Friday 20 October 2017

Best and Worst Dressed at 2017 IFTAs

Amy Huberman, Elaine Crowley, Lisa Cannon and Denise McCormack at the 2017 IFTAs.
Amy Huberman, Elaine Crowley, Lisa Cannon and Denise McCormack at the 2017 IFTAs.

Pour yourself a glass of wine (with bubbles, if possible) and join us as we look at the best and worst dressed of the 2017 IFTAs.

Ireland's answer to the Oscars took place on Saturday night at Dublin's Mansion House but those hoping for daring Hollywood glamour probably were disappointed.

Style-wise it was white and silver on the red carpet with the occasional pop of jewel tones. The early onset of summer influenced fashion choices as cut-out back and shoulders, thigh-high slits and strapless bodices dominated the awards show.

The red carpet is one place where daring fashion choices are encouraged but most stars chose to play it safe.

Tonight was all about talent of Irish TV and film so the frocks hardly matter but just for fun, we ran through our pick of best and worst fashion moments of the night.

Best - Miriam O'Callaghan

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Miriam O'Callaghan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

Miriam looks white hot in this simple, elegant and understated sequined number.

Worst - Amy Huberman

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Amy Huberman arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Picture: Michael Chester

The Striking Out star took home the award for Best Leading Actress but she's not leading the style stakes on the red carpet. I don't love the dress, it looks like a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier perfume wrapped up in tulle. Top marks are deserved for hair and make-up. Luminous skin and a delicate up-do make Amy look positively angelic.

Best - Elaine Crowley

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Elaine Crowley arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

The rich plum tone and the Veronica Lake-style hair are drama but the accessories are without complications. The emerald ring provides a nice colour pop against Elaine's purple dress.

Best - Charleigh Bailey

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Charleigh Murphy arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo by Michael Chester

If someone had described this look on paper, I would have said "lose the ballet shoes" but red carpet fashion is all about fantasy and the Fair City star pulls off the Sugar Plum Fairy-inspired look with elegance.

Best - Lisa Cannon

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Lisa Cannon arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

Red dominated the Oscars this year and it appears that the former Xpose presenter took note of the rouge red carpet trend. The scarlet colour is striking against Lisa's dark hair and the long train makes the dress awards-night worthy.

Worst: Simone Kirby

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Simone Kirby arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo by Michael Chester

The cropped waves and dramatic make-up are perfect there's something about this dress that isn't working. I think it's the colour. Silver and black just don't feel right for a spring red carpet.

Worst: Denise McCormack

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Denise McCormack arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

We're sure we've seen the Red Rock star wear better costumes on Dancing With The Stars. The awkward neckline makes her arms look as though they're trapped in lace.

Worst: Deirdre O'Kane

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Presenter Deirdre O'Kane arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

The black glittery top and soft pink satin skirt doesn't quite work on the red carpet. The IFTA host looks as if she's wearing separates, and the impact is muted.

Worst: Amy Joyce Hastings

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Amy-Joyce Hastings arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

The shoes and dress make The Tudors' actress look as if she were heading to the Debs rather than an awards show.

Best: Caroline Grace Cassidy

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Caroline Grace Cassidy arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

The cobalt colour makes the Irish author stand out like an exotic bird of paradise in a sea of [mostly] white swans.

Worst: Lisa Carey

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Lisa Carey arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Michael Chester

There's nothing wrong with this dress. At a charity gala or cocktail party, the Irish author would be the belle of the ball but it doesn't quite work on an awards night.

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