Anne Hathaway, from don’t to do
The metallic gown
Back in her Princess Diaries days, Hathaway was still a style (and Hollywood) newbie. Even though the 2005 dress above is snug, "you can't see her fabulous figure behind the distracting brocade fabric and ruffles," says Glamour contributing style editor Tracey Lomrantz Lester. (And the kelly green bows—what's that about?) This year it's all figure flattery with a column silhouette and minimal accents.
You be a Do! "Draw the eye to your face with a hint of embellishment at the neckline only," says Lomrantz Lester.
The black & white dress
"Nobody—not even an A-list babe like Hathaway—looks good with a busy print highlighting her midsection," says Lomrantz Lester of the 2004 look above. But the Les Misérables star—now 30 and married—is stunning at right in smartly scaled all over gingham. "The cutouts on the top add the perfect amount of va-va-voom, Lomrantz Lester point out. Quirky and cute.
You be a Do! Break out bright lipstick—we love a classic red or flirty pink—as your pop of color with black and white. So vibrant!
The pretty-in-pink moment
Yes, pants under dresses may be a thing, but the 2004 ensemble above isn't quite the way to do it. The A-line skirt and flared pants make for too much volume. "She has two decent outfit ideas here," says Lomrantz Lester, "but she needs to choose just one." At right Hathaway dons a causal pink dress and ditches the pants. Daytime-approved.
You be a Do! Play with proportions: If your top (or dress) is looser, pair it with skinny jeans or bare legs. But with wide legs, try a tucked-in fitted blouse.
The major red-carpet look
Aw, Annie, we can't hate. "The 2007 gown above comes so close to nailing it in the glam department!" says Lomrantz Lester. "But the big black bow is distracting." Hathaway hit the nail on the head this summer in simple drapey white, right. "This is how you bring sexy back. Sophisticated, understated red-carpet magic!"
You be a Do! Less really is more. Have a statement number with serious detail? Stick with one color and let the piece speak for itself.