Summer is the time of graduations, weddings and parties. The perfect time finally to get your elegant evening dresses out of your wardrobe again. But if you can’t find your gowns or still don’t know what to wear, these 12 celebrity looks are the best inspiration to look your best the next time you need a glamourous dress. From y2k dresses with frills to long evening gowns that sparkle like a disco ball, here is our affordable dress edit inspired by our favourite this summer !
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Sexy, mysterious, elegant – you just need these three words to describe Dove Cameron’s recent fit to the Tribeca Fim Festivals. She is giving us edgy glamour in her slip dress. Wearing a glorious black 1997 Versace dress with lace details, the singer wears dark smoky eye makeup and no accessories to give the dress space. A simple, sleek ponytail finishes off the look.
Rosalia knows how to impress in a simple yet chic outfit. In a sheer green and orange tie-dye midi dress, the singer shows her mismatched underwear for a sexy look. The colours give summer vibes! Paired with black dad sandals, she gives her outfit an edgy flair. A simple look that works, perfect for your next garden party!
The queen of minimalistic but chic outfits is back, and she left us too stunned to speak. Hailey Bieber is thanking everyone for their support on Instagram in a breath taking slim-fit velvet dress. While the dress is modest due to the long sleeves, the velvety texture and shine give her elegance and sexiness. We expect nothing less from the model. To give her outfit a modern twist, she wears a glossy lip and sun kissed makeup.
When we need outfit inspiration, we always look to Olivia Rodrigo. The 18-year-old singer just knows how to slay the y2k look perfectly. To the MTV Movie and TV Awards, she wears a fitted vintage black corset dress with a crisscross halter top by Jean Paul Gaultier. She finishes the look with silver pearl earrings, multiple rings and a 2000’s inspired hairstyle. She looked absolutely bomb.
If a sexy mini two-piece is more your vibe, then Gizele Oliveira’s recent look is for you. The Brazilian model wears a mesh skirt and top set with a bow print. The ruched top contrasts the sexy mini skirt with ruffles. Adding some glamour to her look, the model paired it with gold-heeled sandals. The best part about this outfit? It is incredibly affordable. If you are on a budget but need a cute outfit for your next event, this fit is perfect for you.
Neon is the new black. In Cannes Dua Lipa appeared in a neon green mini dress with a keyhole cut and rose appliqué. To finish off the look, she chooses practical sneakers in a baby pink colour with a orange stripe on the side.
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The caption under Megan Thee Stallion’s Instagram post is “Hot Girl Summer”, and we can’t agree more. She is the best example of a Hot Girl Summer look in a copper knit dress cut out around her waist, highlighting her curves. Paired with big earing, a chain around her waist and a pearl necklace, she adds glamour to her simple summer dress. With the right accessories, you can elevate every outfit! She also adds a designer bag, a black mini Sicily Bag by Dolce&Gabanna, to add even more glamour.
Pastels are big this year again. Christine Quinn shows us how to rock a feminine pastel look while making it cool and trendy. The Selling Sunsets Star is posing in a lavender dream: a lavender knit dress with matching gloves. To top it off, she is pairing her look with lavender heels with a thick chain appliqué from her own collection with Shoedazzle. Finally, she is wearing a sleek bun and simple makeup with a pink lip.
If you need more sparkle and glamour, you can do it like Doja Cat. The singer is known for her stunning outfits and makeup looks, so it’s no surprise that she looked out of this world when she attended the Grammy Awards. Her pink Versace dress is like a body suit with a diamanté mesh draped over it, showing off her long legs and cleavage. Paired with the famous Heven glass bag and sparkly jewellery. Her spikey 2000s hairstyle adds a modern twist to her timeless outfit.
The perfect part dress doesn’t exist? Valentina Ferragni is proving us wrong. She is posing in front of stunning sunset in a even more stunning dress. Her blue glitter dress with feather on the bottom and spaghetti straps has a deep back cleavage. Paired with silver glitter heels, she finishes off this glamourous look.
Still looking for the perfect wedding guest outfit? We got you! German fashion influencer Leonie Hanne is wearing the perfect outfit to attend your best friend’s summer wedding. Her dreamy and girly Giambattista Valli dress is an eye-catcher without stealing the bride’s show. The off-shoulder moment is glamourous and sophisticated. She accessorises her look with oversized gold rectangular earrings and a gold Balenciaga hourglass mini bag.
Red is the perfect colour if you want to make an impression. In a fitted red sparkly dress with cutouts around the shoulders, Chloe Bailey is stealing everyones’ show. She keeps the look simple with red heels, simple hair and makeup. Sometimes the simple looks are the best.
Words by Maxi Pfeifer