While the holidays are prime time for sequined wear, you can still wear your shimmering tops, bottoms, and little dresses right now, as long as you stick to a few strategic style guidelines. The key to working Summer sequins is to make it look casual and nonchalant. Forget ultra-tight silhouettes and think breezy, not clingy. To help show you how, we've garnered fashionable examples from Joy Bryant, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Diane Kruger, who all suited up in their own versions of Summer-perfect, easy sequined styles. Now, click through to see how you can do the same.
Joy Bryant arrived on the Met Gala red carpet wearing a Missoni knit dress — a suitable choice, considering she was chatting with Margherita Missoni before heading inside. The warm red, orange, and pink hues are a beautiful choice for springtime, and dangling earrings lend a bohemian vibe. Does this cozy ensemble hit all the right notes, or do you long for a more dramatic dress? Vote on all of our Met Gala polls here!
Last night in Santa Monica, Coach held a celeb-studded cocktail party and shopping event, benefiting the Children's Defense Fund — and some of our fave fashionable ladies stepped onto the (wood?) carpet, Coach bag in hand. Some stars, like Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johansson, and Camilla Belle went for sophisticated, cocktail-chic frocks, while the ever-stylish Emma Roberts and Joy Bryant played it cool and casual in daytime denim. No matter the attire, it was clear that each lady was ready to party — and do some good. Which star do you think had the most fab look of the night? Click through to see each ensemble and let us know in the comments!
The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Met in NYC was another amazing affair last night. The fashion was incredible, and among all the ladies, Sienna Miller is currently winning best dressed in Pucci, which she perfectly accessorized by stepping out with Jude Law on her arm! Gisele Bundchen also wore a short black dress and had a hot date in husband Tom Brady. Similarly sporting dark and stormy looks was Kristen Stewart, whose Chanel was one of the most talked about, Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein, and Nicole Richie in a cool metallic Marc Jacobs. Weigh in on all the fashion with all of Fab and Bella's polls!
It wasn't all navy, black, and gray — there were some gorgeous colors mixed in to fit the theme of American Women. Blake Lively was all legs in her bright blue Marchesa, and Rachel Zoe was a ray of sunshine in her yellow MJ. Carey Mulligan and January Jones were both wearing short purple numbers, but there was a world of difference between the Oscar nominee's Miu Miu and the Mad Men star's Yves Saint Laurent. Kate Bosworth was sadly without Alexander Skarsgard but held her own in Valentino, and Kerry Washington went a little bolder with her red, which was Thakoon for Gap.
Elsewhere on the red carpet it was a very white night — Diane Kruger's CK went perfectly with Joshua Jackson's dapper suit, and Emma Watson's Burberry was a bit daring. Katy Perry kept her style playful as always, sporting a glow in the dark gown! Jessica Alba's Sophie Theallet for Gap hugged her curves, while Sarah Jessica Parker's shimmery Halston made for some fantastic photos. Jennifer Lopez's Zuhair Murad was also among the evening's popular style statements — it's impossible to run down them all, so click through the huge gallery and stay tuned for lots of coverage of the event, afterparties, beauty how-tos, fashion highlights, and so much more!
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The afterparty fun following last night's Costume Institute Gala continued on, with even more celebs heading over to the main bash at the Mark hotel. Diane Kruger traded her long-sleeved white Calvin Klein gown for a short red number to attend with Joshua Jackson. She evidently hopes that soon he'll be more than a boyfriend — when a reporter asked if a ring she was wearing signified an engagement, Diane said, "I wish." Anne Hathaway also changed out of her Valentino dress for something more manageable, though Emma Watson kept on her long Burberry. She's out on the social scene despite being in the middle of exams at Brown. Emma said, "I have just had one of my exams. It went pretty well, which is good, two left.” Bar Refaeli, meanwhile, brought her girlfriends and not Leonardo DiCaprio along.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale stuck together, and Robert Pattinson's Remember Me costar, Emilie de Ravin, was surrounded by pals. Glee's Matthew Morrison headed to the Standard with Emmy Rossum hot on his heels, though once inside he was busy getting down with model Natasha Poly. Alexander Wang stayed close to Zoe Kravitz after they posed together on the red carpet, and Jessica Alba brought her husband Cash Warren. Naomi Campbell was all smiles in her fancy car after her episode on Oprah aired earlier in the day exploring her dark side. It was a huge night for fashion in the Big Apple — make sure to check out all of the style and beauty news!
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Here we have Joy Bryant "breaking the rules" but pulling it off. Note how she paired a palette of warm, bronzed eye shadows with subtly cool raspberry-pink lipstick — and with her hair pulled back into a high bun, it makes the pink shade stand out even more. The actress is always a stunner, but do you think her warm-meets-cool style works for her, or would you have liked to have seen something a bit more dramatic?
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Joy Bryant stepped onto the red carpet wearing an ivory sheer Marchesa gown that's textured galore. Check out the unique shoulder detail, as well as the long asymmetrical train. A subtle floral detail adds dimension, while dripping diamonds add shine. Are you into this or not?
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It's kinda crazy. This week's faves are a fabulous assortment of duos — and trios! Women are teaming up, complementing each other in striking frocks, killer shoes, and personal styles. Here, we have Margherita and Angela Missoni and Joy Bryant — who, don't forget, wore a Missoni dress as her bridal gown. They all look like goddesses in their various Missoni picks. From the streets of LA to The Runaways premieres to the always welcome Sex and the City ladies, it's a smorgasbord of style. Feast.
If you thought the Golden Globes red carpet was on fire, wait until you see what the stars wore on this purple one. The InStyle afterparty feted gaggles of stylishly dressed stars, many of whom wore shorter frocks. Ashley Olsen, who was present when Justin Bartha's cast won for The Hangover, opted for a sassy bold blue Erdem dress and Manolo pumps. Vanessa Hudgens looked flirty in a bubble dress, and Garcelle Beavais-Nilon did sexy in a sheer long dress. Step inside for more fun looks.
Did you know Joy Bryant has worn over 20 maxis on the red carpet? That's a lot of maxis! While the effortlessly gorgeous actress loves jeans for everyday life, she clearly favors maxis for night. Bold, understated, print, solid, flowy, fitted — she's done it all. And her maxi designer of choice? Missoni, of course, the designer of her (maxi) wedding gown. But she has also been spotted wearing Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, Pucci, and Bally. Take a trip down the red carpet to witness Joy's joyous maxis from 2004 until today.