7 of the Biggest Red Carpet Trends from Week 1 of Cannes
It’s been a full week since the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival began, and the premieres, panels and every red carpet in between have been non-stop glamorous. Celebs have been pulling out all the style stops, be it in the form of a floor-length gown or cocktail-length frock, and from the A+ sartorial showing, we’re starting to see major trends emerge. That means all the inspo for how to dress up for your slew of your summer weddings, baby showers and fancy nights out is all right here. Scroll through to peep the biggest style trends from the first week of Cannes + styling tips for wearing the celeb-approved looks IRL.
1. ’90s-Style Necklines: From Emma Stone’s and Sienna Miller’s high and strappy halter tops to model Toni Garrn’s silky and slouchy bodice, ‘90s silhouettes are resurging in the most glamorous ways. Round out the throwback look with a fancy choker, which thanks to Emma + Toni is officially a red carpet-approved accessory, or take a cue from Sienna and soften it up with tousled waves. (Photos via Pascal Le Segretain, Clemens Bilan/Getty)
2. Sleek Suiting: Menswear-inspired garments are getting trendier by the second, and not just the classic power suit style worn here by actress Rachel Brosnahan with a ruffled blouse and a sleek ponytail like a total #Girlboss. Rachel Weisz shows how sophisticated (and clutch for your wardrobe) a LBJ — that’s Little Black Jumpsuit — can be, while actress Ko Ah-Sung takes the Blake Lively approach to the look with sheer separates we’re hoping will hit the high street racks soon enough. (Photos via Ben A. Pruchnie, Andreas Rentz, Ian Gavan /Getty)
3. Lace Overlays: It’s far from breaking news that celebs have been using lace as an elegant way to show off their A-list bods lately, and so it’s no surprise that the barely there style trend continues to make its mark on the red carpet. While we have a few tricks up our (very sheer) sleeves for keeping key areas covered on dresses like those of socialite Hofit Golan and French actress Frederique Bel, we don’t think we can find a way to work around Eva Longoria’s booty baring gown. (Photos via Clemens Bilan, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
4. Barbie Pink: When Magnum, or anyone, throws a Pink and Black party, you don’t show up in predictable black or flash pink accents like pumps or a purse. Nope, you wear head-to-toe dollhouse pink like model Miranda Kerr. The key to owning this look is to balance out the ultra girly shade with grown-up accents like a plunging neckline and classic red lip. But if rocking the all-over hue still seems like too much, break it up with punchy color blocks like Mindy Kaling and Hofit Golan. (Photos via Pascal Le Segretain/ Andreas Rentz/Getty)
5. Unexpected Florals: The latest floral trend is nowhere close to your traditional floral print. Bright blooms are treating gowns like trellises, popping off of bodices and climbing on necklines as next-level embellishments that, like on Karlie Kloss’, Lupita Nyong’o’s and Diane Kruger’s gowns, help to accentuate those different parts of the bod. (Photos via Mike Marsland, Pascal Le Segretain, Ian Gavan/Getty)
6. Disco Ball Dresses: It turns out you don’t have to wait for New Year’s Eve to break out the mega glitz: stars like Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Natasha Poly glimmer from head-to-toe in metallic frocks and look nothing but elegant thanks to their rather simple silhouettes and classy coverage (note that every garment has sleeves and a floor-length skirt). Do as these ladies do and dive into this trend’s deep end with accessories that shine as brightly as your dress. (Photos via Danny E. Martindale, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
7. Tie-Waist Details: Sure, these dresses might glitter too much to qualify as minimalist gowns, but the tie waists are a detail that’s definitely borrowed from the subtle and sculptural trend. Look for pieces that knot at the waist like Sophie Marceau’s gorgeous shirt dress to stay really of-the-moment, or DIY the look yourself by adding a structural sash to cinch your middle like on Julianne Moore’s and Cate Blanchett’s gowns. (Photos via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
Which Cannes red carpet trend is your fave? Tell us who’s look you’d wear to your next big event in the comments below.