The red carpet of red carpets has to be at the Oscars, and this year we were delighted that quite a few of those leading ladies, such as Jessica Chastain, had reverted back to that age old glamorous golden era dressing. You have to agree that it’s hard to beat a look that emulates the classical dressing of Hollywood’s former leading ladies like Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn.
As golden era dressing seemed quite the reemerging trend, we were extra excited to discover that former X Factor style icon Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Somerset Webb's Project D brand have just teamed up with the high street retailer Simply Be to create a timeless Spring 2013 line. Glamour, elegance and timeless appeal are always key to Project D’s designs, and as they are now collaborating with Simply Be, it means that we can achieve that Golden era Hollywood look at high street prices — with price tags ranging between £60 and £150.
Their Simply Be range is inspired by iconic silhouettes, and as Simply Be caters to the curvier figure, you can of course expect to find some hourglass figure-hugging dresses within the line. Above left, the black Marilyn-esque dress costs £120, and on the right, the versatile polka dot dress would set you back £100.
Project D’s own line will of course cost you at least double the price of their Simply Be range, but if you’ve got a special occasion on the horizon and you're looking to spend that little bit more, then the Admiral LBD complete with embellished bolero detail, £213, would be a great way to emulate Audrey Hepburn. If you were totally won over by Jessica’s Oscars’ look, then the gold asymmetric Itala gown, £416, is the one for you!