Brights, Whites and Sparkles Dominate the People’s Choice Awards

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PCAs 2013: Arrivals
People's Choice Awards 2013 complete red carpet arrivals.
Taylor at People's Choice
Swift arrives in style at the 2013 People's Choice Awards.
It was all about flirty, feminine and fun fashion at last night’s People’s Choice Awards.

After a year of seeing many of the same trends — cutouts, metallics, slits and sheer — reappear red carpet after red carpet, we were delighted to see the first of 2013’s awards shows bring us some new trends.

From color and prints to flirty fit-and-flares and ladylike three-quarter hemlines, we’re breaking down all the night’s biggest trends.

Though the first of the awards season’s red carpet events took place on a chilly January night, signs of spring popped up all over the red carpet, with brights, pastels and prints livening up the red carpet.

But the night’s big color combo was black-and-gold, with Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lawrence and Naomi Watts shimmering in the glam palette.

One of our favorite rule-breaking hues for winter — white —  made an appearance on the red carpet as well. Opting for modern silhouettes, Taylor Swift, Homeland‘s Morena Baccarin and Grey’s Anatomy’sEllen Pompeo, managed to make their winter whites look anything but bridal.

Though prints can be tricky to pull off, last night’s bold patterns — from Paris Hilton’s 3-D print to Emma Watson’s bold design to Katy Perry’ssweet style — offered a welcome reprieve from the safer solids we’ve been seeing on the red carpet recently.

In 2012, stars may have brought sexy back, but 2013 is heralding the return of the lady. Flirty fit-and-flare dresses dominated the red carpet, creating a flattering and feminine hourglass figure on stars like Julianne Hough, Kaley Couco, and Jennifer Aniston.

The night’s other big silhouette was the curve-skimming sheath appropriately paired with below-the-knee hemlines. Olivia Munn and Sandra Bullockwere among the stars who embraced the shape’s elegant polish.

One crossover trend from last year that reemerged last night was sparkly dresses. Everyone from Hough and Michele to Rumer Willis shimmered in glittery dresses. The difference this year was that the metallic madness was broken up by pops of color, like Michele’s magenta sparkler and Hough’s glittering midnight blue frock.

Click through the galleries below to check out all the red carpet’s biggest trends at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

Which were your favorite trends of the night? 

Find out which stars we’ll be watching out for at the next red carpet event in the video below.

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