And talk about playing it brave, Hendricks' vivid red asymmetrical dress with a giant bow at the shoulder was chosen by fans in an online poll sponsored by Degree deodorant. Now, that's a style risk that would really make us sweat.
Then again, Hendricks turned to "Project Runway" alum Christian Siriano for the custom-made peach number (which received mixed reviews from critics) that she wore to the Golden Globes last Sunday.
Some pundits suggested that the Siriano dress made the buxom actress look as if she had packed on some pounds and that it washed out her creamy complexion.
Tonight, though, her red dress, which was undeniably more figure flattering, was chosen in a fan poll as part of a charity contest sponsored by Degree Women Ultra Clear in 'Red Satin.' The other two scarlet dress choices were by designers David Meister and Catherine Malandrino.
In addition to her obligatory swipe of deodorant, the actress wore a rose-cut diamond pendant and earrings by Irit Design.
While we don't know which dress Hendricks would have chosen for herself, we have a hunch she was probably quite smitten with the popular vote-winning frock considering she wore a Carolina Herrera gown for her New York City wedding last year.
"I'm not one to shy away from making a fashion statement on the red carpet," Hendricks said about her decision to leave her red carpet fate in the hands' of the masses in exchange for a $50,000 donation made to Clothes Off Our Back.
The charity, founded by married actor/philanthropists Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whtford, supports causes benefiting children around the globe
After the ceremony, Hendricks' dress will be auctioned off by the organization.
Love it or hate it, you can't call it an unattractive wardrobe mentality.
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