We’ve still got our eyes peeled for festive frock inspiration and the red carpet has been a great place to get ideas over the past week with premieres and award ceremonies galore.
We take a look at some of the outfits we’ve been lusting after lately.
We’re used to seeing her in a frumpy maid’s outfit in Downton Abbey, but Joanne Froggatt looked anything but dowdy as she appeared at the Moet British Independent Film Awards on Sunday. Her strapless black jumpsuit looked sleek and modern, teamed with simple black heels and a black clutch, while her poker straight hair and smoky eye makeup complemented the outfit perfectly.
Jumpsuits are the perfect party outfit if you don’t want to wear a dress. Simply team with skyscraper heels and you’re good to go.
Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge showed why she is one of the most copied style icons of recent years in a floor-length white dress at the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The structured Roland Mouret gown featured a daring thigh-high split and flattering long sleeves, perfect for a winter night out.
And despite having the royal jewellery box at her disposal, Kate accessorised with a statement necklace from high street fave Zara, which cost just £19.99. We’ll certainly be trying to get our hands on one for the festive season.
Rita Ora was channelling 1940s screen sirens at the British Fashion Awards in a daring Vivienne Westwood dress. The strapless metallic number showed off the singer’s curves and the look was completed by some statement jewels, a soft platinum wavy hair-do and a slick of ruby red lipstick. It doesn’t get more glamorous than that!
Alexa Chung also wowed us at the British Fashion Awards in a little white dress. The three-time recipient of the British Style Award may have lost out on the night to Harry Styles, but she certainly looked like a winner in the Stella McCartney mini with a cross-over style front.
The pointed-toe wedge heels with ankle straps she paired the dress with were a nice alternative to traditional heels and added a quirky touch to the ensemble.