And the winner is…Oval or round dangle hoop earrings with diamonds or gemstones for celebrities wearing jewelry. This was the clear celebrity style jewelry trend at the 2012 White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Washington D. C.
Here are some celebrity style jewelry details:
First Lady Michelle Obama sported gemstone studded dangle hoop earrings. She wore a strapless, jewel tone multi-colored, floral print, ball gown. The strapless gown featured a shirred bias bodice and full skirt.
Charlize Theron, the face of Dior’s J’adore perfume, was attired in a stunning black lace fitted gown with a cut-out back and fishtail hem. She wore little visible jewelry.
Cynthia McFadden from ABC’s Nightline wore chunky green emerald gemstone oval dangle earrings to accessorize her off-shoulder black ball gown. The dress featured a very low-cut sweetheart neckline.
Reese Witherspoon, the Legally Blonde actress, had on large turquoise gemstone oval dangle earrings to set-off a black, strappy cut-out one-shoulder, gown.
Diane Keaton, the Annie Hall actress, displayed her trademark white pantsuit with black pinstripes. She didn’t wear any visible jewelry but did have on her white bowler hat and amber tinted glasses.
Goldie Hawn, looked demure in a diamond station necklace featuring a 2 inch diamond dangle drop and small diamond hoops. She wore a black lace slip gown topped with a white fur stole.
Deborah Roberts, former ABC 20/20 correspondent and also Al Roker's wife was colorfully dressed in a flowing fuchsia silk halter gown, goddess style. It featured black and white crystal beaded applique at the neckline and was tied at the neck with a black silk bow.
She wore large diamond oval double hoop earrings.
Alien actress Sigourney Weaver’s jewelry included chunky chain bracelets and large dangle cognac diamond earrings. She wore a black satin gown with a flounced V-cut neckline.
Mary J. Blige sparkled in a tight-fitting, knee length dress, with a high side-slit black satin skirt. The dress’s sheer black chiffon silk top bodice was pinstriped with silver sequins.
She wore little visible jewelry.
Kim Kardashian wore conspicuous diamond studs to accessorize a demure, emerald green velvet sleeveless gown. The dress featured white sparkling sequined appliques on the shoulders and a sequined belt.
Kris Jenner wore lengthy diamond dangle earrings with oval diamond drops. She also sported large diamond cuffs and chunky chain bracelets.
Jenner’s dress was an one-shoulder, flowing red silk, goddess gown.
Demure, simple jewelry or little visible jewelry was the celebrity style choice for many actresses and news correspondents on the red carpet procession for the dinner.
Many attendees were sans jewelry, conceivably a political statement about the state of the economy. Also, I didn't notice anything like Harry Winston's trademark jewelry style accessories.
President Baraka Obama attended the dinner along with the First Lady. The WHCA dinner is a scholarship fundraiser for awards to aspiring journalism students. The dinner was broadcast on the CSpan cable channel.