Rock It or Leave It on the Runway Summer 2017 Styles

Photo of Debi Mazar courtesy of Tom and Lorenzo Photo of Gabrielle Union courtesy of tomandlorenzo.com


Photos of Gabrielle Union and Debi Mazar courtesy of tomandlorenzo.com

All white outfits

Summer is a time for white and this year, all white outfits are heating up the red carpet. While most acknowledge that the rule of no white after Labor Day doesn’t apply anymore, all white outfits work best during the summer season. White does create a blank canvas that can add bulk so you want to watch your silhouette. Don’t be afraid to add a colorful accessory, some bright sandals, an elaborate statement necklace or wide belts that are very on trend right now. Most importantly, make sure to pack some stain remover wipes or a Tide Pen!

Rock it!

Logan Browning courtesy of Getty Images

Logan Browning courtesy of Getty Images and Gillian Jacobs image courtesy of celebmafia.com

Feathers

Unique touches that create an interesting outfit on the red carpet are tough to pull off.  You don’t want to wear a boring garment, but if you don’t edit, you risk looking like you’re wearing a costume rather than a chic look. Sadly, the recent trend of feathers on the red carpet veers deeply into costume territory. When feathers adorn a short dress, the wearer can sometimes look like they’ve donned a figure skating getup. Feathers on full-length gowns scream, “Everything, but the kitchen sink!” And, the silhouette of feathers on gloves; well, there are no words!!

Leave it!

Photo of Emily Blunt Courtesy of Tom and Lorenzo Photo of Jenny Slate courtesy of Getty Images

Photo of Emily Blunt Courtesy of tomandlorenzo.com and photo of Yara Shahidi courtesy of Just Jared

Ruffles

Ruffles have been making a comeback in a big way and they have been all over the red carpet. They are fun and can add layer and dimension; however, wearing ruffles can be tricky. Horizontal ruffles can create the illusion of width, so you want to be careful of where they hit you on the body.  Head to toe ruffles is a look reserved largely for those five and under; you know, young children. Ruffles work best as an accent. Many celebs are wearing them on their sleeves. As long as you keep an eye on proportions ruffles are fun and an easy look.

Rock it!

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Photo of Karen Gillian courtesy of Getty Images and photo of Susan Sarandon courtesy of EPA

 Velvet

Spending your summer doing promotion on a red carpet is a world most of us will never experience. Stylists spend an inordinate amount of their time putting together the perfect photo friendly outfit and studios put together budgets that include comfortable cars and a driver eager to ferry the stars from one air-conditioned event to the other. Which is how they can indulge in one of the most ridiculous trends to appear on the red carpet in a while. Velvet? FOR SUMMER, REALLY!!   Velvet is a wonderful, but very warm. Embrace this trend and the only thing bigger than your dry-cleaning bill will be the bill from the ER when you pass out from heat stroke. This one is a huge NOPE.

Leave it! (At least until November)

—Cameron Grey Rose

 

Comments

  1. I love the idea of feathers and velvet but it would be a hot mess in a super hot second in the heat of Okinawa!

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