There is no better 'colour' for the summer season. Choose white cotton for day time or opt for a lace in the evening. You simply can't own enough white this year!
The saying 'let me slip into something more comfortable' could never be more true than on your wedding day. Because let's face it, a floor-sweeping Elie Saab gown isn't the best option if you're planning on enjoying the champagne and DJ you paid for. You could opt for a high-hemmed frock for day and night, but if you just can't get that long-train-down-the-aisle thing out of your head, we propose a solution — a quick outfit change for the reception. Flick through the gallery for 10 of the most fab short frocks, perfect for your special day.
Never one to shy away from flashing a bit of flesh, Jennifer Hawkins stepped onto the ASTRA Awards red carpet last night in a white gown by home-grown evening-wear label, GALANNI. Jen's look combined an up-to-there leg split with corsetry-inspired bodice and gold hardware — the jury's out on this one, so give us your verdict!
Lace is Lover's thing. From their prim, Picture at Hanging Rock-esque smocks to last season's bombshell 'Finale' dress, Lover has always had that alluring-in-lace moment in the bag. The local label is capitalizing on their style signature; reworking and re-releasing their most iconic, most sought-after styles in an all-white and ivory, eight piece lace dress capsule collection — aptly named White Magick. One half of the Lover design duo Susien Chong said, “White Magick is a selection of our most timeless styles. The delicate femininity of these pieces embodies the spirit of Lover.” Last night we saw these best-of beauties in the flesh at Lover's recently opened Strand Arcade flagship, which will be the exclusive stockist of the line. The good news? It's an on-going retail capsule, so you'll have plenty of time to place an order. The frocks hit racks today. Run, don't walk. The range retails for between $600 — $3,000. Stockist: The Lover Boutique, The Strand Arcade, Lvl 1, Shop 69-71, 412-414 George St, Sydney, NSW. (02) 9232 7289.
Lea Michele turned up the heat in a sleek LWD for the taping of the Late Show with David Letterman. The Glee star arrived wearing a metallic blazer and miniskirt combo, but slipped into something a whole lot sexier for the show, choosing this Amen frock with a low neckline and side cut-outs. Lea snagged the 14 spot on Maxim's Hot 100 list, and even beat out Kristen Stewart who came in at 15. Watch today's FabFlash to see Lea's sexy style.
Sydney's style-set stepped out on Friday evening for the premiere of Any Questions For Ben?, and we couldn't help but notice two of the best dressed ladies working mighty similar looks. Jodi Gordon chose a long sleeved, embellished shoulder number from Burberry, teaming her demure dress with peep-toe tan ankle boots and an embellished clutch. Meanwhile leading lady Rachael Taylor opted for a slightly more detailed little white dress from Louis Vuitton's super sweet SS/ '12 line, finished off with girlish Alice band and daintier gold two-strap stiletto heel. We think that they both look fab, but are going to throw this out to you — which Aussie actress worked her LWD best?
Elle Fanning continues to wow us on the red carpet — it's hard to believe the adorable actress is only 13 years old. We think she outshone co-star Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at yesterday at the We Bought a Zoo premiere in NYC, no easy task considering ScarJo's sex bomb status! Don't get us wrong, Scarlett looked gorgeous in a black Dolce & Gabbana number, but Elle's ethereal Louis Vuitton S/S '12 dress won us over with angelic layers of sheer organza and beautiful cut-work lace detailing. She added a modern twist with her silver and white spliced heels and kept her accessories on the D.L (wise move, considering her detail-heavy frock!). We went in for a closer look — want to take a gander?
Flying solo at her first royal engagement, Kate Middleton — sorry, we mean Catherine Duchess of Cambridge — certainly looked like the hostess with the mostess! She was representing the royal family at a charity event for In Kind Direct at Clarence House in London last night. HRH brought glamour to the evening in her off-white Amanda Wakeley dress, which according to WWD is vintage. Not that you'd know — as the embellished strapped, Grecian design is a great example of investing in classic styles to withstand passing trends — especially when it come to black tie occasions. Kate's quite the loyal Amanda Wakeley client, choosing a two piece suit from the designer in April for her offical pics for the royal tour of North America. Want to get a better look at Kate's femme frock? See it close up...
Pippa Middleton's bridesmaid dress almost upstaged her big sister's at the Royal Wedding (we didn't see Catherine — or her bum — getting its own Facebook page!), so it's no surprise that it spawned a plethora of copycat styles. Whilst we approve of the super flattering, figure-hugging gown designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, we're wondering how many brides will snap up the latest inspired-by style released by UK chain Debenhams. True to the original, the dress features a cowl neckline, pearl buttoned back and short train and retails for a very affordable $261 (approx). Debenhams ships down under too, good news for Aussie brides who want some royal-inspired style for their walk down the aisle. The question is — is this wedding dress a bit too literal of an interpretation? Tell us what you think!