Awards season ushers in year of style trends

IF YOU'VE GOT IT: Conchita Wurst flashed slim legs in green velvet -
IF YOU’VE GOT IT: Conchita Wurst flashed slim legs in green velvet –
Actress Lupita Nyong'o wearing Giambiattist Avalli Couture.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o wearing Giambiattist Avalli Couture.

Matrics can look forward to array of dress inspiration.

The red carpet is the perfect chance for every actress, musician, director and model to shine – and Eastern Cape matriculants could take tips from the professionals on how to dress up and look their best for this year’s matric farewell functions and parties.

From the Golden Globes to the Baftas, the Grammys to the Oscars, award ceremonies give glamour spotters rich pickings due to the dazzling array of evening dresses on display.

The A-list stars have their own personal stylists to primp and preen their wardrobes for the evening.

The outfits – including jeweller y, hair styles and accessories – receive such intense media attention that very few stars now simply throw on a dress and turn up, as the opportunity for designers to make or break their name is immense.

The Golden Globes in Los Angeles earlier this month – threw out style hints galore.

Apart from many peek-a-boo interpretations of black and white and a sea of red and sparkling metallics, many were bold in featuring more individuality, such as the Giambiattista Valli Haute Couture worn by Hollywood’s reigning It Girl Lupita Nyong’o.

From Grecian goddesses to vamps in Valentino, white was right for many of Hollywood’s “golden” girls, along with splashes of pale yellow.

Trains were favoured by many – a lush look for the red-carpet, but not always a practical choice for a dance or event that will require a lot of movement. Metallics are still showing their mettle, with figure-hugging shapes accentuating every bump or bulge.

Dresses were also not reserved for one sex only, as immaculately styled German singer Conchita Wurst showed up in a thigh-baring green velvet dress. Now what would your teachers say if a matric boy turned up in a prettier dress than you?

– La Femme Reporter

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