Mar 04, 2013 10:22
by Natasha Saroca
The Academy Awards: it’s a glittering event that’s just as famous for the frocks as the films. Every year, fashion lovers around the world wait with bated breath for the stars of the silver screen to arrive in all their finery. Who will win a coveted spot on the best-dressed lists, and who will commit a crime against red-carpet fashion?
As the pinnacle of the awards season, expectations were high leading up to Hollywood’s night of nights for 2013, and we weren’t disappointed. Glittering jewels and dresses, soft neutral shades and figure-hugging silhouettes ruled this year, with dashes of moody blue, fiery red, classic black, and the odd full and flouncy skirt thrown in for good measure.
Yes, it was all very refined and civilised this year – there were no wardrobe malfunctions, scandalous thigh-high leg splits (well, not many anyway) or ill-fitting ensembles in sight. Is it bad to admit that we’re a tad disappointed?
When it comes to screen queens who shone on Oscars night, we can’t go past this fabulous five: Charlize Theron, Adele, Jessica Chastain, and our very own Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman. In fact, we loved their looks so much that we’ve curated five ensembles – each inspired by these leading ladies and award-winning songstress – for you to wear to your next formal affair.
And yes, we do realise that – for most of us – invites to black tie events are few and far between, so we’ve also thrown together a few ensembles that exude a red-carpet-ready vibe but are fit for more casual yet classy soirées.
Shop the looks:
Jessica Chastain Rachel
Gilbert Tessina Gown, rachelgilbert.com; PeepToe Shoes Miss Throne Heels in Chalk, $299, peeptoeshoes.com.au; Forever New Ariela Hard Case Clutch, $49.99, forevernew.com.au; Peter Lang Spectacular Swarovski Earrings, $170, peterlang.com.au; Peter Lang Tammy Crystal Bracelet, $149, peterlang.com.au; Samantha Wills Safari Nights Ring in Gold, $159, samanthawills.com.
Sheike Harmony Dress in Ivory, $139.95, sheike.com.au; rmk Luxe Wedges in Ivory Patent, $179.95, rmkshoes.com; Olga Berg Shoulder Bag in Oyster, $62, westfield.com.au; Swarovski Tizian Cuff, $305, swarovski.com; Samantha Wills Forever For Now Earrings in Silver, $99, samanthawills.com.
Rachel Gilbert Mia Gown in Forrest, rachelgilbert.com; Tony Bianco Tony Bianco Tilly Pine Kid Suede Heels, $139.95, tonybianco.com.au; PeepToe Shoes Crystal Encrusted Clutch in Gold, $599, peeptoeshoes.com.au; Bebe Textured Stud and Chain Necklace, USD$89, www.bebe.com; Lovisa Gold Loop Bangle, $16.99, lovisa.com.au; PeepToe Shoes Let Me Shine Studs in Jet/Gold, $39, peeptoeshoes.com.au; Swarovski Mini Black and Gold Chic Ring, $305, swarovski.com.
Topshop Laura Sequin Dress by Goldie, £72, topshop.com; B Brian Atwood Leonida Metallic Inset Pumps, USD$425, shopbop.com; Forever New Peacock Embellished Clutch, $59.99, forevernew.com.au; Peter Lang Girls Best Friend Studs, $54, peterlang.com.au; Adia Kibur Wide Resin Cuff in Peach, USD$30, shopbop.com; Swarovski Tabloid Ring, $405, swarovski.com.
Collette Dinnigan Highland Fling Beaded Mini Dress, $1386, collettedinnigan.com.au; PeepToe Shoes Miss Midnight Heels, $259, peeptoeshoes.com.au; Mimco It Lives Clutch, $399, mimco.com.au; Alexis Bittar Delano Stone Deco Cuff, USD$227.50, shopbop.com; Paula Hall Designs Crystal Floral Studs, $89.95, paulahalldesigns.com.au.