There was an overwhelming number of well-dressed women (and men!) who knocked everyone's socks off.
There will never be an awards ceremony in the history of celebrity events where everybody goes unnoticed for what they wore. There’s always that group of individuals, like Lady Gaga and Rihanna, who have to outshine everybody in their extravagant attire and, because of it, appear all over entertainment news the following weeks.
Then again, these are the people who break the Internet in a fabulous way and are the talk of the town for trendsetting.
Most recently at the Met Gala, there was an overwhelming number of well-dressed women (and men, let’s not forget them) who knocked everyone’s socks off with their unique style. The rules of fashion definitely bend a bit at events like this because you have to think a little bit out of the box if you want to be recognized.
Here is our list of 5 groundbreaking trends from the Met Gala that we think are noteworthy and fashion forward:
1. The see-through, barely-there dress. On any other day, or at many other events, this would be considered pretty risque and a bit too revealing. Not at this gala. Kim Kardashian West and Beyonce both sported gorgeous gowns with very carefully placed sequins and feathers that covered just enough, and left little to the imagination in terms of of what they were hiding. This trend will easily blow up, but it must be done tastefully and worn in the correct setting.
2. The train. Let’s be honest, the only truly appropriate time for an extravagant train is at a wedding. It’s simple tradition—it’s not out of place. Well, the Met Gala proved trains can be more versatile than that. Rihanna sported an outrageously large train on her yellow Guo Pei gown that resembled an over exaggerated version of Belle, but hey, at least it looked gorgeous. Equally as appealing but not quite as extravagant was Kerry Washington, who donned a pink Prada dress with a tasteful train that gave the dress a bit of oomph. The little extension at the back of a gown can take a look from simple to stunning, clearly.
3. Statement headwear. This isn’t the Kentucky Derby, but the sudden fad for bold headpieces and hair accessories makes it seem like it. At the Met Gala, we saw everything from huge headpieces, to bedazzled head jewelry. Selena Gomez rocked a beautiful orchid headpiece, Kate Hudson wore crystal-embellished headwear and Vanessa Hudgens had a sequined, netted hairpiece to add some mystery to her overall look. Headwear can do a lot for you if you wear it properly.
4. Funky accessories. I would’ve never considered a fish clutch to be “chic” by any means until now. This year on the carpet, celebs sported some super funky accessories that actually made (or broke) their outfit. Some of the standouts were Lily Aldridge with her koi fish accessory, the black velvet cat clutch carried by Charlotte Olympia and Katy Perry with her Moschino spraypaint bag that mirrored her "designer graffiti" theme. It’s all about making a statement with little finishing touches.
5. Women in pants. This may sound silly, but how often do you see female celebrities wearing pant suits or trousers at red carpet events? It’s very rare. But thanks to the Met Gala, the trend has sparked and hopefully is going to become a more common style. Solange Knowles showed confidence in her matching green pant and cape getup, while Sienna Miller portrayed that tomboys can be girly too with her sequined red suit. The extension of the pants trend of wearing an outfit resembling pajamas even came into play with Jenna Lyons’ look. The point is women can wear pants too AND rock them.
With so many events and awards ceremonies approaching in the near future, who knows what new trends will come into play after being seen on the red carpet. The Met Gala was simply one of many places where stars were able to showcase some groundbreaking trends to the world.