Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GONG GIRLS; Take Inspiration from These Winning Red Carpet Looks. KATIE WRIGHT Reveals How

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GONG GIRLS; Take Inspiration from These Winning Red Carpet Looks. KATIE WRIGHT Reveals How

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Byline: KATIE WRIGHT

THE recent Oscars marked the culmination of awards season - and what a season it's been, not least in terms of fashion.

What stars wore on the red carpet was under more scrutiny than ever this year but, for once, it wasn't all about who should or shouldn't make it onto the coveted Best Dressed lists.

With the advent of the Time's Up movement, actors banded together at some ceremonies and wore black to show solidarity with victims of abuse and harassment in the entertainment industry.

They looked incredibly chic in doing so, of course, and there were plenty of colourful outfits to ogle elsewhere.

All in all, the 'Big Five' awards dos gave us heaps of occasionwear inspiration - so here's a look back at the major trends from each night, and how to adapt them for your next big bash, even if you won't be walking an actual red carpet any time soon...

FOLLOWING SUIT AT THE GRAMMYS THE sartorial choices at music awards dos are always a bit more out-there than their movie counterparts, so if you don't want to don a frock for your next black tie party, make like Janelle Monae who opted for a tailored look at the Grammys.

Singer/actress Janelle stood out from the crowd in her embroidered blazer and trousers combo from Dolce & Gabbana with its pretty flowers trailing down the sleeves and legs.

| IF you don't want to go the whole hog with a dinner shirt and bow tie, a simple silk camisole in black or white would work well under this Sosandar black embroidered kimono, PS59, and black wide leg trousers, PS49, sosandar.com WHITE HOT AT THE OSCARS THE most stunning gowns at the Oscars came in either brilliant white (Laura Dern and Margot Robbie chose chic column dresses) or molten metallic fabrics (Jennifer Lawrence's figure-hugging number was best in show).

Asymmetric detailing adds interest to white cocktail dresses and lets you experiment with bright accessories and make-up, while a sequin-covered gown needs no adornment. …

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