Get the look: Red carpet style

Posted On: Friday, February 26th, 2016 0 comments
Red Carpet style

This weekend the awards season comes to its climax as the 88th Oscars takes place in Hollywood. While the event is designed to primarily celebrate great cinematography, it’s probably the fashion of the night that’s talked about most. In today’s blog, we’re going to be showing you just how to get that red carpet style and channel your inner celebrity…

The tuxedo and its history

Get the look: Red carpet style

The Oscars fuses together glamour, glitz, sophistication and style to create one the greatest awards ceremonies on earth. Amongst the fabulous frocks and gowns stands one timeless look that tops them all – the tuxedo.

From its origins as an alternative to the tailcoat to its re-birth in the 1930s, the tuxedo has gone from strength to strength creating a sophisticated look for high-end events and functions. More recently it’s also become a real trend in weddings too, with grooms adopting the wow-factor look.

While the tuxedo is a classic look, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t variations of the style available. At this year’s Oscars, we expect to see many of the men adopting the look and throwing in a touch of their own personal style.

Some of the options include:

·       Black faille peak lapels teamed with on-point tailoring

·       Distinguished colours, such as midnight blue or charcoal grey, as opposed to traditional jet black

·      Slim fitting skinny suits

·      The colour block look featuring two strong colours – one for the trousers and the other for the jacket

·      Shawl lapels trimmed with on-trend satin for a classic finish

·      A classic white shirt with a covered placket

·      Personalisation with accessories, such as wool-backed silk scarf

·      A polished look with lace up patent leather shoes


The finishing touches: Your shirt

Get the look Red carpet style

Of course, choosing the right shirt is key to creating the black tie look too. Typically, the shirt that accompanies a tuxedo should be plain white – but it can come in a variety of styles.

Wing collar shirts and turndown collar shirts are both popular options – but you should avoid choosing a button-down collar. Other features you might like to consider are studs – instead of buttons on both edges, French cuffs – for a semi-formal evening look, and a detailed bosom – for example, with pleats.


Some of our favourite red carpet fabrics include:

·      Burnside plain white – A cotton fabric with a twill weave and subtle pinstripe look.

·      Marcella plan white – A woven fabric constructed in a fancy geometric structure.

·      Plisse plain white – A pleated pique shirting fabric which is ideal for dress shirt fronts.

·      Malham 20 white – A cotton fabric with dobbie weave – currently on offer with 50% off!

·      Grange plain white – A cotton fabric for the classic look, featuring a poplin weave and crisp finish.


You can also discover a whole range of other fabrics suited to the red carpet look in our Formal Fabrics range. Here you’ll find a number of styles in black and white – perfect for your special night!

To find out more about any of our fabrics, get in contact with the team on 01282 698662. If you already know what fabric you want, go ahead and place your order online today!


What other tips do you have for that stylish red carpet style? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below or tweet your tips to us @Acornfabrics

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