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The Dreamiest Dresses From Haute Couture Fashion Week

Oh Haute Couture Fashion Week! You come by twice a year and give us the most amazing, inspiring, unbelievably beautiful dresses which we love to dream about. Let’s be real, most of us will never get to wear an haute couture gown with price tags around $100,000 and up, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting to look at haute couture collections.

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There is something so special about dresses that are clearly not made for everyday use, but only for the most special occasions. In a world where cheap, mass-produced clothes are the norm and we all look somewhat the same, it is quite refreshing to see one-of-a-kind creations, knowing that it took weeks or sometimes months to make them.

So let’s take a look at this haute couture fashion week’s dreamiest dresses that make us want to marry a billionaire just so we can see what it’s like to wear one of these gowns.

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Zuhair Murad

This off-the-shoulder sparkly gown looks like it belongs to a fashionable modern-day Disney princess. How gorgeous is the burgundy colour?

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Giambatista Valli

The tulle and pink flowers might seem innocent, but you better don’t forget to wear appropriate underwear with this revealing dress. It’s a showstopper.

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Christian Dior

If Audrey Hepburn got married today, she would wear this timeless Dior gown. Can’t you just see how it sways from side to side while she dances?

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Chanel

Three words that make every woman’s heart beat faster: Chanel Haute Couture. This interpretation of the little black dress is embellished with thousands of beads – a work of art.

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Elie Saab

Ballerina meets fairy – this flowy pink dress with gold appliqué is every girly-girl’s dream.

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Versace Atelier

Donatella brings the sexy to haute couture. High slit and cut outs – this dress is not for the timid, but the many layers of flowy silk give it a softness and playfulness to balance the sexiness.

Images via style.com

July 13, 2015

Oscars Red Carpet Predictions: What They Might Wear

The Academy Awards, mostly known as “Oscars”,  is the most watched award show on the planet getting an unbelievable amount of 43 million viewers last year. So it’s no surprise that the who-is-who of Hollywood are putting in a lot of effort to look fabulous on the Oscar’s red carpet. Not only will the celebs be watched on TVs worldwide, but their photos will be in thousands of newspapers, magazines, and shamelessly scrutinising blogs the next day.

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The biggest pressure to look perfect is without a doubt felt by the contenders for ‘best actress in a leading role’, so we can only imagine that this year’s nominees Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, and Rosamund Pike are having a hard time deciding on a dress for the 22nd of February, the day of the event.

With Haute Couture Fashion Week having just finished and designers most definitely begging the actresses to wear their creations, the options are endless, so we put ourselves in the (expensive) shoes of Reese, Julianne, Marion, Felicity, and Rosamund and made the following predictions for their Oscar outfits:

Reese loves to channel old Hollywood glamour while showing a bit of skin, so this sparkly Zuhair Murad creation might be her choice for the big night.

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Julianne Moore often surprises on the red carpet, but always stays elegant. We would love to see her in this dark blue Armani Privée gown.

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As the face of Dior, it is very likely Marion Cotillard will opt for a dress from Christian Dior’s latest collection and this pink frock would look amazing on her.

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Felicity Jones has had a lot of fun experimenting with different styles on the red carpet this year, so we think she might opt for a showstopper, like this slightly sheer Elie Saab gown.

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Lastly, we predict that Rosamund Pike will show of her stunning post-baby body in a sexy Versace dress.

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February 8, 2015

Flattering Dresses For All Bridesmaids

Choosing the one standard dress for a group of bridesmaids with different body shapes isn’t an ideal situation for any bride before her wedding day.

Rather than shortening hems, using an unlimited amount of double-sided tape, or getting a dress tailor-made, choose from a gown which is sure to suit all the girls in your bridal party.

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Petite

Stick to a figure-hugging dress which doesn’t come with layer-upon-layer of fabric along the front, back, or sides. This could only look overwhelming on a petite frame, and it’s actually best to keep the silhouette simple.

Flattering Dresses For All Bridesmaids

Plus-size

Choose a dress which cinches in at the middle, since it creates the illusion of a slim waistline. Pleated gowns look amazing on this figure, since they hug the hips, and accentuate key areas without feeling too overwhelming.

Flattering Dresses For All Bridesmaids

Lean

Create the illusion of curves with a dress which highlights your waistline, and is filled with lots of tulle and layers on the lower half. A peplum style is perfect for creating a curvy waistline and hips.

Flattering Dresses For All Bridesmaids

Busty

Enhance your chest with a gown that draws particular attention to the neckline. A halter-neck dress is fantastic because it keeps everything in place, and won’t feel like it’s loose on your body.

Flattering Dresses For All Bridesmaids

Hourglass

Also known as an hourglass body shape, there are many different ways to comfortably flatter your body as a bridesmaid. Choose a strapless, sweetheart dress which is tailored around the bust, and fits like a glove around your waist. A corset is another flattering design which suits a pear-shape, since it draws attention to the upper-half of the body.

Flattering Dresses For All Bridesmaids

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February 8, 2015

Red Carpet Inspiration: Wedding Gown Silhouettes

Choosing the wedding dress of your dreams should be just that, a dream, but it can get overwhelming. Before you go searching for the perfect dress two important things you need to remember are to be open-minded about the style that you want, and to have some sort of understanding of the different silhouettes that you are going to come across, whether in a store or whilst browsing Pinterest. The celebrity red carpet is the perfect place to start looking at different silhouettes and styles that you think you might like. So we have done the hard work for you and have found beautiful red carpet dresses in the most popular bridal gown silhouettes.

Ball gowns

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The ball gown is the quintessential fairy-tale dress, the one you most probably dreamed of as a little girl, especially if you watched Disney movies. The ball gown flares out from the waist with a full skirt.

A-line 

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One of the most popular and flattering styles, A-line dresses are fitted at the bust and flare out to the ground to form a capital A shape, hence the name.

Modified A-line

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Similar to the A-line, the ‘modified’ comes in as the skirt is fitted more closely to the body and gradually flares to the ground in the A shape from under the hip.

Mermaid

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Just like a mermaid’s tail, a mermaid silhouette is fitted close to the body until it flares out just below the knees.

Trumpet (fit & flare)

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Similar to the mermaid in shape, however the trumpet flares out a bit higher, anywhere from under the hips to mid-thigh. Be prepared to show off your gorgeous curves.

Tea

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A pretty silhouette that falls mid-calf, just like a midi skirt.

Mini

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The mini is perfect if you are after something non-traditional and want to show off your legs.

Sheath (column)

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A sheath silhouette simply falls straight down the body, gently skimming your skin.

It’s important to remember that not every dress that you come across will fit perfectly into one of the above silhouette categories, but what really matters is that you love how the dress looks and you love how you look in it.

Which is your favourite silhouette?

Images via vogue.co.uk

By Natasha Price

May 20, 2014