Fashion Flashback: 8 Best-Dressed Stars at TIFF 2016

We look back at some of the fashion highlights from last year’s festivities.

The young starlets may have dominated the red carpets at the Toronto International Film Festival this year—and there’s nothing wrong with that—but there was certainly room for some of the more seasoned pros to shine.

We’ve round up some the best dressed Zoomers at TIFF this year, and what made them shine like the stars they truly are.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Pamela Anderson attends the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival 'AMBI Gala' at Ritz Carlton on September 7, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

PAMELA ANDERSON, 49

Leaving her sexpot style behind, Pamela Anderson goes for sophisticated glamour—complete with white evening gloves—that recalls the elegance of the screen sirens of Hollywood’s past. If ever there was a colour that could help make over someone from vampy to pretty, dusty pink is it. Looking positively pretty in pink—from gown to lips—at the AMBI Gala at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on the first evening of TIFF, the actress was a vision of loveliness.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Rachel Weisz attends the 'Denial' Red Carpet Premiere for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)

RACHEL WEISZ, 46

On the red carpet for the premiere of her movie, Denial, the Oscar-winning actress solved the fashion dilemma of what formal attire to wear when temperatures might be hot and steamy—as it was during the first few days of TIFF. Since no one likes to be bogged down in a long evening gown when it’s hot outside, this Alexander McQueen gown is the solution, with its gossamer thin tulle. The floral embroidery is sparse enough to maintain the illusion of lightness and the full sleeves add a touch of lightweight drama.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Naomi Watts attends the premiere of 'The Bleeder' during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

NAOMI WATTS, 47

The boho or hippie trend is often best left to teenagers going off to summer music festivals, but for the premiere of The Bleeder, the actress pulled it off without looking like an aging hippie. How did she do it? First, opt for a pared down version of the trend, like this Roberto Cavalli halter dress in a paisley print, which is free of bohemian ruffles and frills. And while it might be tempting to style it by piling on the hippie accessories like stacks of bangles and ropes of beaded necklaces, Watts kept it to one boho trend item—the velvet platform shoes.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Maria Bello attends the 'Mean Dreams' premiere wearing a Birks necklace during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)

MARIA BELLO, 49

For the premiere of Mean Dreams, the actress showed off her svelte figure in an equestrian-inspired look with figure-hugging riding pants and elongated blazer. While a head-to-toe black outfit is dramatic, it can also be too austere. But she adds some intriguing flourish to this outfit with a bold necklace from Birks and by leaving her hair loose and wavy, which softened the severity of the outfit.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 'Lion' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

NICOLE KIDMAN, 49

Looking utterly sleek and chic, the actress wore a turtleneck dress by Nina Ricci for the premiere of the movie, Lion. Vertical sequin stripes further enhanced her statuesque figure, making her a commanding presence on the red carpet.

attends the "Hidden Figures" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

TARAJI P. HENSON, 46

This Saint Laurent gown is a modern update on the wrap dress with military details like epaulettes and patch pockets. But the actress brings her own brand of sexiness and playfulness to the Hidden Figures premiere by showing some leg—and a studded platform sandal makes sure this militia inspired dress doesn’t suffer from fatigue.

attends the "A Monster Calls" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

SIGOURNEY WEAVER, 66

For the premiere for A Monster Calls, the actress chose to forgo the traditional red carpet gown and opted for a one-piece jumper. With just a touch of animal print, she proved the onesie can be ageless—just keep it simple, sleek and fluid for a sophisticated evening look.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Nathalie Baye attends the "It's Only The End Of The World" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)

NATHALIE BAYE, 68

When you’re a legend like this French actress, you don’t have to dress to compete with the younger starlets on the red carpet—just opt for a tried and true classic, like a sharply tailored pantsuit. For the premiere of It’s Only The End Of The World, the acclaimed actress looked effortlessly chic in a midnight blue pantsuit. And the touch of sheer at her cleavage added just the right amount of sensuality and femininity to this man-style suit.