May 01, 2012 06:05 AM by Kim Grundy
Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba was beautiful in blue at The Humane Society of The United States celebrates the 26th Annual Genesis Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 24, 2012. Find out how to copy her glamorous and colorful red carpet style.
Carrie Ann Inaba is used to judging celebrities on Dancing with the Stars, however if we had to turn the tables we would give her sexy blue dress a 10! Carrie Ann looked gorgeous on the red carpet at the The Humane Society bash. Bold colors are a huge trend this spring and this turquoise blue dress with the sexy scoop back looks great on her olive skin and is perfect for spring.
“I love flowing dresses in jersey or silk,” Carrie Ann recently said, revealing some of her favorite designers. “[Diane Von Furstenburg] makes some gorgeous dresses that are timeless yet edgy. They can be dressed up or down which is really important for me. Rachel Pally makes the most amazingly comfortable dresses to. I can’t get enough of them! I also love All Saints. Their clothing is super edgy without being obvious”
How can you copy this reality star’s style? One great option is this electric blue Silk Maxi Dress by Aryn K from Piperlime ($128). This gorgeous dress features draping around the neckline and a sexy assymetrical design for a modern, yet sophisticated look.
For a more casual version of Carrie Ann’s dress, check out the Rachel Pally Blanca Dress in seaglass blue. In addition to being one of her favorite designers, this jersey maxi dress features a sexy scoop back and gathered empire waist.
Carrie Ann pairs her colorful dress with strappy blue heels, similar to the Jessica Simpson ‘Evangela’ Sandsal ($97.95) from Nordstrom.
“You always have to have a great shoe. You can never have enough shoes!” she says. “I love platforms! And I love those wedges! The higher the better!”
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This strappy suede sandal from Jessica Simpson features a cool piped trim for a look straight from the runway. For a more casual look, pair your maxi dress with leather wedges, such as the Steven by Steve Madden Wikka Wedge Sandal.
“In my personal life, I like to be comfortable yet fashionable,” Carrie Ann says. “I love clothes that drape and convey as sense of movement. For appearances, I like to kick things up a notch with pieces that are simple yet elegant — and then I will throw in some statement jewelry for that wow factor.”
She gives her red carpet look some added bling with large gold hoops, similar to the large oval hoops from Nordstrom ($24) and a chic gold clutch, such as the Jessica McClintock metal mesh clutch ($27.99).
To finish off your look, copy Carrie Ann’s golden glow by brushing a bronzer along your cheeks and forehead and rubbing a body shimmer, such as Lancome Flash Bronzer, on your shoulders and legs.
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Photos Courtesy of ABC