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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 Also, the great thing about these colours is that they never ever go out of date so you can get a lot of wear out of them.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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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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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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Look who’s new to Very this Summer…

When it comes to finding the perfect pair of shoes look no further! ALDO have landed on Very with their summer collection and we are in love! Their innovative designs make fashion affordable meaning you can keep up with the seasonal styles without breaking the bank. Now you can shop these amazing styles at Very.co.uk just in time for the summer months!

ALDO have set their imagination free and have created some unique style accessories for Spring/Summer 2016. ALDO showcases their design team’s seasonal trends through a cast of authentic personalities that embody the founding spark of each unique inspiration. With the diverse collection now available online at Very, it is definitely not one to be missed. From summer sandals to show stopping heels, you are sure to find your perfect style no matter what the occasion.

Cheer up your neutrals with a ray of bright! Whether you are going out for dinner, to a wedding or you just want to brighten up your work wardrobe, shop the collection which is inspired by sunshine. We love the yellow Marys ghillie tie heeled sandal and the Dalias block heel. Bold, beautiful and versatile, these really are the perfect summer heels.

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This season’s must have shoes are the ghillies – it’s all about the lace up heels this summer. Celebrities such as Kylie Jenner have been spotted wearing this style and we can’t get enough of them! Whether you’re more fashion forward and like the dramatic look of them being tied up to your mid-calf, or you prefer the understated look and tie them around the ankle, these shoes work with all of your favourite skirts, dresses or even jeans to give you a real on-trend look…they will instantly update the classics in your wardrobe!

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It’s not all about the shoes… also available at Very is a selection of bags and purses, from clutches to totes, pastels to monochromes. Our favourites for the season have to be the tribal print collection. The tote bag and cross body bag both offer alternative twists on the tribal style and are perfect for jazzing up your outfits this summer. Whether you are taking them to work or on holiday they wouldn’t look out of place. They look perfect teamed with an all-black maxi dress – just adding that hint of colour to make your outfit pop whilst remaining effortlessly chic

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Check out Very.co.uk for even more styles available from ALDO. With an extensive online collection of both shoes and bags, you are bound to find something you love! With summer just around the corner, you don’t want to miss out!

Tony Awards: Glamorous Celebrity Eveningwear

The Tony awards are The Oscars of the theatre industry with judges picking the best shows and best actors and actresses on Broadway. Often, Hollywood stars take a break to do something serious at the theatre and so we have the same stars that attend the Oscars at these Tony awards and they make just as much effort with their dresses. This is good news for us as it’s very inspiring to see what evening wear the celebs are picking right now.

One way the Tonys differ from the Oscars is that the Tonys are in the height of summer so the stars’ dresses tend to be a lot brighter and bolder. This year was no exception with some lovely nudes, whites and yellows mixing with multi-colour creations. It’s fun to go for brights at this time of year and it livens up your skin tone so you look healthier and more alive.

These are my favourite outfits from the Tony awards:

Michelle Williams

The Brokeback Mountain actress dazzled on the red carpet in a white maxi dress. I love the detail on the dress as the black straps are a cool touch and mean she can match it with some black heels and a black clutch for a monochrome effect. White is a classic choice for summer, isn’t it?

Saoirse Ronan

After being nominated for an Oscar, Saoirse’s gone into theatre and she looks a lot more grown-up already. The beige maxi dress is really eye-catching as it looks like she’s wearing nothing from a distance. It’s an outfit for those who want to shock!

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita looks incredible in a multi-colour maxi dress with a bardot neckline. A dress with a print like this is very flattering because the eye is drawn to the all over print rather than any specific part of the body.

Lucy Liu

Yellow is so popular this season! The Charlie’s Angels actress is just the latest of many celebrities to wear a yellow dress to an awards ceremony or intimate party. It really suits her skin tone, don’t you think?

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan puts the super in supermodel in a pink maxi dress – it’s so pretty and summery! I love the bodycon top, which flows out into a wider skirt as this helps us all to have a more hourglass shape. Whether you have curves or want to create curves this will help you enhance what you have.

Joan Smalls

The American model also looked super gorgeous in her multi-colour maxi dress. When you know you look good – as Joan clearly does – then you walk taller and with more attitude. Joan’s got her hands on her hips in a defiant pose in this picture as she’s challenging people to compete with her on a fashion level. Well, we can’t compete but we can certainly copy.

Claire Danes

Claire’s one of the few stars to have gone for a black maxi dress, but it is made from a summery material. It’s just loose enough to float around her frame so she looks like a Princess when she walks with the dress flowing out behind her. You can wear black in summer, as long as you’re careful about the material you chose.

Who do you think looked the most glamorous? I love looking at dresses that will wow people!

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Capital Radio Summertime Ball: Coolest Outfits

The Capital Radio summertime ball is always one of the most fun events of the summer. Held at Wembley arena, it’s like a festival in one afternoon / evening as bands from around the world each play one or two of their best hits. There’s no need to sit through songs you don’t know as each artist is only on for such a short time so you really get the good stuff.

This short stage time is also an advantage for us as it means the artists dress to make an impression. Its great inspiration for knock-out party wear – these outfits have helped the stars make an impression and will do the same for us. So let’s have a look at some of the cool outfits:

Ariana Grande

ariana-jacket

The American singer looked super cute in an oversize jacket and over the knee boots. The monochrome combination really catches the eye – she looks super cute. Her jacket is very similar to the North Face mira jacket.

Louisa Johnson

After winning X Factor, Louisa’s kept a low profile but now she’s out and she’s definitely not hiding as she wore a gorgeous multi-colour bodycon dress. I love how she’s dyed her hair purple too – she looks a lot more edgier than your average pop star.

Perrie Edwards

Little Mix’s Perrie stood out from the rest of the gang with an eye-catching denim mini skirt and matching denim jacket. The light blue colour complemented her summer tan and the beachy wavy hair makes it seem like she hasn’t tried too hard and is effortlessly cool. Sometimes, denim is just the best.

Little Mix

The other Little Mix ladies wore denim in different ways and I think they all looked gorgeous, don’t you? It doesn’t matter if they’re in a denim dress or a denim skirt – they rock the denim look!

Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto

With pink hair, Grace has always been more of a rock chick than a girly girl but she always looks amazing. I loved the leather jacket that she wore over her shoulders at the Capital summertime ball. It works so well with the high waist trousers as it gives her a gorgeous shape by highlighting her slim waist. You don’t have to be in a dress to look feminine.

Who do you think wore the best outfit?

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Royal Academy Summer Party: Hot Party Dresses

The Royal Academy art gallery in London is one super exclusive venue so when a party is held there you can guarantee some seriously classy outfits. It’s annual summer party is always celeb-studded as the stars get to see the summer’s new artworks before anyone else and they know that a lot of photographers will be outside to snap the celebrities in all their finery.

For that reason, the stars dress to impress and that’s great news for us and it gives us lots of inspiration about what to wear to parties this summer. I loved Donna Air’s stunning red dress, but Daisy Lowe also looked incredible in white. Let’s have a closer look at the best outfits:

Donna Air

I really like Donna’s red dress as it stands out on a light summer night. It’s such a vibrant colour that you would feel like the party had started as soon as you looked in a mirror and saw your reflection staring back. If you want to get noticed then wear red.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy’s white maxi dress looks so classy! It’s bodycon and hugs her curves but its not too low cut so she still looks elegant. White always enhances a summer tan and Daisy looks positively glowing.

Jaime Winstone

Jaime’s just had a baby and this is one of her first nights out so she made the most of it in a statement multi-coloured dress. You don’t get many dresses like this. Trying a unique dress can be risky but Jaime’s on her first night out and determined to enjoy it. If you wear something with the right attitude then a unique dress will make everyone jealous of how cool you are.

Cressida Bonas

Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend looked really pretty in a floral skater dress with black fringed ankle boots. I bet Prince Harry is kicking himself for letting her go as she looks stunning. The biker jacket and ankle boots give her look an extra edge and she shows it’s possible to be fierce and feminine at the same time.

Emilia Fox

The Silent Witness actress went for a maxi skirt and a top and looked gorgeous. This is a really flattering outfit as the skirt is worn high above her waist and it makes her middle look slimmer as a result. An outfit like this is designed to show off curves and create an hourglass silhouette. This kind of skirt would also keep her cool as it’s lovely and floaty.

Who do you think looked the best? What colours are you loving this summer?

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Glamour Magazine Awards 2016: Gorgeous Outfits

The Glamour Woman Of The Year awards is one of the best events of the summer with celebrities who’ve been interviewed by the magazine or want to be interviewed by the magazine partying in a marquee in central London. This year did not disappoint as gorgeous celeb ladies from around the world joined the party. It was A’list!

What I like about the awards is that all types of stars attend – actresses, singers and TV presenters. This means we get to see different styles of party outfits and that means we can all look at a different star for inspiration. So let’s have a closer look and who wore what so you can pick your style icon:

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney’s younger sister Kim attended the awards last year, but this time the eldest Kardashian sister took the spotlight. Kourtney definitely made the most of the occasion to dress up and looked absolutely gorgeous in a red midi dress. She’s thought about every detail of this look as the gold heels and accessories complement the shine on her dress. 

Rochelle Humes

The Very designer, TV Presenter, Saturday and mum showed she can multi-task and still look gorgeous. Her green maxi dress looked lovely next to her skin and the material was luxurious meaning that lots of other celebs had dress envy. If you like the dress, you can get the exact one – it’s the lace trim slim dress from her Very collection.

Fearne Cotton

Wow! I love the contrasting velvet and mesh fabrics on Fearne’s blue maxi dress. She looks elegant and trendy at the same time with her cool clutch and awesome hair adding an edge to what would be a classically chic dress.

Laura Whitmore

I like this outfit, because it makes you look twice. At first glance, Laura looks like she’s covering up, but when you look closer at this red maxi dress you can see that its transparent at the side. Wearing red always gets a girl noticed!

Gemma Arterton

Former Bond Girl Gemma looked super chic in a blue midi dress. As most other stars wore maxi dresses, she stood out for staying true to her usual dress sense. She knows what suits her and she wears it with confidence.

Little Mix

Two of the girl group went for black maxi dresses and two went for white maxi dresses to ensure that everyone knew they were together and to get maximum exposure because they looked incredible in photos. Do you prefer the black or the white? One thing all four have in common is that they all flash some flesh whether it’s with a split leg, a hint of midriff or some shoulder cleavage. At this time of year, you need to show some skin to stay cool as much as anything else.

Caroline Flack

Caroline shows she’s moved on from X Factor in the best way possible – by attending a public event and making sure she looks fabulous. Yellow is becoming a really popular colour among celebs this season and Caroline certainly looks gorgeous in her yellow dress.

Amanda Holden

After looking incredible day-in, day-out on Britain’s Got Talent, it’s a wonder that Amanda has any dresses left. But clearly she has and this floral maxi dress really stands out. I always love a floral print as the brightness cheers me up when I look in the mirror and Amanda is glowing in her dress. What do you think?

Holly Willoughby

Clever Holly has taken a real risk by wearing black tailored trousers and a bardot top when everyone else is reall dressed up, but I think she pulls it off. The sleek hair and make-up really helps because it shows she’s ready for a night out and because the outfit hugs her curves, she looks really pretty. She won Best TV presenter.

Fleur East

Fleur always dresses with attitude and her pretty blue midi dress is another indication  of that because she’s worn it to an event where most people wear maxi dresses. Because it’s a unique shade of blue that’s perfect for summer she pulls it off as the colour catches everyone’s eye, don’t you think?

Whose outfit did you like the most?

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Radio 1’s Big Weekend: Festival Outfit Inspiration

We’ve already had Coachella in the US, but now festival season has started in the UK with Radio 1’s Big Weekend over the bank holiday. The Isle Of Wight festival is just a couple of weeks away and Glastonbury is at the end of the month. What’s a girl to wear?

Thankfully there were lots of female singers at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and I always think it’s useful to see what the stars are wearing when we’re thinking about our own packing. They are experienced at festival-going so they know what’s practical and what’s not but they still want to look good – just like us. We want to keep warm and dry but we don’t want to look boring!

So let’s have a close look at what the celebs wore to Radio 1’s Big Weekend:

Ellie Goulding

Shorts are always great for festivals as you stay cool in warmer weather and you can just wipe your legs clean if it rains. Nobody wants soggy trousers sticking to them in the rain. Ellie’s Dr Marten boots add some attitude to the look and means she can still run – and jump – around the stage. Boots are a must if you want to enjoy the festival from the front of the audience and get involved in some dancing.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan shows you can still be feminine at a festival. Her black bodycon dress looks amazing and it fits like a second skin, showing off her gorgeous curves. I like how she also wears ankle boots but hers have a little heel. As long as you wear a block heel and not a pencil heel, why not add a bit of height to make you walk with more confidence through the festival site.

Paloma Faith

Paloma takes feminine to another level in a black mini dress and black boots. It’s a look that you can wear if you’re going to a festival for the day rather than camping over or a look you could wear on the first day. What do you think?

Iggy Azalea

Look closely and you’ll see Iggy is wearing shorts with a long t-shirt. This would be good for the day and you could add a blazer or a waterproof if the weather took a turn for the worse. What makes it look more glam than simply shorts and a t-shirt is the boots. If you have good footwear, you always look more glamorous.

Jess Glynne

I love Jess’s outfit as she looks like the ultimate rock chick in her black skinny jeans and black ankle boots. Notice that the black boots have a chunky heel so that she stays comfortable. Black can be an ideal colour to wear to a festival if there’s a chance of bad weather as it means the mud won’t show!

Are you planning on going to any festivals this summer? Let the fun commence!

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British Soap Awards 2016: Best Dressed

You can count on Soap stars to dress up for an awards ceremony. Eastenders, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks stars have to act out such dramatic and tense storylines on screen, so when they get a chance to relax they want to let their hair down and look glamorous.

The Soap Awards is their chance to dress up and show how pretty they can look off screen and everyone spends all day getting ready. This year was no exception as there were some seriously gorgeous dresses in the auditorium of London’s Hackney Empire. For our summer parties and big nights out, we can take inspiration from what the celebs were wearing.

These stars did particularly well with their outfits:

Stephanie Waring

The Hollyoaks actress looked as glam as a Hollywood movie star in a red maxi dress as she walked the red carpet at the awards. I love the pleats of her dress as they create a gorgeous, feminine look and really flatter her figure. A dress with a full-skirt makes anyone’s waist look slimmer.

Nikki Sanderson

Nikki also went for a red maxi dress, but I love the sparkles in hers. A sequin dress always stands out on a night out and gets you in the party mood when you look at yourself in the mirror. I think she looks stunning – what do you think?

Kym Marsh

The Coronation Street star looked so elegant in her red strapless maxi dress. I absolutely love the fishtail effect, which shows off her hourglass shape. You can tell by her smile that she feels good and that’s because she looks good. If you are thinking of wearing a red dress, it’s important to know that it fits you well as that adds to your confidence.

Jacquelie Jossa

The Eastenders actress also wore a red dress and looked very pretty – I can see a trend going on for red dresses now. She’s definitely lost all her baby weight now and looks fantastic.

Lacey Turner

Not everyone wore red! I was really captivated by Lacey’s canary yellow dress – I think the Eastenders actress looks fabulous. I’ve seen more celebs wear yellow dresses recently. Now that it’s summer, it’s a really appropriate colour to wear. I like that she’s kept it simple with the shape and found something classic and flattering and uses the colour to draw attention to the dress that fits her perfectly.

Lucy Jo Hudson

The Coronation Street star enhanced her light tan in a white maxi dress. She looked bronzed and beautiful in this classic maxi dress. The gold heels are a nice extra touch as white and gold go so well together.

Gemma Atkinson

The Hollyoaks actress went for a classic black maxi dress, but what I like about it is that the halterneck detail looks super elegant, especially with her hair up. This is a really classy dress and Gemma stands out because she’s showing off a bit of shoulder while keeping everything else under wraps. I do like a halterneck dress!

However, it seems red is a fashionable colour to wear this summer. What do you think? Or do you prefer yellow? Let’s hope there are a lot of parties this summer so we can wear both!

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Vogue’s 100th Birthday: Who Wore What

Vogue Magazine has been running for 100 years and they couldn’t let that occasion pass without a massive party. All the celebs that had been on the front cover recently attended and wore some incredible dresses. When Vogue invites you to an event, you have to show that you know what’s on trend or what’s ahead of the trends.

This makes that party great inspiration for us. We know that the stars did a lot of research to get the right outfit and so if we look at what they wore and copy it, we’re guaranteed to get something right.

The best dressed celebs were:

Kim Kardashian

Kim really made sure everyone looked at her as she showed off her post-baby weight loss in a sheer long sleeve maxi dress. The exact outfit is maybe not one to copy but I like the shape of the maxi dress and there are a lot of dresses with flirty mesh embellishments available right now.

Kate Moss

Kate kept things simple in a sophisticated long sleeve black maxi dress. I think she stands out in this more because it’s a bit different to her usual rock chick style – she looks quite ladylike. This dress is great for a formal occasion as it makes anyone look classy and chic.

Cheryl

Cheryl went for a fashion-forward look with over the knee boots and a black mini dress and looked like she had her own style going on. An important part of fashion is wearing something that gives you confidence and makes you feel powerful and you wouldn’t mess with Cheryl in an outfit like this. It’s fierce!

Lara Stone

David Walliams’ model ex-wife showed she wasn’t wasting time crying over the split – she went out and looked fabulous! I love the cut-out and monochrome effect on the black maxi dress. There are a million ways to wear a black maxi dress as you can keep it chic and classy like Kate Moss or be bold with monochrome like Lara.

Alexa Chung

Alexa always looks a bit different from everyone else and she looked stunning in a culotte jumpsuit. A jumpsuit is always a way to get noticed at a formal event and it’s also usually more comfortable than wearing a dress as you feel more secure in it. What do you think?

Lily Donaldson

This was one of my fave looks of the night as a red maxi dress really stands out if everyone around you is wearing black. If you want to be adventurous without going for something multi-coloured then wear red!

Demi Moore

I don’t know how Demi Moore manages to look so youthful, but I think wearing great clothes does help. I loved her sequin maxi dress as it sparkled when she moved. We saw at the Billboard 100 awards that sequins are really on trend and Demi nailed it. Well done her!

Who do you think looked the most glamorous?

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Billboard Awards 2016: Best Dressed

The Billboard Music Awards celebrate the most popular musicians and singers in the Billboard Top 100 charts – they’re a big deal as they’re based on music the public are buying. The event was covered live on the E! channel, which also covers the Oscars, and the Billboard awards are just as important to the music industry.

As the celebs know they’ll be watched by millions around the world on TV as well as having their photo in all the magazines, they make a real effort to stand out. They don’t just dress up, they dress to ensure that they look the best. This year, I think a lot of stars looked stunning, especially the ones who worked the metallic look. It was a sunny day in LA and the stars who went for silver and sequins really shone in the sun.

These are my personal favourite outfits:

Britney Spears

Britney’s back! Britney’s performing nightly at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and it’s done wonders for her figure. She won the Millenium award, recognising all her work over the past decade and she showed the audience just how much she deserved it by opening the awards with a spectacular pole-dancing performance. After all that, why wouldn’t she show off in a silver dress – she’s proud of what she’s achieved and she looks gorgeous.

Ciara

Ciara also went for a silver and her silver maxi dress attracted everyone’s attention. Singers are used to wearing dramatic costumes on the stage and so they know just what to wear on the red carpet to make people stop and stare. I love it!

Kelly Rowland

Move over Beyonce! Former Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland looked bootylicious in a sequin and white maxi dress. I loved the fishtail effect as it made her curves look incredible. She’s also a former X factor judge and she definitely has the X Factor in this maxi dress.

Ariana Grande

Ariana was one of the few celebs who didn’t go for metallics, but her blue maxi dress was pretty attention grabbing! The halterneck gives her a feminine shape and I like how she’s pulled her hair back to make the most of the neckline. Ariana’s been doing tons of press recently to promote her latest album and she always looks incredible – it’s impressive!

Rihanna

I love Rihanna’s attitude. She wears exactly what she wants, regardless of any dress code. She knows what her best assets are – her super long legs – and so she often dresses to show them off just like she did in this mini dress. I don’t blame her because if you know what suits you, you should wear similar things as much as possible. Worn with a smile and attitude, you can get away with anything.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan looked really pretty in a sequin dress. She’s got a great hourglass shape and this long sleeve dress really enhances it. The sequins reflected the cameras flashbulbs and helped her to make a dramatic entrance. That was her turn to take centre stage and she made the most of every single minute of it.

Mila Kunis

Mila attended the event with her man Ashton Kutcher and made the most of it in a strapless mini dress. She must have upstaged some of the singers as this look is worthy of an award even though Mila doesn’t sing. It’s a perfect look for a summer party – you won’t over heat and that means you can dance all night long!

Kate Beckinsale

I loved the British actress’s white maxi dress. It looked chic and elegant, and she looked pretty without it looking like she’d tried too hard. White is the ideal colour for summer as it enhances most skin tones and makes you look more tanned. What do you think?

Who do you think looked the best? I couldn’t believe how many stars wore metallics – it was almost like the Met Ball gala all over again. It’s clearly a popular way to stand out this summer.

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How Models And Celebs Party In Jeans

I can’t remember the last time I saw a celeb wearing jeans to a glam showbiz party, but that all changes when a denim company hosts the event. Replay jeans hosted a spectacular party this week and invited lots of celebrity denim fans to put on their finest jeans and join them at Selfridges.

The guest list consisted of Victoria’s Secret models, TV presenters and singers showing that denim appeals to everyone. Also, there is a style of denim to suit everyone – whatever their figure and personality. Here are some examples of what the stars wore and how they wore them with different styles of tops to give us some inspiration about ways to wear jeans for a night-time event. Jeans can be dressy as well as casual!

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The Victoria’s Secret model looked stunning in black skinny jeans and made them more suitable for a party by working a monochrome look and adding some leather. A biker jacket adds attitude to any outfit! I also liked her pretty black sandals, which contrasted nicely with the rock chick biker jacket. Jeans and heels are the ultimate combination, especially when you’re wearing super tight skinny jeans.

Laura Whitmore

Laura also went for sky-high heels and black skinny jeans, which really lengthened her legs. I liked how she kept things simple in black as it made the overall look very classy. The black blouse looks almost boho, and the whole outfit is very feminine. Laura has a fab dress sense!

Vogue Williams

The Irish TV presenter is proud of her abs and rightly so! There’s no doubting that you’re in a party mood when you wear a crop top and nobody was looking at her black jeans – they were too busy looking at her stomach. The red heels are a nice touch, making the look more playful.

Sarah Jane Crawford

The former Xtra Factor presenter opted for colour, giving us a nod to Spring in a pretty purple top. Notice that it’s a simple block colour rather than multi-colours – this looks more sophisticated. The overall look is feminine but without it looking as if she’s tried too hard. This is a great day to night look for a Spring day – what do you think?

Diana Vickers

The singer showed off that she was every inch a stage performer with dark blue skinny jeans and a contrasting bright gold blazer. It’s bold, but I love how she wears it with confidence by tying it up like a cape. If you’re wearing a blazer with skinny jeans, it looks really flattering if you have one that stops just below the waist as it will make you look slimmer and give you a nice hourglass silhouette.

How do you wear your jeans for a night out?

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