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17/06/2014

STYLE AND BEAUTY TIPS FOR WEDDING GUESTS

Have you been invited to a wedding this summer? If so then you're probably wondering what to wear, and what on earth you're going to do with your hair and your makeup for the big day! There's no need to get your bridal bloomers in a twist, however. Just have a read through our top tips below:

THE OUTFIT

So how do you go about choosing your wedding outfit? In short, it depends on what kind of wedding you're attending. The clue, if you can't ask outright, can usually be found in the invitation:

It's wedding season!

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Chic and sophisticated? Obviously, avoid all-white (you're not the bride) and all-black (this isn't a funeral, or Paris) ensembles. That said, there's nothing wrong with an on-trend monochrome outfit à la Kate Middleton. Horizontal stripes are the most flattering, but if they're too thin you'll look like you're wearing a hologram in the photographs!

Bohemian or beachy? A maxi-dress is always a good idea if the wedding is going to take place outside. Team it with a pair of wedges and a firmly pinned-on hat and you're good to go!

Trendy? If you're worried about not looking 'cool' enough, stick to a simple dress in one colour, then show your personality through the accessories. Try a chunky graphic cuff or a fun clutch bag.

THE MAKEUP

Once you've decided on your outfit, makeup is the next most important aspect of your look. This year, our two favourite makeup looks are the pop of colour and the subtle smoky eye.

Pop of colour: Keeping your eyes very natural-looking (mascara and a thin line of kohl under the eye) means you can afford to choose a really bold colour for your lips! Bear your outfit in mind when picking your shade.

Subtle smoky eye: Using a grey or brown-toned eyeshadow, give yourself a light smoky eye and a couple of coats of mascara. For your lips, keep them neutral in a nude or natural hue.

Top tip: Don't forget the waterproof mascara!

HAIR

When it comes to hairstyle, a lot of it depends on whether you're wearing a hat/head-piece or not. Our favourite wedding guest hairstyles that we've seen so far this season have included pretty half-up hairstyles and, of course, braids.

So now you have your wedding look sorted, you can relax and focus on the celebrations. Have fun!

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14/06/2014

Best dressed guest

Forget the bikini season panic. There's nothing like a summer event dress code to put you in a fashion spin.

It's that tricky balance between looking elegant and relaxed enough to match the season. Formal, but not stuffy. Statement, but not attention-seeking (this especially applies in the presence of brides).

Solve your what-to-wear conundrums with our style guide to bag the award for Most Glamorous Guest.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Best dressed guest

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OUTFIT APPERITIF

Dress code doesn't have to automatically mean 'dress'. This season, there are smart matching separates or two-piece tailoring options if you're tired of sticking to the same silhouette.

"Think about the style of the occasion before you plan your outfit," advises Jenny Packham, red carpet and Debenhams designer.

"Research the venue and location before outfit shopping, as it helps set the mood and style focus: a traditional wedding in the countryside offers a different set of sartorial rules to a tropical, beach vibe, for instance."

Make sure your outfit ties together with one common thread. Try picking out one accent colour from your dress or suit to base your accessories on.

MAIN EVENT

Whether you're beach, city or countryside-bound, always vow to say 'I don't' to white at weddings.

"Black and white is a great, chic alternative," suggests Packham. "Dress up a simple, block colour look with statement accessories. But if the outfit is bold, keep the extras simple, and vice versa."

Don't sabotage your Dancing Queen skills by hobbling on to the dance floor and ruining your look. Give your footwear a trial run around the house before wearing on the big day.

Packham says: "It's going to be a long day, so make sure your heels are both stylish and comfortable. My tip is to pack flats in your bag if you're planning on hitting the dance floor."

CLOSING PARTY

Temperature is all-important when selecting your event ensemble. If it's an outdoorsy do, remember that temperatures will drop at night.

"Unless you're wearing a suit, it's often difficult to find a suitable cover-up for a summer dress," says Packham. "A light cashmere cardigan or matching wrap is a great solution."

If your dress is plain, bling things up for evening with an intricate beaded jacket that will supercharge your look from day guest to evening glamazon.

"Ensure you have a bold lipstick in your handbag for the simplest way to take your outfit from day to night," suggests Packham.

HAT'S THAT

Considering a head-to-toe statement? A hat can instantly give your outfit the wow factor. Stephen Jones, milliner and designer of Top Hat at Debenhams reveals his tips for getting a-head for event season:

:: Try on a variety of hat styles until you find one that works for you. Take a hand mirror with you so you can see what the back looks like.

:: Ensure the fit is correct - my hats in the Debenhams collection come on bands so you can easily position them correctly on your head.

:: Get a hat to suit your face, as opposed to your clothes. If it suits your face, you'll feel comfortable and it will go with your outfit.

:: You need something a bit more substantial than a fascinator to balance out a tailored shoulder. Fascinators are great for evening with a cocktail dress - so glamorous.

:: For smart post-work events, put a tiny fascinator in your handbag that you can put on to smarten up and feel completely different.

 

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12/06/2014

Kerry Washington stuns in plunging top as she makes her red carpet return just seven weeks after baby's birth

She gave birth to daughter Isabelle Amarachi just seven weeks ago.

Yet Kerry Washington looked back to her radiant best as she made her return to the red carpet on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old actress cut an impressive figure in a plunging black dress and vivid orange heels at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Stunning: Kerry Washington appeared for the first time on the red carpet since giving birth in a painted black dress at the Women In Film Crystal And Lucy Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday

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Stunning: Kerry Washington appeared for the first time on the red carpet since giving birth in a painted black dress at the Women In Film Crystal And Lucy Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday

The non-profit organization Women In Film honours extraordinary women in the entertainment industry at their annual benefit gala, the Crystal + Lucy Awards.

Kerry was honoured with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television, while actresses Cate Blanchett, Eva Longoria, Rose Byrne, and Jennifer Lee will also be recognised with their own awards.

And it looked as if the actress could barely contain her excitement as she took to the red carpet.

A slick of hot red lipstick added a splash of colour to her complexion, while a coat of smokey eyeshadow defined her eyes.

The new mom gave a boost to her 5ft4in height in a pair of vivid orange heels.

With her hair styled down in loose and romantic waves, the Scandal star did not shy away from showing off a bit of her cleavage with a plunging neckline.

Meanwhile, Eva Longoria did little to tame Kerry's excitement as she wrapped an arm around the stunner.

The Django Unchained actress flashed a wide grin as the 39-year-old Desperate Housewives star cosied up beside her.

She later found her way besides Max Mara Global Ambassador Nicola Maramotti, who towered over the petite actress in a light blue dress that draped along her figure.

Making the most of a child-free night, the star also took time to speak with legendary actress Diahann Carroll.

The Dynasty star cut a youthful figure in a demure black dress that hugged her curves.

Kerry was certainly not the only star to turn heads, as Maggie Gyllenhaal bared her shoulders in a floral halter gown.

The Secretary actress highlighted her complexion with a slick of pink lipstick, along with golden eyeshadow.

Eva also grabbed herself some attention in a snug white tank top that tied at her waist, teamed with a pair of high-waisted trousers.

The Desperate Housewives star was recognised at the event with the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award.

Cate Blanchett - who was honoured with the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film - looked angelic in a white gown that cascaded in layers.

The Academy Award nominee wore her blonde hair in a chic updo, and opted for a natural palette of make-up consisting of minimal mascara and pink lipstick.

Fellow Australian Rose Bryne - who was given the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future award - shimmered in a glimmering blue jumper teamed with a simple chain choker.

Host Tracee Ellis Ross added a splash of colour with a strapless coral dress that bared her shoulders.

The Girlfriends actress was expressive and animated while taking to the podium to host the event.

Rose looked emotional as she accepted the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future award.

 

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