Happy Birthday Angelina Jolie! The actress and humanitarian campaigner has just celebrated her 39th year and with every birthday she is more confident in her style. Whenever she goes to a premiere or a red carpet event you can guarantee she and her husband Brad Pitt will steal the show. I have never seen her look anything less than classy the whole time she’s been an actress – both on screen and off. When she is touring red carpet war zones for her work as a UN ambassador she looks smart and sophisticated but it’s when she is dressed for the night that she really comes into her own. Black is her favourite colour and she’s a big fan of the maxi dress.
In fact, I’ve seen her wear a maxi dresses on so many occasions that I’m surprised she can twist it up so much. But you can get ones with split legs, ones with sleeves, ones with embellishment – in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ange has a different maxi dress for every day of the year. But we don’t need that many, it’s enough to just stick to the trends. I’d settle for one with a well-fitted simple and chic one like the Diesel jersey maxi dress, one with sleeves like the Resort batwing cape maxi and one with pretty embellishment like the Club L crochet 2-in-1 maxi dress.
But it is worth pointing out, there is more to Angeline than just a pretty face. Way more! She masterminded a new summit in London to end sexual violence in conflict and she swapped her preferred black colour for a white suit. I did like the shape of the skirt, which is really flattering for all shapes and great for keeping cool in hot weather. It’s similar to the Savoir Charlotte cutabout skirt at Very.
So we have the formal dresses and we have the work dresses, but Angelina is a cool character and sometimes she just wants to party! At an after-party following the premiere of Maleficient, she rocked things up in a black jumpsuit. It’s well-fitted to her frame and flatters her body, just like the Fearne Cotton strappy jumpsuit. You could always roll down the straps of Fearne’s jumpsuit and tuck them in for the full Angelina Jolie effect.
What’s your favourite Angelina look? To be honest, I just like how she shakes things up while knowing that black and white suits her more than colour. Knowing what suits you is key when it comes to fashion!
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