Summer has finally landed on the red carpet as stars opted to go short this week in cute, flirty, fun, sexy mini dresses.
Their looks ranged from summery whites with tights, ruffled with a pop of colour, monochromatic, and minuscule with lots of glamour.
The key to pulling off this trend is not to go too short and wear your mini with class and confidence.
Topshop Yellow Mini Floral Print Bandeau Dress
Topshop US £80 and Topshop International £40
3.1 Phillip Lim Leather and Lace Dress
Net-A-Porter US $556.50 and Net-A-Porter International £685
Jil Sander Floral Print Mini Dress
Net-A-Porter US $1,711.50
Net-A-Porter International £1,615
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Paz Vega, Patina Miller, Catherine Zeta Jones, Heidi Klum and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all showed us their sexy backs this week.
Their halter and open-back looks are suggestive, yet subtle and mysterious.
These stars were able to strike a unique balance between showing off a lot of skin, while keeping things classy.
The most important thing to pulling off this trend is to have an even radiant complexion.
It’s also important to note that when you are going backless, you don’t have to expose your cleavage or other body parts.
Paz, Patina and Catherine all interestingly opted for long sleeves.
We saw this trend a lot on the Spring 2011 runway.
Chloé, MaxMara and YSL all opted to send their models out in sexy backless numbers.
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A sure fire way to dazzle on any red carpet is to wear a sequinned dress.
This week celebs have shimmered down red carpets from London to LA wearing spotlight stealing looks.
We had sexy attitude from Karolina Kurkova, Jessie J had an unrecognisable transformation, The Duchess looked like a Princess, Camila Alves glowed in gold…
…Fan Bing Bing was laidback in Louis Vuitton, Jamie King gave us multi-colours and Leighton Meester gave us every type of embellishment available in her fashion forward Balmain mini dress.
You can opt to go mini, maxi or strapless with these 3 gorgeous sequin dresses.
Bird by Juicy Couture Anya sequined dress
Rachel Gilbert Issy sequined silk gown
Tibi Strapless sequin dress
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Celebs really enjoyed the second trend of the week as they got to show off their toned legs after months of personal training via their thigh-high splits.
This trend was highly visible at The Met Gala.
Renee Zellweger showcased her super toned legs walking up the Met steps in Carolina Herrera.
Others who also opted to go daring high were Brooklyn Decker in neon pink Michael Kors and Diane Kruger wowed the photographers in Jason Wu.
Kristen Stewart in Proenza Schouler, Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney and Ashely Olsen in vintage Dior all had sexy side splits on their dresses.
Ginnifer Goodwin’s Topshop Unique split was just above the knee, but Rosie Huntington-Whitely was more daring in Burberry as she flashed skin via her split, her shoulders and the keyhole detail in her dress.
Also this week, Mila Kunis at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner and Lea Michelle at the “Glee” Academy screening, both chose sexy Versace Fall 2011 dresses that feature splits.
Opting for red dress or thigh-high splits make very bold statements and they aren’t for the fashion faint hearted.
Perhaps you’re not quite ready to go as high with your split as Diane or pull off a head-to-toe red look like Dita but these sexy trends can be done subtly and in a way that will have you brimming with confidence as you step out on your own personal red carpet.
Who knows; maybe one day you’ll be ready to pair them together….think Jessica Rabbit.
This week there were two very clear trends and both deserved to be highlighted.
Red was a favorite hue amongst celebs this week beginning at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner where Rosario Dawson and Brooklyn Decker both wore the colour in Escada and Giambattista Valli respectively.
Dita von Teese also chose red in the form of her figure-hugging Roland Mouret dress as she attended a taping of The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday.
Many celebs chose the colour when they attended the Met Gala on Monday beginning with Gisele Bundchen in a stunning strapless Alexander McQueen collection gown and Mary-Kate Olsen in vintage Givenchy Couture.
Others who stood out in the hue at The Met included ‘Glee’ girls Lea Michele in Escada and Dianna Agron in Michael Kors.
Saoirse Ronan also opted for red wearing Rodarte.
Like Gisele, Doutzen Kroes also went for a drama wearing a gorgeous Giambattista Valli gown.