BOHO BEACH WEDDING INSPIRATIONS - IDEAS FOR A BOHO WEDDING AT BEACHSIDE

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What To Wear

What to wear to a boho beach wedding? Grooms can choose anything but brides mostly prefer boho looks: there are lots of amazing boho lace wedding gowns with any silhouette, length and neckline to fit your taste and create a unique look. You may go for a more casual wedding gown, too, for example, a slip dress in any color – this is a dress that will always work. Accessorize your look with multiple bracelets, earrings, layered necklaces and anklets – there can’t be anything excessive for a boho or gypsy bride. As for shoes, walk barefoot, go for embellished sandals or barefoot sandals – it’s totally up to you and the look you want.

multiple bracelets, rings and anklets in boho and gypsy style are amazing to accessorize a boho beach bridal look

multiple bracelets, rings and anklets in boho and gypsy style are amazing to accessorize a boho beach bridal look

a boho lace wedding dress with spaghetti straps and an illusion skirt, a chain hairpiece are great for a beach boho bride

a boho lace wedding dress with spaghetti straps and an illusion skirt, a chain hairpiece are great for a beach boho bride

a flowy white boho wedding dress with lace trim, a chain and a simple wildflower bouquet

a flowy white boho wedding dress with lace trim, a chain and a simple wildflower bouquet

sexy off the shoulder sheath wedding and bridesmaid dresses, chains and floral crowns

sexy off the shoulder sheath wedding and bridesmaid dresses, chains and floral crowns

a fitting boho beach wedding dress with long sleeves, a high neckline, a feather hairpiece for a boho bride

a fitting boho beach wedding dress with long sleeves, a high neckline, a feather hairpiece for a boho bride

a simple boho beach groom's outfit with tan pants, a white shirt, suspenders and a printed bow tie

a simple boho beach groom's outfit with tan pants, a white shirt, suspenders and a printed bow tie

boho beach brides wearing simple white wedding dresses and colorful and neutral tassel kimonos plus a chain

boho beach brides wearing simple white wedding dresses and colorful and neutral tassel kimonos plus a chain

a boho lace mermaid wedding dress with thick straps is a gorgeous idea for a boho bride

a boho lace mermaid wedding dress with thick straps is a gorgeous idea for a boho bride

a boho lace wedding dress with spaghetti straps and a floral crown are a great idea for a boho chic wedding

a boho lace wedding dress with spaghetti straps and a floral crown are a great idea for a boho chic wedding

a boho beach maxi wedding dress with paghetti straps, a necklace of shells and a braided hairstyle

a boho beach maxi wedding dress with paghetti straps, a necklace of shells and a braided hairstyle

a simple and neutral boho beach wedding dress with a lace trim on the skirt and sleeves plus a bright bouquet

a simple and neutral boho beach wedding dress with a lace trim on the skirt and sleeves plus a bright bouquet

bright floral anklets are amazing accessories for a boho beach bride, and they are quick and easy to make

bright floral anklets are amazing accessories for a boho beach bride, and they are quick and easy to make

a boho lace fitting wedding dress with slits is very relaxed and sexy

a boho lace fitting wedding dress with slits is very relaxed and sexy

a boho beach bride can wear gorgeous pearl and embellished anklets in gypsy style, that's amazing for a boho beach wedding

a boho beach bride can wear gorgeous pearl and embellished anklets in gypsy style, that's amazing for a boho beach wedding

a boho chic bridal outfit with a lace crop top and a pencil skirt plus a wide sash, feather and chain earrings and a floral crown

a boho chic bridal outfit with a lace crop top and a pencil skirt plus a wide sash, feather and chain earrings and a floral crown

gypsy embellished wedding sandals are amazing for a boho beach bride who doesn't want to go barefoot

gypsy embellished wedding sandals are amazing for a boho beach bride who doesn't want to go barefoot

a strapless boho lace fit and flare wedding dress and a fringe straw hat for a fashion-forward bride

a strapless boho lace fit and flare wedding dress and a fringe straw hat for a fashion-forward bride

a pink silk slip wedding dress with pompoms, a thigh high slit and a deep neckline worn by Malin Akerman

a pink silk slip wedding dress with pompoms, a thigh high slit and a deep neckline worn by Malin Akerman

a boho lace wrap wedding dress with bell sleeves and a train plus statement earrings

a boho lace wrap wedding dress with bell sleeves and a train plus statement earrings

a boho lace mermaid wedding gown with a plunging neckline, bell sleeves and loose waves

a boho lace mermaid wedding gown with a plunging neckline, bell sleeves and loose waves

a boho lace mermaid wedding dress with cap sleeves and a train plus bright florals

a boho lace mermaid wedding dress with cap sleeves and a train plus bright florals

 

How To Decorate

The wedding ceremony space is on the beach, which means that you already have the best wedding backdrop in the world, you only need to mark the space with an altar or arch. Make it with greenery, blooms, pampas grass, hang some candle lanterns or candle holders. Decorate the space with driftwood, seashells, floats, nets, baskets and wooden benches, and for a unique wedding arch made of driftwood, a teepee-shaped or a trendy circle wedding arch.

The reception space is often a picnic one, and in this case you can go for a low table, rugs and pillow, an airy runner, candles, colored glasses and wicker placemats and woven chargers. If it’s a usual reception space, the décor is practically the same, add as many gypsy and boho décor items as you like.

driftwood, candle lanterns, bright and pastel blooms and boho rugs to decorate the boho beach wedding ceremony space

driftwood, candle lanterns, bright and pastel blooms and boho rugs to decorate the boho beach wedding ceremony space

clear aqua glass table numbers with wooden stands are amazing for a boho beach wedding

clear aqua glass table numbers with wooden stands are amazing for a boho beach wedding

a unique wedding arch of driftwood, tropical leaves and bright tropical blooms is a fantastic idea

a unique wedding arch of driftwood, tropical leaves and bright tropical blooms is a fantastic idea

a unique boho beach wedding arch with pale and usual greenery, pampas grass and greenery hanging down

a unique boho beach wedding arch with pale and usual greenery, pampas grass and greenery hanging down

a romantic boho beach wedding picnic space with rugs, pillows, a wicker chest, a low table, bright blooms and candles

a romantic boho beach wedding picnic space with rugs, pillows, a wicker chest, a low table, bright blooms and candles

a colorful boho beach wedding tablescape with blue candles and pillows, a textural floral arrangements and air plants

a colorful boho beach wedding tablescape with blue candles and pillows, a textural floral arrangements and air plants

a colorful boho beach wedding reception space with colorful blooms and pampas grass, a crystal chandeliet, airy runners and lots of candles

a colorful boho beach wedding reception space with colorful blooms and pampas grass, a crystal chandeliet, airy runners and lots of candles

a colorful boho beach ceremony space with boho rugs, colorful blooms, greenery, pampas grass and an oversized floral installation

a colorful boho beach ceremony space with boho rugs, colorful blooms, greenery, pampas grass and an oversized floral installation

a chic neuutral boho beach picnic setting with crochet pillows, a white tablecloth and lots of food

a chic neuutral boho beach picnic setting with crochet pillows, a white tablecloth and lots of food

a bright boho wedding arch decorated with pink blooms and greenery, with a leather ottoman and a boho rug

a bright boho wedding arch decorated with pink blooms and greenery, with a leather ottoman and a boho rug

a boho beach wedding space with pampas grass in vases, wooden benches and a wedding arch with dream catchers and macrame

a boho beach wedding space with pampas grass in vases, wooden benches and a wedding arch with dream catchers and macrame

a boho beach wedding reception table decorated with air plants, pastel blooms, pampas grass, candles and elegant candle holders

a boho beach wedding reception table decorated with air plants, pastel blooms, pampas grass, candles and elegant candle holders

a boho beach wedding ceremony space done with lots of dried blooms, white and blush florals, flags and wicker chairs

a boho beach wedding ceremony space done with lots of dried blooms, white and blush florals, flags and wicker chairs

a boho beach wedding altar with greenery, white blooms and pampas grass plus simple chairs

a boho beach wedding altar with greenery, white blooms and pampas grass plus simple chairs

a boho beach reception table with a low table, blue table runners and glasses, seashells, clams, nets and candle lanterns

a boho beach reception table with a low table, blue table runners and glasses, seashells, clams, nets and candle lanterns

a boho beach circle wedding arch made of greenery and pampas grass plus boho rugs are a super trendy idea for a boho beach wedding

a boho beach circle wedding arch made of greenery and pampas grass plus boho rugs are a super trendy idea for a boho beach wedding

a boho beach table setting with printed plates, candles, bright blooms and various pillows

a boho beach table setting with printed plates, candles, bright blooms and various pillows

a moody boho beach setting with a low table, pillows, a leather pouf, bright blooms and a skull

a moody boho beach setting with a low table, pillows, a leather pouf, bright blooms and a skull

a bright boho beach setting with an ocher tablecloth, colorful pillows and plates and bright glasses

a bright boho beach setting with an ocher tablecloth, colorful pillows and plates and bright glasses

a boho beach wedding arch done in dark colors, with lanterns and some wood sticks tucked into sand

a boho beach wedding arch done in dark colors, with lanterns and some wood sticks tucked into sand

a boho beach wedding ceremony arch done with dark fabric, lanterns and candle lanterns hanging down plus a boho rug

a boho beach wedding ceremony arch done with dark fabric, lanterns and candle lanterns hanging down plus a boho rug

a simple boho beach reception with blankets and pillows, a concrete and wood table and candles

a simple boho beach reception with blankets and pillows, a concrete and wood table and candles

a bright boho beach place setting with an ocher tablecloth, floats, bright blooms and pillows

a bright boho beach place setting with an ocher tablecloth, floats, bright blooms and pillows

a simple boho beach reception table with wicker placemats, taupe candles, succulents and neutral porcelain

a simple boho beach reception table with wicker placemats, taupe candles, succulents and neutral porcelain

a relaxed boho beach wedding reception table with bright blooms, candles and printed plates and a tablecloth

a relaxed boho beach wedding reception table with bright blooms, candles and printed plates and a tablecloth

a boho beach wedding reception with a low picnic table, colorful pillows and glasses, bright blooms and greenery

a boho beach wedding reception with a low picnic table, colorful pillows and glasses, bright blooms and greenery

a boho beach lounge with a rattan sofa and side tables, faux fur, blooms and artworks

a boho beach lounge with a rattan sofa and side tables, faux fur, blooms and artworks

a boho beach wedding picnic with a low picnic table, boho pillows, colorful glasses and plates plus colorful blooms

a boho beach wedding picnic with a low picnic table, boho pillows, colorful glasses and plates plus colorful blooms

a boho beach wedding picnic setting with a low table, a lace tablecloth, colorful blooms and greenery plus pillows

a boho beach wedding picnic setting with a low table, a lace tablecloth, colorful blooms and greenery plus pillows

a boho beach picnic setting with  with a low table, boho rugs and colorful pillows, lanterns and colorful candles

a boho beach picnic setting with with a low table, boho rugs and colorful pillows, lanterns and colorful candles

a boho beach picnic setting with a vintage window as a tabletop, colorful pillows, macarons and berries

a boho beach picnic setting with a vintage window as a tabletop, colorful pillows, macarons and berries

a boho beach teepee done with boho lace, colorful pillows, candle lanterns, blooms and greenery

a boho beach teepee done with boho lace, colorful pillows, candle lanterns, blooms and greenery

a boho beach wedidng ceremony setting with benches, corals, candles, driftwood and an arch decorated with blooms and airy fabric

a boho beach wedidng ceremony setting with benches, corals, candles, driftwood and an arch decorated with blooms and airy fabric

a white wedding cake topped with mussel shells looks very relaxed, beach-like and boho

a white wedding cake topped with mussel shells looks very relaxed, beach-like and boho

vine balls, driftwood, simple wooden signs and family photos on the tree

vine balls, driftwood, simple wooden signs and family photos on the tree

pebbles as escort cards are a very cool boho beach wedding idea that is easy to DIY

pebbles as escort cards are a very cool boho beach wedding idea that is easy to DIY

a boho beach wedding centerpiece with candle lanterns, air plants in holders, coral pink blooms and greenery in turquoise bottles

a boho beach wedding centerpiece with candle lanterns, air plants in holders, coral pink blooms and greenery in turquoise bottles

an elegant boho beach wedding picnic setting with a teepee, a crystal chandelier, wicker furniture, a low table and candle lanterns

an elegant boho beach wedding picnic setting with a teepee, a crystal chandelier, wicker furniture, a low table and candle lanterns

a crochet lace teepee with boho pillows, fringe and Moroccan lanterns can be used for an elopement or as a lounge

a crochet lace teepee with boho pillows, fringe and Moroccan lanterns can be used for an elopement or as a lounge

a bright boho beach wedding centerpiece with blue jars and bright blooms and driftwood with candles

a bright boho beach wedding centerpiece with blue jars and bright blooms and driftwood with candles

a relaxed wood plank sign is necessary for a beach wedding, and you can easily DIY it

a relaxed wood plank sign is necessary for a beach wedding, and you can easily DIY it

 

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THE ULTIMATE DRESS GUIDE - HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRESSES ARE OUT THERE?

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THE ULTIMATE DRESS GUIDE - HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRESSES ARE OUT THERE?

Types Of Dress All Women Should Know

 

When it comes to finding a dress to wear on a night out, the options are endless. Certain outfits flatter certain body types, weather and occasions, so it can be overwhelming to try and tackle the choices alone. Here is your guide to all dress types, for any occasion.

1. Shift Dress

The shift dress was a massive trend in the early 1960s and has a simple, boxy shape. It is a short and typically sleeveless dress that hangs from the shoulders. It’s ideal for those who have a lean, column-esque body shape, as they appear straight. You can style this dress with a mid-length duster jacket and a pair of slingback heels or even knee-high boots, to give it that real ’60s flair! This shape is the ideal blank canvas for colour blocking or print detail.

 

 

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2. Bodycon Dress

The bodycon is a tight-fitting dress that hugs your figure and accentuates your assets. They’re often made of stretchy material and are perfect for a night out on the town. This dress is ideal for those with an hourglass figure, as it flatters the beautiful curves!

 

 

 

3. A-Line Dress

An A-line dress fits at the hips and gradually flares out towards the hem, which makes the dress look like an “A” shape. It is perfect for a casual setting, and you can dress it up or down with ease. This style is best suited for pear-shaped bodies, as it shows off your lovely shoulders and adds a feminine touch to your lower half.

 

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4. Wrap Dress

The wrap dress features a front closure by wrapping one side of the dress across the other and tying the fabric at the waist or back. Often seen by the likes of Kate Middleton, this style has a classic silhouette that is perfect for athletic body shapes, as it creates the illusion of an hourglass figure, even if you don’t have one naturally.

 

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5. Halter Dress

A halter dress is ideal for summer. Featuring a strapless or sleeveless upper half, with a tie around the neck. Some halter necks don’t have a bow but fabric secured around the neck. This style of dress is most flattering for those who wish to show off their ample shoulders.

 

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6. Asymmetrical Dress

An asymmetrical dress is an excellent option for those who aren’t sure of the formality of an event or party. An asymmetrical dress will have two sides of a different length. Sometimes the dress is longer at the back than the front, or shorter on one side. You can also find asymmetrical dresses that are sleeveless on one side and with a long sleeve on the other side. There are so many variations of asymmetrical dresses that flatter any body shape!

 

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7. High-Low Dress

A high-low dress is a form of asymmetrical dress. They are typically longer at the back, and shorter at the front. This shape works with casual dresses as well as the ballgowns. It is the perfect style for anyone who wants to show off their sexy pins, and they’re best paired with high heels or platforms, so the back of the dress doesn’t drag on the floor.

 

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8. Sheath Dress

A sheath dress is form-fitting, it has a straight cut and is nipped at the waistline, with no visible seam. It sits at the knee or just above and is ideal for a business event or a night out. This dress style is perfect for those who want to put their gorgeous curves in the spotlight, as it flatters those with an hourglass figure.

 

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9. Peplum Dress

For those who love a playful style, a peplum dress is perfect. The detail can be below the waist, under the bust, at the hips or around the neck or shoulders. The fit and flare silhouette of the peplum shape has its origins from Greek antiquity. For a day to night look, you can swap flats for a pair of hot heels, adding height to your figure, making your legs look super long and your waist nipped in and tiny.

 

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10. Empire Waist Dress

The empire waist dates all the way back to the 18th century. The dress gathers under the bust at the slimmest part of the torso, creating a flattering effect.  If you’re smaller on the top part of your body, this dress will pinch the top of your abdomen and flare at the bottom. It’s perfect for petite girls, as it elongates bottom half giving the appearance of wickedly long legs.

 

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11. Sweater Dress

Keep it casual with a sweater dress! This dress is knitted, it can be form-fitting or loose, and it comes in different lengths. It is perfect for all body types as there are so many different silhouettes. You can pair it with thigh-high boots to keep your pins warm, or add a sneaker for a fresh casual look!

 

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12. Pencil Dress

If you’re heading out somewhere and you’re trying to impress someone, the pencil dress is the one for you! Named after the pencil shape, a pencil dress is typically nipped in at the waist, with a hem that hits below the knee and has no frills or flounce. This silhouette is great for a little black dress or a go-to for a date night. You can switch things up a bit by opting for a plunging neckline or keep it fresh and sexy with a turtleneck.

 

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13. Slip Dress

Unleash your inner grunge girl with a slip dress. You would typically wear this style as an undergarment; it is usually satin, with a V-neck line, spaghetti straps, and lace. You can dress it up or down with a pair of barely-there heels or chunky boots. Keep it casual by pairing this dress with a basic T-shirt or a white shirt underneath, to give it that real ’90s feel!

 

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14. Smock Dress

A smock dress is a gorgeous go-to for anyone in a rush! Super comfy to wear, a smock dress is usually loose fitting. It can have long sleeves or be strapless, so it’s super versatile. Dress it up or down with a leather jacket and cute ankle boots for a perfect transitional outfit!

 

Smock Dress

 

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15. Ballgown

Be the belle of the ball with a ballgown! It is a formal dress that hits the floor, it is perfect for a fancy event such as a black tie dress code premier or a ball. This style comes in many different forms, from a princess silhouette, with a prominent pouffy skirt, all the way to the mermaid silhouette. A ball gown is a dress to wear when you’re ready to make a real entrance, and wow the whole room!

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16. Princess Silhouette Dress

The princess silhouette is what you’d typically see in a Disney film. Tight fitting at the top and waist, it flows like a dream below the waist, giving the effect of a full princess-esque gown. This dress is made for anyone, as it accentuates your shoulders and arms. The princess silhouette is a traditional and historic-inspired dress, for those who wish to be a princess for a day!

 

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17. Mermaid Silhouette Dress

A style of a ballgown, the mermaid silhouette is the perfect dress for a black tie occasion. As the name suggests, the mermaid dress is long and straight from the top all the way to the middle of the thigh or calf, where it flares out into a wide skirt, as a mermaid’s tail would. If you have an hourglass or pear-shape figure, opt for the tight-fitting silhouette. For column-esque bodies, you can go for a profile that’s a bit looser on the waist and hips.

 

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18. T-shirt Dress

The ultimate casual dress, the T-Shirt dress is the one that you can go for when you’re stepping out to brunch or the movies. Much like a regular T-shirt, the round neck and loose-fitting silhouette sit just above the knee. Of course, you can also find a T-shirt dress with a pencil skirt silhouette, but the focus is on the T-shirt neckline. This look is perfect for any body type, so get creative, as this dress is a real blank canvas for any season!

 

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19. Tea Length Dress

This classic style has its modern origins from Edwardian times when fabric became lighter which made it popular to wear indoors, around friends, often while drinking tea. This silhouette has a full circle skirt that hits at the mid-calf. A vintage-inspired silhouette, a tea length dress is perfect for those who are on their way to a semi-formal event or wish to add some classical Hollywood drama into their outfit. Pair it with cute flats or classic low heel pumps for a full Audrey-inspired get up.

 

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20. Cocktail Dress

As the name suggests, a cocktail dress is a choice for a schmaltzy party or drinks at the bar. A cocktail dress is a blend of formal and casual, it hits just at the knee and is perfect for “Cocktail” dress code events. This is a versatile dress, with different necklines and silhouettes, so you can find the ideal dress to suit you.

 

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21. Denim Dress

When you’re not in the mood to squeeze into your jeans, slip on a cute denim dress! Just as the name suggests: this type of dress is made of denim. They come in a wide range of styles, with long sleeves and a button-down front, or a pinafore with pockets. This casual-cool style is effortless, chic and suitable for many occasions.

 

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22. Pinafore Dress

A pinafore dress is a collarless, strapless dress with medium-sized straps on the shoulder. You can wear it with a shirt or turtleneck underneath. This cute little dress is a great way to showcase your figure without having to squeeze into something too tight!

 

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23. Midi Dress

Sitting between a maxi and a mini dress, the midi is what everyone needs for the times when you’re unsure of the formality of an event. This style can have any neckline or sleeve length, so it’s great for any body shape. Pull on tights and ankle boots for a perfect winter look, or grab a pair of flats and a cute straw hat and have a stylish picnic!

 

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24. Mini Dress

The scandal broke loose in 1965 when model Jean Shrimpton wore a mini shift dress to the Melbourne Cup, showcasing her bare legs and hat-free head to the world. Nowadays, mini dresses are far more mini and far less scandalous, and they’re a great way to capture attention and showcase your pins! This dress is ideal for anyone who wants to put emphasis on their legs and make the world stop and turn! If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

 

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25. Maxi Dress

Spend the day at the beach or by the pool in a relaxing in the effortless maxi dress. This style is suited best for a more casual setting; however, the fabric hits the floor (or at least your ankles), giving the impression that you’re dressed up. Make the perfect lazy outfit by adding sandals and long-hanging jewellery into the mix, and everyone will wish they were as stylish and comfy as you are!

 

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26. Off the Shoulder

Take the plunge and keep your shoulders exposed in an off-the-shoulder dress. These dresses showcase your shoulders, while maintaining a sleeve or ruffle on the bicep. The off shoulder style is great for those who want to exhibit their shoulders and arms but don’t want the commitment of a strapless look.

 

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27. Bardot Dress

Named after the blonde bombshell, Bridgette Bardot, this dress radiates decadence and sophistication. With an off-the-shoulder motif, these dresses are complete with a sleeve that sits just below the shoulders, giving you the impression that you’ve slipped the sleeves off just a little!

 

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28. Tube Dress

If you’re ready to make an entrance while making an impact, show off your assets in a tube dress! Tight, form-fitting and strapless. This dress is the ideal style for summer nights when you want to look sexy and seductive, without compromising on keeping yourself cool. This dress is great for all body types, as the figure-hugging silhouette amplifies your best features!

 

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29. Qipao Dress

This traditional Chinese dress dates all the way back to the 17th century during the Manchu rule. Stunning in design, the Qipao features a high neck and a straight skirt. Traditionally made of silk, they are complete with delicate embroidery. The modern Qipao became popular in the West in the 1920s, and features a high slit on one or both legs, with a variety of different sleeve types. This dress is a stunning glimpse into the intricate and awe-inspiring Chinese culture.

 

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30. Long Sleeve Dress

For those chilly winter nights, opt for a dress with long sleeves. This style is not only a smart choice for freezing nights, but they’re also incredibly sexy and alluring. Long sleeved dresses come in a range of different silhouettes, so no matter what style you’re after, whether it be a bodycon, ballgown or a midi dress, there is something perfect for you! These dresses are ideal for those who wish to keep their arms covered.

 

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Bell-Sleeve Dress

A bell-sleeve dress identifies itself with the sleeve ending at the mid-forearm or wrist, with a flare flowing down towards your hands. The sleeve is shaped like a bell, hence the name. These dresses come in different silhouettes, but the focal point is the sleeves.

 

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32. Strapless Dress

Show off those gorgeous shoulders with the help of a strapless dress. The first modern strapless dress is said to have originated in the 1930s by designer, Mainbocher. As the name suggests, this style has no sleeves or straps, and it sits just above the bust, relying on your body’s contour to keep up. If you don’t feel like showing skin, you can always rock these dresses with a T-shirt underneath or a skivvy.

 

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33. Shirt Dress

Keep it cool and casual with a shirt dress. Defined as a loose-fitting dress, it features a shirt collar and a button-down front. This style comes in different lengths, and sometimes has a nipped in waist. The focal point of a shirt dress is the collar and button-down front. It’s super easy to dress up or down, grab some chunky ankle boots or sneakers and you’ll be ready for a night out or a night at the beach!

 

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34. Blazer Dress

The blazer dress is the perfect ensemble to wear when you need to talk business, but have fun at the same time! These dresses look like a blazer, but they are worn as a dress. The style is typically double-breasted, giving the appearance that you’re wearing a men’s blazer. Its versatile and perfect for any season, so rock it with low rise sneakers of a pair of ankle boots.

 

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35. Sun Dress

Catch those rays and wow everyone in a sundress. This garment is best worn in the warmer months, as it’s loose fitting with spaghetti straps and a wide neckline. These dresses are often tighter around the waist and have a fuller skirt. Sundresses are soft, light and feminine, best seen in a stunning floral pattern or pastel colour.

 

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36. Pouf Dress

Nipped in at the waist and pleated into a full skirt, the pouf dress is sweet and girly. Very 1950s in design, this style is famous for its “poufiness” in the skirt. You can go full throttle down the feminine road by pairing it with cute pumps and pearls, or you can make it rocker chic with sneakers and a leather jacket.

 

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37. Kimono Dress

This traditional Japanese gown dates over a thousand years ago when the word “kimono” meant a piece of clothing. Now, the kimono is one of the most widely recognised garments, characterised by its long sleeves and a wraparound closure. While the traditional kimono is still prevalent today, the modern kimono dress can have a slit in one leg, wraparound design and long sleeves.

 

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38. One Shoulder Dress

Whether you’re indecisive or it’s just cold outside, you can always opt for a one-shouldered dress! A one-shoulder dress is a form of asymmetrical dress, characterised by the single shoulder. Choose from a full-length sleeve or one strap; however, you wish to wear it, you’ll make a statement.  The asymmetry of the garment will attract attention for all the right reasons; you’ll look stunning!

 

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39. Handkerchief Hem Dress

Add a twist to the asymmetrical dress with a handkerchief hem. These hems are designed to appear as though several handkerchiefs were held at the centre, flowing down in the skirt. The style of handkerchief hems can be found at any length, with any neckline. It can be subtle or pronounced, and is a beautiful way to show off your gorgeous pins!

 

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40. Bandage Dress

Popularised in the ’90s by French designer Hervé Léger, the bandage dress has a similar silhouette to the bodycon shape. However, its evolution is closer to shapewear. The dress got its name due to its ‘bandage’ construction, consisting of layers of knitted tape that hug the curves in all the right places.

 

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What Is Slow & Sustainable Fashion? Why Slow Fashion?

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What Is Slow Fashion?

The last few years a wave of change has been sweeping through the fashion industry, powered by real truths about its implications on the planet, people and animals. An increasing number of brands are rejecting the principles of Fast Fashion, as a more sustainable approach to making clothes comes to the fore. The Slow Fashion movement has arrived. So what is Slow Fashion?

The beginnings of Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It involves buying better-quality garments that will last for longer and values fair treatment of people, animals and the planet.

The term Slow Fashion came about quite organically. It was coined by Kate Fletcher of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, following the phenomena of the slow food movement. As with the slow food movement, Fletcher saw a need for a slower pace in the fashion industry.

Slow Fashion opposes the fast fashion model that emerged around 20 years ago.  And it’s fair to say Slow Fashion is 100% necessary, with brands like H&M burning 12 tonnes of unsold garments per year in spite of its ongoing sustainability efforts to close the loop in fashion.

Slow Fashion becomes a movement

Pre-industrial revolution, garments were locally sourced and produced. People would buy durable clothing that could serve them for a long time, or make their own from the textiles and resources available to them.  Clothing reflected the place and culture of the people wearing them.

Modern day Slow Fashion has seen some of these old ways come back into the picture. It encourages us to buy less garments at higher quality, made from more sustainable processes, less often.  It also puts emphasis on the art of clothes making and celebrates the skills of the craftspeople who make them.

Slow Fashion has seen increasing support in the last few years, with an awareness from consumers demanding higher sustainability and ethical standards. As research shows, 19% of the top fast fashion-related searches are linked to the environment, ethics and sustainability.

Some characteristics of a Slow Fashion brand

  • Made from high quality, sustainable materials
  • Often in smaller (local) stores rather than huge chain enterprises
  • Locally sourced, produced and sold garments
  • Few, specific styles per collection, which are released twice or maximum three times per year.

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How is this slower approach changing the fashion industry?

From top end to small scale designers,the values that make up the Slow Fashion movement suggest a complete overhaul of consuming and production.  This approach has inspired many changes in recent years, particularly in the production of clothing, but also in consumer behaviour.

And while there is a growing support for Slow Fashion, there is still a long way to go. To really support the Slow Fashion movement, we need to be a part of the growing movement of people looking beyond the “appeal” of the cheap, high turnover of fast fashion. We can maintain awareness of what a brand is really representing and focus on quality, not quantity by simplifying our wardrobes. As they say, less is more, right?

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The 25 Most Powerful Stylists Influencers in Hollywood by @carolmccolgin

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The 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood 2019

 

In The Hollywood Reporter's ninth annual ranking, the town's top tastemakers create showstopping looks for A-listers — such as Julia Roberts, Idris Elba, Gemma Chan and more — and land Oscar commercials and fashion deals, often while making statements about inclusion.

KiKi Layne (second from left) and Regina King with stylists Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald (left)
KiKi Layne (second from left) and Regina King with stylists Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald (left)
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How does The Hollywood Reporter rank its 25 Most Powerful Stylists? Each year, the red carpet looks that comprise the work of industry image-makers are evaluated over awards season, from Cannes to the Oscars. The weightiest factors are star power, style and social media — whose A-list clients are driving the conversation in the $2.4 trillion fashion industry, and whose looks are consistently topping best-dressed lists. And in 2019, said conversation isn't only about carefully crafted couture (such as Cate Blanchett's paint-by-numbers Cannes gown, on which No. 4 stylist Elizabeth Stewart and designer Mary Katrantzou worked for six months), but also about making a powerful statement. From Gemma Chan's all-Asian-designers press wardrobe for Crazy Rich Asians (courtesy of No. 3 stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray) to Tracee Ellis Ross' all-black-designers American Music Awards host ensembles (put together by No. 9 stylist Karla Welch) to all-female-designed looks worn by Golden Globes host Sandra Oh (thanks to No. 12 stylist Elizabeth Saltzman), representation is alive and well on the carpet. So is megawatt glamour: Check out the year's No. 1 look — styled by Tom Eerebout and Sandra Amador, and worn by Lady Gaga to the Venice Film Festival: "Just magic."

An asterisk denotes a stylist who is new to the list.

 

 

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    Tom Eerebout & Sandra Amador *

    Client: Lady Gaga

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    WHY THEY MATTER In a word: Gaga. The Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar winner garnered 34,000 retweets and 3.2 million Instagram "likes" for her Oscar look. During the A Star Is Born run, her stylist duo focused on timeless Hollywood glamour with an edge (icy blue hair, leather glove accents). Eerebout says the trickiest part was "finding the middle ground: We wanted to deliver looks that were true to her — the element of surprise — and capture movie star magic." Some of that magic included landing Tiffany & Co.'s 128.54-carat yellow diamond, which was last worn by Audrey Hepburn, to top off a Breakfast at Tiffany's-inspired black Alexander McQueen Oscar gown. Says Amador: "We received submissions from multiple incredible designers, but Lady Gaga gravitated toward the McQueen, wanting something black and timeless. She also wore different designers to each awards show who have been supportive of her through the years." That included changing into another black ball gown by Brandon Maxwell, the stylist turned designer who previously styled Gaga and counted Eerebout and Amador as assistants, for her live "Shallow" performance with Bradley Cooper that 29.6 million Oscar viewers tuned in to watch.

    TOP LOOK Gaga kicked off awards season in a dramatic pink feathered Valentino Haute Couture gown at the Venice Film Festival. "She is one of a kind," says Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli (he called her look "just magic" on Instagram): "She doesn't simply wear the dress, she interprets it in her own way." Adds Amador: "It was the first premiere, so all the elements — the grandeur of Venice, the thunderstorm, the introduction of Lady Gaga and this campaign — were cinematic." What's next for Gaga's glam team? "We are excited for the Met Gala," says Eerebout. "Lady Gaga is one of the co-chairs and [Camp: Notes on Fashion] is such a fun theme."

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    Ilaria Urbinati

    Clients: Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper, John Krasinski, Donald Glover, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund

    Courtesy of Subject

    WHY SHE MATTERS The L.A.-based stylist suited up two top nominees, Bohemian Rhapsody's Malek and A Star Is Born's Cooper, for awards season, in addition to her A-list roster of leading men. It wasn't always easy to avoid repetition: "You get to a point [where] you're literally running out of clothes," she says. "We ended up doing a lot of custom looks." Urbinati, one of the six top stylists tapped to appear in Walmart's Oscar night commercial, called on brands like Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Brioni for styles that veered more classic than colorful. "Because Freddie Mercury's style was colorful, we went more streamlined with Rami's looks," says Urbinati. "We wanted sharp and clean, things that will look elegant in photos for years to come," such as the white Louis Vuitton tux at the BAFTAs. Malek tells THR: "I trust Ilaria's opinion and taste, not just about styling. She's always decisive, and it's always fun."

    TOP LOOKS Recalls Urbinati: "Anything we did with Donald for Star Warspress, as well as his SNL looks, took the internet by storm," including the powder blue Gucci tuxedo Glover wore in Cannes.

     

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    "When we first started working together, Ilaria taught me to streamline things," says Malek, as Urbinati preps him for the Oscars on Feb. 24. "She told me to lose the bells and whistles, take it down a notch and keep it clean. Nowadays, my style has gotten so minimalist, she'll ask me, 'Are you sure you don't want a flower on your lapel?'"

     

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    Rebecca Corbin-Murray

    Clients: Gemma Chan, Lily James

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    WHY SHE MATTERS A year ago, the world had not heard of Chan, but between her fiercely chic turn in the box office smash Crazy Rich Asians and near-flawless red carpet choices, courtesy of Corbin-Murray, she's now a major fashion force —part of a new generation that luxury brands such as Valentino and Louis Vuitton are vying to dress. Chan "has an authentic interest in fashion," says Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi. "I love the way that she and Rebecca push the boundaries, creating the unexpected." (Chan, who's currently promoting Captain Marvel, wore only brands by designers of Asian descent on the CRA press tour, including Jimmy Choo, Prabal Gurung and Joseph Altuzarra.) Adds Oscar de la Renta's Fernando Garcia, who created Chan's hand-pleated pink silk taffeta SAG Awards gown with co-creative director Laura Kim: "Rebecca has been a champion to our vision ever since we came back to Oscar de la Renta. We love working with her and Gemma."

    TOP LOOKS A standout was Chan's glittering Oscar de la Renta dress, co-designed by Korea-born Canadian Kim, at the Crazy Rich Asians Hollywood premiere. At the Oscars, Chan's full fuchsia Valentino gown was arguably the most coveted look from Pierpaolo Piccioli's haute couture show. "We had been doing a lot of very slinky silhouettes," says Murray, "so we decided to amp it up and go full drama."

     

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    "You can have a stunning outfit, makeup and hair, but if you don't understand the look or feel comfortable, the pictures will show it," says Corbin-Murray. "Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous, Gemma shares my vision of fashion, which allows for something greater."

     

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    Elizabeth Stewart

    Clients: Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, Jessica Chastain

    WHY SHE MATTERS The Santa Monica-based stylist has a loyal clientele that includes Homecoming's Roberts, who has been working with Stewart since 2007. "Elizabeth is like the dream girlfriend who builds a closet around your trip and, 'Oh, this is what you can wear to lunch, and then when you work that evening, you can wear this, and then, you can change into these shoes.' It's a dream scenario," Roberts tells THR. Stewart says that the pair's most popular look this awards season was the nude tulle Stella McCartney gown over pants that the actress wore to the Globes ("Elizabeth's brainchild," says Roberts). "Julia has a very specific style, but is also interested in the world of fashion and trying new things. So, that alchemy translates into looks like the Stella one," says Stewart. Adds Roberts: "This woman is tireless in her efforts to make me look like I am effortless."

    TOP LOOK Blanchett's fashion tour de force as 2018's Cannes Film Festival jury president included a hand-embroidered Mary Katrantzou gown with a graphic floral motif, which took the designer's team six months to create. "Elizabeth's vision was so clear and we were guided by Cate on everything from the fit to the colors to the placement of the Swarovski flowers," says Katrantzou. "When she came down the red carpet at Cannes, it was the most rewarding moment."

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    Petra Flannery

    Clients: Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Emilia Clarke, Ellen Pompeo, Zoe Saldana

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    WHY SHE MATTERS The Bay Area native, who topped THR's stylist list in 2015, juggled two Oscar nominees with The Favourite's Stone and Vice's Adams and turned out nearly 100 looks in the past two months alone. "For most awards shows, both Amy and Emma were nominated not only for one category but two or three given their TV producer credits," says Flannery, who collaborated closely with Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière on custom looks for Stone (she's a face of the brand for a rumored $10 million) and a range of designer favorites — Versace, Alexandre Vauthier, Celine — for Adams. "For the Oscars, I received a gift from the fashion gods," says Flannery. "I had Emma and Amy [getting ready] in the same hotel, literally across the hall from each other. I like to experience these special moments with each client."

    TOP LOOK Stone looked fierce in a brocade Louis Vuitton jumpsuit at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Says Flannery: "I always try to keep it cool and original for Emma."

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    Kate Young

    Clients: Rachel Weisz, Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, Michelle Williams

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    WHY SHE MATTERS The powerhouse stylist, who has topped THR's ranking three times in nine years, has a roster of A-list brand ambassadors including Robbie (Chanel), Johnson (Gucci) and Williams (Louis Vuitton). Young, who got her start as a Vogue assistant to Anna Wintour, says the never-ending challenge is "walking the line between fashion and flattering." That sometimes means taking a risk and sending a supporting actress nominee down the carpet in red latex (yes, you read that correctly) at the Oscars. "Rachel's dress came straight from the Givenchy couture runway," says Young of The Favourite nominee's choice, adding: "This felt super fancy yet subversive. I also love that it was designed by a woman," Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller. 


    TOP LOOK Robbie wowed in a polka dot tulle Rodarte gown with red beaded roses at the Mary Queen of Scots London premiere. Says Rodarte's Laura Mulleavy: "Kate has been a leader in developing red carpet style over the past years."

     

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    Erin Walsh

    Clients: Thandie Newton, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sarah Jessica Parker

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    WHY SHE MATTERS The Brooklyn-based stylist is behind Westworld star Newton's fearless choices, whether a disco-ball-esque Michael Kors dress at the Golden Globes ("pure Thandie out of my dreams," says Walsh) or a custom Vivienne Westwood gown emblazoned with black Star Wars characters (photographed by Walsh's husband, Christian Högstedt) from Newton's own figurine collection for the Solo: A Star Wars Story premiere at Cannes. The latter was not only a statement about representation, but also a celebration of Newton's historic turn as the first black female lead in the Star Wars franchise. "If you're not thinking past the red carpet, you are just missing the point," says Walsh. "The carpet is a platform, one that we should use to bring attention to causes, designers, issues and politics we care about."

    TOP LOOK Newton in a hot-off-the-runway bubblegum pink Brandon Maxwell gown at the Emmys was a clear winner. Says Walsh: "Literally, after she was walking offstage in that delicious dress, Brandon Maxwell texted me, 'We won the Emmys!' "

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    Jessica Paster

    Clients: Emily Blunt, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza

    WHY SHE MATTERS With two major films to promote — A Quiet Place and Mary Poppins Returns — it was a banner year for Blunt and her stylist of 13 years. The one word that kept popping up in fittings for the Disney musical was "whimsical." Says Paster, "We wanted to translate the magic of the movie onto the red carpet." For example, a royal blue silk bias-cut Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown was paired with red velvet sandals for the London premiere. "You can't really see it, but there's a little peep of red shoes, so very Poppins-esque colors," adds Blunt.

    TOP LOOK Blunt topped best dressed lists in a ruffled Michael Kors gown at the SAG Awards. "Michael sketched cream and Emily said, 'I want pink,' " recalls Paster, who went to a paint store to pull swatches "inspired by the cherry blossoms" in Mary Poppins Returns. Says Blunt: "It's funny because I don't wear pink in my everyday life." Adds Kors: "Jessica has a very keen eye for what will work on Emily. Over the years, we've developed a trust that feels very golden age of Hollywood. And we all have fun when we're together, which is the cherry on top."

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    Karla Welch

    Clients: Tracee Ellis Ross, Amber Heard, Justin Bieber, Sarah Paulson, Ruth Negga, Elisabeth Moss

    Courtesy of Subject

    WHY SHE MATTERS Welch, who styled 20 looks alone on Oscar night with her staff of 12, says her biggest challenge this year was the "sheer volume" of projects. For Ross' American Music Awards hosting gig — 12 looks in all — the L.A.-based stylist, who topped THR's list in 2017, used all black designers, including Pyer Moss, Sergio Hudson and Nicolas Jebran. "We gave a spotlight to designers who are often not seen on the red carpet," says Welch, whose x Karla brand did a collaboration with Levi's this year that "not only sold out in 24 hours, but also raised over a million dollars for gun safety."

    TOP LOOK Ross wowed in a voluminous pink Valentino Haute Couture gown at the Emmys. Not to mention "Lady Paulson" (Welch's Instagram tag for the AHS star) in a peony pink ballgown by Brandon Maxwell at the Oscars. Welch's styling mantra? "I want to have chills when I see a dress on my client. 'Fine' will never be good enough for me."

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    Wayman Bannerman & Micah McDonald

    Clients: Regina King, KiKi Layne, Tessa Thompson, Mary J. Blige

    WHY THEY MATTER Take a veteran talent and an ingenue, who also happen to be starring in the same critically acclaimed film, pair them with the same styling duo and voila: a designer-packed awards-show run for the record books (roughly 141 looks in total). If Beale Street Could Talk's King and Layne both started working last fall with Bannerman and McDonald, who are known for Thompson's avant-garde looks. "I discovered how special Ralph & Russo couture is, and I got to have fun saying, 'Atelier Versace' all night at the Oscars," says Layne of the whirlwind six months, which took her to the front row at Dior in Paris. Adds Oscar winner King: "I've had stylists in the past say to me, 'You need to stand like this, you need to do more of this,' but Wayman and Micah have always just embraced who I am. If anything, they've pushed me to be more comfortable."

    TOP LOOKS King accepted her Oscar in an elegant white Oscar de la Renta, while Thompson, who became a #ChanelPartner for the Oscars, paid tribute to Karl Lagerfeld in an embroidered silk bustier Chanel Haute Couture dress that took 225 hours to create.

     

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  11. Julia von Boehm

    Client: Nicole Kidman

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    WHY SHE MATTERS "We met on a Jimmy Choo shoot and clicked," says von Boehm, who styled two ad campaigns with Kidman before the star asked her to consider red carpet styling. In their almost five years of working together, von Boehm, who was named InStyle's fashion director last April, has balanced Hollywood glamour with her more directional editorial eye and landed the most enviable runway pieces to keep her client at the top of best dressed lists, whether in Armani, Michael Kors or Ermanno Scervino. "I owe Nicole a lot, because she taught me how to do the celebrity styling side of things, which I had never done before I met her," von Boehm has said to THR. "So I like to give her exclusivity."

    TOP LOOK Kidman exuded glamour in a Miu Miu black crepe and white organza ruffle gown at the AACTA International Awards in Sydney, where she was awarded the prize for best supporting actress for Boy Erased 

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    Elizabeth Saltzman

    Clients: Saoirse Ronan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Oh

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    WHY SHE MATTERS "Everything happened during the Globes because I had the host, the presenter and the nominees," says Saltzman, who dressed three Killing Eve contenders — Oh (also Globes co-host), actress Jodie Comer and series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge — in addition to presenter Ronan. The London-based stylist adds: "The challenge was making sure everyone felt great and also that the Killing Evewomen looked great together" for photos. For new client Oh, who wore four looks and won the Globe for best actress for TV drama, Saltzman says she "got the text in December," when the "all-female designers" inspiration hit. She called on Donatella Versace and Stella McCartney. "Every dress felt like a part of Sandra and didn't overpower her, but that's my go-to: Let the woman be louder than the dress," says Saltzman.

    TOP LOOKS Ronan was a knockout in a Carolina Herrera gown at the Mary Queen of Scots London premiere. "The dress was ethereal but still youthful," says the former Vanity Fair fashion director. Says Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon: "Elizabeth is able to see into the souls of her clients, understand what makes each unique and emphasize that with the clothes." Saltzman also cites Paltrow's Valentino wedding dress for her East Hampton nuptials to producer Brad Falchuk in September as earning "a lot of attention."

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    Jill Lincoln & Jordan Johnson

    Clients: Rachel Brosnahan, Jennifer Lawrence, Kathryn Hahn, Jennifer Garner

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    WHY THEY MATTER The pair, who outfitted The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselwinner Brosnahan for the Emmy circuit, favored clean styles — baby blue Dior at the SAG Awards, sunshine-yellow Prada at the Globes and red Oscar de la Renta at the Emmys, which all garnered raves. They also ventured into costume design, wardrobing Michelle Williams for Venom. "We learned so much working with Michelle, the director, producers and costume department," says Lincoln. Adds Johnson: "Hopefully, that project will lead to future movies."

    TOP LOOK "Rachel's Dior Couture at the SAG Awards was very much in line with our personal styles and also well received," says Johnson.

     

     

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    Micaela Erlanger

    Clients: Lupita Nyong'o, Constance Wu, Meryl Streep

    Courtesy of Brian Higbee

    WHY SHE MATTERS Following Nyong'o's knockout Black Panther press looks, the New York-based stylist teamed with Wu on another 2018 breakout. "For the Crazy Rich Asians premiere, Constance's Ralph & Russo couture gown went viral," says Erlanger, whose choices helped take ABC's Fresh Off the Boat star to the next level. "From her Vera Wang at the Globes to her custom Versace for the Oscars, we went for glamour."

    TOP LOOK Wu donned a custom pleated tulle dress by Atelier Versace at the Oscars. "We started designing her dress in December and it went through many iterations," says Erlanger. "We had three dresses made and ultimately narrowed it down to that gorgeous marigold yellow one."

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    Samantha McMillen

    Clients: Brie Larson, Elle and Dakota Fanning, Ryan Gosling, John David Washington

    Photographed By Diego Uchitel

    WHY SHE MATTERS She's the queen of custom, favoring only one-of-a-kind creations for her clients: "I loved Brie's Celine Oscar dress as well as the custom pieces we've done for the Captain Marvel tour," says McMillen, a former fashion publicist for Giorgio Armani. The superhero stepped out in silver Celine sequins to present at the Oscars before changing into a single-shoulder crimson dress (also Celine) for the Vanity Fair afterparty. McMillen also keeps Gosling dapper in burnt orange, navy or hunter green Gucci suits (with various retro-patterned shirts) or in a sharply tailored white Gucci dinner jacket (sans bow tie) for First Man's Venice premiere. And, says McMillen, "I started working with John David Washington, and he is so fun." For the BlacKkKlansman star, "we had some great Gucci looks, as well as cool custom pieces from Riccardo Tisci's new Burberry collection and Dior."

    TOP LOOK Elle Fanning glittered in Miu Miu with a crystal beaded bow at the Deauville Film Festival, one of "my absolute favorites from the past year," says McMillen.

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    Leslie Fremar

    Clients: Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore, Eva Green

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    WHY SHE MATTERS The New York stylist remains at the top of her game with longtime clients Theron and Moore, often styling their ad campaigns, including Theron's most recent for Dior J'adore. On the carpet, Fremar amped up the glam for L'Oréal ambassador Moore in Cannes (a black Saint Laurent column) and Theron at the Oscars (a periwinkle Dior gown).

    TOP LOOK The Tully actress won the Globes in a timeless black-and-ivory Dior Haute Couture silk crepe dress with a bow detail.

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    Van Van Alonso *

    Client: Mahershala Ali

    WHY SHE MATTERS "When it comes to doing men's tuxedos and suiting, it's always a challenge to create a look that stands out," says Alonso, who first met the two-time Oscar winner on an editorial shoot in 2016. The Moonlightactor messaged her two weeks later on Instagram and they've been working together ever since. "It's easy to put somebody in a suit, but I needed to find someone who understood me on a deeper level," Ali tells THR. "It's about the little details that speak specifically to the person wearing it." Adds Alonso: "We like to keep things original, respectful [of the event] and classic."

    TOP LOOK The Green Book winner's pick? "It's the Oscars for me," says Ali, who wore a black brocade Ermenegildo Zegna XXX tuxedo, a hat and aviator glasses. "If you don't finish with your favorite look, then something's wrong."

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    Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn

    Clients: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani, Lily Collins, Hailee Steinfeld

    Joe Pugliese

    WHY THEY MATTER The stylists behind Hollywood's most glamorous couple, J.Lo and A-Rod, might also be the busiest. Between awards shows, press tours, premieres, TV shows (Lopez's World of Dance and client Heidi Klum's America's Got Talent), Vegas residencies (Lopez's All I Have and client Gwen Stefani's Just a Girl), music videos and tours and ad and editorial shoots, Zangardi estimates that they "pulled together close to 2,000 looks" for clients in the past 12 months. "We also act as the creative directors for all of the Jennifer Lopez brands internationally and Privé Revaux eyewear," he says.

    TOP LOOK Newly engaged Lopez and Rodriguez were the evening's best dressed couple in coordinated Tom Ford at the Oscars, a mirrored mosaic gown for her ("one of our most popular looks," says Haenn) and a white tuxedo jacket for him. "We knew Jennifer was presenting very early on, so we were able to get a sneak peek of the couture shows," says Zangardi. "We were putting in our Oscar selects based on sketches before the gowns even walked the runway."

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    Law Roach

    Clients: Anne Hathaway, Tiffany Haddish, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Tom Holland

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    WHY HE MATTERS Roach has a flair for the dramatic. His choices for clients are never predictable, from Hathaway in an Elie Saab leopard print at the Globes to Haddish in an Eritrean flag-inspired Prabal Gurung rainbow swirl at the Emmys. For Hathaway's Ocean's 8 press, the Los Angeles-based stylist — an America's Next Top Model judge who made the cover of THR's 2017 Stylist Issue with Zendaya and Celine Dion — was called on to help the star have a little extra fun with her fashion, whether that meant sequins and stripes, bold metallics or a graphic zebra motif. It was a noted change from Hathaway's usual black, red and white Valentino. Also noteworthy: Grande's "Thank U, Next" music video, "which happened to break YouTube and the internet," laughs Roach, who styled all of the iconic looks (riffs on Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Bring It On).

    TOP LOOK Zendaya rocked a tangerine and pink Marc Jacobs ostrich feather frock to a jewelry launch party in L.A. that garnered 2.1 million likes on Instagram.

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    Ade Samuel *

    Clients: Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright

    Courtesy of Subject

    WHY SHE MATTERS "The look that went viral was Michael B. Jordan at the SAG Awards," says Samuel, who dressed the Creed II actor in a custom double-breasted Louis Vuitton navy tuxedo with Virgil Abloh's signature "bib," aka a harness (a look also seen on trendsetter Timothée Chalamet at the Golden Globes). "The look was so distinct that it created a dialogue regarding menswear and the risks you can take in today's culture," she says. Fast forward to the Oscars, and Samuel believes that there were more actors taking chances and "having fun" with their sartorial choices than ever before. Samuel, a native New Yorker who interned at Wmagazine and Teen Vogue, also was proud to land her client the first custom Riccardo Tisci for Burberry tuxedo (a classic black tuxedo) for the Globes.

    TOP LOOK Jordan stood out in a midnight blue velvet Tom Ford tux at the Oscars, where he presented. Samuel says she added Piaget white diamond lapel pins to "jazz it up."

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    Cristina Ehrlich

    Clients: Penélope Cruz, Laura Dern, Tina Fey, Mandy Moore, Greta Gerwig

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    WHY SHE MATTERS Veteran Ehrlich's eye is so in demand, clients come back for a second time around. Recently reunited with Moore, whom she styled in her early pop-star days, Ehrlich traveled with her repeat client to Paris in July for the couture shows, where they sat front row at Schiaparelli and Fendi and showcased a slew of haute looks. "We restarted our working relationship and really wanted to knock it out of the park at the Emmys," says the New York-based stylist. The This Is Us star hit the carpet in a dark, plunging Rodarte gown that looked like it was splattered with gold paint. Ehrlich also dressed Dern in a Rodarte ruched leather gown at the Oscars. "The dress felt elevated but had a hint of risk, " says Ehrlich.

    TOP LOOK Nominee Cruz was a vision in icy blue feather-accented Chanel Haute Couture at the Emmys. The ball gown bodice took 280 hours to hand-embroider. In July, the actress was named an ambassador for the brand (the last one chosen under late creative director Karl Lagerfeld).

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    Ashley Weston *

    Clients: Chadwick Boseman, Darren Criss, Kevin Costner

    Photographed By Zenith Richards

    WHY SHE MATTERS The Los Angeles-based menswear stylist, who graced the cover of 2018's THR Stylist Issue with Boseman, continued the Black Panther star's winning style streak. "Awards season is like the playoffs, and it all culminates at the Super Bowl: the Oscars," says Weston. For the big night, she called on Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller. "We started working on the look months before," she says. "We went through so many sketches, I lost count," adds Weston of Boseman's sequin-embellished long coat. She also had a hand in making the men's statement jacket one of the year's top trends, thanks to The Assassination of Gianni Versace's Criss. The actor suited up in diamond-patterned Emporio Armani at the Emmys; cherry blossom-printed Dior at the Globes; metallic Giorgio Armani at the SAG Awards; and military-inspired Balmain at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

    TOP LOOK Boseman chose a dramatic all-white Versace cape with gold embellishments for the Met Ball. Says Westman, "We decided to go all-in, and it really paid off."

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    Jason Bolden

    Clients: Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Yara Shahidi, Serena Williams

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    WHY HE MATTERS Bolden kept Hollywood power players Coogler, DuVernay and FX's Posewriter and transgender activist Janet Mock on top of their fashion games. "Ryan is very clear about being true to who he is when he walks carpets," says Bolden of Black Panther director Coogler, who favors Brunello Cucinelli, Zegna and Prada. "You will always see him in a proper suit and crew neck T-shirt." Netflix's When They See Us director DuVernay, who recently joined Prada as a co-chair of the brand's diversity council, also wears plenty of custom looks by the luxury Italian label. "Too many moments to count," says Bolden, who chose bright orange Prada for her to wear at VH1's Trailblazer Honors.

    TOP LOOK Bolden says his biggest hit was Shahidi's blush sequin Fendi Couture jumpsuit with a tulle overlay at the SAG Awards: "Last year we did pants and Yara was able to dance all night, so we decided to keep the party going."

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    Jeanne Yang

    Clients: Christian Bale, Alfonso Cuarón, Jason Momoa, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Bomer

    Photographed By Ruven Afandor

    WHY SHE MATTERS The veteran stylist remains one of the best at creating timeless leading-man looks for the likes of Vice's Bale and Roma's Oscar-winning director Cuarón. But Yang also is a master at envelope-pushing statements for less conventional Hollywood guys like Aquaman's Momoa, who hosted SNL in a memorable white motorcycle jacket and pink taffeta trousers. That balancing act is what keeps Yang, a former managing editor at Detour magazine, in demand.

    TOP LOOK Momoa's blush-hued velvet Fendi Couture tuxedo (with matching hair scrunchie), a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, was one of the most buzzed-about looks on Oscar night. "It was the perfect pink, and I really loved the idea of brown jacket lapels," says Yang. Another smash hit was Downey Jr.'s violet Richard James camouflage tuxedo at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in Los Angeles. "We found a Greubel Forsey watch [worth $605,000], cut some cuff links to look like Thanos' cuff and Iron Man's mask and sewed them on his coat," says Yang, "Robert told a story about it that has over 5 million views on Instagram."

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    Cheryl Konteh *

    Clients: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet

    WHY SHE MATTERS "Idris is not the kind of person who just has a stylist bring him a boatload of clothes — he gets involved and is passionate about it," says Konteh of her collaborator for eight years and counting. "His style is sharp." A few of the Luther and Turn Up Charlie star's signature looks include tailored overcoats and monochromatic suits, almost always with Christian Louboutin shoes, preferably custom. For 2018's Met Ball, Elba co-designed his black tuxedo with Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller. "The theme was religion, so we ended up designing this clergyman-esque jacket with white cuffs to emulate the white [clerical collar]," says Elba, who accessorized with pointed, white-stitched black shoes.

    TOP LOOK Elba chose a statement suit in "money green" by Ozwald Boateng ("really special, inspired by Ghanaian and African prints," he says) for the Globes, where his 17-year-old daughter, Isan, served as ambassador. "I couldn't find the bow tie, so subsequently I went onto the carpet without it," says Elba. Konteh notes that his style is always "so effortlessly cool," it didn't matter. "It was so sharp, totally unexpected, and everybody loved it."

     

    Kwaku Alston

     

    This story appears in the March 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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