How to Wear the Trends from Red Carpet Season 2018

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One of the things we love most about Awards Season isn’t the list of winners or the lavish parties – it’s the fashion. From the exalted red carpets of the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and The Oscars to the bold and beautiful looks seen at the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, the Grammys and Brit Awards, we’ve been captivated by the style we’ve seen on celebrities, from rising stars to industry icons. Many opted for understated elegance this year, while some chose sophisticated tailoring and others adorned themselves in decadent glamour. We’ve scoured all of the award shows to find the top trends to wear for your own red carpet moment.


Although this Awards Season had a much more considered dress code in honour of the #MeToo movement, stars showcased their personal style with sheer fabrics being one of the most popular trends to take to the red carpet. See-through fabrics added dimension to classic styles - from full looks with well-placed embellishment to cut out panels, frills and overlays. Nicole Kidman looked beautiful in sheer ruffles, while Alison Williams’ sheer skin-toned dress at the Oscars was positively ethereal.

Three Floor Zinnia Dress, £365, Available at Fenwick Bond Street; Amanda Wakeley Red Tulle Midi Dress, £895, Available at Fenwick Bond Street; Ralph Lauren Azusa Dress, £210, Available at Fenwick Kingston


All that glitters is not gold – this Awards Season, all that sparkled was silver. We saw the metallic shining on accessories, shoes and design details all the way through to full sterling looks. Against the chorus of black dresses, silver was used as an embellishment to add shimmering nuances and beautiful patterns. A number of stars wore top-to-toe silver in sequin and embroidered dresses, as seen on breakthrough actress Gal Gadot (above). 

Temperley London Heart Charm Sequin Top, £595, and Skirt, £795, Available at Fenwick Bond Street; Carat London Vega Ring, £69, Available at Fenwick Newcastle and York; Kurt Geiger Studded Gianni Shoe, £129, Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells


This Awards Season, stars proved that power dressing can be as feminine as it can be glamorous. Impeccably tailored two and three-piece suits were seen across the red carpets, from sleek sharp styles to slightly more oversized designs. Actress Susan Saradon donned a classic tuxedo paired with a white shirt for a timeless look, while other celebrities elevated their suits with embroidery or pinstripe embellishment. Incorporating the power dressing trend to their look, actress Winona Ryder wore a tuxedo jacket with her dress.

Maxmara Studio Cady Scatola Jacket, £430, and Trousers, £205, Available at Fenwick Kingston; Forte Forte White Blazer, £395, Available at Fenwick Newcastle


Celebrities didn’t turn a cold shoulder this Awards Season – instead, their shoulders made a statement. From Eighties-style padded shoulders to extravagant embellishments, floral embroidery and capes, the shoulders were the focus for many looks. Many celebrities wore a dress with an asymmetric shoulder, including actresses Gillian Anderson and Emma Stone as well as supermodel Naomi Campbell who rocked a stylish white suit with statement shoulders. 

Three Four Future Dress, £360, Available at Fenwick Brent CrossSelf Portrait Off the Shoulder Dress, £300, Available at Fenwick Newcastle; Michael Kors Dress, £215, Available at Fenwick Brent Cross and Kingston


Jewellery was elegant this Awards Season, with many celebrities adorning themselves in sophisticated dark green jewels and emeralds. The Duchess of Cambridge wore glistening emeralds to the Brit Awards, as did Reese Witherspoon to the Screen Actors’ Guild and Gemma Arterton at the BAFTAs. Emeralds are known for signifying hope, renewal and growth – the perfect accessory for the imminent arrival of spring.

V Jewellery Daphne Necklace, £90, and Earrings, £130, Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells

By Darcy Rive