White is the new Black! You won’t believe it unless you notice just how many celebrities are turning up in white gowns at various award shows. In the past few months alone, we have witnessed numerous ways of wearing white with both good and disastrous results. Actresses at the 2011 Philips British Academy Television Awards held at the Grosvenor House in London also sported lots of white gowns on the red carpet.
Model and actress Sam Faiers wore her white gown with shimmers and a hint of black. The black ribbon that was tied up at the waist was co-ordinated with a ruffled clutch bag and black heels. With the contrast and glitters, she managed to maintain her glamour quotient at the event.
Amy Nuttall’s white gown was well fitted and cleverly designed so that it could be used for both the red carpet and the isle. The one shoulder gown had a layered floor length skirt in soft fabric. The look was completed with a subtle golden clutch. The lack of accessories made her face and makeup stand out.
Jenni Falcon could have chosen a better shade for her spaghetti strap gown. She wore an off white dress with a high waist line and finely pleated skirt. The shape of the gown was perfect for her figure but a darker shade would have made her look slimmer. The floor sweeping gown was accessorized with a clutch bag to match and small earrings.
Greek is what comes to mind whenever we talk of white gowns. Sian William tried her best at wearing one such Greek inspired dress at this year’s awards. The pure white one shoulder gown is gathered at the waist and features ruches. The look was kept simple with minimal accessories and not-too-loud makeup. The actress carried a white clutch bag and tied her hair up.
British Indian actress Nina Wadia also chose an off white outfit to grace the occasion. Her outfit had a slight twist instead of being a simple white gown. The short dress with gold embellishments around the neckline had an ethnic touch to it. The sleeves were slit and shoulders adorned with slight embroidery again. Nina’s look was defined by the bright red lipstick she had on.
Sheridan Smith’s outfit, though not purely white, was in a shade of pink so light that it could be confused as a white gown altogether. The slim tube gown flattered her curves and had beautiful embroidery mixed with applique details on the surface. She also used black to complement the look but in a more subtle measure as compared to Sam Faiers. Her blacks were seen on her fingernails and earrings. Her clutch bag with floral motif had a hint of dark colors as well such as dark pinks and gold.
These actresses managed to create a unique look despite opting for the same color for their red carpet outfits. It only goes to show how white has so many possibilities.
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