Oh look, another red carpet with stars wearing dresses on it. This time it’s for the TriBeCa Film Festival so without further ado, here are our top 5 best dressed. Agree?
The peplum has been strutting its stuff on the catwalk for a couple of seasons now so you might as well give in and give this high-street friendly trend a go as it will be big this autumn and winter too.
I was going to be a bit of a fashion geek and head to the British Museum to prove that this trend has been around forever, (well, as long as the Ancient Greeks who loved a tunic gathered in at the waist -yes, even the men) but I will spare you, other than to mention that back when Dickens was writing the peplum was a popular riding jacket. So a new fad this ain’t.
And the peplum is amazing for accentuating feminine curves and creating a defined waist…but they can be tricky little blighters. The good news is that there is a peplum for all body shapes – you just need to pick where to pep and be prepared to try on quite a few- some will look grim – this is the shop’s fault and not yours!
Jason Wu put his peplum on the hips, which can look amazing on athletic or column-shaped girls, but not so flattering on anyone with already-curvy hips or thighs! Girls with inverted-triangle shaped bodies can get away with adding extra material to their hips or picking a waited peplum that is rather dramatic. However, there are lots of structured peplum tops and dresses on the high street, where the peplum accentuates the waist, which is far more flattering on most body shapes.
We love H&M and Topshop’s super sporty neoprene tops and have found that peplums with little material streamline the shape without adding bulk to the figure – plus they tick the sports luxe SS12 trend box. The fitted peplum is generally more flattering than its flouncy next-of-kin and teamed with a pencil skirt will create an amazing hourglass shape – great if you are an Apple shape looking to define your wait (add a belt for extra effect) or a pear shape looking to balance your top half with your curvier hips…or in fact an hourglass looking to ramp up your curve-appeal!
If you don’t fancy taking the peplum plunge, why not cheat a little with a skirt that flares out, like a relaxed fishtail shape? The peplum trend can add instant glamour and polish to your work wardrobe and isn’t as daunting as we first thought. Go on, give it a try?
Some of the designers we reckon the celebs will be wearing on the red carpet…so far… Prabal Gurung, Monica Lhuillier and Jason Wu and note the colour red. How apt.
In a bid to do something a little different, here is a red-carpet rainbow from last night’s Golden Globes. Which dress is your favourite? P.S. there’s more amazing looks from the pre-parties here.
OMG there were no orange dresses that we liked – did Hollywood not get the memo about SS12 + ‘Tangerine Tango’?!
Honeysuckle pink was officially Pantone’s colour of 2011 and while we could wax lyrical about Kate Middleton in McQueen or Lady Gaga in very little (both influencing fashion in very different ways) we think that 2011 was Miss Piggy’s year! Let’s be honest – did anyone see that coming?
But why? Well there’s a new Muppets movie just released Stateside and the perky pig has in the past year, collaborated with Mac, got an InStyle editorial and sat FROW at Michael Kors’ show. Here are a few of our favourite Miss Piggy moments.
Here in the Snap Fashion offices we’ve been obsessed by owls for a few years, and it seems that this is a trend that isn’t going anywhere. Here are our ultimate owl accessories for the winter season.
And now for our one that got away… I absolutely loved the Marc Jacobs owl range. Ok, it was £150, but look at the beautiful sparkly eyes!
…No we don’t mean wearing flip flops in winter (but shorts are fine!)
We were glued to the S/S12 fashion weeks and got incredibly excited at the prospect of floral prints, pretty pastels, crisp white dresses, seaside and underwater-inspired collections and so much more…but then got back to the business of dressing for this season.
But now so on planet celebrity where it counts to be ‘first’ (and Hollywood is very probably quite a lot hotter than London!)
We got so excited when we spotted Sienna Miller wearing Matthew Williamson just a couple of weeks after London Fashion Week but The Telegraph has surpassed us by spotting plenty more famous folks wearing next season’s collections…Burberry, Jil Sander, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Calvin Klein, Mary Katrantzou and Christian Dior.
Pics: The Telegraph.