After 62 years of the traditional Bright red Carpet, Oscar 2023 decided to break the rules with the champagne colored carpet, and so did some of her Nominees. From Michele Williams in her bridal looking white gown by Chanel Couture, to Diana Gurira in her bold Black Dress by Jason Wu, Africa’s musical sweetheart Tems, in a view blocking bold white dress by Lever Couture to the Fashion empress, Rihanna who rocked her baby bump in a leather black dress by Alaia.
These stars and many more, graced the event with their diverse sense of style making the event a colorful one.
One very important point to note when getting ready for any occasion is to wear something you’re comfortable in and won’t make others around uncomfortable with your fashion sense. Here are a few fashion tips that won’t throw you overboard at any event.
The Little Black Dress
This is a classic piece that dates as far back as the 1920s design by Coco Chanel. It is a short black cocktail dress that can fit into any occasion from
weddings to dinner nights, family gatherings, official events, and even funerals. It’s a must-have in every lady’s Wardrobe.
This is a life-saving piece that speaks class and Confidence in its wearer.
(1) The Arms, (2) The Legs, (3) Neckline to Cleavage. This rule states that you may not show more than one and a half of these body parts when combining clothes. Opening more than this will make you look thirsty for attention. Many
fashion designers and enthusiasts have been respecting this rule even without realizing it.
At the Oscars, we had Jessica Chastain in her Gucci dress showing off her full arms and some cleavage, Ava DuVenray in her black Luois Vuitton dress giving a lot of cleavage but completely covered up her arms and legs and also Jenniffer Connelly giving arms and
nothing more in her Luois Vuitton dress.
The Rule of Thirds:
This rule emphasizes fashion architecture. When combining garments, it should be done in a ratio of thirds. That is 1/3, 2/3, or 3/3.
As opposed to a boring 1:1 combination, the rule of thirds unbalanced ratios give an exciting feel to every combination thus creating a more compelling visual.
You can apply the rule of third by breaking your garment into 3 parts. For example a crop top on a high waisted jean obeys this rule.
A dinner dress with a joint at the waist line or kneeline also respects the rule.