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Cannes Film Festival: Red Carpet Glamour

Every summer, hordes of A’list celebrities descend on the South of France for 10 days of non-stop premieres, parties and lounging on yachts. The Cannes film festival is like the Oscars but it lasts for days instead of one night only.

Last year I went for a week and witnessed the glamour first-hand (you can read that blog post here) and this year looks just as good. The weather’s been fantastic so far, so it’s always good to look at what the celebs are wearing to get inspiration for what we can wear to our summer parties and weddings.

My favourite outfits from Cannes 2016 so far are:

Cheryl Tweedy

Cheryl’s not in any films, but she looked stunning at the premiere of Slack Bay in a multicolour maxi dress. She met her soon-to-be ex-husband in Cannes two years ago and there’s no better revenge than looking fabulous when you know your ex will be watching. I love how she wears her hair up to show off her slender top half in the strapless dress.

Kate Hudson

Kate jetted in for the Chopard / Vanity Fair dinner and stood out in a coral pink maxi dress, which is very similar to the COAST Corwin maxi dress. It’s such a gorgeous spring colour – great for making tans stand out and for cheering you and others up when they look at you. I love Kate’s style!

Victoria Beckham

Victoria was in Cannes for the opening night gala and she looked very chic in a black jumpsuit with her hair in an Audrey Hepburn style updo. As long as you have great heels, a jumpsuit can look just as spectacular as a dress.

Julia Roberts

Julia looked every inch the Hollywood A’lister in a black maxi dress. She’s had years of experience ruling red carpets and it shows. Black never goes out of fashion.

Amal Clooney

Yellow is totally THE colour right now. We saw Fearne Cotton and Alesha Dixon in yellow dresses at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards and now Amal looks beautiful in a yellow maxi dress as she supports her husband at the premiere of his new film Money Monster.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall was in Cannes to promote Magnum ice creams and she hosted a party on a beach so she didn’t need to look as formal as everyone else. She went for South of France daytime glamour in a white jumpsuit with cool cats-eye sunglasses.

Bella Hadid

Gigi Hadid’s younger sister looked gorgeous in a beige and silver maxi dress. Cannes is the place to show off jewellery and diamonds and Bella has a head start as even her dress is sparkly. Bella’s usually competing with her older sister, but in this dress she’s in a league of her own and it’s a great way to get noticed.

Blake Lively

Blake stars in the opening night’s film – Cafe Society – so she was under great pressure to dazzle and entertain everyone with her outfit. She did just that in a silver dress, which highlights her tanned skin and makes her look a million dollars. This photo makes me want a silver dress.

Jessica Chastain

The Mad Men actress was the third actress to wear silver – there must be a trend! However, while the other two were fitted, Jessica’s maxi dress was floaty and feminine and make her look like a Princess. If you’re not confident about flaunting your figure yet, a floaty maxi will make you look amazing so you feel more attractive when you’re wearing it.

Who do you think looked the best?

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17th May 2016
Written by Zoe Griffin