We are always up for a quick trip to fairy tale land, but we must confess that the romantic storyline isn’t really the catch. A beautiful princess swept away by her prince charming is a dream for many. For us, the magical princess gown is the true heart stealer—especially when it’s encrusted with myriad shimmering crystals!
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Currently, we’re in full princess mode. It started with the Golden Globes, and stretches out to the grand Oscar finale. We get to play dress up via our favorite celebrities who take on the sparkly role of modern day princesses. Each year they take us on a ride from haute couture to not really sure (Swan dress anyone?). So far, this year is proving to hold its own in terms of capturing style and dictating trends. As Award Season shifts into full gear, the glamour is bursting from its sequined seams. Here’s what’s rolling down the 2011 red carpet.
This is definitely the year of the Swan—not the previously mentioned Bjork Swan. It’s all about the Black Swan, which is hands down the big winner when it comes to merging fashion and film. As soon as sister act Rodarte signed on to costume seven couture tutus, a designer spectacle was primed to take the stage. The poised charm of Natalie Portman, and carefree elegance of Mila Kunis leaps easily from ballet barre to red carpet. Both have proven their finesse in selecting gowns as they continue to rank high on best dressed lists.
With our gaze glued on the prima ballerina, the obvious color choice for the red carpet is pink. And boy is everything coming up roses! While we love the breath of fresh air that a soft blush delivers, we go wild for the shock value of a bolder shade. Claire Danes hit the right note at the Golden Globes in a neon silk halter gown by Calvin Klein. At the SAG Awards, Jennifer Lawrence let her Oscar de la Renta fuchsia dress do the talking. Follow the lead of these ladies and think pink for your next gown. And don’t forget to add a rosy pucker to your pout!
The bling was bright and the ice was right, but the biggest accessory
on the red carpet was the belt. Among the belted beauties at the SAGs were the aforementioned babes: Mila Kunis, Claire Danes, and Jennifer Lawrence. With a multi-purpose twist, the cache of a sash brings every figure into shape. A little cinch adds a sharp punch that lifts a simple gown from wow to pow. Find your belted gown, and get set to tie one on.