If you are seeking wardrobe ideas for a special occasion, look for inspiration from Hollywood's hottest trends for an ultra-trendy look. The formal wear fashion industry has recently broadened its scope of edgy appeal, now manufacturing some of the most fashion-forward garments and top evening dresses of 2011.
Contrary to popular belief, trends that you see in celebrity casual wear or fashion week runway shows do in fact transfer into many of the most popular evening dress designers' collections. Fashion trends are universal themes and the hottest dress designers are in tune with the latest looks and therefore design pieces inspired by big Hollywood fashion themes.
The latest celebrity trends that have also influenced the world of designer evening dresses are:
The Military Trend
Olive green, brass, a tailored fit, and strong geometric lines describe the basic infrastructure of the military trend. We have seen this plenty of times in snapshots of celebrities cruising down Rodeo Drive, but now we are seeing this popular trend interpreted on a higher level of sophistication on the red carpet.
Numerous fashion magazines and style blogs are dedicating entire articles to the fabulous color. Purple is the 'it' color this season, symbolizing royalty, prosperity, and elegance. This is the perfect color for a chic evening gown.
Sometimes mixed with the military trend, the shoulder detailing trend actually helps enhance an hourglass figure. This gives the illusion of sharper edges around shoulder seams and also helps form a proportional structure.
Ruffles and Texture
Layers of fabric, complex textures, and extravagant drapes are all popular elements of the latest red carpet evening dresses. Ruffles are one of the hottest trends of the moment, combining an eye-catching texture with a feminine touch.
Animal print conveys a wild and sexy personality and looks best when complimented with classic elements. Head-to-toe animal print is a big no-no. Instead, choose a subtle way to incorporate animal print into your outfit, or in this case, your evening wear. Animal print shoes with a sexy black dress will make a bold and classy appearance.
Contrary to popular belief, floral prints can actually be incorporated into your wardrobe year round. No, it does not have to be the summer season to wear floral detailing. Recently, designers have developed a more subtle floral print with darker shades and a more neutral palette. Another big celebrity trend is the three-dimensional fabric flower detailing on evening dresses like Sarah Jessica Parker's ivory asymmetrical dress that she wore on the set of the Sex and the City Movie.
Cultural themes have made a big impact on the fashion industry this year. A global awakening and curiosity for unknown cultures is emerging and influencing everything from art and films to fashion and urban trends. Today, some of the most beautiful and unique dresses take inspiration from foreign cultures such as South American ancient tribes, Eastern European folk culture, and African tradition.
For more Hollywood trend ideas, browse through fashion magazines, look for clips of recent designer runway shows, and peruse your favorite evening gown dress websites. Getting inspired is the best way to begin a shopping mission!