The Hottest Formal Gown Trends
It is possible to get high-fashion glamour for your formal event without the cost or the hassle. According to a recent article by Huffington post, there are a few simple trends that you can mimic to get the hottest Hollywood fashions of 2013.
Long Gowns, Metallic Accents
The first of these trends uses a balance of gold and metallic fabrics with neutral accents. These contrasting hues result in a look that looks lux and screams class, especially when this dramatic combination is used on floor-length gowns. Many celebs, including Selena Gomez, favor wearing a floor-length skirt and a black bodice with gold accents. If metallic hues aren’t particularly flattering for your complexion, you can invest in another hot color: red. Bright crimson is most impactful on classically styled gowns, though it is equally appealing on floor-length bodycon dresses. The secret to rocking red is to keep it modest; short red dresses, due to the combined color and length, come off as too informal and less trendy. White is an ideal alternative for those who feel that red is too bold a color, though the same rules apply to white gowns: keep it long, and keep it classy. Pairing a white gown with subtle metallic or black accents can prevent you from feeling like a bride to be.
If long gowns don’t appeal to your personal tastes, peplum is all the rage in both formal and business settings. Peplum consists of a short overskirt attached to the waist of a fitted jacket, and this overskirt is typically flared about the hips to emphasize a woman’s hourglass shape. The skirt usually falls just above the knee, making it a perfect fit for anyone looking to show some leg. To dress up peplum—and prevent yourself from looking as though you stepped out of the office—consider finding a peplum gown in rich, satin fabrics. Embroidered fabric can also lend a touch of class to this year’s hottest silhouette. Of course, these svelte fabrics can boost the cost of the gown, in which case finding peplum gowns for rent is a viable alternative.
Jewel-toned colors and sequins are trends well-suited for anyone looking for a more dramatic silhouette. These trends do not require a specific shape or length, so they allow for a greater expression of personal style. When it comes to jewel-toned hues, the brighter they are, the better. Chloe Moretz was recently praised for wearing a yellow, floral embroidered dress so bright that it was nearly neon, and other similarly bright gowns have been turning heads during red carpet premieres ever since. Sequined gowns generate a similar degree of appeal. Some celebs prefer to wear gowns completely covered in mono-hued sequins, whereas others opt for a more classical approach by wearing scattered sequins over a neutral fabric.
By mimicking these trends, you can easily find a high-fashion gown without investing in big-name designers. The trends are well suited for all tastes in fashion, regardless of whether you prefer classic elegance or bold, dramatic silhouettes.