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Celebrity Style Steal: Blake Lively’s FROW outfits

Blake Lively is currently in New York for the city’s Fashion Week and she’s making the streets of Manhattan her personal catwalk. On the Front Row at all the hottest shows, Blake’s been dressing so well she looks just as good as some of the models.

Unlike the fashion on the runway, Blake’s outfits are available to copy immediately. We can use her as inspiration for updating our smart work outfits as well as cool, causal day wear that will make all our friends wild with jealousy about how effortlessly fabulous we seem. Blake’s nailed the look so we don’t need to experiment and risk getting it wrong. What’s even better is that Blake’s a busy working actress as well as a mother and she wears outfits like this, which mean the clothes are wearable for busy lifestyles as well as being super stylish.

Let’s have a closer look at some of her best NYFW moments:

(1) The Smart Midi Dress

Blake sat next to legendary fashion editor Anna Wintour at the Michael Kors show so there was a lot of pressure on her to up her fashion game. When in doubt of what to wear it’s best to look smarter than usual as smart usually ensures you look more polished. Blake gets it just right in a red floral dress, which is similar to the V by Very crepe pleat detail floral dress. As the dress has so much detail, you don’t need any accessories except for some killer heels. The V by Very Tiger Lilly cut out court shoes are a gorgeous shade of red, just like Blake’s.

(2) The Cool Monochrome Layered Look

Black and white is always a striking look and Blake uses it to her advantage to layer up to create a warm but chic outfit to run around in. The way to start with this look is a black and white midi skirt like the V by Very mono print pleat skirt. Then add a simple black jumper like the V by Very seam tunic. Notice Blake’s monochrome outer layer has fur on the collar? It’s just like the V by Very faux fur collar boucle cape. Now all you need is some gorgeous court shoes like the V by Very Melanie pointed court shoes and some round sunglasses that the celebs love – try the River Island sunglasses.

What do you think of Blake’s style?

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Grammy Awards 2017: Award Winning Outfits

The Grammy Awards took place in LA on the same night as the BAFTAs were staged in London – it was showbiz’s busiest night of the year by far! It means once we’d finished looking at what the stars wore to the BAFTAs, we still had all the Grammy outfits to lust over. It was fashion heaven!

The Grammy’s were equally glamorous as the BAFTAs and equally good inspiration for partywear. With Beyonce in attendance, the celebs couldn’t really dress down as they knew that if they did they’d be upstaged by Beyonce and her beautiful twin bump. So they put on their best dresses, climbed into their most fabulous heels and strutted down the red carpet like it was a stage. These stars know how to arrive at an event with attitude. If you want to enter a party like you own it, have a look at these gorgeous Grammy outfits for inspiration:

Beyonce

Beyonce lived up to her diva reputation in a dazzling sequin  red maxi dress. Well, you wouldn’t expect Queen Bey to be a shrinking wallflower, would you? She won Best Music Video and Best Urban Contemporary Album – one award for each twin. She looks so happy right now and you can see that she’s glowing inside and out, quite literally with those sequins!

Adele

Adele kept things classy in a green maxi dress and looked lovely as she collected an impressive five awards. She’s not showing any flesh, but she looks pretty and feminine thanks to a loose up-do and flawless make-up with her signature eyeliner flick. The dress cinches in at the waist to flatter her curves and she looks like a true superstar. It’s great to see that we don’t need to bare all to wow at a party. A long sleeve dress has just as much impact if it flatters your figure.

Santigold

The American singer and producer has a unique sound and her dress sense is just as individual. Her pink midi dress is a gorgeous shade of pastel pink, while the snake embellishment makes it bold rather than simply sweet and girly. Black platform sandals also show that she’s a girl who likes to have fun and get noticed and in those heels she’ll be able to walk into any event with her head held high, feeling fabulous.

Rihanna

Rihanna has never been one to conform and has always set trends rather than followed them. She certainly did that again at The Grammys in a black maxi skirt with a crop top that showed off her flat stomach and a hint of underboob. If you have  a lovely statement skirt, you can build your look around it which is what Ri-Ri’s done. Do you think she pulls it off?

Solange Knowles

With her sister Beyonce in red, Solange had to go for a striking colour and she grabbed equally as much attention in a gold dress. The shape of this dress is just fabulous. With it’s one shoulder detail and pleats, there’s just so much to look at!

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is one hot mama! She’s clearly lost all her baby weight and dressed to show that off in a black maxi dress. Black is a flattering colour, but there’s no hiding her incredible physique thanks to its mesh panels. John Legend is one lucky man.

Jennifer Lopez

JLo’s had years of Grammy experience and she’s still got it in a pink maxi dress. The bow at the top is a bit OTT but then you see the leg split and all is forgiven as she has stunning legs. If you know your best asset, then make sure you dress to show it off.

Who do you think wowed the most? See who won what Grammy Awards here.

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BAFTA Awards 2017: Best Dressed

The BAFTAs are Britain’s equivalent to The Oscars. It’s our chance to show off our world-class directors and producers as well as actors and actresses. Also, it’s an opportunity to show that us Brits know how to host an awards ceremony and after-party (and after-after-party) as the Harvey Weinstein after after party goes on until 4am. That sounds much more fun than The Oscars.

However, it’s just as prestigious as any American award ceremony with stars flying in from all around the world to attend. The red carpet outside the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden was one never-ending stream of A’listers. We’ve been through the pics and picked 10 gorgeous outfits worn by the stars that make us want to throw a formal party. Dresses like this are good for spring and into summer as the stars are dressing for colour and to show off their shoulders – Bardot necklines and strapless styles are very popular with the celebs right now, as you can see below.

Let’s have a closer look:

Emma Stone

Emma made one of the boldest outfit choices of the night. From the top, it looked like a gorgeous black evening dress embellished with jewels that gave her even more of a movie star glow. However, as she moved down the red carpet it became apparent that she had matching trousers on under the dress and a cute ankle bracelet. This kept her comfortable on the red carpet and she did a lot of interviews to make journalists happy, which was a refreshing contrast to those who wore more revealing outfits. She won Best Actress for La La Land and she would win any fashion award for taking a risk and pulling it off as her choice made her comfortable and confident, which is what we all want from a dress, isn’t it?

Michelle Williams

Michelle stood out from the crowd as she was not in a maxi dress. Her glittery sequin embellished mini dress sparkled with every step that she moved and was equally eye-catching in the audience as the camera kept panning towards her. With her platinum crop she has an edge to pull off most styles as it gives her more of a rock chick personality than other stars and that’s why she pulls off that mini dress. It’s all about attitude and again, finding something you feel comfortable in because it suits your personality.

Nicole Kidman

The LION actress put on a busty display in a halter neck dress with a monochrome style. It suited her long, lean shape and the plunging neckline gave her more curves than usual. If you’re tall, a dress with a contrasting colour on the top and bottom half can be really flattering as it gives you more of an hourglass shape. It’s a simple trick but it works, as Nicole showed.

Amy Adams

The Arrival actress turned heads from the front and back. From the front, her strapless green maxi dress looked flattering by showing off her athletic arms. But then the real treat came from behind with the dress’s cute bow back detail. Never underestimate the power of a backless dress for a way to get everyone staring at you for ages, wishing they’d thought of that. It had the added benefit of making her bottom look fabulous!

Emily Blunt

The British actress showed that we know how to make an impact at a big awards ceremony. When she went on stage to present an award, her black maxi dress with top half embellishment and skirt ruffles was literally captivating. She completely upstaged some of the winners in this dress by Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton. A bodycon dress with an eye-catching print is a fail-safe way to get noticed – for the colour and the shape!

Laura Whitmore

The TV presenter was interviewing the stars on the red carpet for the BAFTA Backstage show, so she didn’t actually get to go inside but she looked every inch an actual movie star in a white bardot dress. The colour is dazzling and then you notice her lovely tanned shoulders and face and blonde hair and she looks every inch a blonde California girl. Except she’s British and there’s a good chance she’s used self-tan rather than seen any sun. It just goes to show that we can all achieve any look we want – self-tan is a vital accessory on a big night out!

Penelope Cruz

The Spanish actress shimmered in a silver glitter gown. She was almost like a walking disco ball as she sashayed down the red carpet – her reflection went anywhere. Silver and gold are perfect for awards ceremonies and formal dinners as they make an impact for the right reasons. What do you think of Penelope’s dress?

Amelia Dornan

As the hunky Jamie Dornan’s wife, Amelia had to make an effort to claim her man. She’s fighting off his admirers around the world, especially now that he’s in the new 50 Shades Darker film. However, she gave everyone a clear warning that she’s fierce and fabulous so back off, by wearing a striking strapless sequin dress. No wonder Jamie ended up with who he did, she looks pretty but noticeable and that’s not always easy to pull off.

Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones star rocked a plunging black and silver long sleeve maxi dress. It’s daring but it made everyone look twice or maybe three or four times. The skirt is long and flowing so she is following the rule of keeping the bottom half covered if she’s showing off her top. The tight waist detail where it contrasts between top and bottom makes her waist look lovely and slim and she enhanced her legs with some killer black heeled sandals. This is a cool way to wear a maxi dress and Sophie looks her age – it’s fresh, not frumpy.

The Duchess of Cambridge

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Kate attend an evening event and she didn’t disappoint in a black floral dress with a bardot neckline. A black floral dress is a safe choice as black is flattering while the flora design makes it more eye-catching. But what’s special about the dress is the bardot neckline as it’s more daring than the royal usually wears. She should do it more often as it really suits her – it allows her to show some skin in a regal way. What do you think?

And whose dress wowed you the most? What would you have worn? You can catch all the action on BBC iPlayer and find out who won what here. Our British actors and actresses did us proud!

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AMFAR Charity Gala: The Stars’ Statement Outfits

AMFAR – the American Foundation for Aids Research, always ensures fun is a vital part of the fundraising. Their events during the Cannes film festival are legendary with a super glamorous dress code and stars gathering for a five course Champagne meal and post-dinner entertainment by a world-famous star. Their recent event in New York was equally lavish and as it was sponsored by high-end jeweller Harry Winston, no expense was spared on making sure that the catering and entertainment were top notch.

The charity raises money by charging for the tickets with every single guest paying a whopping £10,000 a ticket. If you’ve spent that much on a party then you don’t want to skimp on the dress so the celebs and socialite guests all looked ready for The Oscars. In fact, it’s a great warm-up for The Oscars and useful for us to look at for inspiration about what to wear for Spring balls and parties. Time goes so quickly, party season will be here before we know it.

Let’s have a closer look at the stars’ stunning outfits:

Ellie Goulding 

Ellie looked fierce and fabulous in a sequin maxi dress that complemented both her skin tone and her hair. A bronze colour makes skin look more golden and blonde hair look shinier, which are only good things. Not only that but sequins are so eye-catching – this dress would turn heads all night long.

Alessandra Ambrosio

White always grabs attention and Alessandra’s white maxi dress is dazzling. With her hair pulled back, she’s working the outfit to make a statement. Notice that the shape of the dress is sleek and sophisticated, which is important if you’re wearing white so that it doesn’t look too bridal.

Adriana Lima

The Victoria’s Secret model kept more of her curves hidden than usual in a long sleeve black maxi dress, but the plunge neck adds a gorgeous edge. Mesh and lace detail are really fashionable right now, adding a luxe edge and then a red lipstick completes the look. Stunning!

Scarlett Johansson

The American actress decided for a power dressing outfit and it suits her! With her cropped her, she totally pulls off the androgynous look with her trouser suit and she looks super comfortable in it. If you want to look sophisticated, a trouser suit is ideal.

Heidi Klum

Heidi looked fresh and pretty in a black maxi dress embellished with a floral design. As she’s got world class legs she wants to show them off and a thigh split enables her to do this. Black sandals enable her to lengthen her legs even more to help her walk around with confidence, knowing she looks statuesque and fabulous.

Iman

It’s great to see Iman back out and looking her best again after the tragic death of her husband David Bowie last year. Grief doesn’t have to affect your style as she showed in a scarlet red maxi dress with fishtail hem. The dress hugs every curve before flaring out into a full skirt, flattering her figure and making her look so youthful. Go Iman!

Paris Hilton

The American heiress doesn’t always get it right when it comes to fashion, but this gold dress hits the spot perfectly. The waist detail and bracelet cuffs give the impression of a bronzed Greek Goddess. What do you think of this look?

Whose dress wowed you the most? Bring on the Spring parties!

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Celebrity Smart Casual Looks At Oscars Nominees Lunch

Between the Oscars nominations announcement on 24 January and the date of the awards on 26 February, the nominees’ schedule is packed. Not only do they have hours of dress fittings to ensure that they look the best they’ve ever looked on the Oscars red carpet and even more hours of doing interviews with worldwide media, but there’s a traditional Oscars lunch held at the luxurious Beverly Hills Hilton.

This is a chance for the celebs to have a relaxed chat to some of the other nominees and celebrate the fact they’re nominated. And it’s a chance for us to see how the celebs do smart casual. As it’s a lunch, they don’t have to wear formal red carpet dresses but they still have to look glamorous. It’s great inspiration for us if we have weddings, business lunches or the races to dress up for soon.

Let’s have a closer look at the stars who best pulled off the smart daywear dress code:

Emma Stone

She wins award after award for her role in La La Land and Emma Stone is feeling confident right now. It takes guts to be brave enough to wear a jumpsuit during the day but that means the rewards are greater when you pull it off like Emma’s done. The cropped wide legs of the black jumpsuit mean that it’s really on trend and also keep it more cool than a more fitted jumpsuit. The one shoulder detail adds an extra edge and shows off her personality and she gets away with it as she’s wearing the jumpsuit rather than it wearing her. It just shows if you like a jumpsuit, then it is possible to pull one off for day – just pick the style well.

Naomie Harris

It’s so great to see a British actress up for an award and even better when they consistently look fabulous at Oscars events. It’s her first ever Oscars nomination for her role in Moonlight, and she has obviously got a top stylist on board because she’s looked amazing ever since she was nominated. In this beige midi dress. she looks smart but also feminine, which is a difficult combination to master. Wearing her hair down helps as does soft ‘no make-up’ make-up and of course, the barely-there sandals add an extra pretty edge.

Michelle Williams

With her cropped platinum blonde bob and pink mini dress, Michelle looks like something out of the swinging 60s. She’s nominated for her role in the dark, gritty drama Manchester by the Sea, so she goes the opppsite way when she’s not working and looks bright and pretty and girly. A slightly vintage look always turns heads on the red carpet as it’s that little bit different and Michelle wears it well.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole has been doing the awards ceremony circuit for her role in LION and she’s been Oscar nominated before – she knows exactly what she’s doing. In her long sleeve white dress, she looks super smart. Without the belt, this may look a bit dowdy but it enhances her slim waist and makes her look feminine rather than frumpy. The gold sandals are a pretty addition – she’s made the dress her own and she looks sleek and super sophisticated.

Natalie Portman

There’s a buzz that Natalie’s going to win Best Actress for her role in Jackie as she portrays the former President’s wife’s emotions beautifully in the film centred around the fortnight after JFK’s assassination. Even though she’s heavily pregnant, she’s still putting an effort in to look groomed and gorgeous. Maternity fashion has vastly improved these days as us ladies deserve nights out even when we’re expecting.

Ruth Negga

The Irish actress has a nod for her role in Loving about inter-racial relationships back in the 60s. It’s a film with a serious message but Ruth looks fresh and pretty in a yellow top and a gorgeous faux-leather skirt. Wearing a two-piece rather than a dress can be more flattering as the skirt cinches in at the waist and flares out at the bottom to give her a lovely hourglass shape. If she dresses this well by day, I can’t wait to see what she wears for the main Oscars ceremony!

Whose smart causal outfit did you like the most? Remember these ideas for the races or spring weddings!

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Celebrity Style Steal: Karlie Kloss

Supermodel Karlie Kloss is one of the world’s most powerful models. Not only does she sashay down the catwalk like a Queen but she has her own cookie business, she has a computer coding school for kids, she’s BFF’s with Taylor Swift and she has a multi-millionaire investor boyfriend, Joshua Kushner. I’m exhausted just thinking about all that!

No matter what she does, she always looks cool, calm and in control. This comes from picking the perfect outfit for every occasion. You can tell she puts a lot of thought into what she needs her clothes to say about her. If she’s dressing for business, for example, she knows how to rock a blazer look.

Just like us she works hard and plays hard so let’s have a closer look at her best work and play look. She’s put the effort into thinking about it and we can simply copy to make a great impression every time – at both work and play events.

Karlie, the businesswoman

 

For business meetings, Karlie combines a smart blazer with a cool leather skirt leaving no doubt that she’s in control and she wants to inject some personality into formal attire. We can do the same with a striking leather skirt like the Vero Moda Shane leather ruffle PU skirt. As the skirt is such a statement piece, keep the top half simple with a white t-shirt like the V by Very perfect t-shirt and a statement blazer like the V by Very jacquard jacket. Notice that there are lots of accessories to complete the look as Karlie’s thought about the right bag, shoes and sunglasses.  The Wallis Christy low-cut shoe boots are similar to Karlie’s as is theTed Baker leather shoulder bag. Finish with black Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses for the ultimate fashionista edge.

Karlie at leisure

 

On her recent trip to Australia, Karlie closed the show in a divine black maxi dress, which is the perfect party dress for a glamorous night of fun. The thigh-high split makes the dress more playful but its also super sophisticated – you could talk to anyone in a dress like this. It’s like the V by Very structured maxi dress. Some killer heels like the Ted Baker Saviy court shoes in patent black will make you walk taller and hold your head even higher as you’ll feel long, lean and confident.

What did you think of her outfits? It’s refreshing to see it’s not too complicated to copy a supermodel’s style!

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50 Shades Darker Film Premiere: Best Dressed

The 50 Shades trilogy of books broke sales records around the world, but can the films do equally well? The film based on the second book, 50 Shades Darker, had its world premiere in LA ahead of the film’s release on Valentine’s Day. If what the stars wore is any indication of how well the film will do then expect big things as there were some seriously pretty dresses on the black carpet.

Even though the film is dark and sultry, most stars opted for bright and beautiful dresses for the premiere. This challenged our expectations and made us look twice, plus look forward to spring at the same time. Wearing colour always cheers up a party. Let’s have a closer look at how the celebs wore it:

Dakota Johnson

She’s the star of the film and she looked like a Princess on the black carpet in a beige maxi dress. It’s a very simple dress but that’s why it looks so classy. There’s a hint of cleavage and everything else is covered, making it a real change from what we see in the film. If you’re used to flashing the flesh,  try a dress like this and you’ll blow everyone’s mind.

Rita Ora

Rita has an acting role in the film playing Christian Grey’s sister and you can tell she’s proud of it by how much she dressed up at the premiere. This green maxi dress is a ‘look-at-me’ dress, and she looks fabulous in it. The high sandals make her legs look longer and more toned and she stands with attitude as she feels confident in her gorgeous dress. Love it!

Bella Heathcote

Bella’s a rising star, but she has the premiere look nailed! She knows how to make an impression in her gold mini dress. A dress like this looks fairly modest from the top half and then you look down and see that there’s nothing there! It tricks the eye and makes people look twice and that’s what you want if you want to get noticed!

Ashleigh La Throp

It’s Ashleigh’s first time in the 50 Shades trilogy and so she also wanted to create an impression, which she certainly did in her pink dress. The colour is so striking! However, there are no ruffles or embellishment as it’s a simple strapless shape, which makes it more elegant. When choosing colour, it’s safer to opt for a classic shape to turn heads for the right reasons rather than it seeming like you are trying too hard.

Who do you think looked the best? Will you watch the film?

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SAG Awards 2017: Top 10 Best Dressed Celebrities

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are a little bit different from other awards ceremonies as the actors and actresses vote for each other. The trophies mean a lot to the winners as it means they are popular among their peers and we all like to feel valued in the workplace, don’t we?

The other interesting thing about this awards show is that there is no host as the presenters of each award are so well-known, they keep the entertainment going. Presenters of awards this year included Viola Davis, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Ashton Kutcher, John Legend, James Marsden, Gina Rodriguez, Denzel Washington. It was so star-studded!

This means that we have a lot of glamorous gowns to look at for formal dress inspiration. Let’s get straight to the top 10 best dressed:
(1) Emma Stone

Emma won yet another award for La La Land and she looked stunning as she collected it in a black maxi dress. She’s finding her own red carpet style now, usually black-based but with an edge and this dress had two differences with its lace detail and with its floral embellishment. In fact, every time you look at this dress you notice something new and that’s why it works perfectly to make sure Emma gets the red carpet welcome she deserves.

(2) Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen loves a dress with a side split and she also stayed true to her red carpet style in a long sleeve black dress with a thigh-high split. The red carpet is not the time to be taking risks with a style that you’ve never tried before because if you get it wrong then everyone will notice. Be safe with your style and you won’t regret it!

(3) Nicole Kidman

Wow! Nicole really stood out in her sequin green maxi dress. The colour is mermaid-like, while the peacock detail on the shoulders is just fabulous. If you’re feeling fierce and like you want to show off for some reason – maybe it’s your birthday – then a green dress is the ideal ‘look-at-me’ outfit.

(4) Amy Adams

Amy was recently snubbed at The Oscars for her role in Arrival, but she put on a brave face at the SAG Awards. She looked classy and elegant in a black maxi dress, showing that she’s had the last laugh. There’s no better revenge than turning up somewhere looking fabulous and that’s definitely what Amy did.

(5) Kate Hudson

Kate looked seriously dramatic in a black mesh maxi dress with slicked back hair and a dark red lipstick that complimented the colour of her clutch bag. Although the dress is a simple enough shape, the devil is in the detail and it’s the hair, make-up and accessories that make this look. What do you think? It’s a change from the golden glow that she usually gives off!

(6) Evan Rachel Wood

How gorgeous is this velvet trouser suit? The actress looked powerful and strong on the red carpet, but the luxurious material and pretty colour makes us feel like she’s still made an effort. You have to be brave to wear something different like this but seeing Evan Rachel Wood makes me want to try it on and if it doesn’t suit me then I’d revert to something safer…

(7) Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten really turned heads in this white maxi dress with it’s lovely ruffle detail. The shape is flattering due to it’s slimline top and wide skirt, which makes her waist look small. A statement necklace completes the look and makes it all look more expensive!

(8) Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones actress was a gorgeous lady in red at the awards in a classy red maxi dress. The shape is simple but the colour makes it stand out and she wears it well as she doesn’t bother with any accessories except a bold lip and that makes it seem as if she’s wearing the dress rather than it wearing her.

(9) Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family actress looked fresh and pretty in a prom dress with high black platform sandals. When everyone else is wearing maxi dresses, it does stand out and she wears it well. If you don’t feel comfortable in a maxi dress then don’t worry as Sofia shows that the midi dress can look equally glamorous and red carpet ready.

(10) Naomie Harris

The Bond actress was brave enough to take a risk and stand out from the crowd in a silk striped jumpsuit. This look may not be for everyone but she showed that us Brits don’t follow the crowd and can set trends rather than follow them and that’s a powerful statement to make on the red carpet. I like her attitude!

Who do you think looked the best? These celebs are now going to have to top these outfits at The Oscars. Do you think they can get any more glamorous?

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National TV Awards: Top 10 Best Dressed Stars

The National TV Awards (NTAs) is the first big outing of the year for many celebs. The awards, which are presented by the lovable Dermot O’Leary, take place at the O2 Arena in London and the 20,000 capacity venue is filled with famous faces from soap, drama and entertainment. Think of your favourite TV show and there’s a good chance that it’s stars were there, watching the awards and partying afterwards!

As it’s like The Oscars of the British TV industry, all the celebs wore bold and eye-catching maxi dresses as they knew that millions of eyes would be on them walking the red carpet. Wearing the right dress could be a career-defining moment for some celebrities as it could get them in the public eye so they get considered for more roles. These 10 celebs pulled it off better than the rest, nailing the Black Tie dress code with stunning results:

(1) Faye Brooks

The Coronation Street actress won an award for Best Newcomer and her dress deserved an award of its own for being so gorgeous. Black and gold is always a classic combination and what’s really beautiful about it is that it hugged her figure at the top half and then flared out into a full skirt, which made her look super slim. The mesh material is also a bit different and flowed out as she moved, making everyone stop and stare. Watch out for big things to come for this beautiful star!

(2) Holly Willoughby

Holly was part of the award-winning This Morning team and she looked sweet and feminine at the start of the night in a pink maxi dress. The light pink colour compliments her blonde hair beautifully and the cinched in waist highlights the difference between her bust and waist – she has a gorgeous hourglass shape that she’s quite rightly proud of. After they’d won the award, Holly partied until 4am so she’s really not that innocent but this dress does make her look it. So if you want to behave badly, wear a pretty dress and you might get away with it!

(3) Caroline Flack

The TV presenter looked stunning in a strapless red dress. We’re used to seeing her in jumpsuits and shorts, but when she wears a dress she looks stunning. She should wear them more often, particularly if it shows off her athletic arms and upper body like this one. Caroline must have been hitting the gym recently and she’s found a dress that shows that off.

(4) Michelle Keegan

It’s the first time Michelle’s walked the NTAs red carpet in her own right rather than being part of Coronation Street so she dressed a bit differently than usual. In Corrie, she used to regularly win Sexiest Soap Actress and she dressed to embrace that with bodycon dresses and figure-hugging jumpsuits. Now she’s trying to be a more serious actress, she wore a loose white maxi dress and looks delicate and elegant. What do you think?

(5) Tess Daly

Tess was part of the award-winning Strictly Come Dancing team and was one of the first on stage to collect the award. When you wear a jumpsuit, you can really move! So if you want to hit the dancefloor or walk around chatting to all your friends, consider wearing a jumpsuit.

(6) Kym Marsh

The Coronation Street actress has had a devastating storyline recently, but she shrugged that off and shone in a gold and white dress. White and gold go together just as well as black and gold with the added bonus that it gives you more of a golden glow as white lifts the skin tone. The gold highlights in her hair add to the beautifully bronzed effect even more.

(7) Jorgie Porter

The Hollyoaks actress looked like an Oscars movie star in her cream maxi dress, with an extravagant curly hair up-do. She shows off her toned arms and a hint of side boob, keeping everything else covered and yet she manages to grab everyone’s attention. Cream is also a good colour to turn heads being easier to wear than white but equally eye-catching.

(8) Stacy Soloman

Wow! Stacey Solomon speaks her mind on Loose Women and she wears what she wants on the red carpet. This red maxi dress is bold and it’s daring and Stacey knows that as she poses with attitude with a hand on her hip, stroking those sequins. The touch of red lipstick tops off the look perfectly!

(9) Ola Jordan

The Strictly Come Dancing star walked the red carpet without her husband James Jordan but she didn’t need him as she had enough star presence in that bold blue maxi dress. The fishtail train of the dress highlights her slim physique while the colour makes everyone stop and look twice. An electric blue like this suits brunettes as well as blondes – it’s surprisingly flattering.

(10) Vicky Pattison

Although the TV presenter wore a black dress, she made great use of accessories with blue earrings and a blue bracelet. Also, the dress hugs her figure so much, perfectly complimenting her bust and bum that the colour is irrelevant because the shape of the dress is what makes it – and her – beautiful.

Which dress – or jumpsuit – do you like the most? It’s lovely to see a bit of colour on the red carpet – from light pinks to scarlet reds to bright blues, colour makes a formal outfit a lot more fabulous.

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Paris Fashion Week: Who’s On The FROW?

Paris Fashion Week is a celebration of couture. The designers have tapped into their imaginations and sent some fabulous shapes, prints and embellishments down the catwalks as a result. The 15-minute shows are more entertaining than a West-End musical or a big-budget film as they leave the audience open-mouthed and excited about fashion, and the tickets are fought over by celebs who want to be part of the action.

So who made the list this year and what did they wear for their big moment? The stakes are high for the stars as if they fail to make an impression then they won’t be asked to sit in the front row in future, so everyone takes a lot of time on their appearance. If you want to make an impression for the right reasons, then copy these celebs who looked gorgeous on the FROW.

Olivia Palermo at Schiparelli

As it’s chilly out, Olivia made her coat part of her fashion statement. The military coat has an effortless elegance thanks to it’s eye-catching button detail and unique neckline. When you wear a coat like this, you’re automatically on trend – no matter what you have on underneath!

Nicole Kidman at Armani Prive

Nicole is one of Girorgio Armani’s ambassadors and wore a signature black long sleeve maxi dress with some pretty black heeled sandals. Sometimes, you don’t have to have any embellishment if the dress fits you well. A black maxi dress has the added advantage of being really flattering as it’s slimming and Nicole’s bow tie at the waist highlights that even more.

Bella Hadid street style

She’s one of the Queens of the catwalk and she nails off-duty chic as well. It’s always good to look at Bella for inspiration as she mixes colour and texture beautifully. Her cream jumper dress looks gorgeous with brown over the knee boots and yet it’s such a simple look. It’s all about how you wear it…

Kendall Jenner street style

Wow, Kendall is becoming edgy! That gold bomber jacket got her noticed from miles away as she made her way back to her hotel after a show. Because she wears it with plain black tailored trousers she gets away with it. A statement jacket can be a lot of fun!

Kylie Minogue at Schiaperelli

The pop Princess doesn’t often attend fashion shows, but she showed she fits in by wearing a cute short sleeve midi dress with a black blazer. She looks feminine and elegant with her hair swept back into a French chignon. Again, it’s a simple look but that’s part of it’s appeal. You don’t need to be fussy to look fabulous!

Vanessa Paradis at Chanel

A checked print looks set to be popular this season as monochrome returns with a twist. The French actress looked stunning as she wore her checked top with black trousers and a statement belt. She looks comfortable as well as fashionable, which is important when you want to go from show to party and then to a restaurant. You could do anything in an outfit like this.

Alessandra Ambrosio street style

The Victoria’s Secret model made the streets of Paris her catwalk in a mesh maxi skirt, a fluffy black jumper and a cute French beret. Again, this is monochrome at it’s finest and you could wear this from day to night if you replace the jumper with a vest top for dancing all night long. A maxi skirt is always fun on the dancefloor.

Pixie Lott at Schiaperelli

Pixie’s never been shy when it comes to taking risks and she did just that by picking a bold pink jumper to wear on the front row. With her blonde hair, she’s in danger of looking like a doll but she embraces that and makes the Barbie look work for her by adding a pink purse for good measure. If you’re going to go bold, don’t apologise so that everyone knows you’re happy with the way you look and that will make everyone jealous!

Victoria Beckham at International Woolmark Prize

This look isn’t for everyone, but Victoria Beckham at least made a fashion statement when she collected the International Woolmark Prize. She looked comfortable in her blue blouse and orange trousers as there was no risk of a wardrobe malfunction and that made the look more wearable. If you’re going to wear a bold colour block like this then you need to compromise with the shape of the clothes so you don’t look as if you’re trying too hard.

Who do you think looked the most chic and stylish? It’s good to see the celebs wearing colours and embellishment and having some fun with fashion as it indicates that there’s more of that to come.

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Celebrity Style Steal: Three Ways To Copy Emma Stone

Have you seen the film La La Land? Whether you’re a musicals fan or not, you’ll be blown away by Emma Stone’s acting performance and dancing ability. Her character makes us feel like it’s acceptable to chase our dreams and we instantly warm to her and wish she was our friend.

As Emma does interviews to promote the film and chats to journalists on the red carpets of film premieres, we see that she’s just as lovable as her character and dresses immaculately. She sets trends rather than follows them as she has a unique, individual sense of style and loves bright colours and prints that contrast nicely with her red hair. However, she can also pull of black, which she does by choosing a dress with a slightly different shape. She’s definitely not conventional!

We’ve picked some of her best outfits and found ways to copy, which is great if you want to shake up your wardrobe this year. If you’re stuck in a rut, you won’t be after following Emma.

The film dress

In La La Land, Emma’s character dances in the twilight in a bright yellow dress and starts to fall in love. A yellow dress really attracts the opposite sex as they can’t fail to notice you! A dress with a wider skirt is ideal to dance in like the V by Very short sleeve tunic dress. Then you need some dancing shoes with a chunky heel like the Office salute two part court shoes. Enjoy!

The premiere dress

When walking the red carpet to promote the film, Emma went all out to ensure that she’d be in the magazines and newspapers for the right reasons! She looked sensational in a strappy red dress that showed off a hint of cleavage. The dress is a bit different as it’s a deep claret red rather than a scarlet so it’s less brassy and more classy. It reminds me of the Superdry Alexandra Vee skater dress, which would look even better with pretty barely there sandals like the V by Very Buttercup mid heel ankle strap sandals.

The interviews dress

Sometimes, she has to be serious but she’s never dull. Her short sleeve black maxi dress has a lovely hemline and a cinched in waist, just like the V by Very structured shoulder maxi dress. She also livens it up with some gold shoes like the River Island Pia platform sandals. You’re ready for business in a dress like this but you’ll still feel like yourself.

Which look did you like the most? It’s time to have some fun with fashion!

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People’s Choice Awards: The Best Of The Red Carpet

The People’s Choice Awards mean a lot to the celebrities because they are voted for by the public. Over 125 million people cast their vote to pick this year’s winners with awards going to stars from music, film, comedy and TV. This is one major awards ceremony!

It’s more of a party than a formal ball so the dress code is a lot more relaxed than something like The Golden Globes or The Oscars. Mini and midi dresses are more common than maxi dresses and the celebrities who want to make a statement can get away with a jumpsuit or a trouser suit. So if you want to look fabulous and feel gorgeous at a party, check out these gorgeous stars who glowed on the red carpet because they looked so stunning:

Blake Lively

The American actress won the award for Best Female Movie Actor for her part in The Shallows and she had a smile on her face all night. That might be because of the win but it could also be because she looked beautiful in her long sleeve mini dress. Her legs look especially great – tanned and toned – and she lengthens them further with some strapover sandals. Talk about a yummy mummy!

Jennifer Lopez

How does JLo do it? She looks younger each year rather than older? The black bodycon maxi dress shows off her incredible curves and the silver detail enhances her glowing skin. If you’re going to wear black to a party, you definitely need some shiny and sparkly accessories to brighten your look.

Ruby Rose

Wow! Talk about making an entrance. A trouser suit always looks strong and powerful and Ruby’s red trouser suit is all that and more because of the colour. She’s not afraid to take risks and she’s bold and that suit shows that off perfectly. Notice the ankle length of the trousers, which make the legs look longer along with the black heels, of course.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia won Best Comedy TV actress but there was nothing comical about her outfit. White and gold is a classic combination and she worked it! People stop and stared as she walked the red carpet so they could look at the gorgeous dress for longer. The gold shoes are pretty fabulous too!

Fifth Harmony

The girls won Favourite Band and did the classic girl band trick of wearing the same colour. Cream dresses were the theme for the band on the night and they wore them in different ways but all showed off their dancer’s physiques. Cream gets attention when you turn up to a party but it’s easier to wear than white. What do you think?

Lily Singh

Lovely Lily won favourite YouTube star and she was delighted by it, which was very sweet. However, she really looked like a star on the night in a gold dress with black platform shoes. Will we see her more dressed up like this in future? Don’t count on it, but it’s great to see she knows how to do it if she wants.

Whose outfit did you like the most? The stars’ dresses were all very different so it just goes to show there are lots of wears to party in style this season. Don’t be afraid to take risks!

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