From Our Friends at Who What Wear: What the Stars Will Wear to the 2017 Tony Awards
Lauren Eggertsen is an associate editor at Who What Wear. As a huge fan of trending items, under-the-radar brands and timeless basics, trying to predict what her favorite celebrities will wear to awards shows is one of her favorite pastimes. Find out what she hopes to see her favorite actresses wear on the red carpet this year at the Tony Awards.
The 2017 Tony Awards are right around the corner, and we’re sure to see some big personalities walk the red carpet with that Broadway-bred confidence and pride. As a fashion editor, one of the many odd things I like to do in my spare time is try to guess what some of my favorite actresses will show up wearing on the red carpet. Naturally, this year is no different, except for the fact that I’m sharing my guesses with you here.
Based on their personal style, past red carpet attire and my personal favorite items on the market at this moment, I assigned a trend and a specific dress to each of the Tony-nominated actresses below. From the unconventional (hello, jumpsuits and two-piece gowns) to embroidered florals, sheer details and timeless classics, take a moment to look at the formalwear trends that are making loud statements in the world of fashion right now.
And, of course, feel free to venture a few guesses of your own. (Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until showtime on June 11 to actually see how right or wrong we are.)
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Bette Midler, photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images
This faux two-piece look is classy, forward and totally unique, just like Bette Midler. Bette always manages to flatter her figure while having fun, and this Carolina Herrera dress will do exactly that for her.
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Denée Benton, photo by Walter McBride/GI Entertainment/Getty Images
We fully support women wearing pants on the red carpet, and if anyone has the spunk and confidence to pull off a jumpsuit this year, it’s Denée Benton. This black Tibi jumpsuit with a crisscross back is just as formal as any of the dresses we’re used to seeing on the red carpet, but it’ll make a statement in the best possible way.
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Cate Blanchett, photo by Slaven Vlasic/GI Entertainment/Getty Images
Cate seems to pull off any color effortlessly, and this printed white number will be no exception. To me, Cate embodies the elegant, feminine aesthetic, so I’d love to see her in a delicate long-sleeve gown like the one below.
Phillipa Soo, Amélie (nominated last year for Hamilton)
Phillipa Soo, photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images
Romantic tulle and a hem that allows onlookers to easily admire her fantastic shoes is the perfect look for Phillipa Soo. Combined with her dark hair and warm skin tone, this delicate pastel hue will beautifully complement her features.
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
Eva Noblezada, photo by Walter McBride/WireImage/Getty Images
This sheer strapless dress is striking but not too showy. Considering Eva Noblezada’s previous red carpet choices, it’s so easy to envision her in this ethereal Vera Wang gown.