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Fringing, lace, beading, necklaces, denim – the common fashion themes of Coachella. But you see, what I don’t understand is why everyone ditches their normal styles for this generic bohemian-look. Celebrities and realities ditch their usual trends and all opt for … Continue reading
The red carpet is like a stage. It’s a stage for celebrities, but it’s also a stage for the designers whose clothes are being modelled.
If you’ve made it to the red carpet then you’ve basically made it to fame. Everyone knows your name. You’re either loved or hated.
But I’m not here to talk about the significance of the red carpet because, this is a fashion blog, not a blog about the importance of pink carpet as opposed to black.
Recently, a lot of female celebs have decided that less is more. Less fabric calls for a sexier dress. Some may think that’s right because, let’s face it, we all love a bit of boob. But, for others, less is indeed not more.
So, let’s start with the ‘less is more’ category:
Stars have recently opted for outfits with sheer detailing. They want to show off their figures. And let’s face it, if you were Jennifer Lawrence then you’d also want to flaunt your figure. But this, in my opinion anyway, isn’t sexy. I mean, what’s sexy about giving boys what they want to see literally on a plate? As the saying goes ‘boys want what they can’t have.’ Ok, I admit these dresses are beautiful. I love sheer! But, I only love sheer fabrics when they are interpreted into the outfit…elegantly.
Yes these dresses are sexy, but for the wrong reasons.They’re sexy because they’re giving skin. They’re showing what’s underneath the clothing. They are essentially revealing all. But we don’t want to know all, we want to guess…(well, guys do anyway).
Moving onto the ‘more is more’ category:
Dresses can cover you up but still look sexy. For example, you could wear a figure-hugging dress that covers you from top to toe – but if you’re showing off your enviable curves then BOOM, you have sex appeal. But more to the point…surely it’s sexier to cover up and keep the boys guessing. Don’t give them what they want. Cover up and show them that ‘no, they can’t have it.’ Show them whose boss in your sexy outfit. I am really cringing myself out here so I’m going to move on from the ‘boy’ business.
Back in past fashion/stardom history, celebs covered up…and they rocked sex appeal. Take Marilyn Monroe. One of the most famous female sex icons. She never got her boobs or vajayjay out on the red carpet. She kept it simple. And everyone wanted her. Everyone also wanted to be her. Everyone still wants to be her. She was sexy because she showed off her fabulous curves and walked her outfit in complete confidence.
I’m going to leave it to you…
- The Year in Naked Dresses: The 25 Most Revealing Red Carpet Gowns of 2013 (stylecaster.com)
- Jennifer Lawrence’s Sheer Dior Gown: An Analysis (nymag.com)
I respect people who aren’t afraid of breaking norms.
When I go out, I love to see people dressing in a cool, eccentric style – it’s fun, exciting and, quite frankly, mesmerising to see the outfits that some people can pull out their wardrobes.
To a certain extent, I would say that we can thank celebrities confidence for our confidence.
Let me elaborate…
Lady Gaga = CRAZY…she’s mentally crazy (in a fun way obviously) and this is reflected in her extravagant outfits.
Lady Gaga pushes boundaries. She makes statements. She puts her middle finger up to everyone else and wears to shock. To get people to speak about her. To create a large stamp on people’s minds.
It’s powerful stuff when you think about it.
Not a lot of people have the confidence to step into the big wide world wearing ballsy outfits, yet, I think that the more celebrities that shock us with their dress-sense, the more people will feel they can wear what they want without being threatened by the conservative public.
Picture this convo:
“What the HELL are you wearing?” asks person 1.
“A dress made out of human hair,” innocently replied person 2.
“You crazy lady!” shouts person 2.
“Gaga does it so I can do it,” says person 2 whilst sneering.
Ok…a bit of a daydreamy, not really gonna happen kinda conversation – I apologise (it is Monday and I am exhausted!).
My point is that people can pull anything off and if anyone questions it, they can reply by backing up their outfits with countless celebrities who break boundaries and defeat the rules. Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Lil Kim – only a few celebrities who do not give a crap about what media will say about them, or, what Joan Rivers will have to say about them on Fashion Police.
Ok, so some of you may be thinking that the out-of-this-world ensembles that these infamous people wear are part of their character, their persona. It’s not real. DISAGREE. It must be friggin’ scary to make a name in this world in a way that YOU want to. Being abnormal and reversing the direction of doing something the right way is a terrifying thing to do, especially in such a judgemental world. People, even celebs, need confidence to pull it off. And they do. And I have no doubt in my mind that these celebrities have inspired others to wear what they want, do what they want, say what they want.
So, celebs may not be the main cause of people saying SCREW YOU to the world. But they definitely play a part. If people complain that skinny celebrities play a factor in teenagers becoming anorexic (I’m not disagreeing with this statement by the way), then they definitely play a factor in what people wear. It’s all about body image.
Normal people would do anything to get their name recognised.
Becoming a fashion icon is step one.
People may not remember what your name is, what your opinion is, bla bla bla. Yet, they would definitely remember your name and opinion if you stepped out in a dress made out of skittles.