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Top 5 Red Carpet Trends at the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is more than just a celebration of the latest critically acclaimed films – it is also a time in which celebrities step onto the red carpet in show-stopping fashion pieces. From classical, hollywood glamour to bold fashion statements, here are the top 5 trends that graced the 2016 Cannes Film Festival red carpet.

  1. Canary Yellow

canary yellow

Get ready to inject your wardrobe with a pop of colour this summer because canary yellow was no doubt a popular colour choice on the red carpet this year. Kirsten Dunst captivates in not one, but two pieces in this bold colour, first, in a Christian Dior Couture retro inspired shirt dress, and second, in a romantic custom Maison Margiela gown. For that extra bit of hollywood glam, pair this bold colour with a classic red lip.

2. Tailored Suits


These ladies showed us that gowns aren’t the only red carpet look! Charlize Theron stuns in an androgynous Dior tuxedo, while Victoria Beckham softens up a jumpsuit of her own label by exposing her shoulders – both scream the ultimate girl boss!

3. Ethereal


Soft pastels, delicate shimmer, and sheer layers were also a key trend on the red carpet this year. Elle Fanning looked ravishing in a Zuhair Murad fairytale gown, while Naomi Watts, kept it simple in a shimmery, mint green Michael Kors number.

4. High slit

high slit

The high slit is a bold choice, but total a showstopper – if worn right, this trend can make your legs look miles long. The secret to this trend is to go for solid colours, and to keep the accessories simple, yet a statement. Bella Hadid turned heads in a daring, red, Alexandre Vauthier gown, showing off her phenomenal frame, while soon-to-be mama of two, Blake Lively, perfectly showcased her growing baby bump in a breathtaking Atelier Versace off-the-shoulder gown.

5. Ponytail


The simple, and sleek ponytail has been a sweeping trend this season, especially at the film festival’s red carpet. This classic hairstyle is ideal for accentuating elaborate make up looks, plunging necklines, and glamorous jewellery.

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