The Pink Dress & Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett has created  bit of a storm with her dress choice for last night’s Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. The Carol actress walked the red carpet in a pale pink fringed, lace gown by Givenchy.

It was quite a departure for the actress, who is known for her simple, classic style. And it has landed her on a few ‘worst dressed’ lists today.

But…what do they know?! The pink dress is the only dress you will need this summer, trust us. Yes, we know pink is a bit of a difficult colour to wear. It’s the ultimate girly shade, the colour women either love or loathe. It divides opinions, and provokes reactions, and it is one half of the Pantone Color of the Year this year, in the form of rose quartz.

Forget fuchsia hues, it’s all about pale pink. The pink dress you need is a pale, rose hue – the classic baby pink.

Cate’s dress may seem a strange choice, but Givenchy are on the mark with this beautiful, unusual, stand-out gown. Fringing is also here to stay, following on from its resurgence last year thanks to the 1970s trend (another that’s sticking around).

So, if you want to get ahead of the game, it’s all about the pink dress. Start looking now, and here’s a few to get you off to a flying start.

If it’s ruffles you want, then French Connection’s baby pink ruffled dress is in the sale (£48, was £160). New Look’s summer collection includes this gorgeous palm print maxi dress (£24.99) in a more peachy-pink, which can be more flattering to some skintones.

H&M’s lace dress is a simple version of the pink dress  to ease you into the trend -and it’s a bargain in the sale (£12, was £19.99).

the pink dress threeFringes and a peachy pink make this H&M dress (£49.99) the pink dress we want for the spring evenings. If a classic prom style is more your thing, there are a few of those coming too. New Look’s has a gorgeous floral waist detail (£24.99), whilst the Debut @ Debenhams number is more of a simple, classic style (£110).

the pink dress twoBHS’s lace rose pink midi dress (£95) is our absolute favourite, even if it is from their bridal collection. It is pink perfection, if a little sugary for some, but we just love it. French Connection’s ombre pink sequinned shift is a sale bargain (£112, was £160), and Oasis @ Debenhams embellished pink shift is classic, and not too girly, agreed? Just a little hint of sparkle (£45).

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What would be the pink dress for you?

Golden Globes Dresses

January is blue – but there is a bit of brightness from sunny LA with the start of award season and gorgeous Golden Globes dresses! All that gorgeous glitz and glamour warms us up on cold January days! Yeah, yeah, we love the movies and TV shows, but let’s not pretend it’s not  all about the red carpet dresses!

First up is the Golden Globes. Held in Hollywood on Sunday night, there were loads of lovely Golden Globes dresses, but we loved Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence the best. Do you agree?

Cate Blanchett picked up her Golden Globe Best Actress Award for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine wearing Armani Prive Couture. We LOVED her stunning black lace dress. Cate Blanchett Golden Globes

Jennifer Lawrence picked up a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle – and her Dior white black ribbon bandeau dress divided opinion. But we think she rocked it!

Golden Globes Jennifer Lawrence

So, do you have any fancy bashes coming up that you might need a fancy frock for? If so, here’s a few Golden Globe dresses – well, as near as you’ll get on the high street – to brighten up your January.

If you like black, like Cate, good choice! A black evening gown is a safe, but stylish bet.

Golden Globes black dresses

l-r: Black mesh detail dress, £12.99, black long-sleeved chiffon dress, £29.99, both H&M, black lace dress, £15, New Look

Sequins and beading are always a good bet for evening soirees! Here’s three gorgeous Golden Globes dresses -we think they are worthy!

Golden Globes dresses sequinsl-r: No1 Jenny Packham Beige beaded dress, £230, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson pastels dress, £130, No1 Jenny Packham pink sequin dress, £225, all Debenhams

Mix it up with monochrome, bold colours, or patterns. All perfect party dresses!

Golden Globes dresses colourl-r: Two tone dress Diamond by Julien Macdonald dress, £75, Debenhams, 15-way Twist & Wrap teal dress, £80, BHS, leaf print dress Jonathan Saunders Edition dress, £120, Debenhams

If you like the look of the teal dress in the middle above image, then how do you like it worn 14 other ways!? This 15 ways Twist & Wrap dress comes in five colours and two lengths, and though billed as a bridemaid’s dress, we think it’s a perfect party frock, don’t you?

Golden Globes BHS wrap 15 ways dressChoose from Ocean, Sapphire, Merlot, Purple and Fuchsia. And finally …. how FANTASTIC was Emma Watson’s amazing Dior creation? Now there aren’t many Golden Globes dresses that could beat that?

Golden Globes dress Emma Watson dior

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