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The White House Correspondents Dinner – The fashion side

May 9, 2014 by Zankhna Parekh - No Comments

Last weekend celebrities and US Representatives sat down together once again for the 2014 White House Correspondents dinner. Actor and Comedian Joel McHale kept the mood of the evening light as he told political and presidential jokes, even Obama poked fun at some heavy topics. I love this event because it’s a little different from the award shows and movie premieres we’re used to seeing celebs get all dressed up for. And since its always right between April and May, we’re sure to see some of the hottest trends for summer!

We forecasted these trends months ago but it is amazing to see celebrities following these exact same trends and sporting them for the upcoming summer.

1. The Black White Trend

black whiteJessica Simpson has been in and out of the spotlight regarding her marriage, her career, and even her weight, so I was so happy to see her back to her stunning self in this black and white Carolina Harrera gown. Black and white has been one of the largest trends all spring and will continue heading into summer. Its simplicity of colors highlights the texture, print, and material of the garment. So, this summer, try the black and white trend with a shift dress. Our version is the Princesss Shift Dress in a black and white geometric print. You can stick to neutral accessories or spice it up with a pop of color in your accessories.

2. The Coral Trend

coral Coral, Coral, Coral! It has been the talk of the runway for the past few years and I just can’t get enough of this rich, fun spring color. Katherine McPhee wore a tea length Paul Ka gown with beading detail at the neck. The cut was flattering and the color made her stand out in this crowd of influential people. Our version, The Grecian Goddess Dress, shares many of the same details as the Paul Ka, but you can throw on some heels and head to dinner with the girls without looking too dressed up.

3. The Ivory Trend

white I don’t think I have ever witnessed Olivia Munn not looking flawless, but she stood out even more at the Correspondents dinner with an ivory dress from J.Mendel. The key to this look is a dress with stunning detail to set it apart from just another light- colored dress. The J.Mendel gown was a combination of different textures with sharp lines to accentuate the shape. Our version is the Kuki Ivory Dress. The Kuki’s ivory shade makes it a classic while the mix in textures makes it one of a kind. The best part? You can dress it up or down depending on the occasion!

4. The Cut Out Trend

cut out2 cut outTwo celebrities were sporting the cut-out trend at the Correspondents dinner this year- Freida Pinto in Thakoon and Anne V in Kaufmanfranco. While the styles were very different, it is official- cut out is in! My favorite this about these two celebrity styles is that they both were able to maintain a very classy look while still showing a little skin. Our version is the Peek-a-boo Trikon dress. Much the same, it gives a little exposure but is simple enough to wear on a day-to-day basis!