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Get These Celebrity Looks for Your Black Tie Event

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Whether you’re looking for outfit inspiration for your next black tie event, or just looking for something new and out of the norm for your usual celebration attire – look no further than the famous faces you so often see draped across magazine covers. Whether your upcoming event is a gala ball, a formal wedding, or a red-carpet function; these celebrity inspired looks will no doubt speak to you.

What’s more, celebrity gowns don’t generally skimp on the details. Everything is often tailor-made to fit silhouettes and blaring award show lights. While we don’t often have the option of a personalised gown – we can still emulate the rich colours, exquisite fabrics, and dramatic silhouettes we so often see strutting down the red carpet.

Actress Zoey Deutch describes her style as “elegant and classic juxtaposed with fancy”, and it shows in every ensemble she steps out onto the red carpet in, she’s the breath of fresh air we’re all clamouring for.


A floor sweeping, floral lace gown is an elegant and cinderella-esque choice for a black tie occasion. Take some inspiration from Zoey’s look, complete with pretty, sheer cap sleeves, demure neckline, form fitting silhouette and mermaid skirt in the Lace Cap Sleeve Gown in Petal Bloom by Tadashi Shoji. Pay homage to her royal ensemble and style with a wistful updo, glittering statement earrings and opt for natural makeup with a nude lip.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Viola Davis attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_008 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Viola Davis embodies timeless elegance in ethereal white. A classic sweetheart neckline, floor-length gown is the perfect go-to for a black tie function, and an effortless way to look poised, and polished with statement accessories.

george white pixel gown

Get Viola’s look for your next black tie function with GlamCorner’s White Pixel gown by George. Dress it up with a glittering statement necklace like Viola’s to add a dash of glamour. Pair it with a matching glitter pod clutch and add colour to your look with a dramatic lip, and bold eyes coupled with an elegant up-do to bring attention to your bare shoulders and collarbones!

While white is generally a colour to avoid for wedding receptions and functions – it’s a free for all at all other black tie events, and there’s no reason you can’t rock it for your debut red carpet appearance.

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Taraji P. Henson

At the 2017 Oscars, Taraji P. Henson was jaw-dropping in svelte velvet. Actress and author, Taraji is best known for her role in ‘Hidden Figures’, and we can’t get enough of her bold, and stunning looks at award shows and red carpets alike.

elle zeitoune liam midnight gown

Embody Taraji’s unforgettable look in our Liam Midnight Gown by Elle Zeitoune. Crafted from a showstopping midnight blue sequin fabric, with a flattering sweetheart neckline which frames the decolletage and a figurehugging silhouette with a gorgeous mermaid skirt this is a red carpet worthy number.

Go for statement earrings, a designer clutch, and toned-down makeup with loose hair to frame your look, and of course – Taraji’s signature smirk.

emma stone golden globes

Actress Emma Stone has become known for her stunning dresses at award shows, and her choice at the Golden Globes left little room for disappointment. Perfect at dressing both for her body type, and her complexion – Emma’s style is always unique, whether it’s her bold colour choices, or embellished necklines.

grace and hart renaissance gown

Get Emma’s look with this Renaissance Gown by Grace & Hart with matching shades of romantic blush, and a flirty, feminine bodycon fit to cling to your curves. The silver overtones to this dress match Emma’s embellishments perfectly, and with a slight train to the floor-length hemline, you’ll be doing Emma’s flawless silhouette immense justice in this reminiscent ensemble! Polish your look off with a simple pair of nude heels and a matching nude clutch. Opt for toned-down makeup with a simplistic and soft lip. Let your hair down, and go for some statement earrings and a bracelet for a touch of sparkle to your outfit.

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