Red Carpet Trend: Blazers With Ballgowns

Celebrity Style Oct. 4, 2011 AT 4:33PM
Red Carpet Trend: Blazers With Ballgowns Credit: Jim Spellman/ (2); Mike Marsland/

Jacket required?

Several fashion forward celebs have been topping off flouncy evening gowns with fitted blazers.

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"The jacket adds toughness and an element of cool," stylist Annie Ladino, who has worked with Julia Roberts, tells Us Weekly. "It's a standout look."

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Olivia Palermo rocked a Willow blazer with an ivory lace dress and glittery Zara sandals at the premiere of I Don't Know How She Does It in New York City on September 12. Sarah Jessica Parker paired an Oscar de la Renta gown with a black blazer at the premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in NYC on July 11, while Emma Watson also wore an Oscar de la Renta design with an Antonio Berardi jacket at the film's London premiere.

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