Celebrities have a million excuses to dress up — another premiere, another red carpet, another dinner, or award show — so who better to cull a little party-dressing inspiration from? We've had our eye on this pack of glamazons, like Alexa Chung, Jessica Alba, and Hilary Rhoda making the rounds in sparkly cocktail dresses, party-perfect LBDs, and even a jumpsuit or two (more on that inside!) as they've hit their respective events.
Now, we're giving you a month-long recap on their gorgeous ensembles to repurpose for your most eventful time of the year. Hoping to nail down your look for the big office party? Or seeking out the perfect little party dress for your best friend's fete? Click on for 20 days of holiday-party material, all courtesy of some very fabulously, festively attired celebs.
It's impossible not to feel like a lady when wearing lace — and if ever there's a time you want to feel like a lady, it's the moment you walk down the aisle. Lace wedding dresses have been a classic choice for seasons, making it not only a chic choice for your special day, but a safe one too.
So whether you're in planning mode, with a wedding on the horizon, or you're just looking for something lovely to lust over, step into the gallery to be inspired.
Can we talk about Miranda Kerr's amazing fashion sense? It's no secret Miranda has solidified herself in the street style hall of fame, but the local beauty has also mastered the art of turning up the heat on the red carpet. Showcasing her flawless figure in body-hugging creations, high-shine mini-dresses, and carefully cut-out gowns, Miranda's penchant for sexy silhouettes – like her latest Michael Kors number – makes her a red carpet favourite. To be fair, she doesn't always opt for seductive styles, as evidenced by the ethereal, embellished Valentino confection she wore at this year's Oscars party. Whether she's channelling a '50s pinup or a Grecian goddess, it's clear Miranda's style savvy knows no limits.
You need at least one of these in your life! There are few fashion staples as chic, comfortable and easy-to-wear as the day dress. This season, minimalist '90s slips are sitting alongside boho Isabel Marant designs, while stripes remain the off-duty pattern of choice.
Inside you'll find the mini, maxi and midi lengths from our cheap and chic (Minkpink!) and luxe designer names (Acne!) we're coveting for Summer. Just name your price!
Just hours after pulling on a chic, cream Alexander McQueen frock for the christening of Prince George, Kate Middleton delivered a second dose of style inspiration at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala.
In another public display of her affection for Jenny Packham's designs, the Duchess wore a plunging, navy blue, floor-length gown by the designer. Although it originally sashayed down the runway as an off-the-shoulder dress, Kate gave the dress her own spin with capped sleeves.
Her only accessory was a glittering diamond bracelet, reportedly a gift from Prince Charles. Zoom in on that oufit and more of Kate Middleton's Jenny Packham gowns in the gallery.
Pale pink: it's one of fashion's most polarising shades. In camp pro-pink, lovers champion the colour's versatility as a sweet neutral shade, while others appreciate that just 'cause it's pink, doesn't mean it needs to be girly (we've got an ACNE look in the gallery to prove that). But in camp anti, they argue the shade is for kids only. Either way, there's no denying that pale pink is the sugary shade of Spring.
This isn't the first time we've pulled up pink for being the cutest colour out, back at fashion week street style stars escorted in the trend, offering quirky ways to wear it (statement shades) as well as ladylike looks in the season's full-volume skirts. Today, we're helping you tick off the trend yourself, with ten pink pieces you need to own for Spring — and we promise they're not all girly.
While Derby Day is strictly black and white, Crown Oaks brings out the ladylike looks and Stakes Day is cool and casual, Melbourne Cup is the day to embrace all things bright and colourful. While it’s not officially the theme, this is the race that stops the nation after all, so a bit of scene-stealing colour is celebrated. While millinery is a must, with only three weeks until the big race, it's the frocks we're most interested in today.
Inside the gallery our editors picked the colourful Cup Day dresses their eyes are on — from crisp cobalt blues, to moody '90s florals and modern digital prints, these are the dresses to don on Nov. 5.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's Fall 2014 bridal collection for Marchesa is lovingly — and appropriately — called The Secret Garden. For all the beautiful floral embellishments that are plainly visible in this collection (like the crystal embroidery on a sleeveless gown and the lace of a cocktail-length dress), there are also elements that aren't so obvious.
The designers cleverly hid lace behind the billowing fabrics of some gowns and used sheer tulle to create the illusion that pearl studs were floating just above their wearer's décolletage.