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Revlon Masquerade Ball: Get The Celeb Look

Don’t you just love an excuse to dress up? The celebs had just that at Revlon cosmetics’ grand masquerade ball at the V&A museum, where the dress code was ‘dress to impress’.

Sometimes, it can be hard to decide just what to wear for a special occasion. There are so many gorgeous dresses – how can we pick just one? For this event, the celebs seemed to stick to the colours black and white, which are always striking. Also, the great thing about these colours is that they never ever go out of date so you can get a lot of wear out of them.

Let’s have a closer look at the celebrities’ gorgeous outfits at the Revlon masquerade ball:

Michelle Keegan

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Michelle stood out for her fresh blonde hair, which made headlines in all the newspapers as it was such a shock. Because her hair was what got noticed, she didn’t want to detract from that with a colourful dress so she went for a lace black maxi dress. The lace shows she’s making an effort. It reminds me of the Rare lace top maxi dress.

Lydia Bright

Lydia showed off the tan she got while filming TOWIE’s Mallorca special in a white maxi dress. White makes everyone look more gorgeous in summer as it makes skin look brighter and healthier. What do you think?

Jessica Wright

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Jessica looked stunning in a simple black dress, adding some extra length to her legs with some high black sandals. If you’ve gone to the effort with your hair and make-up, wearing a black dress emphasises that so you looked groomed and gorgeous. Jessica’s dress is very like the V by Very backless crochet trim dress.

Chloe Lewis

The Only Way is Essex star Chloe shows that a black jumpsuit looks just as elegant as a dress and looks super cool. I like how the trousers split so it keeps her legs cool on a ht summer’s day and gives everyone else something to look at. This is no ordinary jumpsuit and that’s because you don’t just get one style of jumpsuit – there are lace styles, halterneck styles and basically something to suit everyone.

Tanya Burr

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Vlogger Tanya looked angelic and really pretty in a white maxi dress, which is so similar to the Rare lace top maxi dress. Because it’s cinched in at the waist, it gives her a lovely hourglass silhouette and the lacy top is really pretty. It shows you don’t have to flash lots of flesh to look amazing.

Which outfit do you prefer?

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Party: Supermodel Fashion

Leonardo Di Caprio has hosted a party in the South of France every year since 2008 with all proceeds from a celeb charity auction benefiting his eco-charity – the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation. The idea is that all his celeb pals pay to attend and donate prizes to the auction and they all raise a lot of money by bidding on the fantastic auction prizes.

The charity idea works as Leo has raised a huge $59 million for charity since 2008, but this event certainly puts the ‘fun’ into fundraising. Every single person that attends dresses to reflect the glamour of St Tropez, where the event is held. Leo’s girlfriend is a Victoria’s Secret model and she invited all her friends to this year’s event so it was full of models that know how to dress and have access to huge wardrobes.

Just looking at the photos of who attended and what they wore is inspiring, because the models there are on top of the trends and looked gorgeous. We don’t have to spend a fortune to copy their look, we just have to see what they wore. The best dressed were:

Petra Nemcova

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Petra posted a photo to Instagram of herself looking stunning in a white maxi dress. White is a great colour for a summer party and in places like St Tropez they have dress codes that guests should only wear white. That wasn’t the case at Leo’s party but Petra had other guests wishing they’d worn white as the colour made everyone notice her and reflected her tan perfectly.

Joan Smalls and Doutzen Kroes

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Joan (second from left) showed off her supermodel legs in a red dress and posted the photo above to her Instagram, showing that her ‘squad’ were the most beautiful. I particularly liked her pal Lily’s burned orange dress (centre). It’s a maxi dress, but the split up the side ensures that you’ll stay cool while dancing and feel gorgeous, knowing that you’re flashing a bit of flesh in a sophisticated way.

Lily Donaldson and Sophia Richie

lily-sophiaLily (left) flaunted her figure in a mesh and crochet black dress. It’s a brave move to go so sheer but Lily pulls it off as she walks round with attitude. If you can’t take risks to a special party like one hosted by Leonardo Di Caprio then when can you? Sometimes, you just have to be brave and I think Lily pulled it off. I was also impressed by Lionel Richie’s 17 year-old daughter Sophia, who wore a white jumpsuit. She’s got a similar look to Gigi Hadid – a star is in the making!

Mariah Carey

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Mariah posted a snap on Instagram of herself with the party’s host Leo. She looked stunning in a black evening maxi dress that showed off her curves. Every girl needs a black dress in their wardrobe, something that makes you feel a million dollars and you can wear on multiple occasions. Mariah’s dress doesn’t have any embellishments so that means it’s timeless – it will never date and she could wear it again.

Kate Hudson

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This isn’t the best photo of Kate that Petra Nemcova posted on Instagram, but I can tell that she would have looked fantastic in real-life in a white jumpsuit. Kate’s very sporty so she wants to show off her figure and she did just that. When you wear a jumpsuit, people do stop and stare so it’s a great way to get noticed and that puts you in the party mood. It’s a lot easier to dance in a jumpsuit than it is in a dress, so a jumpsuit is a great option if you’re planning on partying hard.

Whose glamorous look did you like most?

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Finding Dory Premiere: Blue Carpet Fashion

Finding Nemo was one of the most popular children’s films ever so the premiere for it’s sequel Finding Dory had lots of celebs fighting for tickets. Ellen De Generes – who voices the character of Dory – hung out with British TV presenters, sports personalities and singers. The movie really does appeal to everyone.

However, as it’s primarily aimed at children, the premiere took place on a Saturday morning, so we got to see celebs wearing smart casual clothes. Usually, we only see celebrities in glamorous evening-wear at premieres, so it was interesting to see what they wear at the weekend and get some inspiration. It was a warm day so pastels seemed to be the trend on the carpet outside the cinema, which was blue instead of red to reflect the colour of the sea.

Let’s have a look at the celebs in their pretty pastels:

Alesha Dixon

Alesha looked stunning in a pink coat, which meant she could keep the rest of her outfit simple with jeans and a white t-shirt. All you need is one statement coat and then wardrobe essentials and it looks cool, clean and crisp with virtually no effort at all.

Ellen De Generes 

Ellen went for a similar look, except she had a statement blazer rather than a coat. Florals are always good in summer and made her look bright and alert, which she needs right now given that she’s got to go around the World, having premieres in different cities. If you’re tired, a pastel top or jacket can disguise it.

Michelle Heaton

Michelle looked fresh and summery in a gorgeous yellow skirt. It’s loose and made from a lovely cotton material so it will keep her as cool as she looks and she’ll feel comfortable in it. You don’t need to suffer to look fabulous in summer. The more comfortable you are, the more confident you’ll be.

Rebecca Adlington

The Olympic medal winning swimmer looked really feminine in a blue midi dress, which almost matched the blue carpet. Blue is a lovely colour for summer as it’s bold and suits both brunettes and blondes. Rebecca’s midi dress would also work well at a summer wedding.

Alex Jones 

The One Show TV presenter looked pretty in a green day dress. It’s super casual and you could wear this from day to night. It would also look fantastic with flip flops for a picnic in the park as well as with heels for slightly more formal occasions. I love a dress that’s versatile!

Fleur East

Fleur has her own image and she doesn’t compromise. I admire that because you don’t have to wear pastels if you have an image that you want to maintain. Fleur’s image is that she’s a performer and a risk-taker and so she wore white ripped jeans and a white top. What do you think?

And who do you think looked the best in their smart casual outfits at the daytime premiere?

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Jason Bourne: Film Premiere Fashion

The Bourne Identity franchise is all about big-budget, high-drama, fast-paced action and glamour, so I was hoping for the same thing at the premiere of Jason Bourne – the prequel to the series. Happily, the premiere represented the film as Matt Damon invited his gorgeous celeb pals to walk down the red carpet with him and everyone dressed up to look the best they could.

All colours were bright with silver and pink dresses really standing out. Even if the weather isn’t fantastic, wearing a bright coloured dress helps to make us feel more cheerful when we look in the mirror. And it means people take notice when we walk into a party as colours make people look twice.

If you want to make your presence known at a summer event, have a look at these celebs for inspiration:

Alicia Vikander

Alicia looked stunning in a silver dress, which reflected both the photographers’ flashlights and the early evening sun. It’s very flattering against her skin as she looks fresh and alert and that’s because the colour has given her a boost. She’s the lead actress in the film so she had to wear something fabulous!

Luciana Barroso

Matt Damon’s wife showed that she wanted everyone to notice that she was with the leading man by wearing a hot pink maxi dress. It looks fantastic with her summer tan – it’s the ideal colour for summer and summer holidays in particular. Notice that she has gold heels as gold and pink look gorgeous together.

Julia Stiles

Julia’s also in the film, so she needed to get noticed and she certainly did that in a figure-hugging silver maxi dress. She looks mermaid-like with the fishtail bottom and the loose waves in her hair. With a dress like this you don’t need any accessories as the dress is enough of a statement in itself.

Lisa Snowdon

Lisa took bold to another level in a multi-colour jumpsuit! Talk about making a statement! The former model enjoys taking fashion risks and she pulls it off because she has a lot of attitude – posing on the red carpet with a hand on her hip. You can get away with a lot if you wear things with confidence.

Which bold outfit do you like best?

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Wireless Festival: Coolest Celeb Fashion

The Wireless Festival is slightly different to other festivals because it takes place in London. This means that most people go home – or to a hotel – each night so there’s plenty of grooming time. Everywhere you look there are seriously stylish people and you can tell that everyone’s put real effort and thought into their festival look.

I think it’s great that this festival takes place at the start of July because it’s great inspiration for the rest of the festivals this month and in August. We’ve at least 6 weeks of live music gigs left! What we can see from Wireless is that if you plan in advance and wear lots of layers, you can cope with rain or shine and bring some glamour and attitude to the festival site.

Just look at these gorgeous celebs for inspiration:

Alesha Dixon

Alesha looked stunning in ripped black skinny jeans with a black biker jacket. The pink trainers add a playful edge. You can’t wear heels at a festival so you need to find other ways to have fun with footwear and Alesha gets it so right!

Laura Whitmore

Laura looked super cool as she matched a girly tea dress and dainty ankle boots with a military style jacket. It’s like she’s saying she doesn’t need to be defined by one particular trend – she can do what she wants. Plus she’s warm and comfortable at the same time – what’s not to like?

Ashley Roberts

Festival style is all about layering and former Pussycat Doll Ashley is a great example of this with her denim jacket over a simple black vest top. I love the black ankle boots too – these would help her strut through the festival site with confidence. What do you think?

Lucy Watson

Like Alesha, Lucy showed that a biker jacket can work at a festival. Lucy’s look was more girly as she wore hers with a red mini dress and ankle boots with a slight heel! This is a lovely look for the first day of a festival, as you arrive fresh and ready to party. If you look great on the first day, you’re more likely to feel fantastic for the whole time.

Louisa Johnson

The X Factor winner may be new to the festival scene but she knows how to dress as she looked amazing in a multi-colour shirt dress. I love the tasseled gladiator sandals too. Watch out for more of Louisa towards the Autumn – she’s working hard on her music and developing her own unique image.

Vogue Williams

The Irish model / TV presenter and DJ wore pink trainers like Alesha – are we starting to see a trend here? Vogue’s also a great example of the layered look as she shows off her legs in some lovely black denim shorts but has a warm green military jacket for when the weather takes a turn. This look would see you from day to night and you would never have to stop partying, go back and find your tent and change and you’d be ready for anything in this look.

Which outfit can you see yourself wearing to a festival?

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Serpentine Gallery Party: Best Summer Dresses

The Serpentine Gallery summer party is one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Celebs beg, borrow or steal to get an invite because only the best celebs are at this event. When they get asked to attend the Serpentine’s summer party, it’s a sign they’ve made it. The night starts off outside in the grounds of Hyde Park and then moves inside with dancing inside the gallery until late.

However, the downside to attending exclusive parties is that there’s a lot of pressure to look good. Nobody wants to just show up, they want to look the best. However, it’s hard to pick one celeb from the stars that attended the summer party as many of them looked fantastic in their own individual way.

Let’s have a close look at some of the best dressed to help us make our minds up on summer party clothing:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie looked angelic in a white maxi dress. Normally she’s flashing the flesh in hotpants and a crop top, but she looked feminine, classy and slightly regal.

Kate Moss

Kate really stood out in a multicolour maxi dress. The supermodel doesn’t like to conform as she’d rather set the trends rather than follow them. If that’s the case then we all need multi colour maxi dresses this summer.

Fearne Cotton

The event was in Hyde Park and Fearne looked festival chic in her purple maxi dress. I like the halterneck top as it makes the shape of the dress more flattering and the belt detail highlights (and helps pull in) slim waists. Now shes’s not on the radio all the time, Fearne has more time to indulge in fashion and it shows.

Georgia May Jagger

Sequins aren’t just for Christmas! The sparkles in Georgia May’s sequin dress reflected the light and created cool shadows everywhere she walked. You can literally light up the dancefloor in a sequin dress and they really get you into a party mood.

Sienna Miller

Sienna kept things simple in a white maxi dress and it really works for her as it stands out for its simplicity. The colour flatters her skin tone and she just looks fresh and healthy. White is a lovely colour for summer as you just feel brighter and happier in it. Sometimes less really is more…

Naomi Campbell

Naomi also wore a sequin dress but she doesn’t do things by halves! Why were a mini dress when you can really make your presence known in a maxi dress? This is a fantastic dress for a prom or posh ball when you need to dress to impress. I’m certainly impressed by Naomi in this dress.

Laura Whitmore

Laura always looks lovely and she looked super pretty in a chiffon tea dress. At a summer party, a tea dress looks really classy. It’s especially good for warm weather as the loose fabric keeps you cool and it’s short sleeved so your arms can feel some breeze. This dress is ideal for weddings!

Donna Air

I know it’s not a dress but I think Donna looks pretty fabulous in a multi-colour jumpsuit. It’s something you need to wear with attitude as you are guaranteed to get noticed in this outfit.

Which outfit do you like most?

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Paris Fashion Week: Celeb Trends

Paris Fashion Week is the haute couture week, which is full of gorgeous dresses on the catwalk and on the FROW. While London is all about celebrating individual styles and New York is about chic tailoring, Paris celebrates femininity and glamour.

This means that even the celebs in the audience have to make an effort. It’s fantastic inspiration for summer party outfits and ideas for prom and ball dresses.

These are my top 5 celeb looks from Paris:

Lottie Moss

Kate Moss’s younger sister has definitely inherited the family’s fabulous dress sense. Lace dresses are so popular this season and she has a playful twist on the trend in a lace maxi dress. This is fresh, summery and looks sensational.

Mischa Barton

Mischa went for the colour block trend in a multi-colour maxi dress. I think she looks amazing. The colour is bright and uplifting and the loose maxi dress makes her feel cool and look cool at the same time.

Cate Blanchett

The American actress dazzled in a gorgeous black jumpsuit. I love how unique it is with the lovely satin material and the flared trousers. It shows that jumpsuits can be just as glamorous as evening dresses.

Bella Hadid

Gigi Hadid’s younger sister also went for lace,  but chose a lace midi dress and showed off a bit more flesh. However, lace has a teasing effect so it keeps you looking classy and Bella looks just beautiful in her black dress, doesn’t she? What do you think?

Jourdan Dunn

The British supermodel was a great ambassador for British fashion in a green maxi dress that complemented her skin tone perfectly. An olive shade of green is ideal for enhancing tans and works brilliantly with silver accessories. Well done, Jourdan!

Which celeb had the best outfit? It’s hard to pick just one, isn’t it?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Rita Ora’s Lovely Leather

Rita Ora oozes attitude! Whether you like her music or not, there’s something about the way that she holds herself that commands attention. When she arrives, she does it with attitude and you just can’t help but stop and stare. The blonde hair is partly responsible, but mainly its what she wears – she takes risks and usually pulls them off!

It’s a busy time for Rita because she’s got a part in the sequel to the 50 Shades of Grey film as well as recording some new music. And when she’s that busy, she needs an outfit that’s easy to wear but looks like she’s made a real effort. For that, trousers and a jacket work as you can wear them around town and feel comfortable but she doesn’t chose any old trousers – hers are leather so they have much more attitude. When combined with a bomber jacket and ankle boots, she’s ready to dazzle anywhere she goes.

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To combine practical style with something that’s also pretty cool, start with some amazing trousers like the Lovedrobe faux leather trousers with zips and make them look even cooler with some ankle boots with buckles like the H by Hudson Horrigan jet double strap ankle boots. On the top half, start with a classic white t-shirt like the  V by Very V-neck perfect t-shirt and add a bomber jacket. I love the Converse mesh bomber from Very.

What do you think of Rita Ora’s style?

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Absolutely Fabulous: Film Premiere Fashion

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie lived up to it’s name as the premiere in London’s Leicester Square was just fabulous. With all the stars from the movie dressed up and wearing bold colours, the night was a tribute to fun and fashion.

All the stars of the movie looked particularly good, probably because they wanted to dress to impress to show that it was their night. What they wore shows that if we all want to make an impression at summer parties then we need to wear colour.

Let’s have a closer look at the best dressed:

Stella McCartney and Kate Moss

Kate wore a bright green blouse underneath her black blazer and it contrasted perfectly with her blonde hair. The green colour also made her skin look more tanned. Meanwhile her pal Stella looked sensational in a blue dress. It’s eye-catching but it’s also feminine and pretty.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie made sure everyone saw her arrive and party in a red maxi dress. The colour is absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it? The maxi dress is so flattering as it’s cinched in round her waist so she looks even more petite, and the halterneck top gives her a lovely hourglass shape.

Abbey Clancy

Abbey went for a dress with attitude with her leather dress with white detail. Black and white monochrome always looks fantastic as black is slimming and white is a flattering colour next to the skin and it’s attention-grabbing. If you’re confident with your looks like Abbey, you’d want to attract attention and show off, wouldn’t you?

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders

The stars of the night – Jennifer and Joanna – also wore striking bold outfits! Joanna’s trousers really stood out and Jennifer’s blue skirt was pretty fabulous. If you can’t dress up when it’s your party, then when can you? Pass the Bolly – those two should celebrate the fact they’ve filmed several series and a movie and are still in touch with the latest fashions and look amazing.

What do you think of the premiere outfits? Will you be watching the movie in the cinema from 1 July?

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Glastonbury 2016: Gorgeous Festival Outfits

There are festivals and then there’s the Glastonbury festival, which is Britain’s most famous and longest-running festival. It’s never just about the music as everyone that attends puts a lot of effort into their outfits. In fact, fashion is just as important as music.

The goal for Glastonbury is to combine fashion with a bit of practicality as there’s usually mud and rain to contend with. It’s inspiring as we see that nothing – not even the weather – needs to hold us back when it comes to looking good. Just look at these gorgeous celebs to see that it’s possible to dress to impress, whatever the external situation:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie looked stunning in a blue shirt with denim shorts and short Hunter wellies. I always think shorts are essential for a festival as it’s easier to clean your legs than clean a pair of jeans. The shirt is super comfortable as it’s loose but the colour shows like she’s made an effort.

Laura Whitmore

Laura is like a poster girl for the ideal festival outfit. She has the shorts, she has the mac, she has the sunglasses and she has the wellies. If the sun shone she could take off the mac and it’d be a completely different look. Well done, Laura!

Millie Mackintosh

Millie doesn’t look like she’s at a festival at all as she’s swapped wellies for Converse boots that she doesn’t mind getting muddy. It’s a risky look with the level of the mud at Glastonbury but black Converse and a leather jacket always work well together and the black skirt gives a feminine edge. What do you think?

Alexa Chung

Alexa looked ready for anything in denim shorts and a green hoodie. These are basic items but they fit her well so they don’t need to have any fancy embellishments. It looks good while it’s on and it’s easy to wash after it gets muddy so she can wear it to other festivals this summer.

Daisy Lowe

A white vest top and blue skinny jeans always work and you can wear that combination anywhere – even Glastonbury it seems. If you’re going to wear jeans, skinny jeans are best as when they get wet they’ll still be as tight as ever, whereas looser jeans just get heavier.

Rita Ora

Trendsetter Rita Ora has high-heel wellies – how cool is that? In fact, she’s so cool she doesn’t even seem to bother with shorts and wears a long white-t-shirt with a blue jacket. What do you think?

Cara Delevingne

Cara’s been to Glastonbury for the past 5 years so she’s a pro at knowing what to wear. She’s got the shorts, she’s got the Hunter wellies and she has a sturdy blue jacket. She looks really comfortable in this and that’s important because if you feel comfortable you’re ready to party!

Whose outfit did you like most? Are you going to any festivals this summer?

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V&A Summer Party – Best Dressed Celebs

When Kate Moss and Kylie Minogue are on the committee for a summer ball, you can guarantee a fun night out. They planned a summer party for the V&A Museum in London and their celebrity friends looked stunning as most wore fabulously bright dresses to walk down a green carpet runway outside the building before entering the party.

Bright clothes look so good when the sun is shining. Whether you’re tanned or not, they make skin look less tired plus you’ll feel more alert as you’ll like what you see when you look in the mirror. The stars looked fantastic in their outfits, so let’s have a look at who wore what for some summer party fashion inspiration:

Kylie Minogue

Yellow really is the colour for celebs right now and Kylie looked stunning in a yellow maxi dress. The vibrant shade makes her skin look more tanned and ensures everyone noticed her when she arrived. If you want to impress at a summer party, then yellow is a fantastic option.

Kate Moss

Kate is the ultimate style queen so it’s interesting to see that she went for a pink maxi dress with a fabulous floral print. What Kate does, millions copy and I’m not surprised as she looks effortlessly cool. She always looks ready to party! What do you think of her maxi dress?

Jenna Coleman

The Dr Who actress looked elegant in a formal short-sleeve maxi dress. A preppy look can be hard to pull off but she looks preppy and pretty by wearing her hair down and having gorgeous black heels. This is a look that would be great for work parties.

Jessica Raine

The Call The Midwife actress looks ready to party in a blue midi dress. This is a dress that would see anyone through a variety of situations as you could wear it to a ball or to a bar. The lace detail is just gorgeous.

Erin O’Connor

Model Erin shows off her long legs in black trousers but she has a white shirt on to add some summer brightness to the look. A white shirt is a wardrobe essential in summer as you can wear it day to night and fit in with any dress code. Whether you wear it with jeans or trousers, a white shirt somehow looks like you’ve made a bit of an effort.

Which outfit do you like best?

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Summer Fashion: Celebs Dress Up For Solstice

Summer is officially here now that we’ve just had the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). And what better way to celebrate than by throwing a party? Now that it stays light for longer, an early evening party in the fresh air can last for longer.

Light, summer parties have a different atmosphere than parties in a dark space – I just think we all feel more free. And everyone’s in a good mood when it’s warm and hot rather than when it’s cold and you have to wear a million layers. When dressing for summer parties, the goal is to stay cool and look cool and the stars got this right at their summer solstice party at London’s five star EDITION hotel. Let’s have a look at their outfits for some inspiration:

Alexa Chung

Alexa has always been on-trend with the latest fashions and I think she looked absolutely stunning in a tea dress. It’s floaty and it’s feminine and the lace detail on the neckline made the outfit look a lot more eye-catching. With this dress, you wouldn’t need a coat and would be comfortable whatever the weather.

Laura Bailey

Florals are perfect for summer and model Laura Bailey looks fabulous in her floral maxi dress. Maxi dresses are super flattering and so are prints because the colours attract the eye to the length of the dress to make the wearer appear slimmer. You can never have enough florals in your life – or wardrobe!

Sienna Miller

Sequins are so much fun in the sun as they reflect the light and make sure everyone sits up and pays attention. If you want to stand out for the right reasons at a summer party then a sequin dress will help you do that. Sienna accessorises with a lovely golden tan and black sandals and looks a million dollars.

Mollie King

When dressing for summer, fabric is important. Mollie’s satin cami and loose long coat would ensure she kept her cool whatever happened during the night. That smile expresses the fact that she both looks and feels fantastic.

Whose summer outfit did you like the most? Enjoy the start of summer!

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