Celeb How-To: Gwyneth Paltrow

If there was one look that ruled this year’s Oscar red carpet it was Gwyneth Paltrow’s minimalist metallic ensemble. The liquid platinum Calvin Klein gown slipped down her figure, cascading to the floor. The dress featured a unique, square-cut, plunging neckline that made the dress a simple standout.

The new minimalism is about clean lines and understated elegance. It is about clothes that compliment your figure without overshadowing it. So, metallic minimalism requires a garment that is not covered in sequins and sparkles but one in which the gold or silver hues fluidly mould to your body. Worn with a nude shoe, minimal jewellery and poker straight hair like Gwyn, you can appear to have put in minimum effort with maximum impact.

Here is our cheat sheet to getting Gwyneth’s look:

1. Issa Metallic Woven Gown $1100 net-a-porter.com 2. IRO Draped Metallic Mini Dress US$93.80 theoutnet.com 3. Roksanda Ilincic  Sunrise Dress  £432 theoutnet.com 4. Moschino Cheap and Chic Metallic Cowl-Neck Dress £408.50 net-a-porter.com 5.  Adam Embellished Washed Satin Dress £330.65 theoutnet.com 6. Lamb Nude Cahoot US$295 piperlime.com 7. Asos Party on Peeptoe £45.40 asos.com 8. Adorne Curved Claw Stud  $19.99 birdsnest.com.au 9. YSL Lucky Chyc Clover Earrings  £357 net-a-porter.com 10. Kenneth Jay Lane Drop Earrings £51 net-a-porter.com 11. Moroccan Oil Treatment 25ml $23.50 catwalk.com.au 12. GHD Hair Straightener $279 catwalk.com.au

Images: fashion.about.com


  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Wednesday 5th March, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Liking the metallic look .. love dresses 2 & 3!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Wednesday 28th November, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Love dress no 3 just gorgeous!

  • Reply BellaB Thursday 15th December, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Looks great – but I couldn’t carry off this kind of look.

  • Reply Danielle Saturday 3rd December, 2011 at 11:55 pm


  • Reply lovelyloves Sunday 16th October, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Love it!

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