Clothing Items Celebs are Losing their Minds Over
Don’t know what to wear, or whether something is in style? Perhaps the most simple gauge of whether something is stylish or not is if celebrities are wearing it. Now more than ever, social media has made celebrity style dominate our wardrobes. After all, we might never be famous, but least we can dress like we are!
Here are some of the trendiest items that are currently coveted by some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
All-American style is not just for the Fourth of July anymore, at least according to designer Louis Verdad and the famous people who are obsessed with his designs. The denim jumpsuit is currently one of his biggest hits with celebrities this season, as he explained to me, “One of our most popular styles with the ladies is our denim jumpsuit which is a fresh retro chic silhouette in stretch denim — the all-American fabric.”
Verdad has a casual line in addition to his couture line. He has dressed some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Cate Blanchett, Madonna, Mila Jovovich and Eva Longoria. However, if you don’t have a celeb-sized wallet, you can still jump on the denim jumpsuit trend. Stores like Anthropologie, Macy’s, The Gap, and Alloy are all currently carrying less expensive options.
The Cold Shoulder
According to television personality, celebrity stylist and podcaster, Ali Levine — who’s dressed everyone from Lisa Vanderpump to Julie Lake — the cold-shoulder trend could not be hotter with celebrities right now. Ali explained to me that the cold shoulder is an extension of cutouts, which became a really popular look several seasons ago. “I like the cold shoulder trend. Skin is in but in a very minimal sexy manner. It started with the cutouts, then the little sneak peeks of skin, to the mid drift and open back, etc. Now the cold shoulder is really coming in chic! This style is showing up in dresses, rompers and tops that can go easily from a day look to an evening look,” she says.
Loads of A-listers have been spotted wearing cold shoulder tops as well as dresses, including Rita Ora, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Kourtney Kardashian.
Comfort is in and caftans are booming with celebs including Beyoncé, Jessica Alba and Rachel Zoe.
Patricia Altschul of Bravo’s hit show Southern Charm calls herself the “Caftan Queen,” and even has her own line of custom caftans with pictures of your pet. On her website, she also offers tips on how to style these fabulous frocks. “The trick is to select one that fits properly and to pair it with the right accessories. If you are tall, you can wear one that is voluminous because it will drape properly. If you are curvy or full-figured, a caftan offers great camouflage. And if you are petite, you want to make sure you get one that doesn’t have an excessive amount of fabric.”
When choosing a caftan she suggests, “Ones that are stitched down the sides because they look loose and structured at the same time.” In terms of accessorizing, Altschul says, “Big, bold, jewelry makes a caftan come to life.”
2017 is the year of the one-shoulder dress. According to People, celebs went wild for this style at the beginning of award season. The magazine reported, “2017 is kicking off with a little more clavicle coverage in the form of the one-shoulder design. In a solid hue, decked out in florals or covered in embroidery, this simple silhouette always stuns, and it flatters all body types and all ages, with stars in their 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s wearing the trend.” The article listed lots of celebs who wore the look on the red carpet including Viola Davis, Nina Dobrev, Amy Adams and Emma Stone.
This trend is so popular that even Forbes covered it, saying, “Like its collarbone-baring counterpart, the one-shoulder top (or dress!) allows you to wear some skin and show off all those arm exercises you’ve been doing in preparation for summer, but with an asymmetric twist. One-shoulder tops can work for a number of occasions, from covering up at the cabana poolside to an elegant wedding guest look.”
Print dresses — especially leaf and floral prints — could not be more popular right now. Cosmopolitan’s Laura Beck raved about the hydrangea print Dolce & Gabbana Ortensia collection dress that Kendall Jenner wore to the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic in June 2017.
If you are lusting for Jenner’s dress, but it’s not quite in your budget, don’t fret. There are several alternative options presented on Dope+Broke.
Jenner is not the only celeb who’s into bright prints. Reese Witherspoon’s online and bricks-and-mortar clothing store, Draper James, features lots of print dresses. From fruit prints such as pineapples and cherries, to bright florals, and even fun polka dots and ginghams, this summer is looking fresh and pretty for the southern star-turned entrepreneur.