Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Trending styles at the 2013 Oscars

The Hollywood stars were as usual glittering as diamonds on the red carpet for the Oscars (some more than others) and it’s really interesting to see their choice of gowns. Although I didn’t actually watch the show I absolutely love flicking through all the photos from the red carpet, and compare dresses and colours.

Half of the stars will always wear black dresses, but with spring just around the corner you could see hints of colours and more light fabrics.
The biggest spring trend this year was to go for a dress of light hues, and the most talked about at this year’s Oscars was of course Jennifer Lawrence’s spectacular dress. How she could walk in that big skirt is a mystery. But oh wait… I heard she couldn’t! Didn’t she trip on her way up to the stage to pick up her prize? Oops… But she still looked like a dream! Absolutely stunning, and kind of like a Disney princess.

Another colour that was trending at the Oscars this year was blue. Everything from toned down earthy blues, to bright neon blue. My favourite blue dress is the one Jennifer Hudson was wearing. It’s a long slim fit dress with a slit up one leg, and it’s covered in big sequins. It actually reminds me of a mermaid’s tail.
Red was also quite popular amongst the Hollywood stars at the Oscars. I’ve never really understood why you would want to wear red on the red carpet, but these three stars made it work. I especially like Jennifer Aniston’s red ball gown like dress. What’s up with all the Jennifers wearing the nicest dresses?!

 Kelly Rowland was wearing an absolutely fabulous dress, contrasting black and white. The cut of it is so unusual, and I’m absolutely loving the top bit that’s “sticking out”. It’s more of a funky dress, and I’d do almost anything to get my hands on it!

Which is your favourite dress from the 2013 Oscars?

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Dress to impress - from day to night

From military-themed attire to sleek red styles, the statement dress is a wardrobe essential for many fashionistas. When it comes to getting ready in a hurry and you quite simply need to dress and go - a one-piece outfit saves both time and effort. With a skirt, you have to think carefully about what to wear on top but with a dress, all you need are the right shoes and a blazer or shawl.
 If you have little time to change before a night on the tiles, an outfit that takes you seamlessly from work to play is a fashion saviour. Simply don your LBD in the morning but wear with flats, a scarf and a blazer. When the clock strikes half five, swap the pumps for heels and remove the scarf - add a touch of red lipstick and you’re good to go.

If you have an impression to make, maybe try investing in something a little more upbeat, such as any one of the red dresses from Very. A statement red dress certainly makes a lasting impression. However, there are a few rules to abide by when donning such a bold style. First and foremost, choose something tailored to your body shape. Also, too much detailing in the shape of ruffles can often lead to an over-the-top look. Sharp lines and a conservative cut will instead create a sophisticated style.
 Be careful with accessories when wearing bright colours. Red speaks volumes alone and therefore requires little jewellery. If you must accessorise, opt for a pendant drop necklace and a simple pair of diamond studs. Gold works extremely well with hot hues, especially when you have a tan.

If you wish the dress to be the centrepiece, black or neutral heels are the best option. And remember, the higher the heel then the more elongated your legs will appear, but that doesn’t necessarily mean skyscraper heels are the best option. Heels that are too high will not only be uncomfortable to wear but you’ll also risk looking ungainly if you’re teetering around on tiptoes!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

On trend; lace dresses

Lace dresses have been very popular for quite a while now. I don't actually own one myself, but that's only because I've not found the perfect one yet! I've seen so many pretty ones in the shops in town, but none that has been my style really. Every girl should have a lace dress in their posession, and I won't give up looking until I find my perfect one! Right now I've got my eyes on these beauties. They're all gorgeous, but I must say the beige and black contrast dress is my favourite! 

The blueish purple lace dress from AX Paris can be found at Newlook
 The purple lace and mesh dress in the middle can be found at Warehouse
The mocha coloured dress with black lace contrasts can be found at Krisp

Lots of celebrities are being seen in lace dresses too, and have been for quite some time. One who has opted for the lace dress trend is Cheryl Cole. When she was seen in this contrast lace dress every fashionista out there wanted to create a similar look, and lots of shops started selling dresses of this style in different colours.
With it being Spring soon I thought I'd show you a white version of this dress, as I think light colours are to prefer when the weather's getting warmer, This particular dress is from City Goddess and comes in both white/black, and blue/black. City Goddess actually has a whole section of celebrity syle dresses, so if you're after a particular dress you've seen on a celebrity you can check out their celeb range here.