By Jesse L. Brooks


The ladies of Hollywood are always teaching us new ways to make the 'black is boring' cliché nothing but a myth. This week's Best Dressed list is filled with dark hued looks, but there is nothing dull about them. Penelope Cruz was the picture of regal elegance in a custom made Versace number at the Goya Cinema Awards . A thigh slit, dramatic shoulder draping, and a crystal-accented bustier made this gown a true red carpet standout. Allison Williams proved that when you can't chose between a dress and pants, you can just do both! The "Girls" star attended the show's final premiere in a Gabriela Hearst gown that was all business from the back, but a glamorous party in the front. The structured sophistication of this look, paired with her perfect hair and makeup makes it a winner for us. Giving her black a little twinkle, "Fifty Shades Darker" lead, Dakota Johnson shined bright on the Berlin red carpet in a Saint Laurent design that we are sure would be Christian Grey approved. At the BAFTA Nominees Party, "La La Land" darling Emma Stone wowed us once again. The Academy Award nominee choice a cocktail frock from Chanel's Pre-Fall collection, that was all about the details. Gold embellishments, sparkling sequins, and a feathered hemline helped make this dress one for the books. If you are looking for ways to make your blacks not so basic, you will want to check out our full gallery above. Or if your style is a tad more on the lighter side, there's plenty of more to see!