Sarah Jessica Parker in Black
Who would expect Carrie Bradshaw to walk down the aisle in white? Well, the same is true for Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Whilst her fictional counterpart got to try on everything in Vogue’s bridal collection, SJP settled on a Morgane Le Fay black dress for her wedding.
Marrying actor Matthew Broderick in 1997, Parker wore a flirty black dress and her hair in bouncy curls. Looking loved up in black and white wedding pictures, the couple is still happily married today.
Alison Pill in Vintage
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen actress Alison Pill married American actor, writer, and director Joshua Leonard in 2015. Pill went for a particularly non-traditional gown, choosing a yellow vintage dress to celebrate her nuptials.
The American Horror Story star paired the retro number with ‘50s style tight pin curls, a red lip, and a striking brooch. Only close family and friends attended the wedding, and Leonard and Pill welcomed their daughter Wilder Grace in 2016.
Elizabeth Taylor in Green Silk
Hold your breath folks because you’re about to be taken on a whirlwind of non-traditional wedding dresses, courtesy of Ms. Elizabeth Taylor. After the death of film producer Michael Todd, Taylor turned her sights to Todd’s best friend Eddie Fisher. Interestingly, Fisher was also the husband of Taylor’s best friend Debbie Reynolds, and Taylor had been maid-of-honor at their wedding.
Of course, the actress was dubbed a homewrecker. At the 1959 ceremony — which took place at a Las Vegas synagogue — Taylor wore a knee-length green silk hooded dress with long sheer sleeves. Taylor has since admitted that she married Fisher because of her grief over Todd’s death.
Gwen Stefani in John Galliano for Christian Dior
No Doubt frontwoman and all-around fashion hero Gwen Stefani surprised no one by opting for a non-traditional wedding dress. For her 2002 wedding to British singer Gavin Rossdale, Stefani wore a striking pink ombre gown.
The dress, made by John Galliano for Christian Dior, had a dip-dye design, with bright pink at the bottom and a lighter shade towards the top. Stefani wore the large poufy gown with an up-do and a long veil. Chic as ever.
Portia de Rossi in Zac Posen
Australian-American actress Portia de Rossi is known for her roles on hit shows including Ally McBeal and Arrested Development, as well as her high profile marriage to comedian Ellen DeGeneres. The couple got hitched in 2008 at their Beverly Hills home — and de Rossi wore a pale pink backless, tulle Zac Posen dress.
The actress wore her hair up to show off the gown’s beautiful neckline, and DeGeneres wore a white suit. The couple is still together, and have adopted several rescue animals.
Jenna Dewan in Pale Pink
For her wedding to actor Channing Tatum, actress and dancer Jenna Dewan wore an elaborate pale pink, floor-length gown. Dewan’s dress is actually quite traditional, asides from the non-white color. The gown features a corseted waist and a ruffled tulle skirt.
Dewan and Channing met on the set of dance movie Step Up and got married several years later. The couple had two children together, but amicably announced their divorce in 2018. Today, the two keep busy co-parenting their kids.
Cynthia Nixon in Carolina Herrera
Best known for playing straight-talking Miranda on Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon also has an impressive career in politics. The Emmy award-winning actress announced her campaign for Governor of New York in 2018, and focused on issues like income inequality and renewable energy.
For her 2012 wedding to Christine Marinoni, the actress turned politician wore a pale green Carolina Herrera gown. Green is a wonderful choice for Nixon, as it beautifully complements her red hair.
Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli
Jessica and Justin are a staple celebrity couple these days, but do you remember what she wore to get hitched? Biel sported a massive, pink, ruffled Giambattista Valli haute couture gown when marrying JT in 2012, and it was fabulous.
Biel and Timberlake got married in Italy, and the actress described the experience as “a total fantasy.” She paired the couture dress with a floor-length veil, and wore her hair in a classy low bun. These two are still going strong.
Elizabeth Taylor in Irene Sharaff
While still married to Eddie Fisher, Taylor met Welsh actor Richard Burton while the two filmed Cleopatra in Italy in 1962. The pair started an affair, which soon spiraled into a huge public scandal. U.S. congress called for the pair to be barred from re-entering the country, and the Vatican condemned their actions.
Taylor got her divorce in Mexico and married Burton nine days later. For this wedding, the actress wore a canary yellow baby-doll dress with a dramatic braided up-do.
Kiera Knightley in Chanel
Pirates of the Caribbean star Kiera Knightly tied the knot in 2013 to Klaxons musician James Righton. For the special occasion, the actress wore a pink Chanel mini dress that she already owned.
The dress was a simple, knee-length tulle affair, which the actress paired with ballet flats and dark sunglasses. The bare-legged wedding look was perfect for the actress’s breezy English rose vibe. Knightly and Righton got married in the south of France, and are still happily together.
Anne Hathaway in Valentino
Anne Hathaway’s dress looks almost white, but the custom-made Valentino gown has flashes of pink in its underskirts. The star of The Devil Wears Prada opted for an off the shoulder dress with intricate lace and embroidery for her big day. Also non-traditional was the matching headpiece, which came with a full-length veil.
The Les Miserables actress married actor and businessman Adam Shulman in 2012 in California. The couple has two children together, named Jonathan and Jack Shulman.
Kaley Cuoco in Pink
Pink wedding dresses are a popular alternative to white, and this next celebrity really pulled out all the stops when it came to her huge pink dress. The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco married professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting in 2013 in California.
Sadly this marriage didn’t last, with Cuoco and Sweeting announcing their divorce in 2015. The actress has since remarried to Karl Cook, son of billionaire Scott Cook. They tied the knot in 2018, but this time the bride wore white.
Shenae Grimes in Vera Wang
Another popular choice for non-white wedding dresses is black gowns. Of course, wearing a black dress for a wedding is a controversial decision, but it does make sense for some personalities. However, 90210 star Shenae Grimes isn’t exactly the gothic type.
The actress married British model and musician Josh Beech in 2013 wearing Vera Wang’s Josephine dress from the 2012 fall bridal line. The dress featured a voluminous tulle skirt, and the actress accessorized with her hair in a bun and a bouquet of red flowers.
Piper Perabo in Michael Kors
Coyote Ugly star Piper Perabo decided to go with a metallic dress for her wedding to director and writer Stephan Kay. The couple tied the knot in New York City in 2014, and are still together.
Perabo’s Michael Kors dress features a silver animal print pattern, and the actress paired it with a yellow veil. Now that’s bold! This look really works for us — it’s daring, different, and yet still so beautiful. To quote Leann Rimes, “Baby it’s the right kind of wrong.”
Mandy Moore in Rodarte
Mandy Moore was a huge name back in the ‘00s. She played a mean girl in The Princess Diaries in 2001, broke our hearts with A Walk to Remember in 2002, and then voiced Rapunzel in Tangled in 2010. With her sweet persona and pretty face, it’s no surprise that Moore settled on a pink wedding dress.
The singer and actress wore a pink tiered Rodarte gown, with a floral design embroidered at the waist. Unsurprisingly, it looked gorgeous.
Kristen Bell in Casual Wear
Anyone that knows these two celebrity spouses will know that they aren’t exactly traditional. In fact, the Veronica Mars star and actor Dax Shepard decided to not get married until same-sex marriage was legalized in California. When it eventually was, Bell asked Shepherd to marry her on Twitter.
The star of The Good Place married Shepherd in the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office in 2013. As you can see from their pictures, the couple didn’t really dress up for the event.
Malin Åkerman in Pink Satin
You might recognize Malin Akerman from cult TV classics like The Comeback, or popular romcoms like 27 Dresses. The Swedish-American actress married English actor Jack Donnelly on a beach in Mexico in 2018.
Like many others on this list, Akerman settled on a pink dress for her big day. However, rather than going for a very pale or bright shade, the actress opted for a pearl-tone pink. The dress was slinky pink satin with a thigh-high split. Va-va voom!
Amber Tamblyn in Yellow
Another gorgeous yellow dress is Amber Tamblyn’s marigold gown for her 2012 wedding in which she married Arrested Development actor David Cross. The General Hospital star wore a gorgeous form-fitting gown for her wedding at the shore of a lake.
Both Tamblyn and her father walked down the “aisle” in bare feet, and the actress carried sunflowers and wore a floral crown. It’s possible that Tamblyn was inspired by the great Elizabeth Taylor’s yellow floral Irene Sharaff wedding ensemble.
Kat Von D in Red
Katherine Von Drachenberg — known as Kat Von D — is another famous face that we wouldn’t expect to see walking down the aisle in white. Rather, this Mexican-American tattoo artist and model opted for a dramatic, red, veiled number to tie the knot.
Von D married electronic rocker Rafael Reyes in 2018 wearing a burlesque-style, floor-length, bright red gown. This wedding look is somewhere between Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent and Game of Thrones “Red Woman” Melisandre — and that’s no bad thing.
Avril Lavigne in Black
Another gothic bride is Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne, who married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroger in France in 2013. The “Sk8ter Boi” singer opted for a black tulle Monique Lhuillier dress for her second wedding, pairing the whole ensemble with black roses and a black veil.
Kroger also opted for a black-on-black ensemble at their medieval castle wedding — which was held at the Château de la Napoule. Sadly, this relationship didn’t last, and Lavigne announced their separation in 2015.
Mama June in Camo
This one is for all the reality TV fans out there, as we take a look at the extremely non-traditional wedding get-up of Honey Boo Boo’s mom, Mama June. This family came to our attention via TLC’s reality series Toddlers and Tiaras, and soon had their own collection of shows and spin-offs.
For her 2013 backyard wedding to Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, June wore a camouflage gown with an orange underskirt. The dress code asked guests to come in camo or hot pink.
Julianne Moore in Lilac
Red-headed bombshell Julianne Moore started dating Bart Freundlich — her director on The Myth of Fingerprints — in 1996. The couple tied the knot in 2003, with Moore choosing to wear a lilac slip dress rather than the traditional white wedding gown.
In a very 2003 move, the actress paired her lilac wedding dress with green shoes, green drop earrings, and a green handbag. We’re not sure that this is the most polished wedding look we’ve ever seen, but at least she looks happy.
Dita Von Teese in Vivienne Westwood
Now there are some celebrities that we expect a non-traditional wedding look from. Imagine our shock if someone like Dita Von Teese appeared in a demure white dress. What a disappointment that would be!
Thankfully, for her 2005 wedding ceremony to metal singer Marilyn Manson, the burlesque dancer wore a royal purple silk taffeta Vivienne Westwood dress. Von Teese added a tri-cornered hat by Stephen Jones, a bouquet of red roses, and her signature red lip to complete the gothic look. Hurrah!
Kelis in Green
Her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and her wedding dress went on to become iconic. In 2002, American singer Kelis met rapper Nas at an MTV party, and three years later they tied the knot. The singer wore an unusual green wedding dress, with embroidery on the bodice.
Kelis paired her dress with a chic cropped white fur jacket and an up-do. The iconic green dress can be seen on the cover of Nas’s album Life Is Good.
Emily Ratajkowski in Mustard Pantsuit
Model Emily Ratajkowski first came to our attention with her role in the video for Robin Thicke’s controversial song “Blurred Lines.” The London-born model told Vanity Fair that she’s never been interested in wearing white for her wedding saying, “I’m not a pure woman. I’m a woman with a lot of character and experience and life.”
It makes sense then that the model would don a mustard trouser suit to marry actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in a courthouse ceremony.
Sharon Stone in Vera Wang
Emmy award-winning actress Sharon Stone is an icon for her performances in film classics like Basic Instinct and Casino. For her wedding to newspaper executive Phil Bronstein in 1998, the actress opted for a blush pink chiffon dress by Vera Wang.
Stone accessorized her wedding outfit with a bejeweled tiara and a matching long pink veil. Stone and Bronstein’s marriage didn’t stand the test of time, and after adopting a baby son in 2000, the pair divorced in 2004.
Elizabeth Taylor in Gina Fratini
Not content with one wedding, “Liz and Dick” divorced in 1974 and then remarried each other in 1975. For their second wedding, Taylor wore a tie-dye Gina Fratini dress with rainbow colors and tiny embroidered feathers.
The actress paired her seventies wedding dress with another ornate up-do. Speaking years later, Taylor remarked that “after Richard, the men in my life were just there to hold the coat, to open the door. All the men after Richard were really just company.”
Poppy Delevingne in Pucci
Some brides opt for multiple dresses for their big day, which was the case for English model and socialite Poppy Delevingne. Sister of model Cara, Poppy tied the knot in several different ceremonies for her wedding to James Cook in 2014.
While Poppy did wear white for her London ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral, the socialite opted for an embroidered, floral, Pucci gown for her ceremony in Morocco. The hippy-chic dress was covered in pastel flower embellishments, making it the ideal boho bride look.
Reese Witherspoon in Monique Lhuillier
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon — known to us simply as Reese — is an Academy Award-winning actress with a ton of successful projects under her belt. The Legally Blonde star got married for the second time in 2011 to talent agent Jim Toth.
For their California wedding at Witherspoon’s country estate, the actress wore a strapless blush Monique Lhuillier gown that had a Chantilly lace corset and a full A-line skirt. Hollywood guests included Matthew McConaughey, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Renee Zellweger.
Cynthia Bailey in Metallic
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey tied the knot with Peter Thomas on the third season of the outlandish reality show. The pair got married in 2010 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and the bride was quite a sight to behold.
Bailey wore a gunmetal puffball dress in a shiny fabric that tied in a huge oversized bow at the neck. This was a seriously over-the-top wedding look that was boosted by a huge bridal party in matching metallic tones.
Elizabeth Taylor in Valentino
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve seen it all when it comes to Elizabeth Taylor’s weddings — but you’d be wrong. In her eighth wedding ceremony, the iconic actress married Larry Fortensky wearing a pale yellow lace Valentino dress.
The weirdest part of this wedding isn’t the dress though, but the location. Taylor and Fortensky tied the knot at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in front of Liza Minnelli, Eddy Murphy, and Nancy Reagan among others. The pair were married from 1991 to 1996.
Ellen Pompeo in Cocktail Attire
Grey’s Anatomy lead Ellen Pompeo is one of the world’s highest-paid actors, earning over half a million dollars per episode of the beloved medical drama. You wouldn’t know this from her wedding pictures though, as the icon decided to go for a more low-key ceremony to marry Chris Ivery in 2007.
Pompeo wore a black cocktail dress — that she’d bought the previous summer in Paris — when she tied the knot in New York City. This totally seems like something Meredith Grey would do.
Lydia Hearst in Christian Siriano
Daughter of Patty Hearst, model-actress Lydia is another celeb that opted for an ombre pink wedding dress. For her wedding to comedian Chris Hardwick in 2016, Hearst wore a dip-dye style dress with a high-low silhouette.
Designed by Project Runway’s Christian Siriano, the tulle ballgown also had a low-back, an illusion sweetheart neckline, and long sleeves covered in delicate beading. Not a traditional bride at all, Hearst posted a picture of her wedding dress on Instagram a week before the wedding.
Bar Refaeli in Cream
This celebrity wedding dress is right on the cusp of being a white dress — but we contend that it’s nude, cream, or just slightly off-white. Regardless, Israeli model Bar Refaeli chose a design that’s far from traditional, with ruffles and an elaborate embroidery.
Refaeli wore her dress with natural tousled hair and minimal jewelry. The model married businessman Adi Ezra in 2015, and together the pair have three children — daughters Liv and Elle, and son David.
Elizabeth Taylor in Helen Rose
The brunette bombshell has been married a whopping eight times, and it’s certainly worth taking a peek at some of her dresses considering that she is a true fashion icon.
At her second wedding, to Michael Wilding — an English stage, television, and film actor — in 1952, Taylor wore a Helen Rose skirt suit with a white peter pan collar. With a 20-year age difference, this marriage lasted five years, before Taylor had a fling with a film producer.
40+ Red Carpet Secrets Revealed by Stylists, Showing Us the Less Glamorous Side of Red Carpet Looks
Few people understand the amount of work that it takes to get red-carpet ready. Here we will uncover some of the industry secrets that will change the way you look at these events.
Chicken Cutlets and Stuffing
People may think that chicken cutlets and butt pads are reserved for awkward teens. But, it turns out that many celebs use this method for red carpet events. According to Kristen Bell, “When you’re getting ready […] you want to feel like you fit into your dress and that you’re your best self and […] I like big juicy buns.”
Kim K. is the queen of Spanx — or should we say SKIMS? This is for good reason, as one of her pro tips is to layer her shapewear to hold everything in place for all-important photo ops.
It’s definitely not just Kim K. using this trick, though. Just take a look at younger sister Kylie modeling a SKIMS leotard. Shapewear is actually a well-known style secret to achieve that hourglass frame everyone is now after. Understandably so, too, because the layered shapewear trick defines curves and looks absolutely magical.
Red-carpet outfits rarely come fitted to a particular star and so, they’re expected to be adjusted according to the celeb that’ll be wearing the outfit. Would a non-intentionally oversized outfit make great photos? Most likely not.
This might even land the stars on a worst-dressed list — which is what no stylist wants. For this reason, there’s always a stylist on-site to make any last-minute adjustments — whether that be to pin or tuck any fabric.
Grippy High Heels
Red carpets would be a lot more chaotic if some clever stylists hadn’t thought of ways to keep the stars’ feet firmly planted on the ground. Apparently, red carpets are more slippery than one might think, and this is obviously not a great combo with high heels.
Supposedly, to avoid trips and falls, there are two methods. One is to stick tape to the bottom of the shoe and mark a grid on the tape with a knife in order to give the shoe some grip. The other option is to line the bottom of the shoe with a piece of sandpaper for some added grip.
To Dye For
Pantyhose isn’t very hard to come by, but the specific shades are. So, there’s much to do if you’re unable to find a shade that best suits you. Stylists have, however, come up with a creative solution to instantly change the color of the pantyhose to better suit the celebrity that they’re dressing.
Their answer to this dilemma is dyeing the tights! Simply apply the shade that you need and voilà. It doesn’t sound like the most convenient solution, but when there’s a fashion emergency, duty calls!
A Breath of Fresh Air
The big stars don’t only want to turn heads with their red carpet look — they also want to smell good on those big nights. Perfume doesn’t particularly last a very long time and, unfortunately, celebs are only allowed a limited amount of items with them at the event.
So, how do these icons make their fragrance last as they strut across the red carpet? The trick is to apply a small amount of Vaseline behind the ears, or wherever perfume is normally applied, and then apply the perfume over the Vaseline. This will ensure that the perfume lasts all night long.
Wet Hair, Don’t Care
Ever wondered how celebs pull off a wet hair look on the red carpet? It’s obviously not water considering that the look lasts all night. If you’re interested in recreating this suiltry look, then keep reading — because stylists are revealing exactly how to do it!
The answer is not one you might expect. The secret to the wet hair look is lubricant and loads of it! We don’t want to think about the smell or the process of removing it at the end of the evening, but it sure does look great. We commend the creativity!
Sweaty Betty (or Mindy)
Sweating is normal, obviously, but it can be irritating when celebrities have their makeup done perfectly. As much as they want to avoid shiny-faced photos, there are tons of factors that can make this happen.
Luckily, some stylists discovered that applying deodorant directly to the face ensures that there are no huge beads of sweat pooling on the stars’ faces. It’s a super easy solution and probably is why everyone always looks so polished!
More Sweat Problems…
As we’ve already established, sweating is a normal process. Still, it’s a huge inconvenience. Some stars inevitably sweat more than others and therefore need some extra help when it comes to controlling this problem.
So, what do the stylists recommend? A common practice in the industry is to place a pantyliner in a place where a lot of sweat accumulates, such as the armpit. It makes total sense, as they’re designed to absorb fluids. Sometimes, antiperspirant is just not enough.
All Strapped Up
Red carpet looks are getting crazier and more extreme every year, so it makes sense that there would need to be a way of making sure that everything stays in place. Luckily, stylists have found a tool that solves a lot of these problems.
Tape has become an absolute staple in the emergency kits of stylists around the world. There’s nothing some tape can’t fix! Not only do celebs — including Kim K., Ashley Graham, and Kristen Bell — use it to ensure that they have the proper amount of cleavage on display, but they also turn to tape for some extra support. This is especially true when an outfit is more complicated.
Sometimes, when a stylist is dressing their client for a red carpet event, they might be daring and opt for a sheer look. However, although the look that they’re aiming to achieve is sheer or almost nude, it doesn’t need to be tacky.
A way to ensure that the end result doesn’t look cheap is to use illusion fabric. With this illusion fabric, only some parts are on display — leaving something to the imagination whilst maintaining a sheer and alluring look.
There are few choices available to stars when they’re hunting for the perfect outfit from a ready-to-wear collection. The best pieces are almost always snapped up by the most popular celebs of that particular moment. For this reason, some designers design a special customized line specifically to be worn on the red carpet.
However, this collection is often exclusive and can be difficult for a stylist to be able to get pieces from the VIP line for a client. This is why there are often stunning pieces from top designers that haven’t been seen before at any fashion week. Take this look, for instance — here we have Mandy Moore at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a blue sequin slip dress from the Ralph Lauren Collection.
“Don’t Step on My Blue Suede Shoes”
Suede is hands down one of the most complex materials to clean. You can’t get it wet, so if an issue arises with suede in a place where there’s limited access to materials such as a suede brush, there are going to be some fashion emergencies.
Luckily, celebs stylists have some tricks up their sleeves and have discovered that there’s a commonly found item that can quite literally save the day. This item is bread. Yes, the trick is to just grab a piece of slightly stale bread and use this to clean the suede shoe. If it works, it works, right?
Pain or Beauty?
Heels are obviously important to most red carpet looks, however, they can be painful to wear all night long. Respect to all of the ladies (and men) who strut their stuff in six-inch stilettos at these events.
Some stylists have recently started advocating CBD cream in order to slightly numb the foot and make it less painful to wear all night. This sounds a lot better than hobbling around in pain all night, or worse — turning up in flats!
The dresses and outfits that these stars are dressed in are often worth thousands and thousands of dollars. This means that they need to be extremely careful to keep the outfits clean — even more so when so many of these pieces are required to be sent on to another place directly after the red carpet event. That’s why we’re introducing the age-old scarf trick.
It’s an easy solution — the scarf is wrapped around the celebrity’s head when they have a full face of makeup on, in order to avoid any transfer to the dress. An easy solution is a great solution!
From Julianne Moore to Nicole Kidman, there’s no denying that redheads have a special appeal. But, how do these beauties keep those shades so vibrant?
During an interview with Longevity, Kidman revealed, “If you have red hair, try washing it in cranberry juice, and if you’re blonde, a champagne rinse can work wonders.” It sounds like a sticky affair, but it seems to do the trick, from what we’ve witnessed on the red carpet.
Avoiding Wrinkles & Creases
There’s nothing worse than a stylist working extremely hard to perfect a red carpet look — only for the dress to crease up on the way to the event. So, what’s the solution?
According to actress Naomie Harris, she spent an hour lying flat in the car to the 2017 Golden Globes to ensure that her Armani gown didn’t crease. Not only that but you can also see she has tissue underneath her armpits, because who wants sweat on their designer dress?!
It goes without saying that celebrities have insane schedule. So, it’s highly likely that they don’t have much free time to get their teeth whitened. On the other hand, though, they’re expected to look perfect.
Our style sources share that, when there’s an emergency and a celebrity’s teeth need to look a little whiter without much preparation, they use white eyeshadow on celebs’ teeth in order to create the illusion of a brighter and shiny smile. It doesn’t sound like it tastes very yummy, but it sure looks good in the photos.
Make Your Eyes Pop
Of course, photos are a really important part of any red carpet event. Photos are often the only accessible part of the event to the public and, therefore, it’s important to impress. In order to do that, fake lashes are almost always a standard.
Most stylists prefer to use individual lashes rather than strip lashes, as they can build up a better coverage, without the lashes looking tacky. Now, you know how to get that eye-popping look.
While we’ve already discussed heels and the pain that they inflict on celebs, we didn’t specifically mention the damage that the straps can cause. Imagine the pain of strappy heels suffocating your ankles all night.
However, stylists have cleverly found a way in which they can line just the straps with a moleskin adhesive, which makes the heels much more bearable to wear. Sometimes, they even just use the adhesive to stick the straps to the skin, never even lacing them up. They hide it so well, that we just never notice!
There are always those celebrities who look beautifully sunkissed and somehow glow in every shot that’s taken on the red carpet. Top stylists have now revealed the secret to this youthful glow.
The secret ingredients are simple and cheap to buy! It’s said that a combinationn of body cream and Vaseline is the preferred method to give stars that eyecatching, glistening skin!
When stars walk a big red carpet event, it’s inevitable that they’ll need to make some adjustments throughout the night. This is especially true if they have several outfits to wear, or if they’re performing during the event. This can mean a lot of zippers and tight-fitting clothes.
Sometimes, though, these zippers get stuck and cause unexpected wardrobe issues. However, of course, seasoned stylists have a solution for this! Surprisingly, a bar of soap works wonders to loosen zippers and ensure celebrities are ready for their night!
Let’s be real — we’re used to seeing full, thick hair with lots of added volume. Despite what we may think, though, some stars don’t have naturally thick hair or a full hairline. Fortunately, there are a couple of tricks to create the illusion of more hair.
In the world of red carpets and fashion, makeup is never restricted to the face. In fact, Kardashian-Jenner hairstylist Jen Atkin explained that she uses eyebrow makeup on her clients’ hair, specifically in their roots and hairline, to make it look fuller in photos.
Recently, a lot of stars have opted for skin-tight, thigh-high boots. As fashionable as they are, these kinds of shoes can be difficult to put on and take off.
Now, some of the most up-to-date stylists have revealed that certain stars are using plastic bags to help them slip their legs into these skin-tight boots. We can’t imagine the most glamorous celebs doing this, but if it’s how they get these shoes on, we trust them!
Continuing on the theme of shoes, ever wondered how the stars get their boots that shiny for red carpet events — specifically patent leather shoes. They’re never scuffed or even a little dirty! How?!
Style gurus have explained that the secret is actually glass cleaner! They just spray it and wipe the shoes down as if they were cleaning a window. Now, that’s not a bad tip to have under your belt!
Deodorant marks are one of the most irritating things in a styling department and could certainly convert a well-put-together outfit into a fashion disaster. Deodorant marks are infamous for being extremely difficult to get rid of and seem to have more staying power than a desperate ex.
Luckily, top stylists have it figured out! They’re usually very limited in what they have with them at red carpet events, but they have discovered that nylon socks do the trick. Supposedly, they’re the best bet to fix a deodorant-related fashion nightmare.
One Size Up
This is quite a well-known industry secret by now, however, it’s a classic one and deserves a mention considering that the stars continue to use this trick on the red carpet to this day.
If you’ve ever seen celebs using heels that appear slightly too big for them, that’s because they are. The stars walk around in their heels all night and, therefore, usually go a size up to help with any swelling that might occur throughout the night.
Another industry secret is how men achieve their height. Some celebs are ultra-secretive about their height, with several different measurements being recorded online. They must keep up appearances at events with hundreds of cameras.
As it turns out, some male celebs also wear high heels — including Sam Smith and Shawn Mendes. Some of these heels are more subtle than others and are designed to just give a boost to their height. Others are more clearly a fashion statement.
A lot of celebs love to wear strappy shoes for red carpet events. After all, they’re beautiful and add a delicate feminine touch to any outfit. However, it does mean that toes are on full display — and some people are insecure about their feet!
Stylists have some tricks to make feet and toes look more camera-ready! They treat the stars — like Ashley Graham (pictured) — to a great pedicure, even adding acrylic nails to their toenails to give them a more even and groomed appearance.
Imagine breaking out right before a red carpet event! It would be the worst possible moment to get a flare-up. While that’s completely normal, talk about bad timing!
Stylists do have some tips when it comes to reducing redness and puffiness to have their celebs ready in time to walk the red carpet. One of these solutions is diaper rash cream! It’s said to calm down any breakouts and is a quick way to improve the appearance of their skin for any close-up shots.
Mewing — The Newest Trend
Mewing — a new trend on the red carpet that has nothing to do with makeup or style, but all to do with posing or ‘mouth posture,’ to be specific. The stars want their photos to be the most flattering that they can be and, therefore, they have a trick to slim their jaw, which helps with the dreaded side-profile shots.
Kendall Jenner and a whole host of celebrities have started doing this. All you have to do is place your tongue on the roof of your mouth, or suck your tongue. It really does work. We just have no idea why it’s called mewing, though!
Think Met Gala — the outfits get crazier and whackier every year! There are so many dresses and outfits that have fabric cut-outs in which underwear would totally remove the ‘wow’ factor.
For this reason, stick-on underwear has become the norm! It’s a fabric that has an adhesive layer, therefore preserving the modesty of the stars while keeping their outfits daring and exciting.
Some stars really do go the extra mile to get that glowy and healthy appearance in their red carpet shots. This can involve quite a lot of hair care.
Sometimes, according to some top stylists, the stars will even go as far as dermaplaning for an event. Dermaplaning is a procedure that exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dirt and peachfuzz.
Stars obviously want to look their best on the red carpet and will not rest until they’re happy. This means that, no matter the cost or the work needed to be done, they’ll do whatever necessary.
One of the most popular last-minute treatments to have is botox. Emergency botox sounds a little extreme and seems like quite a large investment for most people. But, for the large majority of celebrities, it’s a more-than-worthwhile investment.
Stylists have a limited amount of items that they’re permitted inside of the event and so, they often need to think on their feet and have a few products that can be used for multiple different things.
One item that they carry is hand cream, which serves not only to moisturize the skin but also to control any stray hairs that are becoming unsightly. Stylists want their clients to look great, therefore, they won’t risk any flyaway or baby hairs.
Some people just naturally have oilier skin than others. Unfortunately, though, excessively oily skin doesn’t give celebs that healthy glow they strive for. It also complicates the whole makeup process.
There are many methods that stylists use to attempt to control oily skin — one of the more unusual ones being coffee filters! They apparently help control the oil levels and make for great blotting sheets.
Anything But Eyeshadow
Stylists want their celebs’ eyes to pop on the red carpet. Sometimes, though, eyeshadow is just not enough to truly elevate the look.
Instead of just applying a shimmery eyeshadow, what stylists and makeup artists opt for nowadays is lip gloss. It’s the newest and dewiest makeup trend.
The hourglass, fitted look is extremely coveted on the red carpet by many stars. So, naturally, stylists and designers have their methods to make the clothes form-fitting and stylish.
One of the tricks to achieve this illusion is to sew a ribbon into the waistband of a dress, which cinches in the waist and shows off the natural curves of the body. These stylists are really very clever!
Some celebrities, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, swear by this trick and make sure to do it before every red carpet appearance. It’s a little strange and it sounds like it could get messy, but we’ll hold judgment.
The secret to amazing silky hair is washing your hair with ale. Supposedly, it just gives some celebrities’ hair an added shine — which obviously looks great at all the major events. We’d rather drink it, but to each their own.
With lots of fabrics and loads of changing outfits, there’s due to be some static build-up at these events. Sometimes, as we’ve already discussed, there are limited supplies for stylists to be able to deal with these issues.
For this reason, stylists will always keep a hairspray on hand in order to stop clothes from bunching up. Apparently, fabric softener is another quick fix. These are great alternatives when there’s no anti-static spray to be found…
It’s traditional in many countries to wear a white bridal gown on your wedding day. Historically, white dresses have symbolized purity and innocence. Times have changed, though, and now many brides choose to go for something different. Whether it’s blush pink, canary yellow, or even dark purple, these celebrities decided not to go with white on their wedding day — and they had no regrets. Keep scrolling to read about these gorgeous brides…