouldn't even be appropriate for a children's party.
Jessica Chastain too followed the metallic trend and wore a fluid Oscar de la Renta silver dress. Her nimble accessories and matching shoes added to the ethereal look that she was apparently aiming at. (Special Features, MensXP.com)