Feb
22

Awards-Worthy Looks

What would Awards Season be without sassy, smart, witty women dressed in stunning frocks? Oh sure, a bunch of awards and acknowledgements about hours of blood, sweat, and tears poured out of actors and actresses. (But really, it’s all about the dresses.) Here are a few of the trends rocking the red carpet during 2013′s accolades.

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Ona Leather Bustier Gown by alice + olivia // Florence Gown by Reem Acra

One of my favorite trends that’s always present on the red carpet are layered tulle skirts. So ethereal and ultra feminine, they have the ability to turn any lady into a star for the evening. And they nearly always end up on the Best Dressed lists!

 

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Nicolette Leather Trim Gown by Catherine Deane // Side Drape Gown by Halston Heritage

This year I’ve noticed a lot of cutouts and black/white dichotomies, both are all about geometry. While the striking black and white ensembles are visually powerful, the cutout panels bring a strong confidence all their own. Neither is for the weak at heart.

 

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Wrap Cowl Sequin Gown by Elie Saab // Nannie Sequin Knit Maxi Dress by Calypso St. Barth

Now, as always, sequins and shimmery beading are show-stoppers that a lady simply can’t go wrong with. These dresses say all eyes on me in the best possible way.

 

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Crepe Dress by Marchesa // Embellish Collar Georgette Gown by Elie Saab

Figure-skimming gowns with one embellished area are hot this season. I love the understated quality (if that’s possible in a gown) of these garments, they really allow the women wearing them to shine bright and be the focus.

 

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Baileys Tiramisu Parfait // Easy Baileys Brownies // Baileys Hazelnut & Ice Cream

Everyone knows the best part of any event is the After Party, and when you’ve worked tirelessly to fit into a form-fitting dress the pinnacle are the sweets waiting at the end of the evening.

If you’ll be tuning in to the Oscars this Sunday you can find me tweeting along at @designcrush

 

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One Comment on “Awards-Worthy Looks”

  • FripperyVintage

    I like the glitzy, that’s why I love the Oscar’s so much.

    02-24-13 » 11:27 am »

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