Last night the annual British Soap Awards took place in London and I had my radar on for all of the red carpet style. I can’t say I was entirely stunned by it this year but there were some looks that stood out for me and red seemed to be the colour of choice by most for the occasion.
A look that gained a lot of attention was that of Kym Marsh. Wow, didn’t she look divine in this red hot gown? It shaped her hourglass figure well and gave an old Hollywood glamour/Jessica Rabbit vibe. She vamped it up with the make up, sporting dramatic false lashes and kept the accessories to a minimum, letting the dress do all of the talking!
It received mixed reactions but I really liked Lacey Turner’s outfit. It’s a quite simple, elegant look and it works well on her. This yellow/mustard tone is one that we’ve seen a lot of this summer so she’s really on trend but at the same time, she looks comfortable. I think that is something important to bare in mind when shopping for an occasion – how comfortable do I feel in this? If you’re not, it will show in your facial expressions and body language and it’s too late to change then!
There were a couple of co-ord style outfits amongst the younger actresses on the red carpet and they all pulled them off quite well but the one that stood out for me was Daisy Wood-Davis. The top of her outfit was embellished with little pearls as was the band at her waist, which then fell away into a beautiful, intricately detailed lace floor length skirt. I thought it was just stunning 😍
Some may say it was too revealing but I actually liked Stephanie Waring’s gown. The crimson colour of the Nadine Mirabi design is so deep and rich and I love the criss-cross detailing at the top of it. The look is slightly Grecian inspired and she just looks super confident in it.
Proving that less is more, Lucy-Jo Hudson looked so sophisticated in a strapless white Zeynep Kartal gown that she paired with a gold plated belt. Although there’s not a whole lot going on with the dress, her entire look came together and she glowed on the red carpet – everything from her hair and make up to the little snakeskin clutch bag and thigh high slits. It goes to show that classic cuts and colour-blocking never go out of fashion.
One of my favourite looks was Fiona Wade and I’m sure that this is a real Marmite look; you’ll either love it or hate it! I loved it as I thought it’s definitely unusual and unexpected for the red carpet and there’s a real Sasha Fierce look about it. Sticking with one colour in the couture Zeynep Kartal bodysuit and train combination ensured that it was more fashion forward than totally whacky and I like that she embraced the whole look, incorporating the top knot hairstyle and barely-there heels too.
The final look that stood out for me was Jennifer Metcalfe. She has been named on some of the Worst Dressed lists, (an idea that I completely disagree with in the first place anyway – nobody has the right to criticise others over what they chose to wear, which is why I only ever mention my favourite looks!!), and I can’t understand why?! I thought she looked phenomenal in this red tuxedo which she paired with some gold body chains, a summer accessory I love. Jennifer is known for wearing quite fitted, glamorous, floor length gowns on the red carpet in the past with big hair and make up but this time her look is so different. Kudos to her for not sticking with the norm and I think she looked really stylish.
Love, Denise x