The 2016 awards time is in full move and we’ve been seeing Hollywood’s latest redcarpet trends closely. From Rooney Marais simple shoulders, to Miranda Kerr’s advanced mini, and Kirsten Dunst’s plunging neckline– these are Style’s edits of the red-carpet fashion trends to wear now.
If in doubt, wear a silk slip dress
A one-step style solution, the silk slip dress whispers easygoing sexiness, and no-one wears it better than
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Neat grooming is the key to pulling off the current trend for boudoir dressing. Rosie is wearing a sleek gown by Galvan, with pulled-back hair for a modern re-take on classic starlet style.
Stand out in a short hemline
The red-carpet mini dress has slipped from view over the past year, even amongst the younger starlets, but get ready for its return. Miranda Kerr’s recent appearance in a futuristic little number by Louis Vuitton stands out (in a good way), proving modern red-carpet style isn’t always about covering up. Extra marks if your mini has a foil-like finish – the space age trend is set to rule the summer 2016 season.
Cut it out
Forget cleavage: exposing the region just north of your abdominals has become the new red-carpet favourite. Case in point, Brie Larson, who showed off just a glimpse of flesh in a custom-made Calvin Klein Collection dress at the Golden Globes.
Nothing signals a Hollywood power player like a no-nonsense scarlet gown. Your dream dress? The Dior column dress Jennifer Lawrence wore to the Golden Globes.
Alexander McQueen’s flesh tones had fashion editors swooning at the spring/summer 2016 catwalk show in Paris. The new nude palette has emerged as the softest take on red-carpet dressing. Experiment with lace, low-key ruffles and raw textures – this trend puts romance, rather than all-out glamour, at the forefront.
Shake it up
Cate Blanchett sashayed along the Golden Globes red carpet wearing a Givenchy Couture by Riccardo Tisci fringed gown. We’ve witnessed fringing go from Coachella cliché to black tie hit. Why? The movement a dress like this allows makes every wearer instantly graceful, with a refreshingly retro kick. Start raiding vintage stores now.
Take the plunge
The appeal of the new deep V-neckline amongst Hollywood actresses is currently unstoppable. (We could call this particularly plunging cut the ‘Gigi’, since the young model has virtually singlehandedly resurrected the style from the dark ages of late Eighties party wear). Case in point: Kirsten Dunst in a slash-front Valentino gown. Ultra flattering and just a little risqué, this is your ultimate party-wear update.
Show off your shoulders
Proenza Schouler’s spring/summer 2016 collection (seen here on Rooney Mara) set new rules on modern femininity. Your off-the-shoulder dress should look as though it is just about to slip off. Book into a kettlebells class and get set to expose a toned upper torso.
Play everything else down and ramp up a retro-inspired elegance. Full-cover sparkle is surprisingly easy to wear. Here’s Julianne Moore in Tom Ford showing us how it’s done.
Try a longline leather dress
Full-look leather dressing is a headline trend for spring/summer 2016. Early adopters, like Courtney Eaton (here wearing Valentino), are bringing the look into their evening wear repartee.