Greta Garbo. Marilyn Monroe. Rita Hayworth. Those dames lit up the silver screen in ways that captivated and inspired for generations to come. They had flawless, glossy hair and immaculate brows, lips and powdered faces. They seduced with come-hither looks and body language. Their gowns were slinky and draped over their curvy, womanly bodies with legs and arms exposed. These women knew how to work a dress and a room.
Designers were clearly influenced by the past icons of film noir and the silent screen days. Sexy, louche gowns in silk crepes, heavy bias charmeuse, stretchy matte jerseys and goddess-like chiffons cut the perfect figure for this look. Deep, cowl necklines, exposed shoulders, backs and arms put skin on display. Touches of lace, pearls and crystal beading add the necessary wow factor, but just as important are the accessories.
Don’t forget the fluffy marabou boas, jeweled satin stilettos, Art Deco crystal, onyx and jade jewels and a fringe-beaded soft purse to take your look from daring to absolutely divine. This is the moment to let your inner icon take center stage.