Camilla Belle And Lana Del Rey Vamp It Up At The Met Gala, And Other Trends

Fact: you don’t dress for the Met Gala to blend in. This year alone we spotted head-to-toe sequins, Barbie doll frocks, and even textured crocodile (ahem, Rihanna)…so needless to say, anyone who’s lucky enough to score an invite tries her absolute hardest to stand out from the rest of the fashion pack. But just like any big event, there were some major trends of the night- check out the three biggest below.


Camilla Belle, Lana Del Rey, and Jessica Alba wear dramatic lipstick to the 2012 Met Gala.
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Camilla Belle reached glamazon status in her slinky beaded Ralph Lauren gown, but the real secret weapon to the actress’s ‘20s-inspired look? Her ultra-bold, wine-hued lipstick, which perfectly complemented her almond eyes and trademark full brows. She’s not the only one who channeled Old Hollywood by pairing dark lips with shimmery metallic dresses; it’s well-tread beauty territory, and we couldn’t be happier. Lana Del Rey played up her music industry darling rep with her Altuzarra dress (and cape!), which strikingly offset her burgundy lipstick and swoop of black liner. But here’s proof you don’t have to retire your ruby red shade just yet: Jessica Alba looked to the brighter side with a cherry-tinted lipstick in her Michael Kors gown- just as dramatic, still just as gorgeous as the rest.


Dianna Agron, Lena Dunham, and Greta Gerwig wear emerald green to the 2012 Met Gala.
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If the only day you rock green is on a certain March holiday, then you’re seriously missing out. Instead, take cues from these girls and get ready to switch up your wardrobe with pops of emerald. Dianna Agron wore a flowing belted Carolina Herrera gown that looked youthful, fresh, and totally her. It may not have been the craziest outfit out there, but if you ask us, sometimes that’s a good thing. The same goes for Lena Dunham, who made the high-low hem work for her personality in a Wes Gordon sleeveless dress, with just enough peekaboo action to give us a glimpse of her tattoos (who says red carpets have to be stuffy?). Rounding out the indie factor was Greta Gerwig, who shone in Prabal Gurung’s long-sleeved and decidedly not St. Patrick’s-inspired jewel-toned gown.


Solange Knowles, Sofia Vergara, and Emma Roberts wear pretty peplums to the 2012 Met Gala.
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Peplums have been a long time coming, first popping up all over the Spring/Summer runways way back in September. This season, though, they’re blooming into an all-out red carpet trend with Solange Knowles, Sofia Vergara and Emma Roberts leading the way. Solange sported the more traditional shape in a sunshine-y Rachel Roy dress that’s flattering, cheery, and definitely wearable enough for everyone- score! Sofia Vergara upped the sparkle with an elegant silhouette in glittery Marchesa , giving all the other chic Met Gala attendees a run for their money. We also loved the belted tangerine Escada gown that Emma Roberts chose, since it’s a subtler take on the fad…perfect for commitment-phobes like us.

Which Met Ball trend do you want to try? Tell us in the comments!

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