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Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed


From left: Charlize Theron and Abbey Clancy

From left: Charlize Theron and Abbey Clancy

From left: Charlize Theron and Abbey Clancy

Who is a style queen and who should be taken away by the fashion police this week?

Best Dressed: Charlize Theron

There aren't many who can rock trousers on the red carpet (well, except maybe Daniel Craig and Gorgeous George ), but for the ladies, it was always a risky choice.

Not so for Charlize Theron, it would seem, as she stole the show at this week's GQ awards in a stunning pair of Roland Mouret houndstooth trousers.

The ultimate in cool, the South African Oscar-winner glammed up the baggy pants with a lilac bow-necked halter top -- also from Roland Mouret's Fall collection -- that showed off her long neck and glowing skin to perfection.

With no in-your-face cleavage or a bare leg in sight, Charlize was a welcome change to the usual attention-seekers in skimpy dresses (yes, we mean you Abbey Clancy!).

The 36-year-old added a touch of berry to her lips and topped off the look with high-fronted hair and peep-toe shoes.

She may have been there to present Bradley Cooper with an International Man of the Year award, but we think Charlize should have won something for looking this good on the night.

We just hope her former boyfriend, Dubliner Stuart Townsend, isn't in town to see this fabulous shot of his ex -- that's gotta hurt!

Worst Dressed: Abbey Clancy

Now, this is exactly what one should not do on the red carpet.

Although, as a WAG, we're not really surprised Peter Crouch's wife opted for this net curtain and underwear look for the same GQ awards this week.

Abbey's zip-fronted, see-through lace Emanuel Ungaro black dress just screams 'Hey, everyone, look at me!', but it's a sad day when you need to show your bra and knickers off to get a little attention.

We will give her marks for her luscious blonde locks and killer heels, though, and this mother of a six-month-old daughter sure has an amazing figure. But a figure we could all still admire from a dress with a lot more material.

As the classy Charlize has proven, more is more when it comes to dressing up. But then, she is an A-list Hollywood star. Abbey never had a chance, really. -- Deirdre Rooney

Irish Independent