What do celebrities strutting the red carpet have in common with brides? It’s all about the dress! With this year’s Emmy Awards just around the corner, I took the time to forecast a few Hollywood themes that are sure to influence the red carpet and brides.
Borrowing inspiration from the silver screen, classic “Old Hollywood” glamour and styles fit for a sexy siren will be prevalent. Looks reminiscent of those seen on Mad Men and Downton Abbey will also have a strong presence, proving that everything old is new again. Look for these fashion trends to capture all eyes and create just the right amount of drama for the paparazzi – even if the photographer is your own.
Style #: (SWG494)
OLD HOLLYWOOD charm never goes out of style. If your figure resembles the killer curves of Hollywood (think Beyonce!), this silk Charmeuse gown is a perfect choice. The beaded, sequin details of this dress add just the right touch of glamour to make a statement.
Style #: (CPK437)
Mad for MAD MEN? It’s not hard to fall in love with 1960’s influenced fashion because it’s all about innocence. A strapless silhouette is a perennial favorite for stars like Reese Witherspoon. The lace overlay and sweet pearl-like sequins on this style will make any bride red carpet ready.
Style #: (WG3482)
THE SIREN is a woman who is not afraid to turn heads. One of the world’s most well known sirens, Angelina Jolie, stepped onto The Academy Award’s red carpet and proved that legs can be a woman’s sexiest assets. This dress is perfect for the “siren” bride who is confident and self assured, important qualities for the “big day.”
Style #: (VW351000)
DOWNTON ABBEY has garnered fans all over the world, who enjoy following the romance, rivalry, and stunning fashion. Vintage inspired gowns, like this one, are all about draping and softly sculpting the body. This sophisticated gown is for a woman who still believes in fairy tales…and has finally found her very own prince charming.
Susan J. Ashbrook – the author of Will Work for Shoes: The Business Behind Red Carpet Product Placement – has been behind the scenes of twenty Emmy Awards and is in the unique position to not only dish on all the fashion trends, but what really happens behind the scenes. A pioneer in celebrity product placement, Susan has dressed over 7000 celebs including A-listers Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez and has worked with top stylists (Phillip Bloch, Rachel Zoe) and fashion brands (Lanvin, Harry Winston, Kenneth Cole, Herve Leger, Swarovski) alike. For more information, log onto www.susanjashbrook.com or visit www.amazon.com to purchase her book.