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c. 2013 Los Angeles Daily News

LOS ANGELES -- Color was yet again a big trend on the red carpet. Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it was all about blues, purples and greens with some red thrown in for good measure.

It was clear from the moment Busy Philipps tweeted she'd be arriving in a slinky blue Gabriela Cadena dress.

Blue was seen on Zuleikha Robinson, who wanted to break away from her austere character on "Homeland" so she chose a strapless princess gown by Gustavo Cadile in blue watercolor floral print on tulle.

"I love the color," she said, looking like she'd been picked from Monet's garden.

Edie Falco wore a sleeveless lace dress by Chagoury Couture all in blue with gold stitching. Heather Morris chose a dress by Gomez-Gracia that looked like it had turquoise ruffled ribbons sewn into mesh. Nicole Kidman sparkled in navy blue by Vivienne Westwood.

Sally Field wore a lavender dress by J. Mendel. Melissa Rauch went with a custom purple princess gown.

Jessica Pare came in a green ruched gown. Jessica Chastain skipped the press line and headed straight for the fans in the bleachers to sign autographs. All that was visible of her Alexander McQueen red dress was the back.

And yes, there was plenty of classic black and white as well -- not to mention a few fashion stunners.

Jenna Ushkowitz was among the first to arrive in a shimmering white gown. She held up the hem as she passed.

Other whites followed, including bombshell Sofia Vergara, who rushed by in a creamy satiny gown by Donna Karan Atelier. Julianne Moore also wore white -- an odd fitting dress she could hardly walk in -- with all-over black embroidered flowers by Chanel Haute Couture.

Black was the choice of Claire Danes, Anne Hathaway and Naya Rivera, all sporting a modern twist on a different era. Anna Gunn also wore a lovely wrap-around gown in black by Roland Mouret. With its unfinished edges, it looked like it had just been cut.

As for the stunners?

Look no further than Jennifer Garner, who looked like a million bucks as she high heeled it by in gold.