Fashion File – Oscars Red Carpet Trends

Coveting the gorgeous gowns from yesterday’s Oscars? Westfield National Stylist, Madelin Tomelty, tells us how you can look runway ready this Autumn/Winter by taking inspiration on the hottest red carpet gowns...


The baroque/ opulent trend has gone gang-busters at this year’s Oscars with A-list beauties flaunting gold, silver, studs, sequins and embroidery on their frocks. Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watts nailed the trend, not to mention Catherine Zeta-Jones, who opted for a head-to-toe gold beaded number. My personal favorite is Stacey Keibler. The high neckline and streamline cut looks a dream on the statuesque beauty. This is an easy trend to introduce at home if you’re not ready to go all-out just yet. Add some metallic costume jewellery or a pair of metallic heels to your outfit. If you’re a little more trend-focused, look for simple pieces with beautiful embroidery in gold and bronze or opt for an opulent, embellished dress on your next night out.

Berry Tones

Some like it hot? Actually everyone likes it hot this season with shades of crimson ruling the runways. My favourite berry-toned look on the red carpet this year was a less well-known face: Fan Bingbing wore a stunning fuschia deconstructed satin dress by Marchesa and looked an absolute dream. Talk about eye catching. She wasn’t the only one in red though, with Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Bishop, Jennifer Garner and Sally Field all donning berry tones to the awards. Inject a pop of red into your outfit with a simple red lipstick, or splash out on a pair of cropped scarlet pants to get you through the coming Autumn months in style.


One of my favourite all-time trends and one that just keeps coming back is lace. It was seen all over the Oscars red carpet this year, in keeping with the Autumn Winter gothic romance look and Sandra Bullock was one such celeb that looked drop dead gorgeous in this feminine fabric. Her stunning black, Eli Saab column number with its slim lines was beautifully elegant and sexy. You can incorporate this lux look into your wardrobe at home with gorgeous vintage-inspired blouses, or opt for a more dramatic look like Sandra by wearing moodier black lace anywhere in your wardrobe from your evening clutch to your daytime jacket.

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