The Oscars is considered by many as the most highly coveted Hollywood awards night in the American film industry. But before the awards ceremony even begins, the magic of the night starts on the red carpet! Ladies arrive in their flawless makeup, and of course, the fabulous dresses that most women could only dream of wearing. It’s almost as if it has become a yearly tradition for fashion designers to showcase their beautiful work through the celebrities wearing them.
Today, let’s take a look at what the 2018 Oscars can teach ladies about fashion.
Dare to draw attention
A lot of stars were dressed in shiny, metallic dresses, like Jennifer Lawrence in Dior and Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton. A sparkly outfit doesn’t always mean ‘girly’; rather, it can command attention and show people that the wearer exudes confidence. This isn’t just meant for an evening look either. Wardrobe Envy previously showed how to apply this style in an everyday casual look by incorporating sequins in your spring wardrobe. The key here is highlighting a few pieces that shine to give your look that extra oomph.
Monochromatic is refreshing
Seeing Viola Davis in a bright pink Michael Kors dress and Jennifer Garner in a cobalt blue Atelier Versace gown is a welcome break from neutral colors that most red carpets sport. Dubbed as “crayon couture” by Harper’s Bazaar, dressing in one striking color from head to toe is a breath of fresh air. This also includes the celebrities who chose to wear red, like Meryl Streep in her candy apple red Dior frock. Let go of worrying about layers and what colors match and instead rock a single, solid-colored dress on a day or night out. Let your outfit speak for itself! Bonus: Getting ready would probably be so much faster.
High necklines aren’t just for the cold weather
While a lot of dresses had plunging necklines during the awards night, a few women did things differently and went for the opposite. There’s something posh about dresses that have high necklines, and this look doesn’t have to go away just because winter is ending. Other people agree, as Entertainment Daily included Emily Blunt’s Schiaparelli Couture number in their best and wildest dressed list. Joining her in rocking this style is Maya Rudolph in her red orange turtleneck dress and Hayley Bennett in a feathery Dior piece.
If there’s one thing all these ladies showed during the 2018 Oscars, it’s that they definitely wore those dresses, and not the other way around. A great fashion sense is just half the battle, because the confidence of the woman in the dress is just as important. Clothes should be comfortable and allow the wearer to be experiment in it as well. There are no hard and fast rules in fashion, and that’s the fun in it!