One word – necklines! This is what stole the show at the 2010 Oscars! Whether it was one-shoulder, deep and plunging, or intricate boning, they all made a statement.
Although most of us are not fortunate enough to frequent red carpet events, especially here in Gainesville, we can take these red carpet looks and interpret them for our daily lives.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore a beautiful Chanel dress that cannot be worn by just anyone, but anyone can take that look and use it as inspiration. The neckline on her Chanel dress was boasting with floral crystal details. This could be mimicked on a dress or shirt. Many designers have begun to embellish tops/dresses so this is a very easy task. Stores such as Forever 21 and Charolette Russe are on the forefront of this trend, and are much easier when on a budget. You can find these embellished tops and dresses for $10 - $40.
Ruffles were also a hit at the Oscars this year. Celebrities such as Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, and Anna Kendrick rocked the ruffles on the red carpet last night. A personal favorite was Jennifer Lopez’s Armani light pink dress with large flowing ruffles. This look is more elegant and formal but could be interpreted for daily life as well. Since J.Lo’s dress had the ruffle as an addition to her dress, use this as inspiration to add something to your outfit. Belts are a great way to do this. Add one to a simple long shirt or dress and it can completely transform your outfit.
Metallic’s and natural/nude colors were also prominent at the 2010 Oscars. There was, of course, the usual black dresses but it was by far dominated by natural/nude colors. This is definitely a trend this season. Even wearing all natural colors was spotted on the runways earlier this year. If you cannot commit to completely natural/nude colors but still want to partake in this trend, just add a pop of color with a bright handbag or shoes.
There are always fashion list outlining the ‘best and worst’ fashion decisions after award shows but remember that all fashion can be used to inspire your fashion. And who says you can only pull off these styles once a year at a red carpet event? I say, let every day be a red carpet kind of day!