Tomorrow night’s Oscars ceremony is the pinnacle of award shows, with viewers from around the world tuning in to see who will take home the coveted prizes. But beyond the awards themselves, there’s another competition underway: the race to be the best dressed on the red carpet. A-listers like Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, and Rachel McAdams have been working closely with their stylists, attending fittings, and being courted by top designers to find the perfect dress for the occasion. Judging from previous years’ ceremonies and other recent red carpet events, we can expect a stunning array of high fashion gowns to grace the red carpet tomorrow.
The Academy Awards, or as it is more popularly known, The Oscars, is the most glamorous night in showbiz. The pressure is high on A-listers like Jennifer Lopez and Cate Blanchett to nail their red carpet fashion game. But don’t worry if you think you can’t emulate your favorite celebrities. We’ve compiled the top red carpet trends along with styling tips that will help you pull off the look effortlessly. While actresses like Helen Mirren and Rosamund Pike may look fabulous no matter how daring the trend, most women are afraid to try red carpet fashion. Research from Always Discreet for sensitive bladder suggests that a growing number of women with adult incontinence feel much older than their years and lack confidence in wearing clothes they want to wear. But mature ladies need not worry. With a few tricks borrowed from stylish actresses like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Julianne Moore, you can make these trends your own and give women half your age a run for their money. Our styling tips and tricks are foolproof, and you won’t need a red carpet, super stylist, or million-dollar bank balance to pull off these looks. Feathers are a favorite among celebrities who want to make an impact on the red carpet. The dramatic look is popular with stylish stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez. But how can you pull off this trend without looking like Big Bird?
Feathers have become a go-to choice for celebrities looking to make a statement on the red carpet. Just take a look at Heidi Klum, who stunned in a daring silver Marchesa dress at the Golden Globes, and Sarah Paulson, who rocked an Armani Privé feathered gown at the SAG Awards. If you want to channel their bold style, consider incorporating feathers into your own wardrobe. For a chic and understated look, opt for neutral colors. Alternatively, pair bolder colored feathers with black velvet to break up the texture.
Kelly Rowland absolutely rocked the BET Awards in Los Angeles with her stunning choice of a feather-adorned black dress. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian showed that feathers can still pack a punch even when incorporated into a more neutral ensemble. Both ladies looked fabulous and made a statement with their fashion choices.
At the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, Rihanna turned heads with her feather trimmed cape. But don’t worry if you want to rock this trend – less is more. Feathers tend to make you look wider, so stick to one item such as a statement necklace, feather-trimmed skirt or clutch bag. Instead of copying Rihanna’s bold yellow, try a neutral color like nude, gray or cream. To add some edge, pair a feathered dress or skirt with denim or leather. Another trend to try is bold red, which was all over the catwalks and red carpets last year. From Solange Knowles to Dakota Johnson, everyone can pull off this striking color from head-to-toe.
Last year, red dominated the red carpets like never before, with Jennifer Lawrence and Emmy Rossum flaunting the color at Golden Globes. Red makes a bold statement at any event, as shown by Dakota Johnson, Rosamund Pike, and Solange Knowles, who have exhibited various combinations, styles, and cuts in this color. A statement red dress can be paired with camel coats or suede camel mules to complete the look. It also has the potential to brighten up a winter complexion, complement grey hair, and boost confidence. If bold red is too much for someone, they can experiment with the trend using their favorite item, such as Capri pants, tunic dresses, or totes, in pillar box red for a subtle take on the trend. Sheer panels were once considered faux pas but are now championed by stylish women, with celebrities like Rita Ora and Beyonce gracing recent red carpets in transparent fabrics with sequin adornments. Women who wish to keep up with this trend while maintaining class can follow some tips.
Jerry Hall, a renowned model, showcased how sheer panels can exude sophistication when used subtly. She looked stunning in a black gown alongside her partner, Rupert Murdoch, at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards.
Meryl Streep and Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones looked stunning in their sheer Valentino dresses, proving that you can rock the sheer trend without appearing tacky. Whether it’s a subtle peek of sheer fabric or an adorned sheer gown, this trend can add glamour to any outfit.
Beyonce rocked a white sheer gown with tulle and embroidered embellishments at the Grammys, proving that white is a fresher option than black. To pull off this trend, it’s important to invest in appropriate underwear, such as sporty-chic lingerie for maximum coverage. Semi-sheer panels on opaque fabrics can also add impact without baring all, as seen on Meryl Streep. When it comes to awards season, sequins and metallics are back in style. Julianne Moore, Felicity Huffman, and Regina King shone in glistening fabrics at the Golden Globes. Metallics are flattering and easy to wear, especially in silver, gold, and bronze tones. To keep the look simple yet glamorous, opt for a pared-back color palette and a flattering cut like Dame Helen Mirren did at the SAG Awards.
Kate Hudson stunned onlookers with her dazzling pink Michael Kors Collection gown that showcased her toned midriff. On the other hand, Brie, the star of Room, opted for a more subtle approach with a halter-neck Calvin Klein Collection gown that featured smaller yet equally captivating cut-out sections.
Each season brings fresh fashion trends, but some elements like metallics and sequins remain timeless. At the SAG after party, Dame Helen Mirren showcased an elegant interpretation of this trend.