Despite the fact that many of us will never step foot on the red carpet, there’s certainly likely to be occasions, such as a fundraiser or a ball, when we want to look and feel especially glamorous. The REISS video ‘How To: Dress Like A Red Carpet Celebrity’ features fashion expert Louise Roe relaying hints and tips (and drawing from her own experience on the red carpet) on how to choose the right dress for such an event.
The style of your dress should showcase your best features. For example, if you’ve been blessed with long, lean legs, a maxi dress with a thigh-slit will celebrate this in an elegant way. Strapless alternatives work well to display toned arms and plunging necklines will keep the focus on the décolletage. Use this as a starting point to achieve a look that makes you feel extra special – it’s a one off investment piece.
A classic gown in a timeless hue will hold its relevance for years to come and the more minimal the design, the easier it is to accessorise. With a simple switch of jewellery, a dress such as this can take on multiple guises and be worn time and time again. Alternatively, a stand-out option in a bright, saturated hue, or a dress that’s cut with a striking one-shoulder design, will really make an impact.
The right footwear is essential, even when your look features a floor-sweeping maxi skirt, as the aim of this look is to create a polished appearance from head to toe. Whether you favour a closed heel or an open-toe sandal, your shoes should complement your dress and work with your jewellery and clutch to pull the look together.