Teen Choice Award Red Carpet Trend: Crop Tops

Teen Choice Award Red Carpet Trend - Crop Tops

Aside from the covetable surfboards, the other major item trending among the crop of PYTs at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (August 10) was undoubtedly the crop top.

The midriff continued to have a moment at the event, hosted at the Shrine Auditorium, where two-piece ensembles showed up at every turn.

With varying lengths of the shortened shirt, some showed only a sliver of skin while other manners of bralettes, bandeaus and bustiers flaunted measurably more. But with such a range of styles, it was refreshing to see just how different the stomach-baring top can be.

From Nina Dobrev’s colour-splashed statement to Taylor Swift’s charming ensemble and Kylie Jenner’s edgier entrance, not to mention Shay Mitchell’s sweet-and-sultry white lace look, the unspoken consensus among the flock of starlets was in full favour of the flaunted and toned midsection.

There were nearly too many crops to count on the blue carpet, with Jordin Sparks, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kim Kardashian, Hilary Duff, Laura Marano and Vanessa Marano also keeping the trend alive and kicking.

Are you a fan, or has the crop top finally been overexposed?

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Celebrities Love…Sheer Hems

Celebrities Love Sheer HemsThe legs have it—at least when it comes to the latest trend in transparency . We’ve seen the see-through gowns and the peek-a-boo paneling that have permeated many a red carpet. But, now, specifically sheer hemlines are having their own moment, too, with starlets already taking cues from the Spring 2014 runways.

When applied correctly, this diaphanous design detail adds a modern edge to an otherwise classic dress. The see-through hem whispers of both sultriness and sophistication, adding a measure of chic intrigue to a starlet’s statement look.

At the Rome Film Festival, Rooney Mara cut things short with her delicate, yet structured white Balenciaga design. Take away the more elegant organza overlay, and this would have been a way-too-short mini.

Meta Golding edged it up at ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Madrid premiere, donning a laser-cut leather Loewe frock that not only featured a sheer hem, but extended the trend to the sleeves and back.

Like Rooney, Amy Adams wore a shorter sheer hemline that was tacked onto her monochromatic David Koma dress at the ‘American Hustle’ L.A. screening.

As for ‘Downton Abbey’ actress Laura Carmichael, she debuted a more demure version of the trend with her Richard Nicoll midnight-blue dress that was just subtly sheer at the bottom.

Sheer genius, or already sick of see-through?

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Met Gala Trend: Built-In Gloves

Met Gala Trend Built-In Gloves

Anti-establishment style was everywhere last night at the punk-themed 2013 Met Gala, where the ‘it’ list worked varying levels of sartorial subversion – from glam-rock to goth and grunge.

But there was also a select group of red-carpet rebels who armed themselves with one of the evening’s more unusual, nonconformist trends.

Their weapons of choice? Not spikes or studs, or even chainmail. Rather, they suited up in full-on punk protection mode with what can only be dubbed as glove-sleeves – full arm, hand and finger-covering extensions. (Practical, they are not.)

We saw these gown appendages in their most blatant form on a Givenchy-clad Kim Kardashian, who not only covered her baby bump in all-over floral, but also completely sleeved up in the moody, foreboding print.

The built-in glove extensions also appeared on Leelee Sobieski, who wore Christian Dior Couture and looked to be growing a gold-plated garden on her forearms and fingers.

It was Paloma Faith in a Michael Cinco design who gave us the best lesson in how to wear gown-gloves with her blood-red, ombre-effect masterpiece.

Is the trend worthy of a high-five, or is it outrageously out of hand?

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Red Carpet Trend: Slick Suits, Slicker Hair

In the 1920′s mens hair was super simple. Hair was slicked back with gel for a formal look that was thought to be both masculine and also elegant.

Usually when we see a celeb work a suit on the red carpet, they opt for feminine tresses, but when supermodel Karolina Kurkova wore a Roberto Cavalli suit last week with slicked-back locks she revitalized the menswear trend, taking it to a whole new level.

Young Emma Roberts appeared to have been inspired by this look when she donned this Nanette Lepore suit, as was Julianne Hough.

The actress/dancer also slicked back her short blonde tresses when she wore this black Chloe suit earlier this week.

Do you prefer this edgier approach to menswear-inspired dressing, or do you prefer a softer, more feminine approach?

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Red Carpet Trend: Red Dresses

Red has been adding a welcome pop of bright colour to the red carpet this autumn.

Few fashion statements pack a punch quite like a red hot dress.

The most recent sighting was Emmy Rossum in Temperley London and our BDOTW winner Kate Hudson in Prabal Gurung.

Ashley Greene in Roland Mouret, Jennifer Garner in Monique Lhuillier, Amanda Seyfried in Prada, Pace Wu in Valentino, Michelle Keegan in Bill†Marr and Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott have all opted for shades of red, ranging from sassy scarlet to demure crimson, to make their sartorial statements on the red carpet.

Nicole was the only one to opt for red from head-to-toe.

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Red Carpet Trends: Summer LBDs

While prints, neons and tie dye are perfect for summer days, when the sun goes down, black still rules.

This was definitely the case on the red carpet this weekend as LBDs dominated at the Spike TV’s ‘Guys Choice’ Awards.

Mila Kunis (in Lanvin), Emma Stone (in Versace), Malin Akerman (in Emporio Armani) and Kate Beckinsale (in Tom Ford) all wore black; as did Dianna Agron, hosting the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The Queen of the LBDs, Jennifer Aniston (in Valentino), also jumped on the trend this weekend at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

Charlize Theron is the other star who is opting for LBDs a lot this summer.

She at least punches up her look with a bright pink lip colour and statement heels, which is the key to working a LBD as a chic, easy breezy look this summer.

Rag & Bone ‘Adeline’ paneled satin and leather dressNet-A-Porter.com
Acne ‘Marlow’ sleeveless dressMatchesFashion.com
Reiss loose belted tee dress – Reiss US and Reiss UK
Herve Leger Crisscross A line dressShopbop.com
Lanvin embroidered bubble-skirt crepe dressNet-A-Porter.com

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