Red Carpet Trend: Green Dresses

Earlier this year, celebrities set the trend for wearing green on the red carpet during Awards Season, opting for elegant, dramatic gowns in different shades of the rich hue.

This summer the trend is back but instead of long gowns the stars are favouring flirty minis with fun details like peplums, short sleeves, python panels plus asymmetrical hemlines and necklines in shades of vibrant Kelly green to deep emerald.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was the first to reignite this trend when she wore a Kelly green Diane von Furstenberg dress on her recent visit to LA last month.

Following her gorgeous outing, several celebrities were seen on the red carpet in the same vibrant colour.

Both Frieda Pinto and Rachel Nichols opted dress which sat just below the knee.

New girl on the block Roxane Mesquida donned a style similar Diane von Furstenberg dress to the Duchess.

Amanda Seyfried’s flirty Prabal Gurung dress with black detailing looked super chic with cross-over strappy heels, whilst Jayma Mays added some fun to her Reem Acra dress by adding silk pumps in a rich eggplant shade.

Just last night Kat Dennings wore a vintage 80’s Diane Von Furstenberg emerald green wrap top silk dress from New/Found Vintage to CBS,The CW And Showtime TCA Party.

Choose how to work this trend by opting for sophistication like Catherine or add some spice by wearing fun shoes in an equally bright colour or print like Roxane, Jayma and Emma Stone.

Be careful not to go too overboard with colour though, as you don’t want to end up looking like a Crayola box.

Green was also a huge hit on the Fall 2011 runways as Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs and 3.1 Phillip Lim all sent models down the runway wearing green.

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11 Responses to Red Carpet Trend: Green Dresses

  1. cookie August 8, 2011 at 06:45 #

    love jayma mays dress & everything….she looks great with straightened hair!! the rest of the gurl’s dresses are iiight

  2. Tahj August 5, 2011 at 19:27 #

    I love green on the red carpet, especially on redheads and blondes.

  3. Debu Malla Pradhan August 5, 2011 at 18:32 #

    All of those green dresses are beautifull and colour green really goeswith red..
    From from the end ofJuly to the end of August is the time to wear red and green out fits for women in Nepal because its the Festival Teej, celetbrated by Nepali mariied and unmarried women., They celebrate it by fasting and dressing themselves with green and red outfits.Nepali Women celebrate Teej to get a better husband and for longlife and progress of their husbands…Festival teej all covered with red and green colours…so it reminds of the festival Teej….

  4. kiwi August 5, 2011 at 08:14 #

    Green is my favourite colour.. though my favourite green look is Freida in the OLR dress worn a few months ago.. not this one

  5. Elaine2 August 4, 2011 at 23:15 #

    I love the color green, but am not fond of any of the dresses shown for some reason.

  6. Tobeinstyle August 4, 2011 at 21:33 #

    Green has been a on and off color this year. Glad it was on the red carpet this time 🙂 Amazing looks and outfits!

  7. noo August 4, 2011 at 21:24 #

    i love this shade of green in almost every form, i even adore it on kate whose style never appeals to me that much 😀 but then there is kat dennings who looks so stiff in her dress that i just want to put her into something more fitted and less bathrobe-y !!!

  8. dee August 4, 2011 at 21:08 #

    I like bright, bold colors so I am loving the green.

  9. Sandie August 4, 2011 at 20:54 #

    It’s been a very colourful year and I’ve come to appreciate many colours I didn’t expect to.Green was one them. The Duchess, Rachel Nichols and Roxane Mesquida wore it the best IMO.

  10. Lucía August 4, 2011 at 20:32 #

    It’s not my favorite color…I didn’t love any of the above looks.

  11. Jones19 August 4, 2011 at 20:27 #

    Hot trend, love me some green.

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