If you take a look at all of the dresses donned by 2012’s leading ladies, almost all of them have one thing in common: they’re solids. Rather than jazzing up their looks with prints, young Hollywood took to bright, solid colors and mixed it up with ornate jewelry, pendants, belts and other details that added a bit of flair. Luckily, this is a look that will last past this season. Keeping it sleek and simple never goes out of style!
We’re not suggesting you strap on your old wedding gown and head out for a night on the town. Hollywood’s ladies took to white, but wore edgy versions of the classic wedding color that didn’t look like wedding gowns at all. Shailene Woodley opted for a floor length, full sleeved number by Valentino with gorgeous, funky cutouts around the chest to give it a bit of sex appeal. Milla Jovovich went with a sparkle studded one-shoulder number while “The Help’s” Octavia Spencer went more conservative with a short-sleeved selection with beautiful, simplistic embroidery.
Jessica Chastain landed at the top of countless Oscar best-dressed lists this year with her incredibly detailed strapless gown, which was solid black with a golden floral bodice and train. Incorporate this look into your own wardrobe with accessories that make your outfit pop, like opulent heels and handbags. Look for gowns that require some confidence to wear, like Chastain’s, and hold your beautifully styled head up. You’ll be the brilliant belle of the ball!
Sure, solid colors were a hit this award’s season, but that doesn’t mean the look needs to be plain. Plenty of celebs spiced up their solid attire by looking for detailed trains, including Cameron Diaz’s distressed train on her nude Gucci gown and Angelina Jolie’s now legendary leg-baring, sultry black look. Look at the train and add jewelry of a similar youthful “feel,” and you’ll be red carpet-ready in no time!
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