The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019. While this annual ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honors the best films of 2019 it is about so much more. The Oscars are a place for fashion statements to be made. Celebrities and guests enjoy strutting their style for the world to see. If you have been invited to the Oscars, you have some important fashion decisions to make a lot of shopping to do. Here is our advice on how to get ready for your big day in Hollywood and that all important Oscar invitation.
The Oscars are one of the events where who you are wearing is possibly more talked about than what you are wearing. The Oscars are much photographed and highly televised, so appearance is everything. Whether you opt to be bold and wear something that stands out or prefer to dress in a classic style, make sure your apparel has name appeal. The “it” brand for this year may well come from one of the top five luxury fashion brands to watch in 2019. Gucci has long been a favorite designer to sport at the Oscars. Both men and women find the iconic house’s fashions hard to resist. John Legend wowed on the red carpet at the last Emmy’s in a Gucci couture suit, and we expect to see more Gucci at the Oscars. Valentino, Prada, and Versace are other designers to look to when you are invited to the Oscars.
Look to the hot trends in designer footwear for women to guide you as you shop for the perfect shoe for your Oscars invitation. One trend that will look smashing on the red carpet is the use of prints on footwear. This beautiful Gretel Embellished Floral Brocade Pump from Michael Kors would look stunning paired with a solid colored gown. The shine on the shoe adds a dash of old Hollywood glamour to add to the appeal of this glamorous footwear.
Handbags and Clutches
Your designer look needs a coordinating bag. Most stars opt to go with a small clutch that coordinates with their dress. The idea is to blend in rather than overshadow. Still, that does not mean your handbag should be an afterthought. Once you have selected the perfect gown, start shopping for a clutch to complete the look. Mary J. Blige looked stunning at the Oscars last year in her all-white ensemble. She sported a Roger Vivier straw clutch bag in white that paired perfectly with her look. Start planning your look right after you get invited to the Oscars to make the most of your time.
Once the “big” pieces of your look (dress, shoes, and bag) have fallen into place, turn your focus to what jewelry you will wear. Your choices will be shaped by the evening wear you have selected after receiving your Oscars invitation. The fabric, color, cut, and neckline of your couture gown will influence your decision making. You will also have the opportunity to decide how many pieces you want to wear to the Oscars. Some opt for simple necklaces, others add bracelets, and of course, there are earrings and rings to choose as well. Turn to your favorite jeweler for guidance. Chanel has long been a reliable source for stunning, high fashion jewelry. The stunning necklace pictured above is an example from Chanel’s latest high jewelry collection.
Hair and Makeup
To complete your Oscar-worthy look and your pre-show preparations, find a top-notch hair and makeup artist. A professional who has worked red carpet events will be able to guide you to the best looks that photograph well. An alternative to hiring a freelance make up artist is to visit the professionals at a reputable brand like Barneys. The makeup masters there can help you create a polished look so you can put your best face forward at the Oscars.
Finally, just enjoy your star-studded night out! Not many are lucky enough to get invited to the Oscars, so enjoy this exciting experience as much as possible. Your night out and Oscars invitation await!