How do stylish stars dress up a simple cocktail outfit? With playful and tactile fabrics that add a regal finish to the simplicity of a little black dress. Take Nicole Kidman's sweeping black Marchesa gown in velvet fabric with feather detailing. It doesn't get any more old Hollywood glamour than that!
Jessica Chastain channeled classically chic vibes in a green and black Alexander McQueen gown with velvet floral detailing on the red carpet.
Meanwhile Sarah Paulson went for '70s-inspired playfulness in a metallic purple velour Prada dress.
Of course, it wouldn't be (almost) springtime without putting the spotlight on a punchy floral print. Cue Charlize Theron in a stunning Gucci cocktail dress and Anne Hathaway in a sequin-embellished vintage Oscar de la Renta gown.
Finally, we have to hand it to Janelle Monae, who rocked a classic black frock with a distinct Gatsby-inspired elegance. When in doubt, sequins and feathers make for the perfect red carpet look – or Saturday night out party dress!