7 Party Season Styling Tips That We're Stealing From 2019's Best Red Carpet Looks
Party season is right around the corner, and we are just as excited as you are! But before we plan our festive events or book that New Year's city break, what on earth are we to wear? This year saw some absolutely stunning gowns on the red carpets, so we've taken a look at the best celebrity style moments of 2019 and picked out seven styling tips to inspire your perfectly festive party season look.
First off, boy did the red carpets love a pink and red gown! Mandy Moore, Marisa Tomei, and Taraji P. Henson all wore this gorgeous color combination to the 2019 Emmys. We also saw tons of feathers, tulle, and statement satin looks. Kylie Jenner's lilac Versace feathered gown with matching cuffs at the 2019 Met Gala was, hands down, one of the most iconic red carpet moments of the year. Then, there was Kendall Jenner modeling that fun, pink tulle high-low gown from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection at this year's amfAR Cannes Gala. Statement satin is always a classic choice, but on this year's red carpets the stars really amped up the volume, and Joey King's scarlet gown at the 71st Emmy Awards was one of our favorite looks.
If you're not into festive, frilly frocks, then faux-leather looks are a sexy, alternative choice. Thanks to the fashion industry slowly renouncing its use of animal-derived materials, pleather has certainly gotten better in 2019. We loved Alexa Demie's strapless pleather gown at the 20th InStyle Awards, and all the stars that have been rocking Richard Quinn's latex-heavy Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Another newcomer to this year's fab red carpet style was gowns that featured corsetry, crinoline, and bustier construction — Zendaya's emerald custom Vera Wang gown stole the show at the 71st Emmy Awards. And finally, if you're looking to stand out from everyone else, why not try dyeing your hair to match your gown for the festive season? From Kylie Jenner's long lilac wig at the Met Gala to Lady Gaga's powder-blue dyed chignon at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which was a look for the ages.
Ahead are seven of the best red carpet styling tips that we're stealing for our party season looks.