Harper’s Bazaar 150 Year Anniversary: Best Dressed

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:

Laura Carmichael

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.

Jenna Coleman

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.

Jessica Raine

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?

Victoria Pendleton

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.

Samantha Cameron

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?

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3rd May 2017
Written by Zoe Griffin