What: Blindingly bright gowns
Why: It may be getting chilly in some parts of the country, but summer's still in full swing in L.A. Good thing, too, because red carpet sirens needed to sport their sunglasses to contend with the bright, bold colors rocked by nervy actresses like America Ferrera in cobalt blue and Minnie Driver in acid yellow satin. Julia Louis-Dreyfus also stood out in a bold fuchsia frock by Narciso Rodriguez.
Get Yours: Stand out from the crowd (but don't expect to avoid the paparazzi) in Nicole Miller olive silk pleated ruffle tier dress ($351); Badgley Mischka's Platinum Label Silk Chiffon Flyaway Gown ($955) will have you feeling plum dandy. Cop Felicity Huffman's anything-but-desparate look with David Meister deep pink sateen long halter dress ($303) and a little well-placed wardrobe tape.