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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Why You Should Care What Gwyneth Wore

Why should you care what Gwyneth Paltrow (and all the other hollywood stars and starlets) wore to the Oscars? Because the Oscars are a sneak peek at Spring's big trends on and off the red carpet. Let's review!

White was the big story of the Oscars. If you are getting married this year, you have a lot of inspiration to choose from! White has been seen the last few years on the red carpet and as a trend for everyday, but never in such a modern, in-your-face way. Who didn't gasp when they caught a glimpse of Gwyneth Paltrow in her severely modern Tom Ford look? Most of us have a hard time buying white dresses for formal occasions because you can't wear them to a wedding. I say, buy a cute day dress for dressy but not formal occasions.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Rooney Mara in Givenchy
The kaleidoscope of sequins in the audience at the Oscars was quite a sight to see. What does this mean for you? Sequins are everywhere this season, including for day. Want something affordable? H&M has some great sequin tees for $34.99. I particularly love the navy!

Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood
Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive 
Between the white and sequin trends lies the light, bright, shimmery look. A great way to connect with your inner goddess and find a dress you CAN wear to a wedding! You know what is always in style? The dress that is most flattering for YOUR body type. This is why Octavia Spencer's dress was such a hit. She may not have Gwyneth Paltrow's stick thin body type, but she couldn't have looked better. No wonder Tadashi Shoji is the go to guy for curvaceous stars.

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab 
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Gold was another big story at the Oscars and will continue for Spring. How about a gold sequin tank and white jeans for a summer party look? Jessica Chastain would look good in a paper bag so I don't feel the need to address her stunning look from Alexander McQueen, but kudos to Meryl Streep in Lanvin. She managed to find an age appropriate look that is completely relevant to the season. Then again, when is Lanvin not relevant?

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Meryl Streep in Lanvin
Color has been a big story for a few years now and shows no signs of abating. That means you should stop being afraid and buy some! Hot tropical colors like Emma Stone's Giambattista Valli dress are particularly on trend this season. And didn't you love how Viola Davis was the only one in green that night? Interesting because the color made such a show at the Golden Globes this year. Check out my blog on Emerald.
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli
Viola Davis in Vera Wang

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