Marion Cotillard and Jessica Chastain wow in colour-pop trend on BAFTA 2013 red carpet

Nicola McCafferty
Yahoo Lifestyle
11 February 2013

It may have been one of the coldest nights in BAFTA history, but even the winter snow couldn't put some of the most fashion-forward stars off.

While the likes of Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams and Sarah Jessica Parker played it safe in all-black, it was left to Marion Cotillard and Jessica Chastain to provide a much needed colour-pop injection.

Despite her Dior dress revealing an interior panel that reminded us of Jennifer Lawrence's wardrobe malfunction at the SAG Awards, Marion wowed us with her choice of canary-yellow at the BAFTAs.

[Related gallery: The BAFTAs 2013 red carpet in full]

In a nod to one of the biggest trends of the season, the Rust and Bone actress blew her A-list competition out of the water in the fashion stakes - showcasing the bandeau creation with side peplum.

With her insider structure revealing a flash of thigh - a move we're not sure is a wardrobe malfunction or a risque trend - the French actress teamed her look with a flash of red lipstick and diamond jewellery.

Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain was another star brightening up tonight's red carpet, stepping out in a blue satin Roland Mouret gown.

[Related: Marion Cotillard has a Jennifer Lawrence moment in her BAFTA Dior gown]

Unlike her peers, Jessica made light of the dismal weather - laughing to the cameras as the heavens unleashed yet another gale.

The star's choice of hue worked perfectly with her trademark red locks, with her choice of pillarbox-red lipstick complementing the gown, which featured a flattering asymmetric neckline.

Elsewhere, Laura Bailey proved a red choice isn't always a faux pas on a red carpet, as she stepped out in a startling number by Roksanda Illincic, teaming her look with smokey eye make up and emerald jewels.

Tonight's BAFTA red carpet saw the majority of the A-listers opt for a twist on classic black, as they battled the elements before heading into the ceremony at the Royal Opera House.

That wasn't to say it was a plain red carpet though, with the likes of Anne Hathaway adding a metallic twist thanks to the detailing on her Burberry gown, and Sarah Jessica Parker opting for an Elie Saab jumpsuit.

Check out the best BAFTA red carpet looks here and tell us what you think over on Twitter now.

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