If you are looking for inspiration for the perfect, Hollywood-inspired evening dress, we've got you covered! Some looks stand out for all the wrong reasons, so we all want to emulate the breathtaking style of a Hollywood goddess and avoid the worst dressed list at all costs!
What should you look for in a dress if you want to ensure a picture-perfect pose? With so many colors, cuts, and fabrics to sift through, it can be tough to find a Hollywood hit, so let's see what we can do to help!
A gorgeous red evening dress stands out from the crowd and lets everyone know you are sultry and sensual, yet, confident and sophisticated - all at once!
Princess scoop A-line evening dresses look amazing in red and are flattering for almost any figure. Leslie Mann pulled off the self-assured princess look with ease at the 2018 Oscars, and we're sure you could do the same!
If you want assurances of how confident any woman looks in red, look no further than Gal Gadot, - Wonder Woman herself - simply stunning in a sparkling red dress at the 2018 Vanity Fair after party.
If you've been hard at work in the gym and want to show off all your fitness achievements in their full glory, there's nothing like showing off your shoulders! Jennifer Lopez pulls this look off really well, showing off her fantastic figure with flair!
There are a few styles that work really well for this such as the one-shoulder gown, which, for evening dresses, is usually a floor length. Another great cut that accentuates shoulders beautifully is a princess scoop neck, which draws attention away from the décolletage and back to the shoulders.
You would be hard-pressed to find a woman that doesn't recall the scene in Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts in a red velvet gown, ready to attend the opera. Velvet has a luxurious appeal; however, has the classic romanticism of another era.
Velvet looks particularly fabulous in deeper shades such as emerald green, burgundy, royal blue, and, of course, black. A black velvet evening gown is hard to look past as a go-to option for any special occasion. Instead of 'little black dress' think 'old-world Hollywood glam goddess!'
Pretty In Pink
A soft, sensual pink is one of the most versatile colors for any evening gown. It is such a beautiful, quintessentially feminine color that exudes a quiet, unpretentious classiness. At the 2018 Oscars, Saoirse Ronan gave us a perfect example of how this look works well.
If you are wanting to emulate Saoirse's Oscar's 'pretty in pink' look and don't have the budget for the biggest brands, there are options online that provide a great range such as at TeresaClare. We don't all have movie star salaries, but that doesn't mean we can't look just like them right?
You can't pull off Hollywood Princess without the right accessories, and the best place to begin is your purse. If you want to make a statement, you can choose a purse that is bold, bright and contrasts with your outfit. If you are looking for a classic Hollywood glam look, try and match it to your dress or shoes.
However you choose to accessorize, we are sure you will be ready to rock your red carpet in no time at all!
Dress Style Like Hollywood Example
If you are trying to work out who epitomizes style and grace in Hollywood, you can't look past Blake Lively!
She has mastered the art of modernizing old-world Hollywood glamour - and somehow makes it look absolutely effortless! She has an innate fashion sense most of us would give anything for!
She manages to capture the perfect look every time, whether it's casual, smart casual or even a red-carpet event!
Let's look at some of her red carpet looks to see how she nails it every time!
Dressing To Impress
Blake Lively's Met Gala evening dresses epitomize why she is the style queen of Hollywood. Her 2014 dress oozes 'screen siren' and would look as impressive today as it did back then.
There are a couple of big reasons why this is the case.
Firstly, Blake knows what her best assets are, and she is not afraid to accentuate them at all! The dress hugs her in all the right places, showing off her stunning figure. The color and cut of the dress are also classic tones that don't date, and perfectly compliment her skin tone.
If you are looking for something similar, try gorgeous dressed from our cocktail collection! The pale pink colors will work for almost all skin tones, and add a necklace for a slightly more demure look than Blake's Met Gala outfit but just as stunning - the perfect cocktail dress!
A Shoe Collection To Die For!
They might say 'it's all about the little things' but whoever said that has not thought about Blake Lively's shoe collection! It's often the little details of an outfit that will make it really stand out, and we think Blake has this one all worked out with the perfect shoe for every ensemble.
Many of us stick to the basics in our shoe collection - blacks, whites, and nudes - but not Blake! In every picture you see of her, she has a gorgeous pair of shoes! She certainly does not stick to plain styles all the time and has a knack for pairing unusual, almost quirky styles to dress up an everyday outfit.
If you're looking to dress up a simple outfit such as skinny jeans and a white shirt or t-shirt, try adding a pair of pumps with a pattern. This can take your outfit from casual daywear to street chic in no time and you can wear it with an evening dress too!
Similarly, if you are looking to emulate Blake's style for eveningwear, make sure your shoes match your cocktail dress or purse. Her accessories are always perfectly balanced to the dresses worn!
Variety Is Your Key To Glam
One of the reasons Lively is seen as the 'it girl' when it comes to red carpet fashion, is her ability to make very different styles look simply stunning. Whether it's a slinky, figure-hugging piece to a princess style ball gown, she manages to stand out from the crowd.
What is increasingly obvious is that she seems to have a lot of fun creating her alluring looks. She is not afraid to mix it up a bit and neither should you!