Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards: Summer Dress Inspiration

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 Kidman

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.

Frankie Sandford

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.

Emma Willis

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!

Lily James

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.

Rochelle Humes

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.

Mollie King

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 Willoughby

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!

Christine Lampard

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.

Jennifer Hudson

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.

Fearne Cotton

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!

Love Zoex


7th June 2017
Written by Zoe Griffin