In the world of red carpet events, Sundance Film Festival is unique for the fashion opportunities it provides. The largest independent film festival in the U.S., Sundance takes place every January in Park City, Utah. It's this location and time that help set Sundance's fashion apart — rather than being a venue for thigh-high slits and backless dresses, Sundance's snowy climate offers fans a rare chance to see stars offering their most stylish take on clothing that can reasonably be worn when it's below 30 degrees outside.
The result is a host of looks that are better for gaining real-life inspiration from than the gorgeous but impractical pieces we usually see on the red carpet during awards season. This year in Utah, stars often chose to show up in fancy pants, like Naomi Watts in blue velvet Etro or Awkwafina in a pink Ports 1961 suit. Or, if they wanted to go for dresses or skirts, they choose ones long enough to wear leggings underneath, as in the case of Natalia Dyer's floor-sweeping floral Moncler x Simone Rocha dress or Mindy Kaling's yellow plaid ensemble.
Take a look at the best 'fits from Sundance 2019 so far, and check back in for more looks in the days to come.