Ahead of The Baftas – A focus on men’s tailoring

Sunday night we see the glossiest, most glamorous night of the year in television. Yes, it is the Bafta television awards,and this year the ceremony has been sponsored by House of Fraser. In honour of the ceremony, this post is dedicated to some of the best in red carpet dressing, with a focus on some of the best looks in menswear.

It is hard for men to shine on the red carpet when we are faced with a series of show stopping looks from the ladies. But it has to be said, a sharp suit or tuxedo can make a real impact, especially when worn by a celebrity better known for more casual styling. House of Fraser will be dressing nominees, so we are sure to see some really suave looks on the night.

Men on the red carpet

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Kit Harrington

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Brad Pitt

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Matthew Mcconaughey

Jeremy Renner

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My favourite red carpet dresser is gorgeous George himself. Mr Clooney is never less than perfect, the epitome of an old school matinee idol. He sticks to traditional red carpet formal dressing, but it works and he often outshines every other man in the vicinity.

Red Carpet – George Clooney Style

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Get the George Look

 Howick Tailored Powell Evening Tuxedo With Satin Tipping Product code: powelldinnersuit_Black £348.00 click to visit House of Fraser

Howick Tailored Powell Evening Tuxedo With Satin Tipping
£348.00 click to visit House of Fraser

 Paul Costelloe Stud dress shirt £69 click to visit House of Fraser


Paul Costelloe Stud dress shirt
£69 click to visit House of Fraser

 Skopes Dermot trouser £39.95 click to visit House of Fraser


Skopes Dermot trouser
£39.95 click to visit House of Fraser

 Paul Costelloe Black bow tie £25 click to visit House of Fraser


Paul Costelloe Black bow tie
£25 click to visit House of Fraser

Of course, for us mere mortals, walking a red carpet is not something that we have that much opportunity to do. But formal pieces can be added to more casual looks to smarten them up, either for an evening out at the theatre or a restaurant, even just a trip to the pub.

We were sent a formal shirt from House of Fraser’s extensive range with the objective of using the piece to add finesse to a casual outfit. We chose a fabulous black shirt from the Ted Baker collection. This has a tapered back and is a semi fitted style, with a particularly lovely pattern on the lining. The shirt is classic fit, single cuff style and is most definitely a formal shirt, one which would look fabulous worn under a suit, or with a waistcoat over the top. So how would it look with smart jeans – smart enough for a night at the theatre maybe?

Ted Baker Jacapo Plain Regular Fit Shirt £60 click to visit House of Fraser

Ted Baker Jacapo Plain Regular Fit Shirt £60 click to visit House of Fraser

I think that this shirt works really well for a smart, but not overly formal look. The regular collar can be left open to add a more casual feel, but you know that this would be great with a tie too. Jeans and desert boots keep the mood casual, but the versatility of this shirt means you could add formal trousers and shoes and this would also work.

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Love the pattern in the collar.

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A night at the theatre

The Bafta television awards take place on Sunday 10th May. It will be interesting to see the looks on display.



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BAFTA Style red carpet fashion from House of Fraser

The television Bafta’s are this year teamed with House of Fraser as an official style partner, and in honour of this, I thought that it would be a good idea to show you some of the amazing red carpet styles that the department store currently has on offer. House of Fraser is always a great port of call for occasion dressing, with brands such as Biba, Untold and Ariella all showing that you can create looks suited to Hollywood events with a more modest budget.

In addition to the fabulous gowns, which offer colour, beading, a range of silhouettes, and retro and icon influences, House of Fraser are also offering up to 30% off all occasion wear, leaving you extra pennies to sort out your accessories.

So whatever your special occasion, or if you just treat life as a red carpet, take a look at the beautiful finery on offer here…will you be able to resist adding a little frock to your basket?

Great Gatsby Influences

Untold Beaded blouson style dress £175 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Beaded pattern sleeveless dress £90 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Sequin cut out back detail dress £140 click to visit House of Fraser

JS Collections Embellished fan detail dress £200 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Clutch bag £35.40 click to visit House of Fraser

Biba Deco embellished jacket £87.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 

1950s styling

Ariella Ottoman full skirted dress £120 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Dress fit and flare £125 click to visit House of Fraser

Dickins & Jones Ladies shimmer stripe prom dress £66.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Mesh top dress dress £135 click to visit House of Fraser

Kate Middleton influenced

Pied a Terre Lace shift dress £87.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Lace dress with sleeves £180 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Full skirted jacquard dress £80 click to visit House of Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bafta Fashion – The Best Looks

The most glamorous night in the TV calendar is undoubtedly the BAFTA awards. The beautiful stars of the small screen all put on their finery as they battle to win the awards that really matter (sorry TV Quick and Soap Awards but you know I’m telling the truth). This year was no exception. Celebrities like Kelly Brook, Alex Jones, Holly Willoughby and the gorgeous Millie Mackintosh all walked the supremely patriotic red, white and blue carpet. But who’s style seriously impressed? Who wore the dresses that made me go – ooooooh!

Here are my choices for best dressed on the night, with a few ideas on how you can get that red carpet look for yourself.

Lydia Bright looked amazing. The stylish girl from Towie went for a beautiful, but understated look wearing a dress she will be stocking in her own boutique later this year. The soft grey looked great on the blonde, whilst the hair was a definite nod to The Great Gatsby, showing that Lydia is fashion forward. Come Christmas, when the Carey Mulligan film is released, we will all by rocking her soft waves.

 

Amy Childs was almost unrecognisable in her Victoria Beckham turquoise column dress. Everything about this look was grown up, her hair in an Audrey Hepburn style chignon, the minimal accessories, even the perma tan was toned down. Amy looked both elegant and classic – I hope she sticks to Victoria Beckham dresses in future – a new style star my well have been born!

Cheska Hull was another reality star who looked simply divine. The Made in Chelsea star wore a glamorous white dress that had a 1930s feel. Bias cut with a draped Grecian style neckline, Cheska could almost have borrowed the dress from Jean Harlow. I also liked the very dramatic eye make-up. The one thing I would change would be the clutch bag – a smaller jewelled box bag would’ve been a better choice.

Alex Jones from The One Show always looks good whilst sitting on a sofa, but she looked dazzling on the red carpet. She chose the brightest shade of sunshine yellow imaginable for her dress, an off the shoulder number that draped her curves beautifully. I loved that on one of the sunniest days of the year, Alex bought a little bit of sunshine to the night as well.

 Millie Mackintosh looked like a Grecian Goddess in a white draped style dress from Lanvin. This reminded me of the 1970s styles worn by Bianca Jagger and other luminaries of Studio 54. I loved this look, although I think the beautiful evening also effected the way I viewed the look (on a wet red carpet I don’t think it would’ve had the same effect). She accessorised with a Saint Tropez tan and Professor Green.

Get the look – Baftas style

Millie Mackintosh Style

Mia Ribbon Detail Dress £20 click to visit Boohoo

 

Alex Jones Style

Embellished Key Hole Front Maxi 

Amy Childs Style

Debbie Sleevless Front Split Slinky Maxi Dress 

Cheska Hull Style

Anoushka G Grace low back dress £236 

 

Lydia Bright style

tfnc Sequin top maxi dress 

Jane Norman Tribal trim maxi dress