Cannes Film Festival 2017: Get The A’list Glamour

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.

Kendall Jenner

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.

Kate Moss

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?

Jourdan Dunn

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!

Bella Hadid

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 Stewart

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 Kidman

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 Chastain

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 Kardashian

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 Thurman

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?

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25th May 2017
Written by Zoe Griffin