Magazine awards season is in full swing as Glamour hosted their 25th Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Nov. 9. The event, hosted by the incomparable Amy Schumer, paid tribute to all of the most inspirational women of 2015, with honorees including principle dancer of the American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland and entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes. And besides the moving acceptance speeches and tear-inducing moments, the event lived up to its name, bringing an onslaught of glamorous red carpet looks.
First to capture our attention was actress Lupita Nyong’o, who wowed on the red carpet prior to the awards in what InStyle says is a Jason Wu peplum gown done in a forest green. She completed her jewel-tone look with gemstone drop earrings.
Working the red carpet in a red gown, honoree Victoria Beckham opted to wear a dress of her own design to received her Woman of the Year award, says InStyle. She completed her look with minimal jewelry and a no-fuss hairstyle.
Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba attended the awards dinner in a white column gown with a keyhole neckline. She added a subtle note of color to her look with a turquoise ring on her index finger.
Also attending the awards’ dinner was Jennifer Hudson, who stunned in a slate grey appliqué-embellished gown with a plunging v-neckline. Chandelier earrings complemented her slicked back hairstyle while she added a couple of sparkly bracelets to polish off her look.
Although this is normally where we discuss what lessons to take away from each of these looks, this She Leads, You Follow is special. There is only one thing that we can learn, and it’s not from their red carpet ensembles — every single one of these ladies exudes confidence, not because of their outfits, but because of who they are and all they have accomplished. These women show us that confidence in ourselves is worth more than any gown, any piece of jewelry or any pair of shoes in the world. Confidence is priceless, and they are living proof that believing in yourself can take you very, very far.