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Posted Fri, October 1, 2010 10:25am EDT

Katie Holmes, Eva Mendes, Jen Garner, Anne Hathaway & More Lovely Ladies At ‘Variety’s’ Power Of Women Luncheon!

Check out the fine frocks and vote for who looked best out of all the ladies who lunch!

While we’re used to seeing this star-studded set get glammed up at night on the red carpet, when it comes to a daytime affair the dress code is definitely more conservative — and Variety‘s 2nd annual Power of Women Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sept. 30 is the perfect example! Rather than gowns and sexy minis, there were longer hemlines and more conservative necklines on the carpet. Katie Holmes, however, was a walking disaster in my opinion! She looked like she stuffed herself into one of little Suri’s dresses — while the floral Louis Vuitton fall 2010 dress wasn’t particularly terrible on the runway, Katie must’ve had the get-up shortened with a needle and thread mere hours before storming the carpet because on the left-hand side the stitch is already coming undone! To make matters worse, she’s wearing tights– if it was February I would understand, but there’s no reason for them here.

In contrast to Katie’s disaster, there was the gorgeous Eva Mendes who looked striking in a striped Salvatore Ferragamo resort 2011 halter dress and a nude pair of Sergio Rossi pumps. While I know many people are so over nude heels, they go so well with so many different looks — she was definitely one of my favorites from the luncheon!

Anne Hathaway rarely disappoints on the red carpet and yesterday was no exception when she stepped out in a pretty printed Erdem resort 2011 sleeveless dress and navy patent Brian Atwood pumps. Sure, we all love to see her in a gorgeous gown but I love the classic elegance of this get-up and think it was perfect for the a-lister.

Also in attendance was AnnaLynne McCord — and while she may often be in minis, she toned down her look in a pantsuit and burgundy pumps while new mom Amy Adams seems to have shed all her baby weight and showed it off in a pink structured one-shoulder Roland Mouret cocktail dress. The usual dressed down mommy Jennifer Garner left the kids at home and traded her jeans and sneakers for a conservative belted dress.

Check out who else turned up and vote for who you think was best dressed last night!

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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