Katy Perry is now top of the US Billboard Charts with her recent album Witness – her third album to reach the No 1 slot. However, she has had to work hard to achieve her success as the album initially debuted at No 40. It climbed over a period of weeks through interviews, promotions, live gigs and a YouTube stunt in which she broadcast her life non-stop for 4 days. That’s dedication for you!
Now due to perform at Glastonbury, she’s stayed cool despite her hectic schedule by wearing some gorgeous light summer dresses that she pairs with comfy but stylish footwear and some cute accessories. The right jewellery can really light up our faces and make us look more awake, even if we don’t feel it.
Let’s have a closer look at some of Katy’s most recent outfits for some inspiration about how to stay cool and look like we don’t have a care in the world even when we’re super busy:
Katy’s White LBD
At the concert for Manchester organised by Ariana Grande, Katy showed how a little white dress can look both attention grabbing and sophisticated at the same. Wearing white boots with a white dress adds to the boldness of the look but nothing is too revealing and you don’t look like you’re trying too hard in an outfit like this.
It’s simple to copy with a classic white dress like the River Island wrap front white dress with some low heel and easy to wear boots like the Office Agnes cut out Western Boots. Look closely and you’ll see Katy has jewellery snaking up her ears so for the ultimate celebrity finish add some pretty ear-rings like the V by Very 4 pack rose gold ear-rings.
Katy’s Green Dream Dress
What’s cool about this outfit that Katy wore during her epic YouTube broadcast is that she takes a statement pleated green dress that would normally be worn to a posh formal event or party and dressed it down. People will automatically think that if you can dress down such a striking dress, your wardrobe must be fabulous as you’re wearing for casual what most people would wear to a special occasion.
For a green pleated dress like Katy’s, try the V by Very pleated midi dress, which recently had the seal of approval from Vogue magazine. Then combine with some super comfortable flats like the V by Very tabby footbed twist detail sandals. You’ll be able to move around with ease and feel loose and floaty and definitely ready for a last-minute party invitation. Finish with a choker like Katy did with the V by Very diamante detail wide choker.
The trick to Katy’s effortlessly chic look is to take one statement piece and combine it with regular footwear then top off with a stylish accessory. Which outfit do you like the most? Now you know Katy’s secret, you can mix and match your own dresses and accessories like this for the rest of the summer – enjoy!
The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is a week of talks analysing the entertainment business. Stars attend not to promote their latest album/movie but to talk about how they’ve worked their way up through the business.
This year’s line-up was very impressive. Model Karlie Kloss gave a talk about coding and hosted a workshop afterwards while Dita Von Teese was scientifically focused talking about how and why music affects people.
As the weather in Cannes was just as hot as in the UK, the challenge was on for the stars to find outfits that were smart but allowed them to stay cool and fresh on stage. Here are some of the festival highlights in terms of talks and outfits worn to present those talks:
The model and BFF of Taylor Swift had to keep her mind and body cool to host her workshop on computer coding. But when you have a model reputation to uphold, you can’t exactly be scruffy, can you? Her trick was to wear a gorgeous green midi skirt combined with a sleek black cami, which allowed her statement skirt to stand out as well as helping her to feel some fresh air on her shoulders. This is a great office look and you could always add a light blazer to put on after the commute if you’re worried about showing off too much skin at work.
The US singer kept her outfit simple with a tailored jumpsuit. In hot weather, jumpsuits and playsuits are ideal as you don’t need to worry about them getting creased or crumpled in the heat. Combine with a pair of strappy sandals to keep your feet cool. Shoes with a chunky heel are best so that you have a bit of extra height and confidence but still feel comfortable.
Halle Berry talked about the importance of social media on your brand and how not to ruin your reputation with some ill-advised postings. For this serious subject, she wore a power dress. Her black mini dress has a loose cape detail so it covers her arms like a blazer but keeps her cool at the same time. This is a gorgeous look that really means business.
She’s the only solo female artist to have a No 1 album in the US Billboard chart in the whole of 2017 so far with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and on stage, everyone wanted to hear how she did it! The first thing is that she has a unique image, which is her personal brand. Not everyone could get away with a floral suit and blue hair but she pulls it off with such attitude, we wonder why we’re not all doing it. Summer is a great time to take risks and be bolder with your outfits.
Dita Von Teese
Dita has a ladylike style and she showed that you can look elegant in hot weather in a 50s style prom dress. Matching the red shoes to the red print of the dress really shows that she’s made an effort and is easy for everyone to do. You could wear an outfit like this to a summer wedding and wow all your friends and family.
Whose summer style do you admire the most?
Summer is finally here! Right now, our wardrobes are turning white. With some particularly lovely white jeans, tops and dresses around, there are many options available even to the white novice.
The celebrities, who are usually on top of the trends, started wearing white as soon as they saw the first sunny day. Seeing their pics should make us all braver to try it as they show that it’s more flattering and easier to wear than we may have thought. For example, the jeans and t-shirts are comfy but cool – the ultimate in dressed-down chic – but the colour lifts the complexion so we all feel more tanned and healthier, even if we haven’t been away.
Here are five different ways we can all dip into the trend:
(1) Ariana Grande’s Lace Dress
For smart summer occasions like a wedding or a garden party or the horse races, a white dress looks ultra sophisticated. It hugs your figure, helping you to feel glamorous, but the length of the hem and the sleeves ensure you’re not flashing too much flesh so you adhere to any formal dress code. Ariana’s dress is similar to the Little Mistress long sleeve crochet dress.
(2) Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid’s White Jeans
White jeans are a wardrobe essential at this time of year! They really brighten up an outfit and make us feel really summery as they only come out in the warmer months. The ones that Kendall and Gigi have been wearing are super skinny and fall to just above the ankles, which actually helps to make your legs look longer – not that the models really need it but it every little helps, right? Their jeans are very similar to the V by Very Florence skinny jeans if you fancy an easy way to look like a supermodel this summer.
(3) Vanessa Hudgens’ White Summer Dress
A white dress is a great way to keep cool as it’s light and breezy so there’s nothing to cling onto our skin. However, it’s also really feminine and ideal for us girly girls. Plus as it’s so simple, you can wear it often and reinvent it with different accessories. It would look great with espadrilles, wedges or pumps and then you can also change your jewellery and bag to make it look different each time. The V by Very embroidered mirror detail dress is similar to Vanessa’s.
(4) Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston’s White T-shirt
Taylor and Jennifer are both experts at picking cool, classic everyday outfits that are super simple but make them look groomed and stylish. Their secret? They pick well-made items that don’t date and fit them beautifully and then finish with sunglasses for the ultimate ‘celebrity at rest’ look. As you can see, a white t-shirt looks just as good with blue jeans as it does with leather shorts so you’ll get a lot of use out of it. Try the V by Very perfect scoop neck t-shirt.
(5) Selena Gomez’s Party Dress
White is a fabulous colour to wear to a party as it really helps you to make an entrance. People can’t help but notice a white dress and if it complements your summer tan, even better! The choker detail on Selena’s dress taks it from an average little white dress to something a little bit extraordinary and there’s one on the TFNC Tulip midi dress too. This dress would suit bar or club and turn heads wherever you go.
Ready to wear some white? Whether you’re a dress person or a jeans and t-shirt person, there’s something out there for us all.
After hanging up the microphone with Girls Aloud, Kimberly Walsh has picked it up again for TV presenting. We can now see her on This Morning, presenting fashion segments and giving us all inspiration about what to wear in the summer months.
However, you don’t even have to watch the show to see that Kimberly knows her stuff when it comes to fashion. She chooses clothes that flatter her figure and showcase her curves without spending a million dollars to do so. Kimberley shows that a more feminine, elegant look is achievable with a little careful wardrobe planning. And even better news is that her clothes are practical for everyday life too – she’s a mum of two after all.
Here’s how to day daytime chic and summer party glamour like the pretty singer turned TV star:
For her work on This Morning, Kimberley turned up to the ITV studios in a denim pencil skirt that enhanced her slim waist and gorgeous hourglass shape. This is an outfit for all occasions from a weekend city break to a day out shopping the to the school run. It’s one of the rare outfits that looks just as pretty as it is practical.
To copy it, start with the Warehouse denim skirt and wear it high on the waist. Then choose a bardot top to tuck into it – the V by Very rib bardot top is just perfect. Finish with a low heel sandal like the Carvela shadow low block heeled sandal for a little bit of extra height and lift without any discomfort. White sandals are also super summery!
Red Hot Party Style
For a recent showbiz bash, Kimberley looked like a goddess in a flowing red maxi dress. The haltrneck detail at the top and the embellished metallic at the side give it a luxe twist and make it stand out more than the average red dress.
This dress is very similar to the Little Mistress embellished maxi dress and a metallic bag would bring out the detail in it even more. Try the Chi Chi London cut out metallic bag. For the ultimate lady in red effect, finish with a scarlet lip using something like the Max factor Marilyn red collection lipstick.
What do you think of Kimberley’s style?
Hands up if you like pop music! The capital FM summertime ball was like an explosion of the best of the UK music charts onto the stage at Wembley Arena.
It was one of the best gigs in London for ages as there were so many artists, all doing two or three songs each. We were always left wanting more – there was never a dull moment!
The same could be said of the clothes as the celebs all wore colourful outfits and went to maximum effort to give us all something to look at. If you’d like to inject some colour into your summer wardrobe but don’t know where to begin, check out how the stars did it for some summer colour inspiration:
Rita always surprises us when it comes to fashion as she reinvents herself in so many ways. Sometimes she’s in sportswear, sometimes she’s in a super bold bodycon outfit and other times she looks classy and chic as she did in this boho maxi dress. It hugs her figure at the top and nips in at the waist before flowing out into a full skirt so there’s no hiding her gorgeous curves. With her hair loose, in smooth waves and a bit of bounce, she’s dressed up the boho trend for a party environment – what do you think?
Sticking with plain denim shorts on her bottom half, Zara could afford to experiment with her top and she certainly did that with a bright red jacket. When you have a top as bold as this, it’s best to stick to neutrals and classics elsewhere so you can really let the statement piece shine.
Ella’s always had a sporty style and her summertime ball didn’t deviate from that with her crop top and mini skirt showing off her toned abs and legs. But what we like most about this outfit is the accessories – check out the fluffy blue stole and the pastel blue nail polish. It’s the little colourful detail like this that really makes an outfit.
Little Mix also did boho chic in various degrees of colour and every one of them rocked it. It’s impressive how these ladies can take a trend and interpret it in their own ways. Perrie’s white mini dress was super girly while Jesy’s jumpsuit was attention-grabbing and on trend. Then check out their footwear – the laces and fur add an extra luxe detail to their looks.
The former X Factor singer started with the statement leather skirt and picked the rest of her look to complement the skirt. The strappy sandals really lengthen and help tone her legs even more while the casual top stops her from looking like she’s tried too hard. Her style sense has really evolved since her X Factor Days.
Hailee has her own unique laid-back LA chic look and she sticks to it. Well, if she looks that cool in casual wear, she shouldn’t need to change for anyone. The white boots help elevate this look from streetwear to partywear and the contrasting shades of blue make it more interesting. Jeans, heels and a colourful top are an easy but effective way to wear colour and make an impact this summer while still feeling comfortable.
As the compere and host of the night, Vick had to go the extra mile and she did that with a pink trouser suit. The fuschia colour really suited her hair and skin tone and it might have given her some extra energy as she was a lively, energetic host. If you’re feeling brave, wearing a colour like this will definitely bring out your wild side and give you an extra energy boost. You’ll know when you try it on if it suits you or not and if it makes you smile when you look in the mirror, then go for it. Sometimes, the brighter the better!
Who do you think wore colour best? We’re looking forward to a bright, colourful summer!
With June here, festival season is in full swing! There will be a festival or day of music outside in a field every weekend from now until September. And we can’t wait to soak up the sun with our friends and have some new experiences – who’s with us?
With festivals there is no real dress code – anything goes! However, the trick is to wear things that are cute but durable and that you don’t mind ruining if the worst case scenario happens. Remember you’re at risk of rain, spilled drinks and general heat and sweat plus if you’re camping it’s almost impossible to keep things clean.
However, this weekend the stars showed that there are plenty of ways to look fabulous at festivals. The Isle of Wight Festival, the One for the Boys gig and the iHeart summer festival all took place in one weekend and these are the fashion highlights:
Pixie Lott at One For The Boys
Pixie looked stunning in a pretty tracksuit at the London festival. Monochrome check is a great way to get noticed and a really durable fabric and if you can’t dress up and improve a tracksuit at a festival, when can you?
If you follow Pixie’s Instagram, you’ll see she’s done a lot of gigs recently and there are many more to come. If she looks this good now, it will only improve later on in the year once she’s got into the festival groove. You always learn from the first festival you attend and tweak your wardrobe accordingly.
Abbey Clancy at Isle Of Wight
Abbey and Peter had a kids free weekend and they definitely made the most of it. Peter did his robot dance and Abbey just looked gorgeous. With her long legs, she looks fantastic in shorts and shorts are practical come rain or shine. If it’s hot they won’t make you sweat and if it’s wet they won’t stick or cling to your legs. A simple, casual black t-shirt helps her look every inch the rock chick.
Leona Lewis at Isle of Wight
Leona came back from her new home of LA for the Isle of Wight festival and caught up with all of her UK friends. Living in LA, there’s a more laid back dress code and Leona looked super cool in her denim outfit.
Miley had a similar outfit to Leona for her stage performance – ripped denim shorts and a classic blue denim jacket. Her hair’s growing back and she’s never looked better. An outfit like this would flatter all of us – with the shorts hugging our waists and the denim jacket falling to below the waist, this outfit may be practical but it’s also super feminine. If you’re going to a gig or festival this season then don’t forget your denim!
Tinashe looked bold and beautiful in a red tracksuit, which clashed with her pink crop top. You can never have too much colour at a festival! Although the colour turns heads, she looks super comfortable. This is an outfit that you can really dance in without feeling any discomfort so you’ll have no excuse for not being the last one to go to bed.
They’re America’s answer to Little Mix and Fifth Harmony even have similar outfits. Like Little Mix, they take a theme and wear it in different ways and for the iHeartSummer festival they choose military green. It’s a practical colour for when you’re outdoors but the high waisted shorts and crop tops will ensure that everyone knows you’ve made an effort. This is a great example of showing that you can still dress up at a festival as long as you make subtle changes in colour and footwear – boots are great but stilettos are a no-no.
Whose outfit inspires you the most? We can have a lot of fun with festival fashion this summer!
Love Island is back on our TV screens for a third series and host Caroline Flack is in charge of another villa full of fun singletons looking to couple up with the partner of their dreams. If you want to add some spice to your summer, this is essential viewing and it’s on every single night on ITV2.
While the contestants live in bikinis, which in itself is great inspiration for summer holidays, Caroline always looks pretty in summer dresses or shorts and t-shirt sets when she comes in to surprise the contestants and shake things up. If you want to look fresh and pretty this summer without it looking like you’ve tried too hard then have a little look to see what Caroline’s wearing and it will give you some ideas.
Let’s have a closer look at one of her best party looks and one of her best day looks for our beach to club outfits this holiday season:
Summer Party Style
Caroline added some Spanish flamenco style to the Glamour Woman of the Year awards in a frill maxi dress which had a lovely side split to show off her tanned and toned legs. Imagine dancing in a dress like that – it would move as you do – and people would have to stop and stare!
For a similar look, try the Little Mistress frill maxi dress which has equally eye-catching movement. Wear with a simple pair of barely-there sandals like the V by Very buttercup mid heel ankle strap sandals and hair in loose waves for the ultimate effortlessly pretty look. The Cloud Nine waving wand will help to create soft waves on all hair types so even those of us with naturally straight hair can look like we’ve just stepped off the beach.
At the Love Island Villa, one of Caroline’s prettiest outfits had to be this pink bardot dress. It complemented her skin tone perfectly and the bardot neckline made it all look so relaxed and cool – she was stunning without it looking like she’d spent all day getting ready.
Happily, this is an easy look to copy so we can all look and feel a bit better in hot weather this year. Start with the V by Very bow bardot dress in blush pink and add the gorgeous River Island lazercut block heel shoe boots that are a slightly contrasting colour to make the shade of the dress pop even more. Finish with a pretty light pink or nude lip gloss like the Bourjois Rouge Velvet lip gloss in Happy Nude that lasts for ages, so you don’t need to worry about it fading or melting in the heat.
Do you like Caroline’s style? She shows you don’t need to do much to look great this summer – a couple of well-fitted and eye-catching dresses with simple accessories will make everyone think you’re effortlessly cool.
Glamour Magazine’s Woman Of The Year Awards is one of the highlights of the summer season. Held in a marquee in the middle of Berkley Square in London’s Mayfair, it’s an occasion to get dressed up and celebrate some fabulous women. It’s an inspiring evening!
On the night, the weather wasn’t great but that didn’t stop the stars from wearing summery outfits. There was lots of colour to brighten up what was already a positive event.
Let’s have a closer look at 10 of the best-dressed celebrities for some summer party inspiration:
Nicole’s purple dress was such an original colour – she really stood out when she walked in. At the Cannes film festival, she was promoting four different movies and all that red carpet dressing in the South Of France has made her a pro at keeping cool and looking stunning on a red carpet. The loose flowing sleeves are a nice touch as they add some structure but also catch some air to make sure she stays feeling fresh.
The former Saturdays singer looked simply stunning in a pale grey maxi dress embellished with lace flowers. The bodycon shape hugs her curves before flowing out into a fuller skirt. With it’s elegant short sleeves and modest neckline, this is a sophisticated option for a summer party and would look particularly impressive at a work event.
The host of The Voice and Big Brother won Best TV Presenter and she certainly stood out when she collected it on stage in her red trouser suit. Emma often wears trousers or a jumpsuit on the red carpet and it was refreshing to see that she didn’t compromise on her style because of the awards ceremony or the weather. The red colour is ideal for this time of year as it’s so cheerful!
The Cinderella actress looked like something out of a fairytale herself in a pretty floral maxi dress. Look closer and you’ll see that the fabric is especially gorgeous – it’s soft and a light kind of velvet so it would feel lovely next to her skin. This is a true Princess dress.
After having her second baby 12 weeks ago, Rochelle is back in the gym and it shows. Her lacy cami and black trousers showed off her toned shape and she looked every inch the yummy mummy. A lightweight top and loose trousers will keep you just as cool as a dress and you may feel more comfortable in them if you’re not really a dress person.
You can always get away with wearing more colour than you usually would to a big party or special occasion and Mollie did just that in a sequin dress with neon embellishment. It turned heads as she arrived and as she danced when the light caught it in different ways. If you’ve got something to celebrate or you want everyone to know that its your party, embrace colour this summer.
Holly also looked fresh and summery in a colourful floral maxi dress. This is a bit more understated than Mollie’s though and could be worn for a formal event like a garden party or wedding in the day as well as one at night. The light base colour of the dress also complements her tan – you couldn’t get more summery than this!
The Loose Women presenter looked incredible in a green maxi dress, reflecting her Northern Irish roots. The satin material is perfect for this time of year, flowing out as she moved around to let her skin feel some breeze. It’s light enough so she won’t sweat under the lights of the awards ceremony’s stage and would also keep her cool on the dancefloor. If you want to stand out but stay cool, go for a bright coloured satin like Christine did.
A monochrome dress never fails to make an impression and J-Hud looked fantastic in her monochrome midi dress. The shape of it makes it a true superstar dress as its so unique. Although most stars wore maxi dresses, the fact that Jennifer’s dress is so interesting to look at means she makes just as much of a statement as the stars in maxi dresses.
Also in a dress with gorgeous detail on the shoulder and hemline was Fearne Cotton. The Radio 1 presenter’s one shoulder black mini dress was super striking and even more so given that she wore her hair in loose waves with light summery make-up. If you’re going to wear a mini or midi dress rather than a maxi dress, it needs to have a stand-out shape so you feel just as confident as others who are wearing longer, more intricate gowns.
Who do you think looked the best? Hopefully this has given you something to think about for events you’re invited to over the next few months!
The British Soap Awards are just what we need at this time of year. While the whole of the UK has been shaken up, our resilient British spirit means celebrity events, parties and celebrations are still held so that we all have something to enjoy and feel proud about.
As the soap awards are held in Manchester, it was a sign of defiance to terror and most of the stars wore bee badges on their outfits to mark their respects. They also dressed to dazzle the crowds and to capture the paparazzi’s flashbulbs to show that they and our nation will only grow stronger after what’s happened. If you ever need to get revenge, looking the best you’ve ever looked will do it.
These 10 stars looked particularly gorgeous, giving us lots of inspiration for summer party outfits:
The Coronation Street star looked gorgeous in a baby pink maxi dress with plunging neckline and exposed back. The baby pink colour flatters her skin tone, but its softer to wear than white and the fishtail train gives her some stunning hourglass curves. Wearing her hair in loose waves adds to the Grecian Goddess effect of this look – definitely one of the best dresses of the night!
A monochrome dress can be super striking as the Hollyoaks actress showed. It’s not too revealing but the black belt cinches her waist and that makes her waist look tiny. This is a very sophisticated way to make an arrival at an event as heads will turn even though you’re not showing much skin.
The Coronation Street actress looked fierce and very confident in a black jumpsuit. A jumpsuit will always give you confidence, especially one like this that is cut to show off your waist. There’s no risk of wardrobe malfunctions and when worn with heels it gives you height and attitude – it’s the red carpet equivalent of power dressing.
A yellow dress is a guaranteed head-turner and Faye looked summery and fresh in her stunning maxi dress. With her dark hair swept back, this is a real statement look and she wore it well. The plunging v neck and short sleeves is also very flattering meaning that she gets away with colour because it draws everyone’s attention to the fabulous dress shape. What do you think?
Kym’s ‘date’ to the awards was her son and he must have been proud of his mum in a dress like that! With its side split, like a lot of dresses we saw on the Cannes red carpet, and its lace detail, her blue maxi dress made her look a million dollars. You can always rely on Kym to look classy.
Wow! The Eastenders actress wore an Oscars-worthy dress to the soap awards. Her beige maxi dress hugs every inch of her figure and the strapless detail shows off her gorgeous cleavage. If you want a dress to make you look like an old school Hollywood princess, this is it!
The Coronation Street star looked completely unrecognisable from her on-screen character – in a good way! On screen, she’s had a tough time in the past month but she left her issues at work and looked like a princess at the awards in her flowing sequin nude maxi dress. A dress like this would make anyone feel like a Disney Princess at a ball – its just beautiful and looks better every time you look at it and notice another shimmer!
Jaqueline had a similar dress to Lucy’s in the sense it was flowing and made out of a gorgeous chiffon material, but hers was more of a grey colour. The shape of this dress is really flattering as it hugs her waist before flowing out into a full skirt, showing off Jacqueline’s stunning hourglass shape. This is another princess dress.
Constantly nominated for Sexiest Actress, Nikki showed why she deserves the nomination in a striking green maxi dress embellished with sequins. Conservatively, she adds a strapless nude bodice underneath so she’s not showing off too much of her top half, preserving her modesty and just giving a hint at what’s underneath. If you want a bit of extra support, a bodysuit like this is a great way to do it as you can’t see it from a distance, meaning everyone thinks you’ve been bolder than what you have been.
Talking of bold, Stephanie showed she wasn’t shy in a black lace and mesh maxi dress. However, the Hollyoaks actress does have a lovely toned figure that she wants to show off. As the top half is opaque, it gives her the same coverage as a short mini dress so it’s actually more demure than you think the more you look at it. It’s just the skirt that makes it look wild. What do you think?
Whose outfit impressed you the most?
Ellie Goulding has an exciting summer ahead! She’s just released a new single called First Time with hot up and coming artist Kygo and is set to perform at the V Festival as well as several festivals across Europe. Plus she’s moved on from ex Dougie Poynter and has been seen out and about with a mystery man. It’s all happening for her in both work and play.
What we like about Ellie is that she always looks cool but it never looks like she’s tried too hard. Whether she’s wearing something formal for a party or something casual for a day of interviews in London, she looks like she’s comfortable and in control. She’s very much wearing the clothes rather than them swamping her and even though she sticks to classic colours like blacks and nudes, there’s always some unique detail and she always wears fabulous shoes.
Let’s take a closer look at a casual and a formal outfit to see how we can steal her rock chick style:
For a day of interviews to promote her new single, Ellie dressed for the London heat in an outfit that made her look cool and kept her cool. It may be an all black outfit but it looks different thanks to the fringed hem on the shorts – just like the V by Very high waisted ripped hem shorts. These look lovely with a classic black v-neck t-shirt like the V by Very v-neck perfect t-shirt. Finish with some statement boots like Ellie’s with buckle embellishment – the River Island Western buckle boots are ideal.
An outfit like this could be worn for day or night – you wouldn’t look out of place in this due to the pretty heels which really do lengthen the legs. You could even wear this to a festival if you wear some flat Western boots instead of the heels. It’s a classic look that will ensure you don’t just fit in at any occasion, but you dazzle at it!
Classic Little Black Dress
Ellie’s an ambassador for Omega Watches and at their annual summer party, she dazzled in a lace black dress. Every girl needs a black dress like this in their wardrobe as it’s chic without being too fussy. The lace embellishment gives us all something to look at and the fact that it’s not lace all over means its more mesmerising. The Rare lace cut out long sleeve midi dress is like Ellie’s dress.
A dress like this deserves fabulous shoes and you can see that Ellie’s wearing a really pair of pointy ankle strap heels. They’re very similar to the V by Very Ivy bow heeled shoe with pearl detail. If you like watches, why not try the gorgeous Omega preowned steel & rose gold constellation ladies silver dial watch?
Are you a fan of Ellie Goulding’s style? She shows that by picking simple and classic items and wearing them with statement footwear and accessories, we can all look stylish in an effortless way this summer.
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Radio 1 picked the perfect weekend to hold the first UK festival of the year – The Big Weekend. The weather in Hull – the UK City Of Culture 2017 – was scorching hot making it a mini version of Coachella. However, rather than boho chic outfits, the majority of festival goers opted for bright clothes with some even going for neon. Us Brits have our own style when it comes to festival fashion!
The Isle Of Wight Festival, Glastonbury, Wireless and V will be here before we know it now that the first festival has taken place. Hopefully, they’ll be equally sunny and bright so that we can wear some similarly bold outfits because just looking at clothes like this cheers us up! However, even if there is rain we can always pack a colourful or printed rain mac, right? The more it clashes the better.
If you need some motivation to dress a bit brighter this season, have a look at what these fabulous five female celebs wore at Radio 1’s Big Weekend:
With her stunning short cropped hair, Katy made sure her clothes were just as cool as her haircut. In a silver dress and a silver jacket, Katy dazzled with her outfit as well as her performance. She was on fire and she knew it and looking down at her outfit would give her more confidence to perform with attitude. Wearing a bold outfit can make us feel braver.
You can never go wrong with denim at a festival and Zara looked fresh and pretty in her denim jacket and white t-shirt – a classic combination. Notice that the denim jacket is embroidered with some colourful fabric? Embroidery is a great way to experiment with colour and lots of celebs are wearing the trend right now. It just makes everything look prettier!
Lorde looked absolutely stunning in a pink top and yellow trousers. This is such a summery outfit and Lorde looks fresh and fabulous in it. The wide leg trousers would keep her cool when she’s on stage and shows you don’t need to compromise on anything when it’s hot. You can wear as much colour as you want as long as your outfit is loose enough
Lana Del Ray
Lana channeled a vintage 1960s look with her printed mini dress and headband made out of the same material. Her multicolour mini dress has real character and she’s another great example of how you can retain your style even when the weather heats up. A mini dress not only looks lovely and feminine but keeps you cool as your legs are out and getting some air.
Little Mix were the best examples of dressing up brightly with outfits in various shades of neon green. This takes hi-vis to another level! It shows that black and green go really well together and just adds an extra element of fun to the event. If you can’t take risks at a festival, when can you?
Have you got any festival fun planned this year?
Rihanna is on fine form at the moment! She recently designed a luxury jewellery collection for Chopard, which she launched during the Cannes film festival before flying back to New York to visit a recording studio. She’s at the top of her game in both the fashion and music worlds.
Despite being busy, Rihanna’s never looked better. Even though she doesn’t have much spare time to plan her outfits, she’s clearly employing someone to do it for her as she’s been looking polished and put together whether she’s dressed up for a night out or dressed down for a day of errands.
Her look is effortlessly cool – she wears the clothes rather than it looking like she’s trying too hard. If you want to do the same, Rihanna is a great style icon and it’s easier than you’d think to steal her style.
Copy Rihanna’s Casual Look
This is a classic rock chick outfit! She has the shades, the music t-shirt and the rock star skinny jeans and it looks fabulous on her. With the current heatwave, it’s finally t-shirt weather and every wardrobe needs a black t-shirt that can be worn with skinny jeans or a distressed denim skirt. The River Island lace panel jumbo tee is ideal. You can tuck it in if you prefer a more fitted look.
For black skinny jeans, the V by Very Macy high-waisted skinny jeans are really flattering as they skim the ankles and hug the hips and make our legs look longer, especially if worn with statement heels like the Miss KG Ferne printed heeled sandals. Make sure you finish this look with some super cool shades as no star would ever be seen without her sunnies. The Prada double brow bar catseye round sunglasses are similar to Rihanna’s.
Copy Rihanna’s Party Look
You can always trust Rihanna to make an entrance at a party and she did that in style in Cannes! The blue maxi dress that she’s wearing has a Victoriana style to it with some statement ruffles, which are like those on the pretty pastel blue V by Very frill neck maxi dress. A dress like this deserves some high heels to help you walk taller and with even more confidence. Rihanna did that in gold sandals, just like the V by Very Bella ankle strap minimal heeled sandals.
However, what really makes this look worthy of a celeb night out is the accessories. The Fiorelli multi-coloured preciosa crystal statement flower necklace is just as eye-catching as Rihanna’s and her drop earrings look like the V by Very Celia statement earrings.
What do you think of Rihanna’s style? Are you ready to look more like a rock star this summer?
Cannes is the most decadent event in the movie calendar. While everyone gets dressed up for The Oscars, it’s for one night only whereas Cannes goes on for 10 days! Most stars stay for four or five days and go out every night plus there are lunch parties and yacht parties in the day. That’s a lot of outfits to get through!
We’ve found 10 of the most spectacular statement dresses worn this year by the stars on the red carpet to give us all some evening dress inspiration. If you want to make a celebrity entrance at a party this summer, here are 10 fabulous ways to do it.
If you’re particularly proud of your accessories, like Kendall is with her million pound Chopard necklace, then a classic dress lets the accessories shine. Rather than opt for black, Kendall stands out in a strapless white maxi dress that flatters her figure and her skin tone. The dress may be a simple shape but it’s chic and elegant and looks super expensive because of the accessories.
She’s no stranger to flashing the flesh on the red carpet, but Rihanna can do formal just as well as she can do bold. She looked stunning in a black tulle maxi dress at the launch of her new jewellery collaboration with Chopard, every inch the true superstar she is. The shape of her black party dress is like something from the 1950s with the high waisted skirt emphasizing the smallest part of the waist and the A’line shape balancing out the fitted top half. Most of us think that a black bodycon dress is the most effective way to show off our figures but a dress that highlights our best parts like this can make us look better.
The model has more than 25 years of experience on the catwalk, which she showed off at a charity catwalk show organised by Naomi Campbell. This gold dress with matching blazer is very popular among celebs as Katy Perry wore it to this year’s Brit Awards. If you can’t wear gold to a special event like Cannes, when can you?
Cannes is all about the bling and Jourdan showed how to wear it in style in a silver jumpsuit. This outfit is not for shy people but it will make you feel more confident when you put it on and see just how much you shine. Everyone will be asking where you got something like this from!
Wow! Bella looked simple but stunning on the opening night. This year, several stars went for dresses with thigh high splits and Bella’s was one of the best. The beige maxi dress fits her like a glove, draping itself around her sensational figure. Satin is a lovely material to wear to a formal event as it flows out as you move, making you look like a Princess.
Kristen’s never been a girl to wear floaty dresses or anything overly feminine but she made an exception for Cannes in a maxi dress. However, it’s not a traditional maxi dress with its open front detail and strapless crop top. If you don’t want to conform, look for a dress that little bit different like this one and wear it with attitude. You’ll feel like you’ve been true to yourself and that will give you a lot of confidence.
Nicole looked like a beautiful peacock in her green printed midi dress. The prom skirt highlights her slender physique and gives her a more womanly, curvy shape. If you’re wearing a dress like this, keep your hair down like Nicole’s done and it will soften the look and make you look pretty and girly – wearing your hair tied back would look too OTT.
Jessica’s had a harder job than most stars in Cannes as she’s on the jury of the judging panel, which means premieres and parties every night for the duration of the festival. So far, she hasn’t put a foot wrong but one of her best outfits has to be this white maxi evening dress that complements her hair and skin tone perfectly. The simple shape of the dress and the cowl neck prevents it from looking too bridal and she keeps her makeup light and classic. What do you think of this look?
Kourtney’s in Cannes with her new boyfriend Younes Bendjima and she’s loving her new life. You can see that she’s shining with happiness and her sequin mini dress just reflects this. Special occasions are the best time to wear sequins and we all deserve to shine, don’t we?
Uma’s dress is similar to Bella’s with its side split and strapless neckline. However, hers is more of a pastel pink colour which looks great with her skin tone and her classy blonde bob. Side splits and strapless detail is clearly in this season and when topped off with a shiny necklace will make us all feel like a million dollars.
Who do you think looked the most glam?
The Billboard Music Awards is as big a deal as The Grammys. Billboards are the US charts, which our Harry Styles is currently topping, and their awards honour the chart-topping artists that are the top of their game. This means all of our favourite singers attend the awards and after-party held in Las Vegas!
The good thing about the awards being held in May is it gives us amazing inspiration about what to wear for big summer nights out. The Grammys in February just can’t compete for that!
With glamorous celebs like Rita Ora, Vanessa Hudgens and Bebe Rexha in attendance, there’s plenty to look at and admire. Some of these outfits are pretty easy for us to copy so we can make a VIP entrance on our nights out this summer. Let’s see how the stars made an impression:
You can rely on Rita to walk the red carpet like she owns it and she walked it with attitude in a white blazer with an embellished black maxi skirt. The mesh detail of the skirt causes everyone to look twice, but she does follow the golden rule of keeping her top covered if she’s showing off her legs and derriere. It’s a bold look, but she knows she looks good. Wearing something like this is all about confidence!
Vanessa kept things classy in a beige maxi dress, looking sweet, feminine and girly. This would be a great dress if you were a wedding guest this summer or had a formal ball to attend. The colour is ideal for this time of year, showing off your tan and adding a sunkissed glow, while making sure everyone sees you arrive.
Sometimes, you just can’t beat a black dress, especially one that hugs every inch of your curves like Bebe Rexha’s did. This is a really simple look to copy and wear and one black dress like this will see you through hundreds of different social occasions as you can change your accessories and hair and make-up each time.
The Glee actress also opted for a black maxi dress, but the mesh detail on her dress makes it stand out. If you like black but are worried you could look boring then detail like this will ensure your dress is a talking point. Lea hasn’t been in the spotlight recently, but a dress like this will help her make a comeback as she looks hot!
The American singer gave everyone outfit envy in her stunning black and light blue midi dress. Now this is not an easy look to copy as the print of this dress is so unique. However, it does show that a classic bodycon dress in a unique colour will make everyone stop and stare. It’s a simple formula: bodycon + colour = a top look.
Nicole always dresses to get noticed on the red carpet and she definitely did that in a brown maxi dress. What do you think of this dress?
The British actress looked classy and elegant in a dark maxi dress embellished with a firework print. The dress flatters her figure without flashing too much flesh and the firework print is the way this dress makes her stand out. If you want to make an impression without showing off too much, this multicolour maxi dress is a chic way to do it.
Whose outfit do you most want to copy?
The BAFTA TV Awards are a big deal as they’re voted for by the industry. The National TV Awards are chosen by the public, which is great for ratings, but being picked as the best by the TV industry bosses is better for long-lasting career success. Everyone’s on the edge of their seats, praying to win!
There are awards for all types of TV shows from soaps to sports to current affairs so we get to see a diverse range of celebs walk the red carpet outside the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. Their TV shows are all very different but one thing the stars have in common is they’ve dressed to get noticed. After the awards are over, networking takes place and looking good gives the stars the confidence to mingle – just like us!
These 10 celebrities looked especially lovely, giving us some inspiration about what colours and shapes really stand out when everyone’s dressed to impress:
Holly was there to present an award for Best TV Moment but she would have won Best Fashion Moment in her mint green maxi dress. The colour looks beautiful with her blonde hair and bronzed skin and its the ideal time of year to wear pastels. This dress is perfect for summer weddings and proms.
The Poldark actress looked super glam in a silver maxi dress, which sparkled as she walked down the red carpet. A metallic dress will always get us noticed and show that we’re ready to party.
It’s inspiring to see how well Scarlett has done since leaving Gogglebox. Now a TV presenter in her own right, she looked sleek and chic in a black lace midi dress. Just look at her smile. She’s hot and she knows it!
Laura looked super summery in her strapless multicolour maxi dress, which was bright and cheerful. Laura’s got a lovely figure and this dress shows off her slender waist without flashing too much flesh, making her look classy.
The Strictly Come Dancing host has an amazing wardrobe of maxi dresses which we see every single week when the TV series is on, so she went for a gorgeous beige midi dress for the awards do. The colour complements her skin, making her look bronzed and dewy and the pencil shape shows off her curves. Tess always gets it right when it comes to dresses.
Similar to Eleanor Tomlinson, Thandie shows that metallics never fail to make an impact. The Line Of Duty star is now used to awards ceremonies after being Oscar-nominated this year and she knows what she’s doing when it comes to dressing up by now. What do you think of this simple silver look?
Anna’s in a new BBC drama called Broken alongside veteran actor Sean Bean and she’s dressing to let us all know she’s back! Her monochrome dress is so feminine that she looks doll-like and elegant. The vintage lace detail adds to the prettiness – she looks stunning.
If a navy blue maxi dress wasn’t glam enough in its own right then the Peaky Blinders actress added sequins to the mix. These sequins caught the photographers’ flashbulbs and would also look brilliant on a dance floor. Sequins aren’t just for Christmas, they make us in the mood to party all year round!
It was impossible to miss Ella Eyre as in her bright pink prom dress. If you’re a girly girl and you want to wear pink, do it proudly and with attitude and you’ll impress everyone with your style. In this dress, Ella’s setting trends, not following fashion and you just can’t beat a bit of pink, can you?
TV presenter Katie Piper had a real vampy edge in her full black strapless dress with purple lipstick. The way the dress flares out is truly eye catching but how you wear hair and make-up in a dress like this transforms it. If she’d done her hair in a slicked back bun this dress would have looked formal but with her messy hair and statement make-up, she gives it a rock chick vibe and looks sensational.
Who do you think stood out the most?
Actress and model Suki Waterhouse has an exciting year ahead. With a fashion campaign for Italian designer Ferragamo and two movies scheduled for release at the end of this year, things have really fallen into place for her.
We can tell that she’s feeling confident and secure about the future by the way that she’s dressing as she seems to have an effortless edge when it comes to fashion. Although she puts an outfit together beautifully, she chooses practicality just as much as fashion and wears outfits that she could let her hair down and have fun in. She’s great inspiration for those of us who want outfits that we don’t have to worry about. When they’re on, they look stylish and they’ll stay that way night and day.
Suki’s style is actually really easy to copy as it relies on finding great quality items that you can mix and match and wear in different ways all season long. Let’s have a look at one of her best day outfits and one of her most pretty night time looks:
For brunch at London hotspot Sexy Fish, Suki looked fresh and summery in a white vest top with this season’s on-trend trouser – the culotte. This is how to do fashion at 11am in the morning and if she wanted to go out to a bar later, she could stay in something like this.
To copy this look, start with the culottes that are like the Adidas Originals wide leg pants. Then for a white vest top, the V by Very crochet insert vest has a lovely detail around the neck that makes it that little bit more stylish than a plain vest. Finish with a cute shoulder bag like the V by Very quilted shoulder strap bag and some strappy sandals like the V by Very strap sandals for some extra glamour.
For a night out in London at a jewellery party, Suki showed that a jumpsuit can be just as striking as a dress. A blue jumpsuit is even more of a statement than a black jumpsuit and with its v-neck detail, Suki shows she’s ready to party. Her jumpsuit is like the Miss Selfridge utility jumpsuit.
With the v-neck detail, its good to make the most of the space to add some extra sparkle with a necklace. The Links of London sterling silver essential beaded necklace is ideal. Platform shoes will give you an extra bit of confidence and help you walk taller and with more attitude. Try the Glamorous cross strap sandals.
What do you think of Suki’s style?
Guy Ritchie’s epic film King Arthur has pushed back its release date several times, but it’s been worth the wait if last night’s premiere was anything to go by. Starring a selection of his celebrity friends including David Beckham and Cara Delevingne’s sister Poppy as well as his wife Jacqui Ritchie, there’s an all-star cast and no expense has been spared on the special effects either.
Some of the knights of the round table came out to celebrate the premiere, posing next to guests on the red carpet. We especially liked the one posing next to Charlie Hunnam which you can see at the end of this blog post as we couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a bit of eye candy and Charlie looks so handsome in his suit!
The actresses and female guests all went for maxi dresses for a glamorous evening look. Let’s have a closer look:
It’s her first big-budget film in years and Poppy made sure all eyes were on her on the red carpet in a slinky black maxi dress. Not only is the dress super flattering, but it means her pretty wavy hair and diamond choker get noticed, which add to the luxe effect of this look. If you have a clever way to accessorise, then black is a great colour to wear.
She’s usually in the press for being Coldplay’s Chris Martin’s girlfriend or for her role in British TV drama Peaky Blinders, but now British actress Annabelle Wallis has made it to Hollywood! She plays Maid Marian, the lady who sees King Arthur pull Excalibur from the lake and the role has given her a taste for more as she dressed to get noticed on the red carpet!
Her multi-coloured maxi dress has so many patterns, you just don’t know where to look. As she’s starring in a film with so many hot male actors, she needed as bold dress like this to make sure she got some attention.
The American singer looked simply gorgeous in her green maxi dress that perfectly showed off her stunning figure. The best thing about green is that it’s not a common choice of dress, even though it flatters both brunettes and blondes. You’ll always make an entrance in a dress like this as people will notice you walk into a room and now summer’s here, we should all go brighter and have more fun with colour.
Guy and Jacqui Ritchie
Jacqui has a quintessentially British style and looked super chic at the premiere in an orange maxi dress that would have looked equally good for daytime. This is a dress that you could wear anywhere all summer long and with her hair swept back from her face, Jacqui looks young and pretty. Sometimes, the simpler the dress, the younger we look.
She’s an up and coming actress, best known for her part in Star Trek, but Gianna knows how to work the red carpet already. A loose monochrome maxi dress is ideal for this time of year as the floaty material will keep you cool all night long and the white part of the dress looks bright and uplifting. What do you think of this look?
And here’s a look at the main man – Charlie Hunnam – who’s playing Arthur
Look at that smile! Those teeth! Charlie is very much the macho hero in King Arthur and spends a lot of time with his top off. Although he looks magnificent in a suit, he looks even better in the film.
Whose red carpet style do you admire the most? This shows that there are several ways to do formal fashion – black and green can look equally stunning.
You can always trust MTV to throw a super cool party! The MTV Movie awards did not disappoint and was a real A’list affair.
Held at The Shrine Auditorium in LA, the red carpet saw a never ending procession of glamorous stars posing for the world’s photographers. The event is broadcast live to countries around the world, which means the stars really have to get their outfits right or it will haunt them forever. The perfect dress could also dramatically improve an actress’s career if it catches the eye of an important casting director.
For those reasons, hours of preparation goes into finding the right red carpet dress. The stars spend the time researching so we don’t have to – we can just copy what works on them. Let’s see who looked the best at the awards:
Cara has a cool, edgy style and even when she’s wearing a dress she looks powerful and strong. In a classic black mini dress, she ensures that the attention is drawn to the statement pieces – the black over the knee boots and the blood red lipstick. She’s a top ambassador for British style, isn’t she?
The American singer-songwriter looked absolutely beautiful in a green maxi dress. This is elegant and feminine, especially with the lace detail. Lace is a lovely way to make an impact at a party, with no need to accessorise!
Jourdan ensured that there was no danger of wearing a similar outfit to anyone else in pink trousers with a red top. It’s bold but it’s also really summery and uplifting and with her hair big and flowing, she looks naturally pretty. Trousers like this are just as feminine as a skirt or dress.
The American model, who calls herself Golden Barbie, covered up more than usual in her tiger embellished tunic dress with over the knee boots. However, with a print like that there was no danger of her going unnoticed on the red carpet. At an event like the MTV Awards where models and actresses want to get noticed, wearing print will help them do just that.
Jasmine wasn’t the only one to wear print as The Vampire Diaries star Shay Mitchell also wore it in maxi dress form. Shay looks much more elegant and classically pretty in her dress, with her hair down and sleek and glossy. If you want to give the impression of being a girl that’s sophisticated and classy, a maxi dress is always a great option.
The Teen Wolf star looked stunning in her tassle dress. Not only did it turn heads as she walked down the red carpet but it’s a lot of fun to wear. You could have some serious fun on the dancefloor in a dress like this!
Who do you think looked the best?
Selena Gomez has come a long way since she was a child star on the Disney Channel. Now a pop princess with a chart-topping boyfriend – The Weeknd – she’s professional and polished. Whether she’s on the red carpet or nipping out to a restaurant for a spot to eat, she looks groomed and gorgeous.
Unlike some other stars in Hollywood, who dress older than they actually are, Selena remains cool, fresh and on trend. She likes to wear white to reflect her sunkissed skin but aside from that her fashion choices are laidback. Her outfits are uncomplicated, which means they’re easy for us to copy.
Let’s take a closer look at some recent looks – one night-time and one daytime:
Met Ball Gala Glamour
While some Met Ball Gala guests went OTT, Selena kept things simple and chic in a cream maxi dress, embellished with gold sparkles. With pretty beige sandals, also embellished with flowers, the look is feminine and elegant. This is a lovely maxi dress for a summer party or ball as it complements skin tone, reflects the light and floats out as you dance keeping you feeling cool as well as looking it. It’s similar to the V by Very sequin tulle maxi dress and would look beautiful with the V by Very Tallulah 3D flower embellished heeled sandals.
Dressed Down Chic
For a trip for a bite to eat with her friends, Selena looked stunning in her jeans and t-shirt. Cropped jeans are not only flattering as they lengthen legs, but they’re great for warmer spring and summer days. The Denim Supply Ralph Lauren cropped skinny jeans are a similar indigo blue colour to Selena’s and work well with a classic white t-shirt like the V by Very perfect scoop neck t-shirt.
What do you think of Selena’s style?
Fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar celebrated its 150th birthday in luxurious style with a party at The Ritz in London. Actresses, models and even politicians came together to celebrate the occasion – it was a place for everyone who’s interested in fashion to catch up and mingle.
Interestingly, two major fashion trends emerged on the night as guests either wore black / white or bold florals. Let’s have a closer look at how they styled it for some sophisticated party dress inspiration for occasions when you want to look elegant and classy:
The former Downton Abbey actress mixed the classic colours of gold and black with her slinky sleeveless maxi dress. It’s an eye-catching dress so she keeps her hair and make-up simple so it doesn’t look like she’s tried too hard. Sometimes less really is more.
The star of period drama Victoria looked like she was in the Victorian era in her white maxi dress. White is a hard colour to wear as it could end up looking bridal but Jenna pulls it off with the lace and mesh detail, which looks more rock star than romantic especially when worn with high black platform sandals.
The Call the Midwife and Line of Duty actress showed a brilliant way to wear florals with her blue and green maxi dress. Blue and green is so summery and contrasts beautifully with her dark hair.
Sarah Ann Macklin
She’s modelled for several high profile brands and when she’s off duty she looked equally stunning in a red maxi dress. If red wasn’t enough to get attention, she added florals to the mix. What do you think of this dress?
The ex-Olympic cyclist and Strictly Come Dancing contestant looked chic and pretty in a black maxi dress. With its simple shape and her hair in a simple bob, she looks cute and pretty. Black can be worn to any occasion and this dress would work well for day or night.
As the wife of the ex-Prime Minister, Samantha Cameron looked smart and businesslike in a black blouse and black maxi skirt. A maxi skirt with a chic top can be a great alternative to a dress if you want something that’s just that little bit different.
Who do you think looked the most stylish?
The Met Ball is the biggest night in fashion. It’s more spectacular than the Oscars as it brings together stars from music, acting, politics and fashion for one night only. Plus there’s always a theme so the stars are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and this usually results in some spectacular sights.
This year, the theme was to wear bold, colourful outfits inspired by the architectural style of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. It will cheer you up to look at what some of the stars wore and maybe give you some ideas about what to wear to make a statement.
Let’s have a closer look at the Top 10 most fabulously dressed celebrities:
You can trust Rihanna to make a theme her own. She doesn’t just follow the theme, she re-invents it and she looks utterly fabulous. This isn’t the easiest red dress to wear, but it definitely follows the architectural style of the night.
(2) Kylie Jenner
This is Kylie’s second Met Ball Gala and she killed it in a gold dress. She also showed off a brand new hairstyle on the night, which got people talking. If you want to guarantee that people notice you, do something different with your hair as well as your dress…just in case.
(3) Cara Delevingne
She’s temporarily swapped fashion for acting but Cara Delevingne’s lost none of her inner style. She looked futuristic but elegant in a silver trouser suit with silver heels and her ice blonde hair sprayed silver. She could guarantee nobody else would have had an outfit like her when she put on this!
(4) Chrissy Teigen
Volume was one of the key features of Rei Kawakubo and Chrissy Teigen takes that and reinvents it in a feminine way in her monochrome maxi dress embellished with flowers. With a dress like this all you need to do with your hair is tie it in a simple bun as you want the dress to take center stage.
(5) Gisele Bundchen
Gisele wore one of the least adventurous dresses of the night, but she looked gorgeous in her grey maxi dress so she gets away with it. This is the eighth Met Ball Gala she’s attended with partner Tom Brady so she knows the event and feels she doesn’t have to try as much. This is effortless cool.
(6) Blake Lively
Blake looked sensational in her gold dress with blue feather train. The gold dress in itself would have been fabulous but the blue feathers make it fit the theme more and also make it more fun to wear as you randomly notice a blue trail following you throughout the night. Notice Blake’s ear-rings complement both elements of the dress as they’re blue and gold.
(7) Jennifer Lopez
JLo looked like a princess at the Gala in her blue maxi dress. She’s showed off a lot of her famously curvy figure in dresses in the past but she looks equally good when she’s wearing a formal dress like this. With her hair swept over one shoulder, she oozes old school Hollywood glamour.
(8) Sofia Coppola
The film director looked stunning in a classic gold dress which was simple but stylish. It’s chic, elegant and uncomplicated which is great for those of us who want to wear a dress rather than it wearing us.
(9) Ruth Negga
The Irish actress fitted in perfectly with the American movers and shakers – her white maxi dress with a delicate floral print was really attention grabbing with its splits on both sides. The colour perfectly complements her skin tone and the shape makes us look twice as it’s so unique, which fits the theme perfectly.
(10) Katy Perry
As the host of the ball, Katy had to look a little different and she certainly did that in a statement red maxi dress with matching headpiece. It’s not exactly pretty but she wanted to be fierce rather than feminine that night. What do you think?
Who do you think looked the best overall?
Louisa Johnson has come a long way since The X Factor. She was only 17 when she won it in 2015 and now she’s come of age and evolved into a confident, stylish woman. Now that she’s promoting her newest single Best Behaviour and doing lots of radio and TV interviews and public appearances, you can hear the self-assurance in her voice and see how strongly she holds herself. She means business!
One way to feel more fabulous in your skin is to like what you’re wearing. Louisa always looks stylish when she’s doing her interviews in cute but easy to wear clothes that look effortlessly cool when put together. She usually finishes with some heels for that extra bit of confidence. So if you want to go into spring with a positive attitude, let’s take a look at some of Louisa’s most recent looks:
The leather skirt look
A leather skirt is a great way to vamp up an outfit so that you feel extra special in what you’re wearing. It gives the impression of a woman who’s not afraid to take risks and will make you feel brave, even if you don’t feel it. Try the Fashion Union leather mini skirt for one similar to Louisa’s. As it’s so dramatic, it’s best to wear with a plain coloured top like the V by Very ruched sleeve bardot top.
Finish with some ankle boots with a chunky heel that are easy to walk in but lengthen your legs and make them look slimmer because they add a bit of extra height. The V by Very real suede ankle boots are just like the one’s Louisa’s wearing.
The denim shirt look
Double denim is always a way to turn heads as it’s also a little bit different. A pair of super skinny jeans with a jacket that falls to the waist is flattering for both the legs and the waist. Louisa wore this to perform on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which is a big deal and this outfit gave her the energy to conquer her nerves and belt out her tune. We can get this look with the V by Very stretch denim jacket and the Superdry Sophia high waisted super skinny jeans.
Notice her fabulous gold sandals? They make her double denim more party-ready and they’d make her smile every time she looked down. The River Island Wisdom glitter sandals are perfect!
Which of Louisa’s looks do you prefer? It’s easier than you think to find a fabulous outfit that will make you feel super confident – enjoy!
Coachella is such a hot ticket that it’s now on over two weekends so that more people have an opportunity to experience the sunny festival vibes. The second weekend is usually the most music-focused weekend as opposed to the first one which is when lots of big name brands host celeb parties. For that reason, we see celebs dressed more relaxed and cool in a laidback way during the second weekend as they are at the festival to dance and enjoy the music, rather than pose by a pool.
The second weekend usually has outfits that we can imagine ourselves wearing at a festival later in the year. They’re practical but still unique and fun – just the look we want! So let’s have a closer look at what the celebs wore to weekend two for some major festival style inspiration:
Lady Gaga headlined the festival, making history as the first ever solo female headliner. She killed it with her performance and she looked stunning on stage in black shorts, a black vest top and statement black boots. When Gaga puts her mind to it, she’s captivating – it’s impossible to take your eyes off her.
Rihanna really goes for it whether she’s working or not – her silver outfit ensures all eyes are on her wherever she goes! However, if you ignore the silver, you’ll see she’s wearing a classic festival outfit of denim shorts and a casual white vest top. That’s something that would look good on anyone and you could easily layer it up with a jacket if the weather at your festival takes a turn for the worse.
Lorde drew a crowd of thousands to watch her on stage and she went all out to keep everyone entertained. Her stage outfit was very cool – with a feminine and sophisticated black bodysuit mixed with bold sequin trousers and finished with classic Adidas Original Stan Smiths. None of these things match and that’s why it works for her.
This is such a gorgeous festival look as it’s feminine but very appropriate for a festival. Vanessa actually attended both weekends so by this stage, she knew what she was doing. The gold sequin top is stunning and looks gorgeous with green shorts and brown suede ankle boots. What do you think?
Paris made sure that everyone spotted her and her boyfriend with a cute green maxi dress. A maxi dress is ideal for a festival as it’s really flattering and it’s something you can just throw on and feel fabulous in. If you haven’t had much sleep then put on a bright maxi dress and everyone will be so busy admiring the dress, they won’t look at your face too closely.
Denim is a festival essential and The Vampire Diaries actress looked fierce and fabulous in her double denim ensemble. The ripped boyfriend jeans and pale blue denim jacket are both on trend this season and to pair them together makes ga killer look.
The American singer looks incredible in her denim shorts. If you’re proud of your curves then why not show them off? A crop top further highlights her slim waist and gorgeous bum. It’s not a complicated look and it’s simplicity means it looks as if she hasn’t tried too hard, even though she’s definitely worked out what to wear to best show off her figure. If you want to get noticed for all the right reasons, this would be a great look to copy.
Whose festival style inspires you the most?