Jessica Chastain is one Hollywood actress we are sure that you’ve been hearing a lot about lately. After all, she’s one person that has been on everyone’s radar just because her career has gone from 0 to 100 in the last few years. If there is a huge awards show or red carpet to walk, chances are that she’ll be there before everyone else. What’s more, she’ll also come dressed to impress. Sure, the woman is absolutely stunning, but she also knows how to enhance her looks even further with the most amazing red carpet outfits. We have never seen Jessica Chastain sporting a fashion disaster, and that is saying something. Even the most stylish actresses usually have some missteps here and there, but not Jessica.
There’s no denying that Jessica Chastain is a talented actress and a gorgeous woman. One of the reasons why we don’t hear much about her in the gossip blogs and the tabloid magazines is because she does a heck of a job of keeping her private life very private. Instead, she likes to focus on her work and of course, the incredible dresses and ensembles she wears to her movie premieres. Simply put, this woman is quickly becoming a style icon. While a lot of her fellow co-stars have had plenty of hits and misses on the red carpet, Jessica scores each and every time. This woman was born with great fashion taste, and the kind of looks that make the clothes pop even more. Women should be looking to this woman’s sense of style for inspiration. With that being said, here are 15 reasons why you should be paying attention to Jessica Chastain’s red carpet style.
15. She Dresses Like An Old Hollywood Star
Jessica Chastain was born in Sacramento, California and as she’s often said herself, she’s a California girl at heart. But at the same time, Jessica has said that her childhood wasn’t an easy one. It might have been happy, but her mother had a hard time raising her family as a single parent.
Even though Jessica was a responsible teen and a disciplined student, her mother often worked long hours in order to support her, her two sisters and her two brothers after their biological father walked out on the family. As a matter of fact, Jessica once recalled, “I [grew up] with a single mother who worked very hard to put food on our table. We did not have money. There were many nights when we had to go to sleep without eating. It was a very difficult upbringing. Things weren’t easy for me growing up.” The woman has definitely risen to the top from humble beginnings, and her classic dresses like this really make her seem like a true movie star.
14. She Can Spice Up An Elegant Look
There’s a reason why Jessica Chastain often makes the Best Dressed list each and every time she steps on a red carpet. That’s because the biggest fashion designers in the world love to dress her. She makes everything look like a million dollars each and every time she wears it. It’s not only because she’s drop-dead gorgeous, but because she’s got the kind of old-school Hollywood glamour and confidence that other actresses wish they had. In other words, Jessica Chastain is one of a kind.
Plus, do you know of any other actresses that can wear every color of the rainbow and still make it look this good? We didn’t think so, either. Jessica oozes sophistication without having to try very hard at all. It’s no wonder she’s often regarded as the most stylish woman in the industry. She knows how to make a classy dress look cool and avant garde.
13. She Goes For Bold Colors
Ever since she was a little girl, Jessica Chastain knew that acting would be her calling. As a matter of fact, she first dreamed of Hollywood after her grandmother took her to see a David Cassidy film when she was just 7 years old. It was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Jessica once recalled, “I am the first one in my family to go to college and I felt a great responsibility when I was at school, because my family was making so many sacrifices for me to be there. I was raised by a single mother, my grandmother got on the plane and helped me move to New York and moved me into the dorm. It was just a big moment, and, yes, it was my dream to be an actress, but also I didn’t want to let them down.” The woman looks every bit the Hollywood actress she always dreamed of being in this dress. Jessica can choose bold colors wisely, and can accessorize them perfectly, too.
12. She Plays With Fun Patterns And Textures
Jessica’s first gig in Hollywood was actually a television series. She got a gig on ER back in 2004 with none other than George Clooney. Talk about a great start, right? The woman had star quality even then.
Speaking about the kind of roles she likes to choose, Jessica has said, “I don’t mind if the character is a small character, but I would just like her to have a journey in the film. Sometimes the characters are just there as a prop to further the man’s story. The great directors I’ve talked to, I’ve said listen, I don’t mind playing a woman that is a tiny part, but how does the story affect her? What can I play in the end that’s different from the beginning? Otherwise, it doesn’t make sense, because it’s just like being a prop.” Her dedication to complexity extends to her wardrobe as well; Jessica loves a unique pattern or print every once in a while to create a unique look.
11. She Chooses Colors That Pop Against Her Pale Skin And Red Hair
According to Jessica, she’s not competitive in nature. Even though she is very ambitious and has so far had a pretty successful career, she doesn’t compare herself to other actresses or try to compete with them. Furthermore, she has also been very vocal about women’s rights and the treatment of women in the Hollywood workforce. She stands together with other women, and not in front of or behind them. A lot of people have also applauded her for being very vocal in the Time’s Up movement.
She once said, “Every time an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women… And as we all know: a great year for women in film is just a great year for film.”
10. She Can Also Be A Bombshell
Jessica might look and act like a tough girl both on and off screen, but deep down inside she’s just another woman who has the same emotions and insecurities as everyone else. And of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. But Jessica knows that in Hollywood, showing your vulnerability can make or break you.
She once said, “I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity. When something happens, I always check myself and know it’s going to go away. So be prepared for it. This is a tough business for actors who are sensitive. If you try to hold on to things, you’ll go crazy.” Jessica is very feminine, and she can dress the part, too. She knows how to look like a total bombshell, as she does in this dress.
9. She’s Not Afraid To Stand Out
Jessica married her spouse Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo just last year. But if you haven’t head about him, don’t worry, because we hadn’t either. Even though he’s a former fashion exec, Jessica refuses to walk the red carpet or even be seen with him in public. She has made it pretty clear that she wants to separate her private life from her public one.
As far as what her future holds, Jessica isn’t giving us any hints. Right now, it looks like her number one priority is her career, although a lot of her fans think that she might be looking into starting a family, too. If she does get pregnant, there’s a slim chance that she will announce her pregnancy or even show her baby off to the world. Jessica has made it clear that she’s an actress, not a celebrity. However, when she does choose to make an appearance, she knows how to do it right and make herself shine. This daring dress shows that she can do it all.
8. Her Looks Are Both Trendy And Timeless
Even though Jessica is very close with her mother and her stepfather, she has a special relationship with her grandmother. After all, it was her grandmother who introduced her to cinema. She was the one who took her to her first movie at the tender age of 7.
Jessica repaid her grandmother by bringing her as her date to the Academy Awards back in 2012 and 2013. Plus, her grandmother has every reason to be proud of her very talented granddaughter. Jessica has been nominated several times for an Oscar and has won a Best Actress Golden Globe award. And Jessica is only getting started in her career. We’re pretty sure that this is just the beginning of her rise to the top. Grandma better be thinking about future red carpet Oscar dates, too! Jessica could probably help her choose the perfect dress that strikes a balance between classy and cool, such as this dress she wore on the red carpet.
7. She Dresses To Enhance And Flatter Her Figure
During the early years of her career, Jessica admits that she had a very hard time being cast in movies. That’s because a lot of people weren’t sure about her appearance. It’s not that they didn’t think she was beautiful enough or that she lacked a certain look. Instead, it was because she’s a redhead. A lot of movie producers felt as though they were taking a risk by casting a redhead that looked like Jessica.
Clearly, these unnamed movie producers and directors didn’t know what they were talking about. Jessica (and her hair color) proved everyone wrong with her strong, memorable performances in movies like The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. This year, she’s also showing audiences what sexy redheads look like in the highly acclaimed Molly’s Game. The woman knows how to make her red hair, and her stunning figure, work for her on the red carpet, too. Her dresses are always flattering and well-fitting.
6. She Knows What Suits Her
It’s safe to say that 2011 was definitely Jessica Chastain’s breakthrough year in Hollywood. She had six movie releases that year alone. The first one that was released that year was Take Shelter. Jessica received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female nomination for that film. And as they say, the rest is history.
It’s without a doubt that Jessica takes her roles very seriously. And according to the talented actress, it’s not always easy. She once said, “It’s tough, acting. You have to walk two lines of a tightrope. There’s the all-consuming fear of failure: I’m about to fall flat on my face. There’s that and there’s also confidence – you have to be confident in order to try things – and they fight each other all the time.” We believe it, but we can’t see it on the red carpet, when she looks incredibly confident. The fact that she knows what suits her best and what doesn’t certainly helps.
5. She Is Always A Class Act
A lot really isn’t known about Jessica Chastain and her private life. That’s because she is pretty good and keeping her personal business out of the public spotlight. She doesn’t like to talk about her family, friends or her husband with the media. During her interviews at press junkets, she strictly talks about her films and her on-screen characters.
According to Jessica, though, she’s not what you would call a party girl off-screen. Instead, she says that she loves all the simple things in life like walking her dog or playing the ukulele rather than hitting up all of the Hollywood after parties with her co-stars. She’s all about the low-key life, despite the fact that she’s one of the most recognizable actresses in the world. She also describes herself as a “shy girl.” The woman doesn’t feel the need to reveal too much to the world, and her red carpet style is the same. She looks great without making a fool of herself.
4. She Is Alluring Without Being Over-The-Top
While Jessica may think of herself as a shy girl, you better believe that she has some very strong opinions, especially when it comes to being a feminist! As I’m sure many people know, 2017 was a tough year for women in Hollywood. After the Harvey Weinstein scandal, a lot of actresses opened up about their own experiences about being violated by powerful men in the entertainment industry.
Jessica has been very vocal about the movement and has shown her support for these women in more ways than one. While other A-list stars have remained relatively quiet, Jessica has been calling out people and their hypocrisy like there’s no tomorrow. It’s no wonder people love this feisty redhead so much! She doesn’t care who you are or where you come from: if you’ve done her wrong, she’ll let you know it! Her style is just as strong, and she can accentuate her sensuality and femininity while looking strong and amazing.
3. She Is Versatile
Jessica likes to play roles with strong female leads. She’s also often cast in hard-hitting dramas that usually make everyone’s Top 5 favorite list every year. But at the same time, it looks like Jessica wants to branch out and star in roles that she hasn’t tried before, including a female superhero. We are pretty sure that she would be an amazing superhero, too. She is super tough takes names on and off screen if you haven’t noticed.
Jessica once explained, “To a female superhero her sexiness is not the most important thing about her, it’s her mind, her spirit, and when I look at that character that to me is an example of characters that I like to play and I think it does a great thing for women.” She is a versatile actress, and she is also a very versatile red carpet dresser who can look amazing in a variety of different looks.
2. She Takes Fashion Risks
Believe it or not, Jessica Chastain was recently told to “simmer down” by a male co-star that she used to work with. After she made her thoughts known on Twitter about all of the allegations that were being made against Harvey Weinstein, an un-named male co-star emailed her and told her to pipe down, so to speak.
Jessica is not the kind of person who will name names, but a lot of people took their guesses as to who she was talking about. Plus, it’s not like that stopped her from speaking even louder. Thank goodness that there are still level-headed actresses like Jessica in Hollywood who are not afraid to speak their mind and stand up for what is right. She’s also made it pretty clear that she loves to play female roles who don’t need on-screen love interests. Take that, haters! The woman is classy, but she is also very bold, and that is also reflected in her fashion choices.
1. She Doesn’t Overshadow Her Natural Beauty
If there’s one thing that Jessica tries to focus on, it’s treating everyone the same way she would want to be treated. In other words, she’s not a diva and she certainly doesn’t want to come off as one, either.
Jessica once said, “The most important thing in my life, and the thing I try to focus on, is to try not to live a life of cruelty. That means trying to make sure I look people in the eye when I meet them. Sometimes you jump in a taxi, or maybe you only have two minutes with someone, and you never see them again. I try to always look them in the eye and have a real experience of what it is to communicate with someone… I guess it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.” The woman is a real class act. She is beautiful, both inside and out.
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