October is upon us! As the stars show off their very best costumes in celebration of Halloween, Wonderwall.com is also rounding up the best and worst style moments of the month. First up? Our favorite look this month: The dreamy Rodarte number Kirsten Dunst wore to the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 21. The frilly frock featured a cascade of pretty pastel shades — ranging from pale orange to a creamy white — all falling in delicate tulle tiers. Our favorite part? The bows at the straps and that sweet tie detail at the waist. Keep reading to see more fashion hits and misses for October 2019…
Oh, wow. We're not sure where to start with the truly bizarre getup Joey King wore to the ELLE Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Oct. 14. Her Richard Quinn design featured a black turtleneck with full-glove sleeves underneath a floral bubble-hem minidress over top black tights and clear heels. Though it was plucked straight from the designer's runway, it also proves that some couture simply doesn't translate to the red carpet.
Katie Holmes looked impossibly chic in all black at the Nordstrom NYC Flagship store opening on Oct. 22. The star arrived in this long-sleeved Saint Laurent minidress with an asymmetrical hemline paired with opaque spotted tights and black heels — a great monochromatic look.
Yikes! Tessa Thompson arrived at the "Lady and the Tramp" premiere in New York City on Oct. 22 in this funky pantsuit. From the dramatic, oversized black collar to the bell sleeves, peplum layer at the hips and pleated, flared pants, there wasn't much we liked about these coordinates by Loewe. Even the beige color of the strangely proportioned suit fell flat.
We loved the long-sleeved jumpsuit Lupita Nyong'o wore at an event in New York City on Oct. 21. The Michael Kors one-piece featured gold pinstripes and a navy belt with a gold chain that all paired perfectly with another complementary metallic accessory — those sparkly silver sandals.
Kate Beckinsale's strapless number at the "FARMING" screening in New York City on Oct. 22 left a lot to be desired. Though the textured white Georges Chakra frock started out sleek, it lost us when our eyes hit the huge sheer stripe along the skirt. And the too-shiny silver heels didn't help matters.
Michelle Dockery wowed in Valentino at the "Downton Abbey" premiere during the Rome Film Festival on Oct. 19. The star arrived in this stunning confection featuring a spaghetti-strapped black frock underneath a sheer long-sleeved design beautifully embroidered with a floral motif. Her bold red lip just sealed the deal on this stellar red carpet ensemble.
We know it fit the theme of the night at the Samsung Space Selfie launch party in London on Oct. 23, but we couldn't get behind Cara Delevingne's reflective getup. The Fendi frock featured sequined paneling that gave it a mirrored feel but paired with those equally mirrored shoes, the look felt too on the nose.
Though it was an odd choice for fall, we couldn't help but fall in love with the long-sleeved pastel floral-print Valentino dress that Jenna Dewan wore on her way to a Build Speaker Series appearance in New York City on Oct. 22. She paired it perfectly with strappy matching pink sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Rachel Bilson's Rodarte look at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 21 wasn't our favorite. The star arrived in this short-sleeved minidress that just had too much happening — from that low neckline to the red floral print on the bodice to the sheer skirt with an asymmetrical hemline with embroidery and a fringed edge.
Zoey Deutch wowed at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Oct. 14. The young star sported this sweet strapless number by Ralph Lauren in a warm yellow hue that also featured subtle sequins and paired perfectly with matching yellow pointy-toe heels. Tres chic!
Eva Longoria's shiny Balmain suit certainly didn't get her on the hit list this month. The star wore this shimmering pantsuit with bulky gold buttons to the Global Gift Gala in London on Oct. 17. We just weren't fans of the fabric or the ill-fitting coordinates.
Lily Aldridge looked ravishing in red in this strapless Ralph Lauren number. The model wore the fitted silk design to the "Very Ralph" premiere in New York City on Oct. 23 and scored herself a fashion A+.
Another red gown we adored this month? The Sies Marjan dress that Lake Bell wore to the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 21. The slinky frock featured tiny gold straps, ruching at the waist and an asymmetrical hemline lined with gold. Taking this look up another notch? Those killer red heels!
La Toya Jackson arrived at Gladys Knight's 75th birthday party in Los Angeles on Oct. 20 in this slinky black jumpsuit. Though it showed off her slim physique, we're afraid it might have been a better fit for a Halloween party (maybe add some cat ears?) than a birthday celebration.
The pajama trend is one we're always ready to embrace, so Nina Dobrev's hot pink coordinates at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 21 landed her a spot on the hit list this month. The Cong Tri ensemble featured a jacket with a tie detail at the hip and baggy pants in a silky fabric.
The Rick Owens gown Hunter Schafer wore to the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 21 was lovely, from its rich burgundy shade to its random ruffled detailing. But unfortunately, she completely lost us when it came to her shoe choice. Let's take a closer look…
Instead of adding a simple, elegant heel, Hunter Schafer opted for these bizarre red platform thigh-high boots underneath her frock, turning this look into a major miss.
At the "Mademoiselle Prive" Chanel exhibition in Tokyo on Oct. 17, Jude Law's 19-year-old model daughter, Iris Law, arrived in the perfect ensemble — a sweet three-quarter-length sleeved romper by Chanel with a white bow at the neckline. She added shiny black boots, cementing this look as excellent and age-appropriate.
We're a little confused by the amount of spring-ready wardrobe choices stars made this month. Take Scarlett Johansson's pale pink two-piece look at the "Jojo Rabbit" premiere in Los Angeles on Oct. 15, for example. The star wore a springy ensemble comprised of a high-necked crop top and high-waisted pants by Miu Miu. Though the print was pretty, and we loved the silver open-toed shoes, the look felt like an odd choice not just for a fall premiere but any premiere.
Check out this killer color combo on Lupita Nyong'o! The star wore this neon yellow dress and matching jacket by Toccin while out in New York City on Oct. 15 and accessorized with a bubblegum pink purse and heels by Alexandre Birman to sweeten the deal.
Another Cara Delevingne miss this month? This disastrous Guy Laroche jumpsuit she wore to the Girl Up #GirlHero Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. The model's one-piece featured massive circular cut-outs throughout, putting another spin on the sheer trend, but the odd — though certainly unique! — embellishments turned this look into a miss for us.
Charlize Theron had a cool black-and-white moment at a New York City screening of "Bombshell" on Oct. 20. The star wore this three-quarter-length-sleeve minidress by Dior with a pair of knee-high boots for a simple yet sleek fashion moment.
That's a whole lot of print, Melanie Griffith! The star arrived at the Global Gift Gala in London on Oct. 17 in this high-necked, long-sleeved gown covered with black-and-white designs throughout. Unfortunately, despite the great pointy-toe shoe choice, we were too distracted by all that pattern to notice.
Laura Harrier continued a stellar-style streak with this deep green Brandon Maxwell design that she wore to the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 21. When it came time to pick shoes to go with the bandeau paired with a matching high-waist skirt, she jazzed things up by adding neon green sandals with embellishments.
Another stunning green moment this month? Isla Fisher's Alexia Maria emerald green gown with dramatic ruffled sleeves, a bow at the base of the plunging neckline and a mermaid-style skirt. The actress wore it to the Australians in Film Awards Gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 23.
What on earth is happening here, Halle? Halle Berry arrived at the Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening celebration in Atlanta on Oct. 5 in this ill-fitting shiny suit and dress shirt. She topped it off with a massive black hat, but no amount of accessories could save this ensemble.
Though Julia Roberts's polka dot Michael Kors coordinates made us miss summer, we have to give the star props for this perfect look at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles on Oct. 5. From the short-sleeved peplum top to the white belt to the way she paired it with those chic white lace-up shoes, this look scored an A+ from us.
The Armani Prive design that Jada Pinkett Smith wore to the premiere of "Gemini Man" in Los Angeles on Oct. 6 was disastrous. The star arrived in a bizarre combination of a sleeveless and sparkly top split up the front and equally shiny orange trousers. If that wasn't distracting enough, she added layered sparkly necklaces.
Angelina Jolie went back to her Versace roots and wowed at the "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" premiere in Rome on Oct. 7. The stunning strapless gown was embellished with micro-sequins, giving it a subtle sparkle. Angie smartly opted for subtle makeup and a simple hairstyle to keep the attention on the frock.
Yikes! Busy Philipps' hot pink minidress by The Vampire's Wife — with elbow-length sleeves and a bold floral print — certainly stood out at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles on Oct. 5. The dress itself was fine, but her accessories threw everything off. She rocked high hot pink socks with black-and-white loafers and a straw hat with pale pink detailing — mismatched, odd additions.
Another star, another horrible shoe selection! Christina Aguilera arrived at an event in Las Vegas on Oct. 3 wearing a suit jacket in a pretty blue shade, but things went awry when it came to her bottom half. She rocked tan pants and similarly hued knee-high boots that made it look like they were all one strange piece.
Priyanka Chopra mixed pinks with perfect results while out in New York City on Oct. 8. The star rocked a hot pink turtleneck sweater, a bubblegum pink high-waisted skirt and finished the look with pale pink pumps. She also added a dash of fuchsia to the mix with her gorgeous lip shade!
The Louis Vuitton minidress that Chloe Grace Moretz wore to the Los Angeles premiere of "The Addams Family" on Oct. 6 had a whole lot happening… we're just not sure any of it was good. From the pale pink floral-print top with gathered short sleeves to the odd navy long sleeves that sprouted out of them to the asymmetrical hemline, this look posed too many questions.
Michelle Pfeiffer looked regal in midnight blue velvet at the "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" premiere in Rome on Oct. 7. Her long-sleeved floor-length gown by Monique Lhuillier featured a plunging neckline and a tiny train, adding a little extra glamour.
One flagrant miss at the BET Hip Hop Awards? That belonged to Teyana Taylor, who wore this unfortunate tan-and-black printed getup. The strangest element of her look was the rope-like detail tied around it, which you can see better from the back…
Teyana Taylor's dress definitely didn't need that rope detail. It made an already busy frock feel more like a costume than couture.
Dreamy in Dior! Nina Dobrev took to the streets of New York City on Oct. 7 in this gorgeous Dior combination — a nude-hued midi-length dress with a soft floral print topped with an equally gorgeous coat. The star added nude heels and a dark green bag to complete this beautiful street style look.
Lily-Rose Depp is an upcoming style superstar, so we were disappointed when she chose this Chanel frock for the premiere of "The King" in New York City on Oct. 1. The black dress with pink floral embroidery down one half felt overdone and a little matronly for the 20-year-old star, and the dull makeup and half-up, half-down hairstyle didn't help matters.
Sienna Miller kept things cool in this neutral pantsuit while out and about in London on Oct. 9. The actress stepped out in an oversized jacket and high-waisted trousers and added a dash of black in the form of a tee underneath. Our favorite element of her look? It's a tie between those killer sunglasses and those perfectly matching sandals.
Anna Chlumsky channeled her inner mummy a few weeks before Halloween! The star arrived at the opening of the Broadway play "Freestyle Love Supreme" in New York City on Oct. 2 in this nude-and-cream striped dress. The print was pretty, but the high neck combined with long sleeves and a full, floor-length skirt made it feel a little excessive.
Kaley Cuoco brought a dash of fall to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles on Oct. 5 in the form of this killer Missoni plaid suit. She still kept things appropriately casual by mixing in a plain white tee and black flats and adding an updo.
We love a mixed print, but Lupita Nyong'o's mismatched animal and geometric patterns didn't work well together at the premiere of "Little Monsters" in New York City on Oct. 8. Her Eki Orleans frock, which featured thick straps and a flowing floor-length skirt, had just one too many designs, making it hard to focus on the gown's true beauty.
On anyone else, this look would have been a big no, but Lil' Kim managed to pull off the flashy Gucci getup she wore on the BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet on Oct. 5. Her shiny pink frock was emblazoned with the iconic Gucci interlocked Gs and was belted at the waist with — you guessed it — more Gucci! She completed the look with white pumps, but our favorite part was how her dress matched her hair shade.
Though we liked Elizabeth Hurley's hot pink midi-length dress, we couldn't get behind her shoe choice at the Future Dreams Ladies Lunch in London on Oct. 7. The star added a perfectly matched bag, but when it came to heels, she chose fuchsia pointy-toe pumps that clashed with the whole ensemble.
Pretty in Prada! Katherine Langford looked lovely at the "Knives Out" premiere in London on Oct. 8 in this cheery yellow gown. It featured delicate floral detailing and looked great with her bright red lip.
Jack Marrow arrived at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Oct. 5 in this hideous getup. From the jacket with stripes and big orange pockets adorned with bugs to those loud patchwork pants with an orange chain, this look truly missed the mark.
Renee Zellweger stunned on the red carpet at the "Judy" premiere in Melbourne, Australia, on Oct. 8. The star donned this one-long-sleeved, slinky black midi-length dress with a ruffled hemline and added simple black pointy-toe pumps to keep things classic.
This isn't the first unfortunate Louis Vuitton look that Jennifer Connelly has sported this year, but hopefully it's the last! The actress wore this patterned fabric and leather minidress to the "Snowpiercer" panel during New York Comic Con on Oct. 5, and though she paired it perfect with those black boots, we're not sure if she's wearing that busy, edgy dress or it's wearing her.
Kelly Rowland glimmered in gold at the Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening celebration in Atlanta on Oct. 5. Her Nicolas Jebran gown featured long sleeves, a daringly low neckline and a sky-high slit. Adding even more sparkle? Those gorgeous drop diamond earrings! When it came time to add shoes, she surprised us with her dark metallic selection, but we appreciated the interesting choice.
We're a little confused about the dress code at the premiere of "The Addams Family" in Los Angeles on Oct. 6 thanks to Charlize Theron's casual getup. The star arrived in this Dior ensemble, which included a pale blue dress shirt and a pleated patterned midi-length skirt with a rope belt, then and added pointy-toe flats — a look that didn't exactly scream film premiere or red carpet.