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Maybe South Florida's tropical demeanor makes it especially ripe for spicy, equatorial cocktails, but we're hoping this sweet-spicy beverage movement quickly makes its way west. Like the sweet-savory combo, heat and charm together go a long way. Have you noticed a similar trend at watering holes near you?
If Spring '12 wasn't indication enough of peplum's resurgence, then Fall '12 surely has you convinced of its flared ruffle staying power. The waist-specific fit-and-flare silhouette was seen on almost every New York runway this season in a plethora of stylized interpretations; from Zac Posen's Asian-influenced cocktail dresses to J. Mendel's Winter-white jackets, peplum is here to stay, no matter the occasion. Click through to see how Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Peter Som, and more included this Fall trend into their shows.
A slick tuxedo-inspired silhouette can instantly add structure, sex appeal, and an empowered sense of glamour to any red-carpet ensemble. At last night's amfAR New York gala, we spotted five star-studded examples of the menswear-friendly style. Model Joan Smalls suited up in a lapel-infused floor-length gown, complete with a peplum pop at the waist; singer Janelle Monáe opted for a more traditional tuxedo blazer over a black wide-leg jumpsuit; and model Liya Kebede stunned in a sportier version of the tailored trend by wearing slouchy tuxedo pants with a silky blouse. Whether you take a more literal approach to the trademark tuxedo staples (read: blazers, lapels, pantsuits) or interpret the look with a more feminine twist (think soft dress shirts and peplum details), we think it provides a superchic finish. Click through to see how celebs worked the trend and shop your favorites at the end of the slideshow.
The SAG Awards red carpet was more than just a star-studded frenzy. Its parade of covetable A-list gowns showed off the latest in overarching dress trends, all of which we're more than OK with. From not-so-subtle slits to daring cutouts and sexy open-back details, actresses veered away from revealing necklines in favor of more surprising skin reveals. But that's not all, we also spotted rich, prismatic hues going into a three-way battle with chic evening whites and sleek silvers and grays. It's up to you to decide whether you're more of a fan of Jessica Chastain in a gorgeous blue Calvin Klein column dress, Viola Davis in a stunning white embellished Marchesa creation loyalist, or Lea Michele in a sexy silver Versace number. Curious to see what other glammed up trends these megawatt stars were sporting at the SAG Awards? Just keep clicking.
Now that we've had time to take in all of the red-carpet moments from last night's Golden Globes red carpet, it's time to take note of the top trend takeaways and the A-list celebs who wore them. We spotted a sea of fishtail hems, a bevy of corset-inspired bodices, an army of sequin embellishments, a fiery flash of crimsons and merlot hues, and a whole lot of nude and blush-tone gowns. Look to siren Sofia Vergara's navy Vera Wang creation for a lesson in conquering the flirty, flared hem; emulate Charlize Theron's understated sex appeal in her blush Dior Couture gown; or channel a sultrier silhouette via Emma Stone's two-tone Lanvin dress. It's all about showing off your figure and playing up your best features by way of sparkly details, body-conscious cuts, and flattering color palettes. Click through to find out who donned the best Globes trends now.
When you think of cocktail attire, the first idea that often pops into your head is something dark, tight, and sparkly, right? Well this season, celebs are shaking things up with something a little lighter and brighter; think fresh Winter whites, sleek metallic nudes, and pops of camel. The neutral evening wear look is easy to achieve — just see how some of our fashionable favorites pull it off. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley kept things supersexy on the red carpet in a slinky, nude, knee-length Burberry dress, Amber Heard stepped out in a sequined Alessandra Rich column gown, and Leighton Meester went short and strapless in an off-white Balmain dress with gold accents. All three ladies prove that going neutral at night can make for a sexy, slightly unexpected look. See for yourself when you shop our picks below!
If the Fall runway collections from Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Jil Sander are any indication, now is the time to invest in all things sporty — think body-conscious racerback tanks; slouchy, relaxed outerwear; and cool, graphic colorblock prints. We can also look to celebrities to glean some inspiration on the trend: Solange Knowles put a louche spin on the trend by pairing a colorblock tee with a pair of slim-fitting trousers while Kate Winslet dazzled in a supersexy Stella McCartney sheath dress, artfully contoured to streamline the silhouette. Additionally, Elisha Cuthbert made a sleek statement in a short-sleeved BCBG Max Azria frock. The sexy sportif trend is easy to achieve; just stick to modern, minimalist shapes, brightly hued colorblocking, and athletic-inspired silhouettes. Ready to get physical? Just click the items below to shop now.