The Emerlads & Ivy ball is a charity dinner and dance organised by Boyzone star Ronan Keating to raise money for Cancer Research. Each year, he gets his contacts book full of pop star friends out and invites them all to a glamorous night for a fantastic cause. This year is the 11th year it’s been happening and it gets more and more dressy every year.
From classic black dresses to glittering bardot neckline dresses to slinky satin dresses, the celebs showed there are several ways to dress up for a posh event. The trick is to know what aspect of your figure you’re proud of and what to show off and then stay modest with the rest of the look.
These five stars looked especially fabulous at the ball:
Abbey made a simple black dress look a million dollars and it’s all because of the backless detail. The V by Very jersey beach maxi dress also shows off a lovely bit of back and its loose, floaty and so easy to wear. You’ll feel super comfortable in it and when combined with a pretty up-do and some jewellery, you could too could look like a model, just like Abbey.
How gorgeous is the bardot neckline of Una’s shimmering black maxi dress? The former Saturdays singer turned solo star showed off a gorgeous hourglass shape which is definitely helped by the shape of the dress. The skirt has a slight fishtail detail to balance out the shoulders while the bodycon shape highlights her slim waist. This is a great way to show off your curves without flashing too much flesh and making it look as if you’ve tried too hard.
Jessica has done really well since leaving The Only Way is Essex, establishing her businesswoman credentials with her own fashion line. She certainly looks the part as well in a black trouser suit – talk about power dressing. Her outfit is very easy to copy for a strong look that will make you feel cool, composed and in control. Start with the V by Very mesh and lace tee and the V by Very tailored bootcut trousers and add the V by Very jersey blazer. What don you think?
Amy’s currently filming The Jump in Austria, but Ronan convinced her to fly to London for one night to enjoy the party. Her red maxi dress is so gorgeous she wanted to ensure it was seen from all angles, first on Instagram from her hotel suite and then in front of the branding board at the party. Like Abbey, she has toned arms and a slender back and she dressed to show that off.
The Sky Sports F1 presenter showed that a purple dress can look regal and elegant. It’s dark so it’s just as flattering as a black dress but the purple shines in the light, making the look more luxurious. Dark blue has a similar effect and it can be fun to break out of the black comfort zone and try something new without having to be too daring.
Who do you think looked the most glam?