7 Brilliant Met Gala Trends To Try in Real Life

Red carpet to reality that actually works

Who: Priyanka Chopra

What: The trench as a dress

Making it work: The proportions are what made this daring look red carpet worthy – hello mile-long train. But ditch the volume, and you’ve got a highly wearable idea to take to the streets. Choose a mid-calf, rather than the obvious knee-length to keep your look modern. Pop a slip on underneath to ward off possible wardrobe malfunctions. Belt tightly and add black ankle boots.

Priyanka Chopra

Who: Emma Roberts

What: Pink and red

Making it work: They clash. You’re mum would probably tell you not to go there. But do it anyway, because as Roberts just proved on Diane von Furstenberg, bubble gum and scarlet dance rather well together. Try a pink sweater with a bright red lip. Or colour-block a pink coat over a red shirt.

Who: Allison Williams

What: The layered bustier

Making it work: This white three-piece is elegant and understated. There were more dramatic looks but few matched Williams for her grace. And it’s super easy to do this one yourself – layer a black corset over a mannish white shirt and simple black pants. Done!

Alison Williams
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Who: Claire Danes

What: The ruffled statement shirt

Making it work: Danes’s look is by cult label Monse, but there are plenty of similar pieces available on the high street. The key is to stick to cotton either in white or shirting stripes. Look for long lengths, ruffled collar details and big sleeves, cinched in with strapping. Wear with attitude.

Claire Danes and Hugh Dance

Who: Solange Knowles

What: The posh puffa

Making it work: Forget the sleeping-bag-style train obvs. The takeaway from Knowles’s Thom Browne coat is its line. Classic down jackets scream ski-fields. They tend to be cut wide and short, and make you look like the Michelin Man. A narrower, longer line takes it from snow chic to street chic.

Solange Knowles

Who: Evan Rachel Wood

What: The evening dress over pants

Making it work: Easy and cool. Play around with pieces already in your wardrobe to find some that work together. To emulate Wood in this design by Altuzarra, you’re looking for a light, perhaps sheer sleeveless dress that can be slung on over cigarette pants to toughen it up. Just add stilettoes.

Who: Cara Delevingne

What: The high waist

Making it work: Look past the shiny Chanel suit and silver skullcap (Delevingne has just shaved her head for a film role) and focus on that waist. See how it’s belted high? As seen at the Chanel Spring ’17 couture show, this is the new spot to cinch.

Cara Delevingne

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