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The death of the dress

The death of the dress

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Social consciousness. Sustainability. Men in black. Ever since Hollywood’s award season kicked off earlier this month, we’ve seen several of these themes evolve into fashion trends and emerge in a big way. Not only can we expect to see variations of these trends at the upcoming Oscars, but we can bet a continuation of these trends will show up in everyday fashion, making their way to our closets.

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Not only we will see more political statements and cultural messaging, a lå last year’s Times Up Movement, but we will see more stars don designs that are eco-friendly, ethically-sourced, and sustainable. We’ve seen several A-list, luxury brands move away from exotic animal skins, fur, and feathers, and more celebrities wearing lab-created diamonds and gemstones.

For men, last year proved to be the year of color, with some of our favorite leading actors playing with bold, bright selections, but 2019 will present a return to the classic, black silhouette when it comes to suiting.

Its hard to cite a single designer as a fashion trend, however ever since Givenchy’s artistic director Clare Waight Keller dressed Meghan Markle for the biggest day of her life, Givenchy has becoming a leading force in Hollywood, with designs that are equal parts feminine and bold, conveying the power of female strength. One of the hottest stars making the cut on all the best dressed lists for this year’s Golden Globes was Best Actress nominee Rosamund Pike, who rocked a show-stopping haute-couture custom Givenchy black cut-out gown.

But another red carpet trend has also gained traction this year — death of the dress. Gone are the days that Hollywood’s leading ladies are confined to dresses and gowns, as we’ve seen more stars opt for jaw-dropping, head-turning pantsuits and jumpsuits. Best Actress nominee Julia Roberts turned heads in a Stella McCartney masculine-meets-feminine ensemble at the Golden Globes — a one-shoulder, jumpsuit of sorts with an elegant train — proving pants can be just as elegant at a formal affair.

The “pants till someone says no” approach will continue its way through 2019, inspiring women’s wear everywhere to not be confined to dresses and skirting, but focus on pantsuits, jumpsuits, and rompers, whether in the office at a cocktail party, or even a gala.

Inspired by some of our favorite pants and jumpsuit attire on the red carpet this season, here are four trendy styles and where you can snag them locally.

These two looks from White House Black Market can easily transition from daywear to evening attire. Both are classic and timeless and can be styled to be more business-minded with a blazer or jacket throughout the day. Another noticeable trend on this season’s red carpet was the emergence of bows in the form of belts and other adornments, and this look proves to be a classic head-turner — offering a showstopping detail at the waist.

White House | Black Market Atlantic City

Black and White Contrast V-Neck Jumpsuit


White House | Black Market Atlantic City

Satin Bow Detail Jumpsuit | $249.98

The blue color and statement back is perfect for both casual weekend attire, styled with some white kicks or dressed up with heels for happy hour.

Banana Republic, Atlantic City

Twist-Back Jumpsuit


Supermodel and social media influencer, Olivia Culpo, has joined forces with Express to unveil her own collection, which offers some trendy, stylish pieces inspired the Instagram star herself. Utility style is another major trend this year and this cool, comfy jumpsuit is a fabulous find at $88!

Olivia Culpo Utility Jumpuit,

Express $88


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