Maximum Drama for Mary J Blige

She may have sung No More Drama, but Mary J Blige went for maximum impact for one of the final parties in Cannes at the weekend. Here’s a better look:

Mary performed at the star-studded AmFar (Cinema Against Aids) charity fundraiser, where tickets cost 4,000 Euros a head.

In the celebrity audience were Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony,  Russell Crowe, Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton, Meg Ryan,  Juliette Binoche, Kate Beckinsale and Mischa Barton .

With all those VIP eyes on you and expecting you to sing while they eat supper, its no wonder Mary felt the need to dress to impress and the nude maxi dress she’s picked hugs every curve.

Nude is bang on trend for summer and works especially well with the R&B star’s dark colouring.

Pale yet feminine colousr are also less in your face than silver, which is what a lot of the acting talent have been wearing in Cannes .If you’re cool and you know you are then you don’t have to prove it with silver.

Something classic but simple is sometimes just as show-stopping as in your face sequins and sparkles, and this Amanda Wakeley/Elements maxi dress is a good match to Miss Blige’s sexy yet sophisticated look.

If it’s nude you are after then why not search what women’s clothes Very has in beige and cream?

This Rare lace bodycon dress oozes sexiness in an understated way.

Or for a going out dress that looks a little bit special by the way it is cut to flatter a woman’s shape,  try a Vero Moda satin drape dress

Mary seems to have been quiet for a while, but hearing her perform at the party showed there’s  lots of life in her lungs yet. Her last album Stronger With Each Tear made it to number 2 in the US charts last year and she’s working on a future number 1 right now.

There could even by a JLo collaboration as we spotted the two divas having a chinwag during the lavish party. Fingers crossed!

23rd May 2010
Written by Zoe Griffin