Awards season is officially upon us. Memes are being created at lightning speed (we’re looking at you, Leo), and best-and-worst dressed lists are flooding the entertainment news streams. Pop culture and fashion lovers alike rejoice when awards season comes around, because not only are there always gossip-worthy happenings on and off the red carpet that beg for discussion, but what kind of person wouldn’t love lusting over the decadent gowns gracing celebrities’ frames?
Red carpet season is the ultimate time to draw inspiration from the fashion choices made by celebrities and their stylists. Every year, there always seems to be major trends that categorize many of the red carpet outfits. And since we didn’t get an invite to the Golden Globes this year (must’ve gotten lost in the mail, right?), we can at least take trend cues from the show.
Five of the major trends at the Globes this year were deep necklines, sequins, cut outs, capes, and all-white ensembles. And you can easily incorporate these looks into your own everyday wardrobe—no gown required! Here are my tips for adapting these trends to fit in with your everyday lifestyle.
1. Deep Neckline
A plunging V-neck will be perennially sexy. Seen on Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Rumer Willis, and more in this slideshow, the extremely deep neckline reaching just above the belly button is a daring fashion move. To recreate it without looking too extreme, inch the plunge up a bit, and sport a hem hitting your knees. The small changes will make your dress more versatile.
We all know by now that all that glitters isn’t gold, but there’s no harm in incorporating a little glitz into your wardrobe. A little less in-your-face than the sequined-all-over gowns Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth wore (pictured here), a top or dress with neckline embellishments is one simple way to glam up a casual look without going overboard.
3. Cut Outs
Some of the most gorgeous cut out gowns from the Globes were worn by Jennifer Lawrence and Giuliana Rancic, each peeking their sides, and in G’s case some abdominal action, too! With cut outs being generally trendy in the fashion world, it’s quite simple to take this trend into your own hands. For example you can simply head to this collection, type “cut out” in the search bar, and scroll through almost a thousand designs to choose from.
With Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lopez sporting the shoulder-grazing trend in white and yellow gowns (see photos 1 and 2 here), it’s hard to ignore the cape trend that’s taking the fashion scene by storm. You can easily bring a cape to your wardrobe with a cozy poncho style knit or with a structured cape coat option.
5. White All-Over
Perhaps it’s the recent resurgence of “winter white” that’s got everyone wanting to don the snow-colored hue. Take a look at Laverne Cox’s red carpet dress and JLo’s after-party gown, and you’ll see that white is most definitely having a moment.