Now Trending: Waist-Cinching Belts on the Red Carpet


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If two is a coincedence and three is a trend, anything above four must be an outright conspiracy. Serious question: did every celebrity stylist in Hollywood get on a conference call earlier this week and collectively decide waist-defining belts were going to be the big accessory of the evening at the 2014 Critics' Choice Awards? Because that's precisely what happened.

Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Sandra BullockElisabeth Rohm, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Bell, Brie Larson and a couple others all showed off beautiful belted looks on the red carpet. Some were wide and embellished while others were thin and tied in a bow; either way, a number of leading ladies chose to accentuate their floor-length frocks with not much more than a cinched waistline.

Now here's why this is interesting—when it comes to red carpet accessories, glitzy gems almost always steal the spotlight. But if last night is any indication, statement jewelry has some stiff competition in sashed silhouettes this season. 

Actress Kristen Bell attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.
Actress Cate Blanchett poses for a portrait during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.Actress Sandra Bullock attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.Actress Brie Larson poses for a portrait during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.Actress Amy Adams attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.Actress-tv personality Oprah Winfrey attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.
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