How Does the OSCARS Red Carpet Measure Up To The 2015 Bridal Trends? 5 Star Weddings Investigates…
For the hottest couture trends of the year, you needn’t look much further than the OSCARS red carpet. Some of this year’s gowns were spectacular, with the reigning colours of blush pink, rose red, and metallic greys all making an appearance. We’ve picked our favourite looks, both his and hers, as well as some enviable hair and make up styles that we think will be hot looks for this year’s brides. Here we show you how to replicate the leading lady look on your big day.
First up is Emma Stone looking glorious in a sheer, acid green gown by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. This is a top look from this year’s Academy Awards; the fit and form of the 5’6 Emma’s dress complements her figure perfectly, lengthening her height through the flowing train and thigh high split. Saab’s gowns for the S/S 2015 season are all about the cascading sequins on close fitting sheer material, as seen on Emma and the more bridal looks from the collection, below. Many of his pieces seem as though they have been subtly injected with a shot of neon, in pinks and greens. As a side note, we love Emma’s chestnut/auburn up do paired with the yellow-green tones of her dress. Red carpet royalty, we say.
Jennifer Lopez also took to the red carpet in an Elie Saab gown, this time in a blush/nude shade. Blush has been a key colour in this year’s bridal collections and is an extremely flattering alternative to white, especially for a paler skin tone. Saab’s collection is light, ethereal and romantic.
Of all the women in black at this year’s ceremony, we think Australian actress Margot Robbie did it best. She offset the floorlength, long sleeved ensemble with a daring deep V neckline. Look to Kate Halfpenny’s gorgeous and vast range for 2015 brides for a similar look; a deep v neck and lace sleeves, or a more demure cowl neck look not dissimilar to Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress for the royal wedding in 2011.
English actress Rosamund Pike, who was nominated for her turn in Gone Girl, was a huge hit among fashion bloggers for her close fitting, ruby red Givenchy gown with a front slit. To channel Rosamund on your wedding day, check out Monique Lhuillier’s floral lace white dress, which has a subtle slit on the front. Alternatively, for the more daring bride who’d love to be a Lady in Red on the big day, Georges Hobeika’s Autumn/Winter 14-15 collection boasted this floor-length rosy dress.
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While big winner Eddie Redmayne looked great in his blue Alexander McQueen tux with black accents, we picked the suave rapper Common, whose song with John Legend scooped Best Original Song for Glory, for best dressed man. His classic black tux was given a bit of glamour by the velvet, and he was sporting the must-have accessory for the men of the OSCARS: the brooch. Kevin Hart and Jared Leto were also sporting chic men’s pins on their lapels, but Common’s ensemble won the night for us. Emulate his winning combination with a velvet tux jacket, and gold feather brooch, both Alexander McQueen.
The best make-up look of the night was Naomi Watts, with her peachy complexion and metallic dress offset dramatically by her berry lipstick. She wasn’t alone in rocking this trend; Viola Davis, Carmen Ejogo and Julianne Moore also lifted their pale dress choices with a deep, fruity lip colour. We love this Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in shade 116 Envoutante.
Lastly, here’s a round up of the best Women in White of the night; Marion Cotillard in an unusual but striking Dior gown, last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o shimmering in a Calvin Klein creation reportedly made from six thousand pearls, and Lady Gaga hopefully hinting at her bridal choice for her upcoming nuptials in a custom-made Azzedine Alaia white gown, paired with daring red gloves.
- Written by Beth Mills – 5 Star Weddings
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