Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Shopping for an Event?

With the awards season in high gear, 
the best part for me has always been not necessarily who wins the
award, but what she wore. The red carpet designs influence what
we will see in the special occasion and evening wear depts next
season when we shop for our own events. Here's a look of what
you can expect-

Color is bigger than ever in formal wear.
Black is always an elegant choice for a gown, but color has become
more and more popular and can actually be very flattering and fun.
Pattern  and florals are newer looks to consider.

 In Prabal Gurung.

In a Burberry dress and Bulgari jewelry. 
 In Peter Pilotto.
Kate Winslet and Tina Fey look amazing in green and red flattering dresses.
Naomi Watts and Ellie Kemper are beautiful in patterned gowns.

The mile high slit continues as a hot trend in 
evening wear. Works best when simply done as in the top two
photos worn by Laverne Cox ( rockin' it) and Sarah Hyland.
A little too many parts competing for attention in one dress in the bottom
 two photos -Eva Amurri ( with Mom, Susan Sarandon in not the most
flattering outfit) and Bree Larson

What happened to leaving something to the
imagination? There has been a lot of boobs on the red carpet
and I'm not sure it's really flattering
In Vivienne Westwood. 
 In Valentino.
Sarah Silverman's dress oozes glamour but is just too over the top for her, and
makes her look wider than she is. Kate Mara's gown while beautiful, shows her
nipples in close ups. There was a way add some fabric to make that more subtle.

You can look elegant, beautiful and age- appropriate
for your child's wedding, a black-tie event or a red carpet moment and flatter your
figure like these class acts-
In an Elie Saab dress, Brian Atwood shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. 
 In a Michael Costello dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.
In Jenny Packham.
 In a Zac Posen dress and Buccellati jewelry.
Rachel McAdams is a knockout in an Ellie Saab ballgown. Queen Latifa's
dress is simple yet elegant. Helen Mirrin rocks her Jenny Packham gown.
Viola Davis accents her positive in a beautiful neutral by Zac Posen.

In Angel Sanchez.
Diane Lane is understated elegance in this classic

With the Oscars and Tonys still to come, we'll surely see some more exciting and
glamorous fashions that will influence what filters down to us in the stores. Which
one would you choose if the designer options were open to you?