Is the Oscars about the movies or the dresses, for me there is no contest and the red carpet trends certainly seem to fill more column inches than the film critiques. Many a high street trend has started life on the red carpet and with glamorous evening gowns as far as the eye can see it’s hardly surprising that bridal designers echo the obsession of Oscars night.
Need inspiration for your gown? Here are the red carpet trends for this year:
Red Hot Chilli Pepper!
Tomato, Pepper, pillarbox, whatever you wish to call it , red was the predominant colour, whether it be the simple Calvin Klein sheath dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence or the hollywood inspired ruffles and bustles seen on Anne Hathaway and the elegant Sandra Bullock, Red certainly created some screen sirens this year!
Ladies in Lavender
Purple hues from lilac to deep aubergine brought jewel-like elegance to the red carpet, without a sparkle in sight. Draping, pleats and baby ruffles brought a mix of flowing silhouettes detailed with delicate texture. Supremely feminine but definitely more womanly than girlie. I can see our purple bridesmaids trending towards the deeper shades for an Autumn/Winter wedding and lilac and orchids can be beautiful against all skintones as you can see by the contast between Kate Blanchett and Mila Kunis’ complexion, inspiration perhaps for brides planning a Spring wedding, perfect teamed with Spring flowers.
Let is Shine
Metallics with a difference! Silver, nude shimmer and even copper as seen on Aishwarya Rai. Simple silhouettes given that special touch. This trend teamed everything metallic with feathers, heavy top to toe beading that swings the hemline as it moves or just pure reflective shine like Gwyneth Paltrow’s choice. If you want to make an eye-catching entrance on you prom night, this is the trend for you.
50’s Tea length
One young actress, Hailee Steinfeld aged 14 rocked the red carpet in her tea length Marchesa gown. This is a growing trend within bridal and bridesmaids and as you cen see perfect for petite frames and girlie elegance. A pretty princess!
And below our answer to the oscars trends, interpreted into Bridal, Prom and Bridesmaids styles: