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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Red Carpet Trends: Peplum Dresses

The night’s biggest trend on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night was peplum dresses.

Charlize Theron (in Lanvin), Emma Stone (in Martin Grant), Emma Watson (in Brood), Julia Jones (in Joy Cioci) and Julianne Hough (in Sally LaPointe) all opted for peplum dresses.

Each look look was very different.

Charlize’s gave us strapless Parisian chic. Stone’s was two-tone and elegant. Watson was sporty, colourful and edgy. Julia popped on the red carpet with a bright neon colour and sharp detailing and Julianne gave us a cut-out version of this trend.

Which was your favourite peplum look?

Marc by Marc Jacobs Marfa peplum dressMatchesFashion.com
Oasis ‘Charlie’ peplum dressOasis-stores.com
Givenchy peplum waist dressfarfetch.com
Callula Lillibelle Kate jacquard and mesh peplum midi dressNet-A-Porter.com

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Red Carpet Trend: Spring Yellow

The best way to banish the winter blues is with sunshine yellow.

When it comes to spring, there isn’t a colour more associated with the season than this sunny hue; think daffodils, sunflowers, and baby chicks.

We saw yellow on the red carpet during awards seasons courtesy of Heidi Klum, Rashida Jones, Charlize Theron and Maria Menounos.

Most recently, stars like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Richie, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams and designer Rachel Roy have donned yellow to welcome in the new season.

Feeling inspired?

ASOS drop-waist dress from ASOS.com, Karen Millen studded baby satchel from KarenMillen.com,
Emilio Pucci appliquéd dress from Net-A-Porter.com, Ralph Lauren leather strapless dress from
Net-A-Porter.com, MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Ivana’ sandals my-wardrobe.com and
Forever 21 ‘Yummy Yellow’ nail polish Forever21.com.

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Stars Going Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Green was most definitely the colour to be seen wearing on St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, as demonstrated by these stars.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: The Duchess wore a forest-green Emilia Wickstead coat dress (her favoured style of dress) whilst visiting the Irish Guards in Aldershot, England. She accessorized her look with a gold clover brooch that belonged to the Queen Mother, chocolate brown LK Bennett shoes and a matching Lock & Co. Hat.

Karolina Kurkova: The Czech model attended the Gala Spa Awards at the Brenner Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany, on Saturday wearing an uber-sexy Elie Saab gown with a matching belt and matching green sandals.

Fergie: The singer was also in head-to-toe green. She wore a BCBG Max Azria dress to the Don-A-Matrix party in Beverly Hills, California. A green Adolfo Sanchez jacket and Prada flame sandals completed her look.

Feeling inspired?

Topshop tuck neck shift dress from Topshop.com, AG Stevie cords from Anthropologie, Gucci python shoulder bag by from Net-A-Porter.com, By Malene Birger ‘Amukaji’ sequined-jersey dress from Net-A-Porter.com Illamasqua ‘human fundamentalism’ lipstick from ASOS.com, Marc by Marc Jacobs Mary Janes from farfetch.com, ToyWatch from ASOS.com, Sephora by OPI ‘It’s Totally Karma’ nail colour from Sephora.com and a Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Jungle Too Hot To Handle Ultimate’ tote from my-wardrobe.com

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Red Carpet Trend: Ladies In Red

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s no surprise that celebs have been feeling inspired.

Red seems to be popping up everywhere on the red carpet this week: Heidi Klum, Taylor Swift, Serena Williams and Kristen Johnston have all donned the bold hue.

It’s not only red looks we’ve seen a surge in, but also red lips (think Taylor Swift and Miranda Kerr) and red shoes (think Paula Patton).

As soon as we hit December, it becomes a seasonal colour: Santa and his elves, stockings, candles and Christmas decorations.

Here are some red hot items to get you sizzling this season.

Valentino red ruffled dress Net-A-Porter.com
7 For All Mankind red leather leggings 7ForAllMankind.com
Anya Hindmarch Valorie glitter-finish leather clutch Net-A-Porter.com
N.Peal Cashmere cable knit cashmere gloves theOutnet.com,
Miu Miu bow-embellished patent-leather peep-toes Net-A-Porter.com
Proenza Schouler PS1 bag ProenzaSchouler.com
Alexander McQueen suede ankle boots AlexanderMcQueen.com
Ralph Lauren Black Label cable knit cashmere sweater Net-A-Porter.com and
Marc by Marc Jacobs vintage-style aviator sunglasses theOutnet.com.

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