Caro Emerald – Style Queen

When I look at my blog stats at the end of each month, there is always one post that sticks out, a post that consistently gets massive viewing figures despite being almost 2 years old. That post is all about the amazing singer, and, in my eyes at the very least, style icon, Caro Emerald.

Caro Emerald demands your attention in so many ways. A statuesque, utterly curvy goddess, Caro has a style that is more akin to Old Hollywood than modern-day diva’s like Jessie J and Rihanna. The Dutch singer has a retro style that is glamorous, intoxicating and just a little dangerous, looking like a cross between a jazz club chanteuse and a French resistance fighter.

 

Caro embraces her curves, citing Christina Hendricks as a fashion influence. To get Caro’s style you need to master wearing a pencil skirt with aplomb – this is one of the key pieces in her wardrobe. Black is the basis for the wardrobe, but red and floral prints also make an appearance, in the form of dresses that look like they have been poured over every curve. And don’t forget hats – Caro rocks a beret and a sombrero like no other.

Caro Style from Evans

Scarlett & Jo Blue City Dress £35 click to visit Evans

Ice Blossom Grey Embellished Shoulder Maxi Dress Price: £75.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Pink Floaty Dress Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Pink Side Panel Dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Evans

Sorrento Neutral Beaded Cardigan Price: £110.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Black Tailored Pencil Skirt Price: £22.00 click to visit Evans

 

 

Caro Emerald – new style crush.

Strictly come Dancing isn’t usually  the place to discover a new style crush, but that is exactly what happened on the Sunday night result show. Caro Emerald was the guest singer, and she was totally amazing.

A bit of research told me that Caro is currently  the biggest star in Dutch music, and is sure to be a sensation here very soon. A jazz singer who channels the spirit of Billie Holiday, I was totally enthralled by Caro’s voice, music, but, most  of all, her unique retro styling.

Caro has a stunning hourglass figure that she dresses to its best advantage by pouring it into outfits that reflect 50s styling.  The red dress she wore on Strictly was a clear example of this, clinging to her curves in a way that made her look like a screen goddess from the golden age of Hollywood. With vampish red lips and a Billie Holiday like flower in her hair,she was 100% glamour, totally Hollywood. I just adored this look and wanted to see more.

And after tracking down more pictures of Caro’s style, I can confirm she is a girl from another age. Nipped in waists, full skirts, berets and gardenia’s all feature heavily in this girls wardrobe.

What I really love about Caro’ style is that it is a fabulous celebration of her curves. Not super slim, Caro has curves in all the right places and embraces them in clothes that fit the form.  And although black does play a heavy part in her wardrobe, she is not afraid to embrace bight colours -just like that Strictly dress.