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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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06/05/2014

Best Dressed At The Met Gala 2014: All The Dresses Live From The Red Carpet

Last night a little thing called the Met Ball took place over in New York. This year we were certain that the red carpet would be awash with pastel ball gowns and top hats, as the theme was 'White Tie and Decorations' to tie in with the exhibition which honours 50s designer Charles James. We had our money on satin gloves and sashes in a rainbow of Laduree shades. Turns out we were oh so wrong.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta [Photo: One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses]

Co-chair Sarah Jessica Parker was the only one to follow the dress code and opt for satin gloves, which she paired with her giant Oscar de la Renta gown with his signature along the back. Taylor Swift stuck to the theme in a pale pink satin custom Oscar gown, as did Karen Elson in miles of pink satin Zac Posen. Suki Waterhouse had a 'You shall go to the ball moment' in blush Burberry ruffles, while Kendall Jenner was on theme in custom pink Topshop. You've got the idea - pink was the colour of the night.

No ball gown to see here! Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren, Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham and Anne Hathway in Calvin Klein [Rex]

With the 'White Tie and Decorations' theme we expected a sea of nipped in waists and blown out skirts, with minimalism not on the menu. But it looks like A Listers don't like a dress code - even if it's enforced by the mighty Anna Wintour.

The strapless column gown was a popular choice, led by Victoria Beckham who wore white strapless (you guessed it) Victoria Beckham. Rachel McAdams opted for a blush Ralph Lauren column gown, while Anne Hathway went for a red hot Calvin Klein Collection crop top and skirt.

David Beckham in Ralph Lauren and Victoria in Victoria Beckham [Rex]

Not all the stars were quite so simple, however. We come to Lupita Nyong'o who arguably gave us the biggest 'OMG moment' in her beaded flapper Prada cocktail dress. Last year Kim Kardashian almost broke the internet thanks to her floral Givenchy dress avec matching gloves, but she made up for it this year in blue strapless Lanvin with thigh-high slit.

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry, Lupita Nyong'o in Prada and Kristen Stewart in Chanel [Rex]

Beyonce is always the queen of the Met Gala, and this year was no exception. She wore a black beaded Givenchy gown with a beaded veil and dark wine lips. She even walked the red carpet with a dress assistant who made sure the gown looked flawless at all times.

Kim Kardashian in Lanvin, Beyonce in Givenchy and Rihanna in Stella McCartney [Rex]

The red carpet this year was a Stella McCartney take-over, as she dressed the MET set. Rihanna wore a white Stella skirt and crop top, while Cara Delevingne wore white trousers and a black crop top. The designer also dressed Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon in pink gowns avec trains. Crop tops might not scream white tie, but Emma Stone also flashed the abs in a pink Thakoon crop top with a wrap hot pink skirt with thigh slit.

 

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