How to pull off a red carpet moment: Cannes Film Festival 2013

Don’t you find it boring to read the eternal  ‘best & worst dress’ from the international film festivals of Cannes 2013? We thought it would be more interesting to observe on how to pull off a red carpet moment, in case we got invited to one. Here is a list of things you need to remember when selecting your red carpet outfit.

1. COLOR

First of all, you need to remember that you will be standing against the color red from the (well duh) red carpet. There are three elements in this Cannes’ red carpet picture: the red carpet, the photographers in black suits, and their ivory skin. The more contrast you get from all those three elements, the more you will stand out.

See how Aishwarya Rai’s picture doesn’t have the same impact as Selita Ebanks’ ?

Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab Haute Couture
Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab Haute Couture
Selita Ebanks in Eli Mizrahi
Selita Ebanks in Eli Mizrahi

Or you can always try the red on red look like Isla Fisher. It’s like you are part of the carpet naturally, in a good way, of course.

Isla Fischer in Oscar de la Renta
Isla Fischer in Oscar de la Renta

2. VOLUME

The Bigger, the better! where else can you rock a dress with the width of an apartment in Paris? (Not literally of course.) While you have the chance, go all the way! Be creative with it, like Alyson Le Borges.

Alyson Le Borges, in Armani Privé.
Alyson Le Borges, in Armani Privé.
Fang Bing Bing in Elie Saab

3. PATTERNS

To see a giant red block of flooring will be boring after awhile. Give them a show of patterns and don’t forget to add drama into it.

Sonam Kapoor, in Dolce & Gabbana, with Sunita Kapoor jewels.
Sonam Kapoor in Dolce & Gabbana, with Sunita Kapoor jewels

Or even better, give them a show with your friend. Like what Lana del Rey & Florence Welsch did: a clash of two very different patterns, but somehow giving an impeccable kodak moment.

Florence Welch, in Miu Miu, and Lana Del Rey, in Lena Hoschek, with Chopard jewels.
Florence Welch in Miu Miu and Lana Del Rey in Lena Hoschek, with Chopard jewels

So what do you want to wear next time you receive a red carpet invitation? Will you give them color? Volume? Or patterns? No matter which dress you choose just remember to give them hell of a poise to pull it off.

Pictures: Style.com

Written by Dora, Seli & Josie

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