The post-Oscars conversation has been all about that huge Best Picture snafu (we still love you Faye Dunaway!) — even though the event’s fashion was totally conversation-worthy. While we mere mortals don’t often get to don a party dress let alone a full-on gown, what we can do is incorporate some Oscars style into our own spring and summer wardrobes.
Take a step back from the red carpet and you’ll see that so many aspects of the Oscars’ most beautiful looks are already in stores: elegant ribbon waist details and trending hues (hello, yellow), gauzy fabric and high-neck silhouettes. Join us on a quick dissection of 2017 Oscars fashion and you’ll be ready to rock your own Oscars-inspired ensembles.
5 Everyday Elements of Oscars Style
1. Tied at the Waist
Rooney Mara brought all sorts of subdued glamour in a pleated and ruffled custom-made dress from the H&M Conscious Collection. We suspect this means you can snag a similar option shortly at your local H&M. For now, be on the lookout for a sleeveless silhouette that you can pair with a blazer or novelty jacket for the office, Mother’s Day and more.
Choose a big silk bow like Dakota Johnson in Gucci at Vanity Fair’s after-party or a slim velvet ribbon a la Kate Bosworth’s J. Mendel Cinderella tulle moment. Our suggestion: Snag the style in a top that can add femininity to a casual skinny jean or paired with a trouser or skirt for dressier occasions.
2. Cascading Ruffles
Jessica Alba turned heads wearing a pale blue chiffon gown with layered ruffles at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Skip the plunging necklace and high slit for more wearable options like this elegant piece from White House Black Market.
3. Not So Mellow Yellow
Leslie Mann’s pillowy ball gown is the opposite of every day, but that citrus-fresh color is begging to be copied. Whether you call it banana or lemon, keep your eyes peeled for yellow hues with a sateen shine. A tailored pant in the sunshine shade instantly zests up blue work days and beyond.
4. Ditsy Florals
Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But Scarlett Johansen brought a fresh and femme take on bohemian florals with a charming ditsy print Alaia. Scoop up a sheer and airy maxi in the print that can be endlessly mixed and matched with different tops all season long.
5. Red Lace
Ruth Negga looked stunning in a high-neck, red lace gown from Valentino paired with ruby accessories. Bring this bombshell ensemble down to the everyday by focusing on the color and fabric. A red lace mock top paired with a pencil skirt does the trick for work, or you could swap out the skirt for tailored denim on the weekends.
So how about it? Are you ready to incorporate Oscars style into your own wardrobe? Let us know!
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