Galas are a part of life for business owners - these soirées are so useful for meeting senior level decision makers that are often hard to reach. You only have once chance at a first impression; so it is in your best interest to wow both verbally and visually. To start you off on your glam journey, here are a few examples straight from the red carpet of the Golden Globes. By: Jetta Bates
Galas are a part of life for business owners - these soirées are so useful for meeting senior level decision makers that are often hard to reach. You only have once chance at a first impression; so it is in your best interest to wow both verbally and visually. Many entrepreneurs are ready for the verbal - but forget how style speaks volumes and can open doors, or slam them shut, before you say a word. To start you off on your glam journey; here are a few examples straight from the red carpet of the Golden Globes. Some of these examples are hot, and some are not, but all of them offer important lessons on how to put your best foot (or stiletto) forward. By: Jetta Bates
Lupita Nyong'o stunned in this red number. The color and cut accentuated her glowing skin, and the demure cape added just the right amount of drama without overpowering her petite frame.
The unique material made the classically cut dress Elisabeth Moss was wearing pop. She let the dress be the statement and didn’t overwhelm the look with clunky accessories. The choice to do sexy, understated hair and heels was spot on.
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What makes Usher’s maroon tux fantastic are the black accents, classic shoes, great material, and slim cut. Fellas, all of these requirements must be met to rock this trend correctly. All of them.
The loveable Sandra Bullock was a bit off her style game in this number. If your dress is vaguely reminiscent of your prom or bridesmaid dress from the 80’s or 90‘s; get rid of it. Pay attention to stitching and quality of material. This dress looks handmade (not in a good way), and the colors are distracting. A monochromatic dress can be your best friend. Feeling funky? Amp up your shoe or accessory game.
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Melissa McCarthy’s look is acceptable, but it says “matronly”...and in certain industries, that is the kiss of death. Dresses can be deceptively hard to pull off for a variety of figure types; so if you need to camouflage some challenge areas consider separates. A structured jacket and a gorgeous flowing skirt can create a nice silhouette - and inject some “hip” into your look. Side note - curvy girls CAN wear color; this delightful lady would slay in red.
Helen Mirren is a great example of how gorgeous can be done at any age. The color of her dress is vibrant, the fit flattering, and her soft, layered bob is trés youthful. Classic and chic.