The week in dresses
By Carla Challis
The Shade: Nude
Taking a break from the neons and candyfloss pastels, nude is the colour de la semaine. Far from it being an ethereal or bland tone (throw thoughts of the Duchess of Cambridge’s tights out of the window!), both Kylie and Kate Moss‘ chose nudes with black lace accents to edge their outfits up. But if you want to keep it simple, take a leaf out of Yao Chen‘s book, who’s Philosophy Alberta Ferretti perfectly complemented her stunning skin tone. A lesson in less is more.
Nude isn’t a dirty word with these stunning dresses for you to try
The shape: Nip + Fab
Playful and endearingly pretty, the look of Paris Couture Week was fitted and flared. The universally flattering shape was worn by the likes of Marion Cotillard, who opted for floral silk Dior Haute-Couture and Jennifer Lawrence who threw in a bright, oriental print Dior dress into the mix too; this looks set to be the style to sport next year with Dior spearheading the revolution. But as always Diane Kruger didn’t let her style crown slip for a moment in this ‘I’m cycling through the French Riviera’ cornflower blue Chanel Resort dress, a fine example of how to dress down a traditionally staid and stiff look – just add spiked flats and a beret!
Get waisted with these flirty frocks
The show: Katy Perry, ‘Part of Me’ Premiere
The former Mrs Russell Brand has been everywhere this week, from Sydney to LA to London to promote her new 3D movie, Part of Me. And she hasn’t disappointed on the red carpet either! Shying away from the gimmicky or gaudy gowns she has been known to be showcase, Katy went for three sophistiKATEd (geddit?) and spunky sartorial choices in Marchesa, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. But it was London’s Marchesa ballerina-esque that got everyone talking, which she styled with Union Jack eyelashes. You can take the girl out of quirky town, but you can’t take the quirky out of the girl…
Get a piece of Katy in these three dresses: