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What do A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Williams, Zooey Deschanel and Jennifer Lawrence have in common? Besides being top Hollywood actresses, they have all chose to wear ravishing red strapless gowns when wowing the world at recent red carpet events. It’s easy to see why, too. Figure flattering and oh so chic, this timeless style supports and uplifts every body shape, it draws attention to your collar bones and elongates your neck. Want to emulate their Hollywood style at your next prom or big evening out? Then look no further. We take a look at how these A-listers are accessorising their look, then highlight a few glamorous gowns that will help you steal their style without breaking the bank.

First up is everyone’s favourite Friend Jennifer Aniston. Opting for a floor-length gown with tailored corest-style top, the lovely Miss Aniston looks every inch the Hollywood power player she has become and gives a style masterclass in accessorising for big events. By keeping her accessories simple with an unfussy bangle and stylish box clutch, our attention is drawn to that beautiful red dress and her trademark glossy locks. Well done Jen.


Jennifer Aniston - red strapless dress

Jennifer Aniston looking hot in her strapless red dress at The Oscars

Michelle Williams also wore a radiant red strapless number on the Red Carpet at the Oscars, with additional design detail coming through on her Louis Vuitton-designed dress through its peplum waist and the bow detail. The actress, who sports a tight Pixie cropped hairstyle was up for the award of Best Actress for summer movie, My Week with Marilyn, where she plays a vulnerable Marilyn Monroe on a trip filming in the UK (definitely worth a watch!). Here, Miss Williams accessorises with a diamond necklace and a deep red lipstick. When working her take on this strapless red dress trend for your prom, a vibrant red lipstick is an absolute must – and let’s face it, far more affordable than that 30-carat diamond necklace.

Michelle Williams Strapless red

Channelling 50s glamour, Michelle Williams wows in red

When kooky and quirky Zooey Deschanel took to the red carpet at the Golden Globes earlier this year, she too opted for the simplicity and style of a strapless red dress, with added interest through its huge skirt detail. Zooey then accessorises with a pearl necklace and matching bracelet. Now, you could be fooled into thinking that Zooey, better known for her weird and wacky style on US sitcom New Girl, plays it safe in the style stakes here. But don’t be fooled. Here she manages to inject quirk and personality through her subtle film-inspired nail art.

Zooey Deschanel red strapless

Pearls are Zooey’s best friend here

Also at the Golden Globes, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence made sure she didn’t put a foot wrong (a far cry from her wardrobe malfunction as she tripped on her way to collect her Best Actress award at the Oscars) in her striking strapless red dress. In contrast to Zooey, Jennifer accessorises with dangly earrings – another clever way to draw attention to your neck.

Jennifer Lawrence red strapless

The Hunger Games star shows her ex what he’s missing

Here are three dresses to help you get this A-list look this prom night…

Red Satin Tube Dress

Strapless, chic and flattering – Go Jane

Strapless with bow

Ruffle and bow detail make this a knockout dress – Go Jane

Strapless chiffon embellishment

A more glitzy, glamorous option in a chiffon-style fabric – Go Jane

And here’s our round-up of 5 things we can all learn from the celebs in time for prom night.

  1. The strapless red dress is a simple, stylish solution that’s great for flattering every figure.
  2. The best way to accessorise your strapless dress is with simple pieces that complement the sophistication of the dress. Just ask Jennifer Aniston.
  3. Inject personality with nail art that speaks volumes about you.
  4. Never leave home without a complementary clutch bag to store all those make-up essentials.
  5. ALWAYS, ALWAYS wear with a bright red lipstick.

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