Red Carpet Watch: 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Awards
Posted by on June 20, 2012 | 10:30 am EST

Television’s most loved talents sashayed down the red carpet in dainty dresses and sophisticated floor-length frocks at Monday night’s 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards. Although the said ceremony does not command the same coverage as the Oscars, stars turned up in their stylish best. Attendees may hail from the small screen, but Fashion Glamour spotted stars ready for the fashion big league. We rounded up ten of our favorite looks that added full-sized glamour to the event.

Several attendees were in their hushed best as they wore gowns boasting a subdued color palette. Beth Behrs arrived in a creamy ladylike floor-length frock from Paule Ka. The dangerously boring dress received a modern reprieve courtesy of the two-fabric paneling on the skirt. Foregoing her hosting duties for the night was the statuesque Cat Deeley who went with a fuss-free Mulberry column dress that showed off her enviable skin. Lucy Liu, on the other hand, turned up the romance in a pale pink Atelier Versace gown bursting with lace and ruffles.

Where there is a red carpet, expect a bevy of black dresses. Gillian Anderson opted for a classic silhouette with a slight off-the-shoulder detail for a subtle hint of sultriness. Black dresses saw a more romantic update as well, with sheer and lace details on Christina Hendricks, Alison Brie and Sarah Paulson’s ensembles. Julianne Moore delivered the perfect punch of black—and white—in a sleek, sexy and sophisticated paneled dress from Jason Wu.

While the red carpet was a tad predictable and familiar with celebrities relying on the usual nudes and blacks, two stars delivered the needed punch of edge and color. Hannah Simone refreshed the red carpet in a graphic Peter Pilotto dress. We adore the medley of prints, especially the crisscrossing pattern at the waist, which accentuated her figure even more. One of the night’s belles, Zooey Deschanel, was adorable and whimsical in a vivid red dress from Oscar de la Renta. The 1940’s silhouette and full tea-length skirt was right up her style alley.

Click through the slideshow above to view our favorite looks.

Photos from PR Photos

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