Suhad Shtayyeh
Amman, January 22, 2018
by Suhad Shtayyeh

The Hottest Evening Dress Trends from the Red Carpets


It’s interesting how everything stays the same, yet everything changes. The evening dress trends on the red carpet were both traditional and refreshing… Which means that you need to be careful when opting for a dress, lest you appear traditional God forbid :) Here’s what you need to look out for.


Feathers

Feathers are being featured heavily on the red carpet, but some of it works and others don’t.The best case scenario is to use feathers to accent and highlight certain elements of a dress. Otherwise you may appear like a debutante ostrich, which is what Jackie Cruz looked like in her Rami Kadi dress at the SAG awards last night.


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Poppy Delevingne in Prada at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
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Laura Dern in Alexander McQueen at The Last Jedi Premiere
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Margot Robbie in Miu Miu at the SAG Awards
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Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo at the Critics Choice Awards



Floral

Forget all about those printed floral fabrics, those are too traditional.This season’s florals are encrusted or embroidered onto the evening dresses, and the look is anything but traditional.


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Kerry Washington in Paolo Sebastian at the Producers Guild Awards
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Vanessa Kirby in Valentino at the SAG Awards
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Gina Rodriguez in Rosario at the SAG Awards
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Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen in the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards



Paillette

Yes top to bottom sequins have been in for a while, this season the focus is on a printed sequined look.Can’t pull off a print?Then pull off a texture like Nicole, who wore a bias cut dress which meant the paillettes were originally on the diagonal.


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Issa Rae in Marc Jacobs at the NAACP Image Awards
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Brie Larson in Gucci at the SAG Awards
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Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani Prive at the SAG Awards
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Cate Blanchett in Louis Vuitton at the Dubai Film Festival



Stripes

Stripes may have fallen off the grid as far as day wear is concerned but it has shown its pesky face again, this time in evening wear.


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Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani at the Dubai Film Festival
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Margot Robbie in Chanel at the Critic Choice Awards
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Sally Hawkins in Dior at the SAG Awards
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Odessa Rush in Dior at the SAG Awards



Pink

Pale pink might be trending on the ready-to-wear runways but its bright and cheerful pink that is the red carpet favorite.From Barbie pink on Nicole (btw not recommended for blondes lest you look a bit like Barbie) to ice cream berry shades, that what you need to be aiming for.


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Samara Weaving in Miu Miu at the SAG Awards
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Saoirse Ronan in Louis Vuitton at the SAG Awards
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Nicole Kidman in Valentino at the Critics Choice Awards
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Nicole Kidman in Carolina Herrera at the AACTA International Awards



Overlay

We are loving this fresh new trend, which bring together two older styles.This season we see the fitted evening gown with a sheer overlay on top.This allows you to play fairy princess while still showing off your hard earned figure.


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Halle Berry in Pamella Roland at the SAG Awards
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Lupita Nyongo in Ralph & Russo at the SAG Awards
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Storm Reid in Yanina Couture at the NAACP Image Awards
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Margot Robbie in Rodarte for the I Tonya Paris Premiere



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