Best Red Carpet Dresses of all time ….

I decided to go back in time for this blog post as there has been so many iconic dresses which appeared on the red carpet over the years.  Remember “that” Halle Berry Oscar dress for example ….

Who could forget the unforgettable Nicole Kidman “yucky yellow” dress which shouldn’t have worked (especially as it’s satin which I personally hate!) but it so did!  Or the backless Hiliary Swank navy blue dream dress as well the funky pairing of purple with turquoise jewelry in which Cameron Diaz dazzled.

And there’s always the personal favourites ….  I just loved Angelina Jolie’s cream with red one shoulder number and her amazing emerald green sequin dresses which she wore at separate Golden Globe Award ceremonies.  Sheer elegance!

You may also have forgotten the beautiful grecian style dress which Jennifer Lopez wore a few years ago to the Oscars, just beautiful …

 

There has been gorgeous dresses on the red carpet this year but I thought we should reflect and pay tribute to styles from a few years back so we could bask in their glory!!

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Whether you spend £25 on a white shirt on sale in the High Street or pay just short of £100 on a custom made version, there is no doubt, no mistaking, that this will be one of the best wardrobe investments you will ever make.

I would even go as far as to say that the humble cotton, white shirt rivals the LBD in terms of comfort, reliability and never going out of fashion.

So let’s look at the classic white shirt.  Just how often can we wear it?  Where can we wear it?  What can we pair this simple item of clothing with?  The answer is EVERY DAY, EVERYWHERE and EVERYTHING!

So let’s first of all look at: Just how often can we wear it?  The white shirt can easily transfer from day to night.  If you are wearing a white shirt underneath a suit for the office for example or with jeans for the school run simply throw the suit jacket, trousers or jeans to one side and pair with black, pencil trousers or dressy shorts.  Add pointed toe, dressy shoes and heavy costume jewelry and VOILA!

 

Where can we wear a white shirt?  My God, the ideas are endless!  Just think about how changing what you team the shirt with can transform the outfit for various occasions. Wear a white shirt to the office, to the local pub, to a restaurant for a date, to the theatre, on a shopping trip, travelling on a plane, even to a BLACK TIE event!

So …  What can I pair a white shirt with?  By now you ladies should be getting this.  Think jeans, leggings, shorts, a skirt (short and long), trousers (formal and casual), suit jacket, cut offs …. even a bikini!!  Think how much you spend on various cover ups for the beach before you jet off on holiday, all you really need is ONE item, a white shirt!  Change your footwear and accessories daily and you’ll have a different look for the pool each day.

As I said at the beginning, whether you are willing to heavily invest financially in this one crucial item or spend a small amount of your pay packet to ensure a white shirt remains in your wardrobe throughout the seasons, take the plunge, make the purchase, you will not regret it!