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?
Sometimes we all need a bit of motivation and self-belief to get out of a rut and start aiming higher. And when we’re surrounded by inspirational and successful women, it’s a lot easier to believe that anything is possible. At Cosmopolitan Magazine’s first ever careers summit, sponsored by Very and attended by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities who have set up their own businesses, the atmosphere was electric!
The speakers let us into their worlds, firing us up into believing that we could change our lives. The job market is tough right now but the goal of the summit was to show us how well we’re already doing simply by surviving and hoping and to help everyone take big strides towards achieving their dreams.
Fashion Queen Olivia Palermo rarely gives interviews – she’s usually seen and not heard – but she shared some key style tips and talked about her journey. She’s a great example of how dressing smartly can help you get where you want to be and looked super cool on stage in a checked trouser suit with a black waistcoat. She’s always been a big fan of layering and it’s a flattering outfit.
Another lady who always looks appropriate for her job is Caroline Flack. On TV, she has a signature style of shorts, which has become her look. At the Cosmo self-made summit, where she interviewed vlogger Alfie Deyes, she looked fantastic in boyfriend jeans with a black blazer. She’s one of us and she dresses to reflect that.
The event featured a lot of the best bloggers and vloggers, who are all self-made. They’ve created their own careers and explained how they did that. Louise Pentland from Sprinkle of Glitr not only looked fabulous in a pink midi dress in the colour of the Cosmo and Very pink, but she was enthusiastic and motivating and made everyone who wasn’t already vlogging, question why they weren’t.
Between the pink lights was a great spot to take those all important Instagram selfies and Made in Chelsea star turned fashion blogger Rosie Fortescue posed in the same spot to show off her grey trouser suit after her Q&A. She’s an example of someone who started one career in TV but always had a dream to be in fashion and turned her life around.
But one of the most entertaining talks was by comedienne and TV presenter Katherine Ryan. She’s so quick-witted, she had most of the audience howling in their seats as well as making everyone feel uplifted and ready to conquer the world. How cool is the print of her bold, multi-colour dress?
Between the talks and networking opportunities, attendees checked out the latest collections and put together their dream new look.
This was Cosmo’s first ever self-made summit but judging by the packed rooms in London’s County Hall and the happy faces everywhere, there will be more. Stay tuned!
Model Bella Hadid is the more adventurous of the Hadid sisters. While Gigi sticks to classic shapes and wardrobe basics, Bella takes more risks and always looks edgier. She also looks like she’d be great fun on a night out as she dresses creatively and steps out with attitude.
In the past year, Bella’s been named Model of the Year by GQ, Models.com, and the Daily FROW and she retains her style off the catwalk when she’s off-duty as well as when she’s working. She’s the ideal person to look at for inspiration on a night out as she puts pieces together in a fresh way.
You’ll look effortlessly cool if you copy one of Bella’s recent after-dark looks:
(1) The girly mini skirt outfit
For a night out to dinner in London’s uber cool restaurant Sexy Fish, Bella mixed girly with rock chick in her feminine pink top and skirt with a leather biker jacket, vampy tights and flat ankle boots. People will look twice at this outfit as it defies convention and although it’s pretty, it’s also comfortable thanks to the flat boots.
This is actually a really simple look to copy if you take it item by item, starting with a lovely pastel pink top like the V by Very contrast tipped frill and cuff hem jumper and then adding a mini skirt like the Warehouse animal print monochrome skirt. For patterned tights, try the Jonathan Aston Fuse tights and finish with a luxe biker jacket like the V by Very motocross leather jacket and ankle boots like the V by Very Hattie strap ankle boots.
(2) The fierce double denim outfit
Double denim is hardly new these days but Bella gives it the wow factor with scarlet red accessories. Also her high waisted jeans are super flattering, drawing attention to her slender waist. There are some gorgeous new high-waisted jeans new this season including the V by Very Isabelle high waisted slim jeans. The indigo colour of the jeans perfectly matches the V by Very stretch denim jacket.
Now we get to the fun part – the accessories! The V by Very Cora block heeled mules are a gorgeous shape as they show off your toes but they give great support to the rest of the foot, meaning you can wear them all day and all night. The V by Very cut out scallop bag is big enough to fit in all your essentials without ruining the overall shape of your outfit. It’s very elegant and would also work with black or white outfits.
What do you think of Bella’s style?
The film’s called Unforgettable and the outfits the stars wore to the premiere definitely made an impact too. It’s been a while since we had a glamorous film premiere to look at as few films are released immediately after awards season, but this one was worth the wait!
Unforgettable is a female-centered film with a woman struggling to come to terms with the fact that her ex-husband has left her and moved onto someone else and it’s pretty emotional and intense at times. It’s a film that will leave you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end and although it’s sometimes uncomfortable to watch it will make you think. This could be why the stars completely let their hair down at the premiere as they wanted to shrug off a mentally-taxing film and have some fun. Everyone looked super glam in complete contrast to their alter egos in the film.
If you have a big night out coming up, you’ll be pleased to see there are lots of gorgeous new party dresses available right now and that the stars at the premiere looked stunning whether they were wearing black or colour. These five stars looked esepcially pretty in their dresses – they’ll give you something to think about if you’re outfit-planning:
As one of the main stars of the film, Katherine left us in no doubt that she was the centre of attention. You couldn’t fail to spot her in her white maxi dress, which fitted her figure perfectly before flowing out into a fishtail shaped hem. As the dress is so simple and chic, her diamond ear-rings really shone. White and silver or sparkles is a classic combination so don’t forget to accessorise!
Rosario is the other star of the film, playing the ‘other woman’ and she also shone in a gold dress and as the photographers’ flashbulbs went off, the dress sparkled in the light .Notice Rosario’s gold sandals too – sometimes you can never have too much gold in your life.
The former model and star of Real Housewives of Miami showed how a black midi dress and a tan can look divine on a night out. The embellishment on the dress ensures she makes a bright entrance and it’s a real party dress. Again, these sequins will dazzle on the dancefloor and you’ll feel like a million dollars.
The Vampire Diaries star rocked a vampy black outfit of a long sleeve midi dress and over the knee boots. This is an outfit that would look great for different occasions – you could wear it for a lunch with the girls, a day in town or a night out. Every time you wear it, you’ll get a kick every time you see your reflection, especially when you look at your legs in those boots.
She’s a reality TV star in Vanderpump Rules but in this dress Ariana almost takes attention away from the film’s main stars. The extreme bardot neckline and bodycon shape of this white midi dress is beautiful and the colour gives her a golden glow. She shows off the neckline by pulling her hair back into a loose low bun and the overall look is classy but pretty.
Whose dress do you like the most? From black to white to gold, there are lots of ways to make an impact at a party this season!
Now the sun’s making more of an appearance, we can start thinking about wearing more white. White flatters our complexions making us appear more tanned and healthy, it ensures we stand out when we walk down the street and the colour just makes us feel bright and summery.
However, it can be difficult to find the confidence to wear white at the start of the season as it’s such a change from the dark clothes that are usually worn during winter. The easiest way to find some style inspiration is to look at how celebrities are wearing white and we can’t help but notice Rita Ora’s been wearing the colour a lot recently. As Rita’s a trendsetter and not a follower and a former judge on America’s Got Talent, she carefuly considers her outfits and the fact she’s gone for white so often means that it’s a key colour this season.
Let’s have a closer look at a couple of ways she’s matched white items together:
(1) The Feminine White Summer Dress Look
For a casual walk around London, Rita opted for a lovely white day dress, which is similar to the Superdry boho beauty dress. It doesn’t matter that it’s not yet blazing sunshine weather as you can put a white cover up on over the top like the V by Very sequin & lurex cream wrap. Finish with some fierce black ankle boots to provide a contrast to the white outfit – the V by Very black lace up ankle boots are ideal – and then top off with the Jimmy Choo more rocktsud sunglasses.
(2) The Fierce White Trouser Suit Look
A white trouser suit is classically chic but Rita makes hers even more luxurious with a soft white jumper underneath and a longline blazer as opposed to one that finishes mid-thigh. The jumper is beautifully soft and a roll neck will protect your neck from spring breezes – try the Selected femme mali roll neck that looks lovely with the Lavish Alice waterfall jacket. White trousers look better looser rather than super fitted like the V by Very linen mix trousers. Notice that Rita finishes the look with some open toe sandals, which are a cuter and girlier than court shoes. Rita’s sandals are similar to the Miss Selfridge bow detail sandals.
Are you feeling more summery now? Rita’s two outfits show that you can be both smart and pretty in white so have some fun experimenting!
Coachella marks the start of festival season. As it’s in America’s Palm Springs, the weather is gorgeous and there are lots of pool parties (as opposed to wading through mud at UK festivals like Glastonbury). For this reason, not only is it the first festival of the year it’s probably also the most glam festival of the year.
As it’s so close to LA, it’s packed with celebs who have images to maintain and access to stylists. So if you want some inspiration about what to wear to a festival later this year, let’s look at the top 10 best dressed at Coachella:
(1) Lottie Moss
Kate’s younger sister follows in her sibling’s cool footsteps and has the boho look nailed. A hat is an essential festival item as you can hide unwashed hair under it and Lottie keeps the rest of the look simple with a bardot top and a maxi skirt. Sometimes less is more, especially if you want your accessories to stand out.
(2) Jourdan Dunn
She’s got impressive abs, so there’s no doubt Jourdan would want to show them off with a crop top. But she also wants to have some fun with fashion at the festival as it’s the ideal time to experiment – anything goes. Her lightweight silk suit is loose enough to keep her cool in the heat and the colour is bright and playful – she rocks it!
(3) Rita Ora
If you can’t do double suede with a pop-Cowgirl look at a festival, when can you? Rita’s outfit is pretty bold but cowboy boots and a suede jacket are a cute alternative to wellies and a parka if it’s dry. Can you tell she wants to get noticed?
(4) Alessandra Ambrosio
The Victoria’s Secret model wears another of a festival’s essential items – denim. Denim shorts are especially useful at a festival as they can be worn come rain or shine to help you get a tan or to ensure that your legs don’t get damp and sticky in trousers if it rains. A denim jacket is easy to wear and you can easily wear it tied around your waist when you get hot dancing.
(5) Nicole Richie
Nicole’s been busy being a mother so we haven’t seen her partying for ages, but she still looks effortlessly cool. Also in denim shorts, she’s dressing for comfort to ensure she doesn’t let thinking about ruining an outfit spoil any festival fun. Her Converse are a good touch – you can jump around and dance all night in footwear like that.
(6) Emma Roberts
Julia Roberts’ actress niece looks just like her with the big hair and the endless legs – she’s so pretty! A white dress is ideal in the sun, probably for the first day of a festival for the day you arrive as it wouldn’t look so pristine after day 2 or 3. But if you want to turn heads when you arrive, a white dress is an ideal way to do it.
(7) Leona Lewis
Clashing prints and bold florals look totally fabulous on Leona. This is not a look you could pull off every day but it looks amazing at a summer festival. The bold multicolour trousers make everyone look twice but the outfit is also flattering thanks to the crop top showing off her slim waist. It’s OTT but it suits her and a festival is one occasion where you can get away with wearing more colour than you would in every day life.
(8) Poppy Delevingne
Denim shorts – check. Warm sports jacket – check. You can tell Poppy’s a veteran at festivals. She even had her hen do at Coachella one year. With an outfit like this, Poppy’s saying she’s too cool to dress up but you can tell she’s thought about the jacket as it’s very unique – everyone else is in denim or suede jackets.
(9) Olivia Culpo
It’s not your average festival look, but then Coachella is not a typical festival and you can be smart as there’s no mud. Olivia looked fresh and cool in her jumpsuit, which she wore to one of the festival’s retreats. It’s unlikely that she danced to much music that day, but she did look summery. You could definitely dress this down with trainers for a chic arrival look.
(10) Amber Rose
There aren’t many places where you could get away with wearing a blazer over a swimsuit but the style rules are more relaxed at festivals. Experimenting is positively encouraged and if the weather’s good, why not? After all, some denim hotpants are more revealing than swimsuits! What do you think? The yellow jacket is pretty awesome.
Who do you think pulled off festival style the best? Looking at the stars above, we need denim shorts, a hat, a pretty arrivals outfit and a show-off outfit if we’re to nail the festival fashion this season.
The Olivier Awards are like the Oscars of the theatre world. All of the West End stars gather together at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate a successful year and honour the most popular shows. And just because the stars had a night off performing, it didn’t mean they looked any less glamorous. In fact, everyone made an effort to look their absolute best and the red carpet was one never-ending procession of gorgeous maxi dresses.
If you have a summer ball, end-of-term party or work night out soon then we can look at what the actresses wore to these awards to get some inspiration. As you’ll see, there are lots of ways to make a statement at a formal party right now, whether you like colour, monochrome or floral dresses.
Let’s have a closer look at the gorgeous gowns:
She’s one of the best British actresses around right now and when she’s not working she looks gorgeous too. Her 20s style fringed maxi dress made a style statement as it’s pretty but also very unique. You won’t find many other people at a party are dressed like you when you wear something like this, which is always a good thing! The added bonus of fringing is that it moves when you do on the dancefloor – it’s fun to wear.
Wow, talk about making an entrance! Britain’s Got Talent is back on our TV screens soon and Amanda Holden wants us all to know she’s back on the box in a yellow dress. It certainly worked – yellow always makes an impact. The floral detail at the neck is a nod to this season’s floral trend.
Thought theatre was boring? Think again! The Game Of Thrones actress shows it’s cool, stylish and modern in her dramatic red maxi dress. When you look closely, you can see that it also has a semi-transparent look thanks to mesh fabric. We think it’s stunning – what do you think?
If you want to get noticed, wear white! The singer looked sensational in a white maxi dress – everyone stopped and stared! The bardot neckline shows off her super toned shoulders and she looks sleek and sophisticated. This is a great dress to pack for a summer holiday as it would take you from beach to bar beautifully.
The Strictly Come Dancing runner up rocked this season’s spring florals trend and looked feminine. Her floral maxi dress has flattering short sleeves to enhance her arms while the keyhole cutout is cute and flirtatious. This dress would never date – you could pull it out in autumn or next spring and still feel pretty and stylish in it.
She’s proved she can act on TV with roles in Dr Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl and now her stage play is getting excellent reviews too. No wonder she looks so cool and confident. Her strapless black maxi dress is just the right mix of flattering and edgy with its feather embellishment. It’s a dress that makes people look twice.
Tracy Ann Oberman
The former Eastenders actress was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and although she didn’t win, she looked like a winner in her sensational figure hugging black maxi dress. You can tell she’s on her feet all day as her figure looks super slim and she’s proud of that, which is a reason for opting for such a close-fitting dress. The elegant shape makes it look expensive so less is more when it comes to accessories with a dress like this – a pair of diamond ear-rings and a pendant necklace will do!
The British actress looked lovely and spring-like in a loose, floaty printed maxi dress, accessorised with a thick gold bangle. As it’s April and we’re in the UK, you can never be sure of the weather so a long sleeve maxi dress that’s loose and allows you to breathe is a good shout as it can keep the chill off and keep you cool – it’s a smart dress and looks effortlessly elegant.
Whose dress do you like the most?
CinemaCon is the largest and most important gathering for the film industry. Taking place in a giant convention centre in Las Vegas, it’s not as glamorous as one of the film festivals of Cannes, Venice or Toronto, but it’s where the deals are done and networking takes place on a grand scale.
It’s always very star studded as all the major film studios attend to promote their upcoming releases and they take the actors and actresses of those films along for Q&As on stage. It’s one never ending procession of glamorous celeb after glamorous celeb – there’s always a lot for us to look at! Even better is that it’s a daytime event so the celebs wear gorgeous day outfits that we can see ourselves wearing for a special occasion this spring. Going to the races? Got a wedding coming up? Or just want a smarter, more sophisticated look for work? Check out these 8 amazing celeb looks at CinemaCon.
Mila managed to look smart but also super comfortable in black separates with cropped black trousers and a sleeveless black top. She looks businesslike but also stylish as the outfit fits her beautifully. By tucking her top into her trousers she highlights her slim waist. This is an outfit that you would feel not only comfortable in but confident in as you’d look fantastic for any eventuality.
Spring is the season for florals and Kirsten Dunst showed off her tanned legs in a beautiful floral mini dress. The colour is so light, fresh and feminine, you just look at it and feel more cheerful. And for the wearer, the light colours brighten up skin tones meaning you’ll look healthy and alert and more tanned. This dress would be perfect for a spring / summer wedding.
She’s new at acting, but if she acts as well as she dresses, a big star is in the making! Cara dazzled in a bright red blouse with a leather skirt, making a bold entrance onto the stage. This might not be a look you’d wear to the office but it’d turn heads on a night out at a cocktail bar as it’s a cool and strong look with a feminine edge.
The South African actress also wore a floral dress, but her purple dress was much brighter. It’s a gorgeous colour on her and would suit blondes or brunettes. Again, this would be ideal to wear as a wedding guest as it’s light and will keep you cool during the service while helping you to stand out and have some fun on the dancefloor. Also, purple isn’t that popular a colour so you wouldn’t be in danger of another guest wearing something similar to you.
Naomi looked very elegant and chic in a smart blue midi dress. The shape is very conservative but it has a playful edge thanks to the colour and the stripes. This would be good for the workplace as you’ll impress your boss without compromising on expressing your personality. What do you think?
The E! News presenter always dresses to make sure we notice her just as much as the celebs she talks about and how can we fail to do that when she wears things as fabulous as this one shoulder white jumpsuit? The colour is absolutely dazzling against her tanned skin and the one shoulder detail makes it that little bit different so we want to look twice.
Polka dots are starting to make a comeback this season. Emma Stone’s worn them, Alexa Chungs got involved and now Jessica is the latest to get the polka dot look. Her midi dress is really fun and quirky, especially with the statement yellow heels!
Transformers: The Last Knight will be Laura’s first film since having a baby and she was every inch the yummy mummy in a black lace dress. The lace detail is so pretty that our eyes are drawn upwards so we don’t notice any bits she wants to hide. Also, black is a flattering colour to wear and it looks like she has a very sleek silhouette. It’s always lovely to see a British actress holding her own in Hollywood in both the acting and the style stakes.
Whose outfit inspires you the most?
Celebrities don’t just attend film premieres and fashion parties, sometimes they show they’re interested in something more cultural and attend art galleries. London’s National Portrait Gallery was also very smart and asked Alexa Chung to be on their fundraising committee. This meant that even those stars who weren’t knowledgeable about art wanted to attend as Alexa Chung knows how to host a party!
The occasion was a gala dinner so the dress code was a lot more formal than a regular party. And as the Duchess of Cambridge popped in because she’s patron of the gallery, nobody wanted to look scruffy in front of Princess Kate! Now spring’s here it’s the ideal time to look at smart evening dresses as the summer balls, graduation events and horse racing days are fast approaching.
Let’s have a closer look at some of the best dressed celebs in their stunning outfits:
As the host of the event, Alexa had to make an entrance and she stood out in a polka dot dress. Monochrome is always a guaranteed way to get noticed and the bardot neckline of her maxi dress is super cute as it shows off a hint of flesh, but not too much and gives us all something to look at as it’s that little bit different. This is a fashion forward way of dressing for a smart event as it’s a maxi dress but she’s still true to her individual rock chick style.
The American model turned heads in a bright printed multicoloured maxi dress with an open back. It was dazzling from the front due to the mix of colours and then she turned around and took everyone’s breath away due to the dress’s backless detail. Sometimes covering up at the front and showing off your back can make a real impact.
The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate looked lovely in lace showing that a lace dress is perfect for a posh party. However, she makes hers a little bit different with the beautiful bottle green colour. This suits her hair colour and skin tone perfectly but the key thing is that it also brings out the hint of green that she has in her eyes. If you have a complexion like Kate’s, seriously consider wearing green.
The TV personality opted for a vintage pink dress and looked fresh and feminine. Spring is the perfect time of year to wear pastels and a dress like this with its matching pastel pink clutch bag is perfect for a spring wedding or a day at the races. What do you think?
The actress also proved that monochrome helps you make an entrance as she looked stunning in her white maxi dress with black ribbon detail. She’s used to wowing in dramas like Gone Girl and she makes sure that she does the same when the cameras aren’t rolling in outfits like this. The bold red lipstick finishes the look perfectly.
Now that her husband is now longer Prime Minister, Samantha can have more fun with fashion – hence her red evening dress. It’s still quite conservative due to the high neckline and long sleeves, but the ribbon detail draws attention to her slim waist. Sometimes, a red dress can look brassy, but she shows how you can wear red to get noticed but when people look closer they see something super sophisticated and classy.
Whose dress did you like the most? If you haven’t got any special occasion coming up, maybe it’s worth hosting one yourself so you can wear something gorgeous!
The Daily Front Row fashion website has hosted an annual awards ceremony to honour it’s favourite models, designers, actresses and TV stars for the past four years and each year it’s bigger and better.
As it takes place in LA, the weather is always fabulous and so it’s a great insight into spring / summer party fashion. Some guests go all out with maxi dresses, but others show off their legs in mini dresses with killer heels – there’s a real mix.
Got any nights out planned? Let’s have a closer look at some of the best dressed:
The actress made use of monochrome to stand out – her jumpsuit looked fabulous from all angles. Having a block stripe at the side of an outfit can be slimming as it makes your body look smaller from the front and back. As white is the main colour and black is the secondary colour, it’s light and uplifting and very summery.
Kim channelled bridal wear in her white maxi dress, but if you can’t make a statement at a fashion awards ceremony, when can you? She’s over the top and she’s owning it! What do you think?
The Black Eyed Peas singer has gorgeous lean but strong legs, so she showed off her best assets in a long sleeve black mini dress. The ruffle detail on the shoulders and on her bottom make it that little bit different from a regular black dress and her embellished black sandals are stunning. Fergie does fashion just as well as she does music.
Lily Aldridge and Stella Maxwell
These two Victoria’s Secret models are used to posing for photos but they stepped it up a gear in their lace maxi dress and sequin maxi dress. It’s only when you feel confident in your outfit and know you look gorgeous that you can pose like this. Maxi dresses do help us to feel more glamorous as they’re only worn on special occasions so when we have one on, we know we’re ready.
If Hailey’s beige bodycon midi dress wasn’t gorgeous enough, check out those over the knee boots. The model / actress has made great use of colour, using contrasting shades that we wouldn’t normally put together. She’s also got suede boots with a woollen dress and the contrasting textures also works. Clashing is the new matchy, matchy!
Michael Jackson’s model daughter is totally a star in her own right in this bold printed mini dress with barely there sandals. She doesn’t need any accessories as her gorgeous blonde hair and captivating blue eyes are really piercing and she has a fabulous figure. If you know what your best assets are, why not show them off?
Nicki always takes risks with fashion but she was quite conservative for her in a black tuxedo style dress. At first glance, it looked like it had been embellished with tassles but then examine the picture closer an you’ll see it’s hair. This time, she’d taken risks with her grooming rather than the outfit – even Nicki doesn’t go all out in all areas.
Who do you think looked the most glam?
As Lady Gaga prepares to celebrate her 30th birthday, we can’t help but notice that her style is evolving. While she still puts on a show when she’s on stage, gone are the Kermit the Frog dresses and outfits made from meat. In their place are sophisticated and elegant smart-casual outfits and glamorous gowns for night.
Gaga has never looked better and as she prepares to take over from Beyonce as the headliner of the Coachella festival – the first ever female headliner – she’s also in great shape. It’s inspiring to see that whatever your style history, you can turn things around and re-invent yourself.
Here are a couple of ways to copy her new look:
Lady Gaga by day
Gaga looked super chic in a luxe jumper and jeans as she went for a pre-birthday lunch in LA. The simplicity of this look is what makes it stylish and she looks effortlessly cool. All the elements in this outfit are well-made and fit her perfectly, which is why the look comes together so well. We can achieve it by starting with the V by Very Addison high-waisted super skinny jeans and a soft jumper like the V by Very crew neck jumper. Jeans with heels always look amazing and the V by Very Melanie pointed court shoes are especially glamorous – great for day or night. Finish the look with the Dune Dempsey large tote bag and you have an outfit ideal for a weekend on which you want to impress.
Lady Gaga by night
When Lady Gaga presented an award at the British Fashion Awards last year, photographers made her pose on the red carpet for almost an hour as everyone was so blown away by how fabulous she looked. The strappy neck detail of her black maxi dress gave it an extra edge, especially as the rest of the dress was so floaty. It’s very similar to the Rochelle Humes ribbon tie front maxi dress. For this look, all you need is some simple strappy sandals like the V by Very Bella ankle strap minimal heeled sandals to make a confident arrival. You’ll walk tall and feel proud of yourself in an outfit like this.
What do you think of Gaga’s more glam style?
It’s the start of spring, but for sneakerheads, one date holds prominence over all others. The 26th March is Nike Air Max Day.
2017 is extra special as it celebrates 30 years since Nike introduced this ground-breaking concept to the masses.
Originally intended for athletes, Air Cushioning Technology revolutionised the running circuit and casual scene alike. This success brought about visible Air unit with the Air Max 1 in 1987, something that resonates in all models since, from the classic ‘90 right up to the future-facing 2017.
Passing on a street style from one generation to the next, the Air Max holds a look for the entire family and has been spotted on some of the most famous celebrities around the world.
But how do you work sportswear in your capsule wardrobe? We’ve called upon some of our favourite bloggers to share their expert styling tips!
Need any more proof that you need a pair of Nike Air Max in your wear-with-anything wardrobe? Thought not. Have a browse through our picks of the latest and greatest to discover your new forever favourites!
We Day is an annual event to encourage more people to volunteer for local communities, with the goal to make people shift from a ‘me’ mentality to a ‘we’ mentality. And a great way to draw attention to the cause was to have a gig at Wembley Arena – there’s a reason why the word ‘fun’ is in fundraising!
With performances from Jessie J and Fleur East, a motivational speech from Kate Winslet and some super cool hosts in radio presenters Yasmin Evans and Becca D, the event was truly inspirational. Everyone dressed up for the occasion to show they cared about the cause. Let’s have a closer look at how they all did this:
Jessie has kept a low profile for a while but made a glamorous entrance back onto the scene with beautiful bootcut trousers and a crop top. Jessie’s always had great abs so she shows them off as she knows people are envious of them. If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
She’s a host on Hoxton radio, but she’s destined for TV and she’s so fun and has a fabulous sense of style. She turned heads all night long in her printed jumpsuit but she made sure she was able to run around the stage by wearing flat ankle boots. Clever!
Fleur dressed conservatively as she arrived at the event in a white shirt dress – she was dressing as if she meant business. The red heels and the red lipstick keep the look young and fresh – this could be a lovely outfit for the office as it’s smart but it shows the wearer’s personality.
Kate dressed to match the theme of the night in a comfortable grey t-shirt. This shows she’s confident enough to get on stage and be recognised for what she’s talking about rather than what she’s wearing. She’s actually really humorous!
The singer, songwriter and talent show judge looked ready for spring in a floral playsuit. The colours are bright and pretty and the cold shoulder detail is on trend this season. What do you think?
Radio 1Xtra’s Yasmin Evans
Yasmin looked like she was ready for a film premiere in a striking dark yellow jumpsuit. The yellow makes it eye-catching but the stripes give it a smart but edgy look so it doesn’t look as if you’re trying to hard. She knows her own sense of style just as much as she knows her music.
Whose outfit did you like the most?
Mother’s Day is very much a family day as most mums value time with their kids more than any gifts or presents. For the stars it’s the same as they’re often on film sets or on a music promotional tour and don’t always get to spend as much time with their offspring as they’d like. When they do have down time, they dress fashionably but practically so they can actually do things with their families.
Therefore, in honour of Mother’s Day, let’s take a look at six of the most stylish yummy celeb mummies. They’re fantastic inspiration for what to wear on family occasions when you’re doing activities but you want to look as glam as you can.
Sporty mummy Kate looked ready for spring in pastel blue linen trousers with a neutral beige top. The trousers are loose fitting and comfortable to keep you cool no matter how much you have to run around and you could dress these up for night by wearing with sandals instead of flats and changing into more of a party top. This look is effortless glamour!
Soon to be a mum of three, Beyonce has stuck to her style throughout motherhood and always looks fabulous. Skinny jeans and a white shirt may be a classic choice for a family day out but Beyonce gives her outfit more attitude with her black ankle boots, round sunglasses and statement jewellery. Sometimes it’s all about the accessories…
This is one of Kim’s more practical outfits, which she wore for a day of fashion shows in New York. A shirt dress is easy to wear and is also very flattering as they feature a belt which highlights a slim waist and shows off your curves. A shirt dress with ankle boots is comfortable without being dowdy and wearing something like this will give you confidence that you look amazing, even when you’re doing something really normal.
Mum-of-two Mila shows how a black maxi dress can be a flattering choice of day-wear. She doesn’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions, the fabric feels loose and light next to her skin and she can accessorise it to dress it up more if needs be. What do you think?
If you’re planning a family lunch or afternoon tea on Mother’s Day, Jessica showed off the ideal outfit on the Jimmy Kimmel TV show. This outfit is sophisticated and elegant but still shows you have a personality. A pencil skirt gives you a gorgeous hourglass shape and when you have a gorgeous bottle green colour like this, all you need is a black top.
JLo has twins and yet she still looks young and fresh. Light blue skinny jeans are ideal for spring and she keeps things bright and breezy with a white blouse and a white blazer. The red boots add a diva vibe!
Who do you think looks the best?
TRIC stands for TV and Radio Industries Club and the annual awards ceremony is a big deal as the stars vote for their peers. To know that other people in the same industry think you are doing a great job is a huge honour!
The awards ceremony may take place during the day in London’s five-star Grosvenor House Hotel, but the dress code is more suited to night-time glamour. It’s less formal than the BAFTAs or the Oscars, but there are a lot of pretty party dresses, which is more practical for the rest of us to copy as there are a lot more occasions to wear party clothes than there are formal maxi dresses.
Soap stars, TV presenters and reality TV contestants all showed up to the awards do so there was plenty of glamour and inspiration. Let’s have a closer look at who wore what before moving onto who won what:
Holly won three awards – TV personality, one for This Morning and one for Celebrity Juice – and looked gorgeous as she collected them in a monochrome prom dress with a full skirt. It’s very flattering as it showcased her small waist before flowing out to show off her curves. It’s not a complicated dress in terms of embellishment but it’s a fabulous fit and shape.
Vicky went for a 1920s style vintage beige maxi dress and looked girly and elegant. The cream colour complemented her tan while the colour detail lifted the look and made it more cheerful. She looked like an old-fashioned Hollywood movie starlet rather than someone who used to be on Geordie Shore, she’s doing well!
The Coronation Street star may have lost out to Eastenders but she had a winning outfit on with her white midi dress and pretty beige court shoes. If you have legs likes hers, you just have to get them out don’t you? Also, as we are starting to see more sunny weather and spring is coming, now is the time to wear white.
Ferne’s been popping up on several TV shows since her successful stint in the I’m A Celeb jungle so she’s feeling confident. You can tell this by what she’s wearing as a dress with fringe detail is a brave choice. She totally pulls it off as she walks with attitude. The strappy black heeled sandals finish off the look perfectly, giving her extra height and more reason to feel fabulous when she walks into the room.
She knew that she was going to be in the same building as her ex Pete Wicks, so Megan had to look (and act) strong. If you feel the part, you can be braver and walk around with more attitude. Megan did just that in a black suit with black heeled sandals. What do you think?
The Coronation Street actress turned heads in a floral multi-colour maxi dress. It’s floaty, feminine and full of the joys of spring. If you want to get attention without flashing too much flesh, this is a classy way to do it.
Emma looked bold and beautiful in a multi-coloured jumpsuit and she must be doing something right as she won two awards – best radio presenter and one for her role on the Heart Breakfast Show. She’s no longer just a former Spice Girl as she’s proved to herself and her peers and colleagues that she has talent on the radio. That’s true girl power!
Who do you think looked the best? And the award winners are:
Reality programme – Strictly Come Dancing
Soap Personality – Kym Marsh
Digital Radio Programme – Emma Bunton and Jamie Theakston, Heart Breakfast
TV Personality – Holly Willoughby
HD Drama programme – Poldark
Daytime programme – This Morning
Satellite / Digital Programme – Celebrity Juice
TV Soap of the Years – EastEnders
HD Sports Programme – Match of the Day
Radio Presenter – Emma Bunton
Weather Presenter – Carol Kirkwood
Glamour Magazine hosted it’s second annual Beauty Festival and it was two days dedicated to beauty and fashion! It consisted of a full program of celebrity speakers and beauty experts on stage combined with different hair, make-up and nail trends to try off-stage. As it was hosted at The Saatchi Gallery in London, nobody had to camp which meant that everyone could really dress up!
Off stage, everyone was experimenting at the blowdry and braiding bar, nail salon and Fiat beach party relaxation area and there were some seriously unique and individual outfits as people had the confidence to try new things. On stage, the celebs looked super smart with most wearing blazers and trousers. It ended up being great inspiration for what to wear to a work event or occasion where you want to get taken seriously but also look fantastic.
Let’s have a closer look at how the stars did this:
Frankie worked the monochrome look in a white blazer and black pinstripe trousers. It’s smart but she retains her personality thanks to the cute crop effect and loose style of the trousers and finishing the look with some contrasting brown ankle boots. Also, note that she wears her hair down and wavy so she looks fresh and pretty rather than severe.
Winnie Harlow and Erin O Connor
White was a popular colour when it came to tops as supermodel Winnie Harlow also wore a white blazer and fellow model Erin O Connor wore a white blouse. The two were on stage to talk about what beauty products they’ve encountered through modelling and what they still use and they had a lot of fun answering the Q&As from the audience. What transformed Winnie’s outfit from office wear to awesome were her gold sandals – wow!
Fearne made the most of colour in her outfit in grey trousers and a cream blazer. She was talking about how her cookbook is all about nourishing beauty from the inside and she was a great example of this as she seemed to be glowing with health on stage. Wearing bright clashing colours does make you feel more cheerful and that also helps you look and feel more upbeat.
Louisa also wore trousers but she stuck to an all-black look. An outfit like this is super versatile as you can dress it up or down with accessories and hair and make-up. With her stunning platinum braids and smoky eyes, Louisa looks like she’s ready to have fun – this is a look for meeting up with friends or going to the bar. It doesn’t look like you’ve tried too hard, but people will still be impressed.
The new presenter of The One Show hosted a talk about make-up, which she knows a lot about now HD TV shows all the flaws. She looked stunning in a statement checked coat with casual boyfriend jeans – the mix of smart and casual looked super cool! The Converse added to that, making her look like the girl who you wish was your friend as she looks like she’d be fun to hang out with.
Who do you think looked the most stylish?
International Women’s Day on 8 March is a day when we can celebrate being a woman and thank all our fabulous female friends and family members who inspire us! This year, the day had an extra political theme with the campaign A Day Without Women. This saw women around the world march (or at least wear the colour red) to fight for the equity, justice and human rights of women around the world. Girl power!
A lot of celebs joined in with the cause, using their social media influence to show their support. It was so inspiring to see that even though they’re famous, they’re still proud to be women and realise they’re luckier than lots of other women in poorer countries. These gorgeous celebs got particularly involved, which makes us love them even more:
Anne gave a speech to the UN, delivering a powerful message about equal rights. What was really impressive was that she was cool, calm and beautiful as she spoke in a red jumpsuit. Just because she has brains and a heart, she can still be glamorous and care about fashion.
Wearing red, Khloe posted a stunning selfie to Instagram to show that she was 100 % committed to the Day Without Women cause. She’s showing off all her womanly curves in that bodycon dress, posing like she’s proud to be a woman and us ladies should celebrate what makes us beautiful. When you feel pretty, you have the confidence to make changes and achieve powerful things.
At the premiere of her new film Kong: Skull Island, Brie showed off a red maxi dress to the world’s media and then posted some more selfies on Instagram to make sure we all got the message. Brie made headlines at The Oscars when she appeared to be less than thrilled to present Casey Affleck with his award – this is a lady who is brave enough to show what she’s thinking and we could all do more of that.
The supermodel and BFF of Taylor Swift attended a women’s event in New York, giving a nod to the movement in a red jacket. She later posed for a toilet selfie, explaining that she was proud to be a lady on International Women’s Day. Karlie has a tech business, a cookie-making business, is a successful model and has lots of strong female friends – she shows that there’s no limit to what we can do if we put our minds to it.
Kerry was filming her hit TV show Scandal so she was unable to march, but she let her Instagram followers know that she would have been there if she wasn’t filming. Kerry is a real girls girl and this selfie shows she’s not afraid to be her natural self in a red tracksuit. She’s confident enough to show everyone what she’s really like when the cameras aren’t rollling – that’s inspiring!
Wearing a cosy red jumper to beat the spring chill, Emma went on a book-dropping mission on the New York subway. She wants to encourage more women to read and so left several female friendly books in accessible places in the hope that women would pick them up and learn something new.
Alicia spent the day with husband Swiss Beatz, who posted this stunning image on his Instagram page. Ok, we’re not sure if her maxi dress is red or not but she does look fierce and powerful and she’s a working mum, which means she’s a strong lady. Also, she was brave enough to go to celeb parties without make-up on, which made a lot of other women question why the relied so heavily on make-up. It looks like she’s on a well-earned holiday now.
What did you do on International Women’s Day? Hopefully it will have involved something fun – we all deserve to treat ourselves on at least one day of the year!
Paris Fashion Week is the extravagant, spectacular and slightly OTT one. Whereas London is all about unique, individual and new ways of dressing, Paris has a reputation for showing couture dresses, which may have elements from past decades of glamour, that each look more magical and attention-grabbing than the next.
Stars love attention-grabbing as much as they need to please the world famous designers that show in Paris like Balmain, Valentino, Stella McCartney and Chloe. The front row of the fashion shows are often like mini catwalks as the celebs jostle to be seen taking an interest in the hope they can borrow free outfits for future stage shows or premieres. However, this is brilliant news for us as it means we have a lot of inspiration and insight inti what the stars are wearing now at the start of spring to stand out in a cool, casual way.
Let’s have a closer look at some of the best dressed celebs in the Paris Fashion Week FROW:
Rihanna was in Paris to show off her Fenty x Puma collection but she made the most of her time to attend some shows, where she dressed a lot more conservatively than usual. We’re used to seeing Ri Ri flash the flesh but she doesn’t need to in this strong black look. The black beret oozes attitude and the black suede boots are also very cool. All she needs after that hat is a well tailored formal black coat to make a fabulous entrance. After all, who knows what’s under the coat and knowing Rihanna, it won’t be very much!
Now that Rita’s on America’s Next Top Model, she’s really established her fashion credentials. For the Vivienne Westwood show, she wore one of the designers signature tartan prints and her checked blazer looked gorgeous, especially when doubled up with a similar playsuit. The final touch is her lovely brown boots, a shade lighter than the tartan, which perfectly complements the ensemble and gives her a bit of extra height so she can walk in with even more confidence.
She’s known for her boho style and Sienna stayed true to her roots in Paris in a pretty floral maxi dress. It’s the perfect look for spring. Long enough to ensure our legs don’t get cold in the breeze but with a bright, cheerful print. What do you think?
As Paris is the place where showing off is not just acceptable but expected, Salma plays up to that in a sleek black leather dress. It hugs her curves and must make her feel super confident as she looks like she means business in that dress. Even better is that you could dress it down for day with ankle boots and wear killer heels at night.
Daisy channeled a chic, elegant French vibe as she wangled a ticket to the Christian Dior show in Paris. In a long sleeve mini dress and black courts, she looked sophisticated and sleek. She looks smart without looking like she’s tried to hard, which can be hard to pull off but she nails it.
Solange never fails to make an impact with her clothes and she stood out in Paris for the right reasons in a white maxi dress. The colour is so attention grabbing, it’s all she needs to make an impression. White is also a lovely colour for spring as it flatters the complexion and makes every hint of sunshine a million times brighte
Olivia never fails to look stylish and give the rest of us outfit envy! What she does best is to create practical day looks that are easy to wear but look super luxurious thanks to the contrasting textures and fabrics. For this look, she’s expertly matched a pink skirt to a simple beige jumper and although you wouldn’t expect these two colours to work, she shows that they do when they’re on.
Who says wearing a suit had to be masculine? Julia Roberts’ actress niece Emma shows that we can make trousers just as feminine as jumpsuits and dresses with lovely floral embroidery on her tailored outfit. Wearing her trademark red hair down and loose adds to the fuss-free, feminine outfit.
Who do you think had the most fabulous FROW outfit?
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?
After two months of back-to-back award ceremonies, it was time for the biggest and most prestigious one of all – The Academy Awards, otherwise known as The Oscars.
There was high drama on stage as La La Land was read out for Best Picture and when the producers were halfway through their acceptance speech, it was announced there’d been a mistake and Moonlight was Best Picture. So awkward!
But on the red carpet, the dramatic moments were for the right reasons as the month’s of hard work that the celebs had put in to pick their Oscars dress paid off. With glamorous gowns, radiant skin and some gorgeous up-dos, the stars looked polished in every way. These Oscars dresses are so stunning that they’re timeless – they serve as inspiration for us for any formal event that we’ll have to go to throughout the year. If your dress looks like something that a major actress has worn to the Oscars, how could you feel anything less than a million dollars?
Let’s have a closer look at 10 of the best, then look at who won what at the end of this blog post:
(1) Emma Stone
Emma wore gold to match her award for Best Actress. She’s had an incredible awards season, winning BAFTAs, Golden Globes and SAG Awards and so it was only right that she won this too. She’s been gracious and elegant as she’s collected all the awards, giving off a humble rather than smug vibe. She deserves the success.
(2) Jessica Biel
If you can’t wear gold at The Oscars, then when can you? Jessica looked dazzling in her gold sequin dress with her hair swept back so you could see the gold in all its glory. It hugs her curves and then spreads out into a fishtail skirt, which is very flattering as it balances out the figure. She looked gorgeous!
(3) Karlie Kloss
Karlie was one of a number of stars to wear a blue ribbon. What does that mean? It’s the sign of ACLU – the American Civil Liberty Union – which campaigns for the civil rights of American citizens including those whose lifestyle has been harmed by President Trump. On her white dress, it really stands out. White never fails to make an impact on the red carpet.
(4) Naomie Harris
The British actress made a fashion statement by showing off a lot of leg in her white dress. As she has fabulous legs, you can understand why she wants to show them off! Also, look carefully at her sandals and you’ll see another reason for the short dress. She wants to show off the embellishment on the strap and ankle of the mismatched pair. Cute!
(5) Viola Davis
Viola was glowing in a red maxi dress as she picked up Best Supporting Actress. The dress looked beautiful against her skin and hair and what’s really lovely is that she shows off a hint of her shoulders with its off-the-shoulder detail. It’s a small detail but it takes her dress from beautiful to magnificent.
(6) Nicole Kidman
Nicole walked tall and proud in a beige maxi dress that perfectly emphasised her long, lean figure. You need to dress to suit your body shape – if you have curves then show them off! You can then add some extra sparkle, just as Nicole has done, with some beautiful embellishment in the dress. A lot of effort’s gone into making Nicole’s dress, it looked so luxurious.
(7) Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy never puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion and her white dress perfectly fitted in on the Oscars red carpet. White and silver are the ultimate combination for an attention-grabbing outfit. First, the white will catch people’s eyes and then the silver will shine in the light. If you really want to turn heads, remember white and silver!
(8) Kirsten Dunst
What make’s Kirsten’s black evening dress lovely is its shape. The strapless detail and asymmetric hem show that this is no ordinary black dress and it suits Kirsten’s fun sense of fashion. It’s not too formal but she makes it look a million dollars with that diamond necklace. If you want to show off some jewellery then a strapless neckline is the answer.
(9) Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee presented Emma Stone with her Best Actress award so she had to really make an effort with her outfit, knowing that she’d be on stage with a true winner. She did incredibly well though with her pretty grey floral dress that looked like something we’d see on a Disney Princess. A light touch of florals softens any look making the wearer look pretty and feminine.
(10) Halle Berry
It’s a brave choice to wear your hair au naturel on the red carpet but then look at Halle’s stunning silver dress. She can get away with anything in a dress like that. It has fringes, sequins and a flattering one shoulder detail – you couldn’t get more diva than that!
Whose dress do you love the most?
And the winners are….
Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia
Best Original Music Score: La La Land
Best Cinematography: La La Land
Best Film Editing: John Gilbert, Hackshaw Ridge
Best Original Screenplay: Manchester By The Sea
Best Director: Damian Chazelle, La La Land
Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
Did your favourite film win?
And now awards season is over for another year but it definitely ended on a high, didn’t it?
London Fashion Week tops all other fashion weeks. Not only do we get more world-famous designers picking London as the place to show their collections, but more shows mean more celebs in the front row. The FROW in London is a chance for the stars to catch up with their celeb pals, talk fashion and then party as most shows have a spectacular after-show party, with lavish food and drink and dancing til dawn or later!
It’s the best time to be in the capital and stars from all around the world jet in to see what’s on the catwalk and to be seen on the front row. As they know the eyes of the world will be on them, they make a real effort with their outfits. They need to create a look that will see them from the show to the after-party so it needs to be eye-catching but easy to wear. These celebs did it better than the rest:
Katy, who’s in town for the Brit Awards, took time out for a fashion show. We know she loves clothes as she memorably changed her outfit 13 times when she hosted the MTV Awards, but there was no need for any changes to this lovely boho look. A pleated skirt is lovely and feminine and the contrasting metallics in the skirt and the top adds a playful edge. Her skirt is almost identical to the Glamorous pleated midi skirt. Check out her gorgeous grey ankle boots too!
Kylie and her boyfriend Tyga flew in for a couple of days to see what the London fashion scene had to offer and to support her sister Kendall, who was walking in the Versace show. Kylie looked every inch the rock chick in a white dress, embellished with jewels and over the knee boots. She has so much attitude that she doesn’t even need to smile for the cameras – that’s confidence!
Kylie’s sister attended a LOVE magazine party at Annabel’s nightclub in a cute white outfit that made her look sweet and girly. The white cape is perfect for this time of year and it looks so soft that she doesn’t want to take it off. Also, the contrasting fabrics of wool and cotton make the look strokably soft. Kenall looked stunning.
Ellie kept things cool in a simple black outfit that could easily take her from day to night. It’s simple but the black mini skirt gives it a rock star edge and the black ankle boots are very cute. If you want to look cool without it looking like you’ve tried too hard, this is an ideal outfit.
Wow! Bella knows how to make an entrance. She hasn’t done many LFW’s so she’s clearly excited and wants to show off as much as she can. She certainly did that in a black faux leather dress with black knee high boots and the finishing touch is the slicked back hair. This takes vamp to another level – it’s fabulous!
It’s the first time the singer has done LFW and she definitely made a statement in a black leather skirt and red boots. All the pieces in this look are pretty so when combined, it may look like it’s just been thrown on but it wouldn’t work if any of the items were less than perfect on their own. What do you think?
The American actress rocked the preppy look in a shirt dress and flat ankle boots. She looked pretty but didn’t have to show any flesh to do so and this gives her look a sophisticated appeal. This is a great outfit for a work party or somewhere that you need to impress.
Whose outfit do you like the most?
The Brits took over London’s O2 Arena and all the best stars from music and TV came out to celebrate. Whether they were nominated, presenting, performing or just watching the show, everyone put on their most glamorous party dress to indulge in the most lavish night of the year in British music. With performances from Katy Perry, Emeli Sande and Little Mix and guest hosts including Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora and Simon Cowell, the line-up of celebs was A’list all the way.
The action was broadcast live on ITV (and is available now to view online on ITV Player) so you may already know who won what? We’ve listed the winners at the end of this blog post just in case. First, we want to get straight to the fashion to get ideas for what to wear for long nights out. These stars started with dinner and then had a show and after-party so their outfits had to withstand a lot. There were 10 celebs that looked especially hot.
(1) Emma Willis
Emma was the hostess with the most-est as she kept the show running smoothly and calmly, using her years of experience in live TV. Her black maxi dress was sophisticated and classy – just like her performance.
(2) Ellie Goulding
Ellie rarely wears a maxi dress but she should try them more often as she looks stunning in her black dress with gold embellishment. This is a maxi dress that you can party in thanks to it’s high split and low neckline. Also, Ellie’s hair is loose and natural, which gives the dress more of a cool look, rather than too formal.
(3) Rita Ora
Rita’s dressed for red carpets a lot recently thanks to her 50 Shades Darker role and she always delights and surprises. Rita always does things differently from the crowd, making an extra effort to look different which she certainly did in a green maxi dress. But one thing she never takes a chance on is the shape of the dress. Although colours and embellishments vary, always remember that Rita is wearing something that allows her to show off her gorgeous curves.
(4) Katy Perry
Katy had multiple outfit changes during the show, as usual, but the floral maxi dress that she wore to Universal Music’s after-party really hit the spot. It’s cute and girly and it makes her look super pretty. No wonder she’s smiling so much in this pic!
(5) Holly Willoughby
Sequins are a girls’ best friend and Holly looked radiant in her sequin mini dress on the red carpet. With simple silver sandals and a dazzling smile, Holly was literally glowing. After attending an after-party, she had an early morning start for This Morning – where does she get her energy from?
(6) Mollie King
The ex-Saturdays singer looked incredible, also in a silver dress. It’s the ideal party dress – slinky, easy to move in but super striking and enables Mollie to show off her endless legs. If you know what your best asset is, you just have to dress to show it off.
(7) Pixie Lott
Rocking a black mini dress with fringe detail, Pixie channelled a hint of 80’s-style Madonna with the bustier detail of her dress. It’s a bold rock chick look but Pixie owns it by making her make-up bold and slicking back her hair. If you’re going to take a stand with your outfit then embrace it all the way and you’ll feel a lot more confident.
(8) Anne Marie
The artist may have lost to Rag N Bone Man in the Breakthrough Act category but she definitely wins in the glamour stakes. She looked gorgeous in a satin nude dress and a green fur stole. The contrast of colours looks gorgeous and gives it a classic, vintage effect, even though it’s totally on trend. What do you think?
Michelle looked absolutely stunning in a striking blue jumpsuit. She hasn’t been to many award ceremonies due to being busy filming, but now she’s out she wants everyone to notice her. Welcome back, Michelle!
Abbey knows what her best assets are – her long legs – and she certainly showed those off in a monochrome midi dress. She upstages everyone who’s next to year and has done for years. She always gets it right when it comes to fashion, opting for classic shapes and lots of black and white. When it doubt, wear one of those two colours…or both!
And the winners are:
British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande
British Group – The 1975
British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie
British Breakthrough Act – Rag’n’Bone Man
British Single – Little Mix, “Shout Out to My Ex”
Global Success – Adele
Critics’ Choice – Rag’n’Bone Man
International Male Solo Artist – Drake
International Female Solo Artist – Beyonce
International Group – A Tribe Called Quest
British Video – One Direction, “History”
British Album of the Year – David Bowie, “Black Star”
Brits Icon – Robbie Williams
Do you think the right people won? What was your highlight?
Dannii Minogue is back in England with a bang! After moving back to Australia to host the Australian X Factor in 2009, she’s now a judge on BBC talent show Let It Shine. She’s dyed her hair colour to blonde for the new role and she’s got a new wardrobe for the British weather so she can look smart and stylish when she’s working on the TV and when she’s being a mum to her young son, Ethan. Dannii is a lady who has planned in advance to make sure she has the ultimate wardrobe for all eventualities!
While Kylie is lying low following her split from her fiance Joshua Sasse, Dannii is the Minogue sister who is winning approval for her fashion choices. If you want to look chic and sleek just like Dannii then it’s easy to copy her and you’ll save time thinking about what to wear as she’s already done that.
Here are ways to steal her day and night style:
For day, Dannii looks ultra sophisticated in a tailored outfit consisting of a shirt, blazer and trousers. However, what’s modern and fresh about the look is the mis-matched colour. A single block colour trouser suit could be too bold and by wearing a red top with black trousers, it makes Dannii look softer and more feminine. We can start to get this look with the V by Very stretch slimline trousers and add a blouse like the Vero Moda vintage long sleeve shirt. The shoes are also smart and simple, just like the V by Very Maddy mid heel court shoes. Finish the look with a small shoulder bag like the Fiorelli Tilly shoulder bag and you’re power dressing without compromising on being pretty.
Dannii certainly knows how to work a red carpet and after years in the X Factor knows how to pick a dress with the wow factor. A black mesh dress tricks the eye so it turns heads and Dannii’s dress is similar to the Rochelle Humes spot mesh midi dress. A dress like this needs simple barely there sandals so they don’t take anything away from the impact of the dress and the V by Very buttercup mid heel ankle strap sandals are perfect for that. Notice that she has a clutch bag for her essentials – try the Coast Una bow clutch bag as it adds a little bow to finish your outfit beautifully.
What do you think of Dannii’s style? If you want to look smart and in control, she’s a good lady to copy.