If you’re like us, then you’ve probably been keeping up with the latest Korean dramas from Crash Landing On You to Itaewon Class that have hit the airwaves. If you didn’t know, these fan-favourites were just in the running for the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards in Korea that annually celebrate the best in film, TV and theatre.
Another familiar name from the awards ceremony? Bong Joon-ho’s hit film Parasite, which had the most number of nominations (12 to be exact) for the evening.
With these popular films and dramas being nominated, you can expect the calibre of star power which showed up at the awards – and that brings us to our favourite part – the red carpet. Take a look at who wore what as we shine the spotlight on the best-dressed female celebrities who brought their A-game to the awards.
The star of hit series Crash Landing On You came dressed to impress with a get-up that we can see her character Yoon Se-ri wear. Son sported a slinky Ralph Lauren champagne slip dress embellished with sequins to accentuate her fair skin. She finished the glitzy look with diamond drop earrings.
One of the hosts of last night’s show, the actress looks like a goddess in a beige dress with waterfall neckline. Can we also talk about how she did a complete 180 with her hair and sported bangs mid-show?
The Girls’ Generation member went for a striking red dress to present the Best Screenplay awards with fellow actor Go Kyung-pyo. The asymmetric neckline was paired with a bow shoulder detail for extra visual interest before she finished it with delicate accessories. She wasn’t afraid to show off her toned gams with a high slit too.
Can you tell that Kim Hee-ae of The World of the Married is 56 this year? She went feminine with a soft pink dress with a unique asymmetric cape shoulder detail. Our favourite part of the outfit, however, was the chunky, statement crystal-encrusted necklace and earrings.
Unlike her edgy style in Itaewon Class, Kim Da-mi went for a softer look with a white dress. The outfit featured translucent panels juxtaposed against ruffled details that gave the overall look a blend of hard and soft.
While Han So-hee narrowly missed out on the Best New Actress win for her role in The World of the Married, she definitely deserves a prize for being one of the best-dressed celebrities of the night. We loved the contrast between the structured brown fabric and sheer black layer as well as the judicious use of jewellery to let the dress shine.
If you haven’t noticed, white dresses were the preferred look for the night. And Seo Ji-hye managed to add her own spin to it. Shedding off the boss-like looks she wore in Crash Landing On You, Seo opted for this angelic number that exuded both class and sophistication.
We can’t stress how important the right piece of jewellery can serve to elevate a look. Such was the case for Hyena’s Kim Hye-soo. Her simple black dress and white blazer is nothing new, but the Bvlgari necklace took the cake and made the look nothing short of spectacular.
Less is more for IU, who was in the running for the Best Actress award for her role in Hotel Del Luna (she didn’t win). She wore a silver dress from Gucci Spring/Sumer 2020 collection and went bare with accessories. We actually like this pared-down look, from the outfit, slightly blushed lip to the straight glossy hair.
It just turned to summer in South Korea and Parasite‘s Cho Yeo-jeong was ready to celebrate the warmer weather with a resplendent penny yellow dress. The pilgrim collar and poufy skirt also elevated the simple-looking dress into a red carpet stunner.
Pretty in pink, the dress of Itaewon Class‘ Kwon Nara turned the feminine shade on its head with the halter-like neckline and the pearl embellishing. Letting the beautiful gown do all the talking, we love how she kept her accessories simple and minimal.
We have to admit, Hyo Jin’s choice of red carpet outfits can be a little unpredictable, as she’s gone from full-blown pouffy dresses to a simple LBD. This time round, she opted for a blazer-with-skirt combo that wouldn’t look out of place in a corporate setting. She cleverly paired it with lots of dazzling diamonds to elevate her look from office-ready to red carpet-ready.
You might remember her as a member of I.O.I, but her glow-up from Produce 101 is real. The singer-actress opted for a simplicity with a classic white dress and a ponytail.
If there’s anything that caught our attention from her glitzy outfit, it has to be that skirt. And that cropped ‘do that one rarely sees on red carpets in Korea. Love!