This blog was originally created by Madeleine Villa.
Chances are if you watched the Oscars this past weekend you were left pretty inspired. Whether you were floored by the gorgeous runway looks, steamy Shallow performance by Gaga and Cooper, or big win by Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury -it’s safe to say that the 2019 Academy Awards was one for the books.
“Who are you wearing” is a question that any star on the runway can expect. While the ‘who’ is very important the ‘what’ - or the overall look is what we care about most. Award season is right at the beginning of the year which means that we can look to the stars (pun intended) to gauge the upcoming fashion trends. These trends transcend just red-carpet style, often influencing prom and wedding season.
Calling all fashionistas! If you - like us, scour the red carpet looking for upcoming trends then stick around and see if you picked out the same trends as us!
Men In Velvet if You Please
Velvet was the textile of choice for men on the 2019 Oscars red carpet - the looks ranging from classic black velvet tuxedos to full out velvet ball gowns.
Michael B. Jordan looked dashing in his Tom Ford tuxedo - how cute is it that he brought his mother Donna Jordan as his date? (Image: The New York Times)
Richard E. Grant looked like he stepped right out of a magazine in his sharp burgundy velvet suit jacket with contrasting lapels. He was nominated for best actor in a supporting role for his work in “Can You Ever Forgive Me.” To his left, his stunning date and daughter Olivia Grant. (Image: The New York Times)
Jason Momoa looked incredible in his custom Fendi pink suit. His wife, Lisa Bonet perfectly matched him in her complimentary gown. (Image: The New York Times)
Billy Porter stole the show in his Christian Siriano tuxedo dress saying “I’m not a drag queen, I’m a man in a dress.” (Image: The New York Times)
Honorable mentions go to Joe Alwyn, Stephen James, Henry Golding, Samuel L. Jackson and Brian Tyree Henry for their velvet looks!
All That Glitters… is at the Oscars
For the women. Metallic was the go two for the red carpet - many focusing on silhouette. I mean if you want to win an Oscar, it’s best to dress like one!
Nominated for best actress for her role in ‘The Favourite’ Emma Stone looked stunning in her Louis Vuitton gown featuring larger-than-life shoulder pads. (Image: The New York Times)
Talk about disco (ball) fever. Jennifer Lopez looked phenomenal in her Tom Ford high neck gown. Husband Alex Rodriguez perfectly complimented his wife in a bold Tom Ford white blazer and matching shirt. (Image: The New York Times)
Brie Larson looked absolutely gorgeous in her halter style dress by Celine. That high slit helped balance out the look - perfect for prom! (Image: The New York Times)
Diamonds… are the Red Carpet’s Best Friend
It’s safe to say that the stars did not play when it came to their bling. Some of the big players this red carpet were, Chopard, Forevermark and Harry Winston Diamonds.
Gaga looked breathtaking in her Alexander McQueen structured gown… but did you see the rock around her neck? The Oscar winner wore the most famous gem owned by Tiffany’s the Tiffany Yellow Diamond. This diamond is a whopping 128.54 carats. Gaga is only the third person to wear it, the last was Audrey Hepburn! (Image: Variety)
Charlize Theron let her jewellery do the talking. Her pale blue dress was accessorized with over 300 carats of Bulgari diamonds and 30 carats of sapphires. (Image: E! News)
Lupita Nyong’o sported a custom ring that paid tribute to ‘Black Panther’ and her work with the Time’s Up movement. The ‘Wakanda Forever’ ring was designed by Zameer Kassam. The prongs holding the 10 carat ethically-sourced Forevermarck diamond resemble the Wakanda symbol while the black diamonds surrounding it represent the Time’s Up black dress code from the previous year… did we mention the ring cost 1.2 million dollars? (Image: Hollywood Reporter)
So What Does This Mean For Event Style?
Sorry men, your basic black tux won’t cut it this year. It’s all about making bold statements. Whether that means trying a new textile like velvet, a bold color like pink, or playful vintage style - playing it safe is for seasons of the past! (Image: Pinterest)
Ladies, for your next big event, let it be prom or wedding season, go for some shimmer… and we don’t mean something understated. Try a full sequinned gown or something head-to-toe metallic! Or try a gown with an interesting silhouette! (Image: Boho Lady)
Maybe head-to-toe glitz is too much for you? Go simple with your gown but embellish with jewellery! You may not be able to afford the real thing but costume jewellery will do the trick and put you right on trend! (Image: Oscars)
What was your favorite Oscars red carpet look?
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