Oscars 2015 may be officially over, but there’s always a thing or two that we can pick up from the celebrities when it comes to getting ready for the red carpet (or perhaps gala dinners, dinner & dance and other formal events).

Red, red, red

When in doubt, wear red. It makes a statement effortlessly and you will definitely stand out from the crowd. With such an attention-grabbing colour like red, you can go easy on the accessories and simply bask in the limelight like a superstar.

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent
Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

 Beads & Embellishments

You can always count on Elie Saab’s gowns to look every bit like a princess who has stepped right out of a fairy-tale. I am a huge fan of beads and embellishments as they add an instant touch of glamour and femininity to any ensemble. Thanks to the shimmering beads on these gorgeous gowns, accessories can be kept to a minimum too.

Emma Stone in Elie Saab Haute Couture
Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab Haute Couture
 If you prefer a less princess-y rendition of this trend, go for a classic form-fitting silhouette to accentuate those curves.

Jennifer Aniston in Versace
Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein
Classic Sheath Silhouette

Slim, sleek and stylish, the classic sheath silhouette is high on glamour and low on fuss. It is especially flattering on both tall and skinny as well as hour-glass figures as it elongates your frame and adds definition to your waist. I love how Gwyneth Paltrow and Zoe Saldana rocked their sheath gowns in dainty shades of pastel and blush pink. And how could we forget Reese Witherspoon who cut such a stunning figure in an elegant black and white off-shoulder gown?

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo Couture
Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford
Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace

Which style do you prefer? Are there any other trends that you spotted on the Oscars 2015 red carpet too? 


If you enjoy reading my blog, do click here to Like my Facebook Page too!