When you think red carpet, you think glitz, glamour, lights, and cameras. You also probably think young, attractive, petite, one-of-a-kind gowns, and a world that is so different than your daily commute to work, laundry, and cooking dinner.
Well, I wanted to show you someone that could be you and show you that you could have more in common with red carpet looks than you think. So for a muse, we will use Shonda Rhimes, the highly creative and accomplished creator of hit TV shows such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away with Murder. This woman is curvy, 47 years old, and is murdering red carpets everywhere.
In this first look, she is wearing a flattering black and white dress with an A-line silhouette. Notice that it goes past the knee and has a lot of applique and design work around the midsection. The style lesson from this is not that you need to go out and by a dress just like this but that when in doubt, go with black and white. It is a classic and less predictable choice than all black, which would be many people’s default position. When you are trying to sprinkle in designer pieces, consider black and white combo pieces because they will always be hot.
In this second look, she is wearing a stylish pastel blue fit-and-flare dress with a sparkling silver clutch and silver high heels. The takeaway style lesson from this look is the neckline. It has a little V-neck that gives a hint of cleavage without you looking like you are late for your shift at Hooters. This is going to be a flattering neckline on many body shapes. Look for it on dresses and tops. Look for this when you are looking for designer additions to your wardrobe.
Now, you might not match the creativity of Shonda Rhimes if the last creative thing you did was to do was use hazelnut coffee creamer instead of half and half (that was one wild and crazy morning). However, you can match the creativity of your wardrobes by incorporating some of the important takeaways and bringing a little red carpet to your everyday looks. As you can see, size doesn’t matter, age doesn’t matter, and celebrity doesn’t matter. So your red carpet may be the lobby of your workplace, but that doesn’t matter—murder it!