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OuterInner's Top 10 Favorite Red Carpet Dresses At Oscars 2014

OuterInner's Top 10 Favorite Red Carpet Dresses At Oscars 2014

Here at OuterInner we're HUGE fans of the Oscars because every year we see our favorite stars wearing fabulous red carpet dresses from super designers, and it gives us a chance to see some of the trends that are going to be big throughout the rest of 2014! As you know with any dresses, how they look is the most important thing, so without further ado, let's get into the 10 dress styles that we loved and let the pictures do the talking!

1. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Elie SaabAngelina is the queen of the red carpet, and she didn't disappoint in this stunning Elie Saab red carpet dress! It's also a little more demure than she is often known for, which is a nice change.

2. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett Armani Prive

 Cate was one of the big winners of the night, winning 'best actress,' and her nude Armani gown is both flattering and stylish!

3. Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o Prada

Lupita's beautiful Prada gown has a plunging V neck and the color complements her so well!

4. Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko Alice EliaBond girl Olga shows that red dresses can still stand out on the red carpet, and its neckline is unique and interesting.

5. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock red carpet dresses

Sandra dazzled us in 'Gravity,' and this elegant blue gown has an elegant timeless look.

6. Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts CKNaomi Watts was wearing a high neck-lined gown that is rather Grecian in silhouette and suits her slim frame. Light colors and nudes are quite popular this year.

7. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway GucciAnne looks brilliant, just so modern and elegant, in her black and metallic gown.

8. Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson VersaceLoving the plunging neckline, open back, and stylish cowl of this Versace dress!

9. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence DiorNo red carpet dresses count down seems complete without Jennifer Lawrence these days, and she really catches the eye in this bright, peplum Dior gown!

10. Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel ChanelJessica is another who chose to wear a calm colored gown, and her Chanel dress is embellished with a pretty silver pattern.

Which of these red carpet dresses do you like?

Everyone knows that these red carpet dresses are given to celebrities and are worth thousands of dollars each, but what if you want a similar style for your next formal event, but don't want to spend that much money?

Good news! OuterInner.com have a huge range of hand-made red carpet dresses just like these, and also in many other colors of your choice too! Take a look! :)

The 4 Most Flattering Plus Size Formal Dresses Money Can Buy


4 Most Flattering Plus Size Formal Dresses

the 4 most flattering plus size formal dresses

You look at store after store, most models aren’t your shape and size, and you’re unsure and intimidated when it comes to choosing plus size formal dresses. It’s a common situation faced by fuller-figured girls. You’re probably looking for a formal dress for an occasion such as a ball, prom, or formal dinner, and because these events tend to be classy and special it heaps even more pressure on to you to make the right choice. So how do you help yourself to choose a flattering dress?  

Learn To Pick Out Flattering Styles

Once you have a better idea of the basic dress style that you’re looking for then things become a lot easier and less stressful. Luckily we’re here to help, and there are 4 shapes of plus size formal dresses that are going to suit you the best.  

1. Ball Gown Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6487" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Camila Alves Ball Gown V-neck Sleeveless Evening Wear Style Code: 05380 $184 A ball gown is really glamorous, and can disguise your lower body well.[/caption] There are few dresses more synonymous with formal events than ball gowns. They’re usually more fitted at the top, defining your waist which is good. Below your waist they drape into a full skirt, and this helps to disguise bigger thighs and hips. Good for: Pear-shaped girls who want to disguise hips and thighs. Don’t choose if: You’re small, as this dress shape is quite large and could swamp you.  

2. A-Line Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6486" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Cutout Sequin Pleated One Shoulder Trained Prom Dress Style Code: 10950 $128 See how the waistline gets cinched in with an A-line dress, creating a more balanced shape for the wearer.[/caption] We love A-line formal dresses as they're so versatile! To be honest they look great on all girls, plus size or not. Again they hug your body closer up top and flare out at the skirt. The benefit to plus size girls is that they give a sleek straight silhouette and disguise any lumps and bumps you may have. Good for: Balancing proportions, bigger busts are balanced by the flared skirt, and bigger thighs are disguised by it.  

3. Princess Style Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6485" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Glitter Tulle Asymmetric Shoulder Trained Evening Dress Style Code: 11458 $209 Princess dresses like this one are such a graceful and slimming style![/caption] The great thing about princess formal dresses is that they're a very slimming type of dress. They’re similar to ball gowns , but have a slimmer skirt which helps to lengthen your body and look a little more slender. Good for: Plus size girls looking to slim their silhouette down. Apple shapes, disguising their tummies. Shorter girls, as straighter lines help to make you look taller.  

4. Empire Waist Dresses

[caption id="attachment_6484" align="aligncenter" width="195"]Tucked V-Neck Beading Sweep Trained Evening Wear Style Code: 11062 $179 You can see how high the waistline is here, and how the skirt will drape over you in a flattering way.[/caption] If confidence is key then go with Empire formal dresses, as they’re one of the most forgiving styles you can get thanks to their high waistlines and sweeping skirts. Their waistlines are quite high, giving the illusion of a slender waist because they hug you around your ribs just under the bust (the smallest part of your body!). Good for: Hiding tummies, thighs and hips. Give a slender silhouette thanks to vertical skirt.   It’s About Balance Just because you’re a plus size doesn’t mean that you need to cover up any of your good points, rather you need to balance those with playing down your weaker areas. Busty, but got big hips? Go with a lower neckline, but a higher waistline with sweeping skirt. Not keen on your arms? Choose formal dresses with sleeves or shawls to give them some coverage and you’ll feel more comfortable.   How Do I Get plus Size Formal Dresses From OuterInner.com? Firstly we’d like to let you know that you CAN! We offer from a US2 to 28 in our standard sizes, so we have most sizes covered already. A US16 and above will only be an extra $9. When ordering a standard size, check your measurements against ours! Don’t assume that just because you buy an 18 from your local dress store that yours would be the same. You can see our standard size measurements on each dress page, like here:

measurements location on each dress page

Click here to read more about choosing the right size dress.   If you’re between sizes, which of course is possible, then you can choose a ‘made-to-measure’ formal dress by choosing custom size on the dress page. This costs an extra US$16, but this dress will be made specifically to your measurements. You can see where to select custom size and fill in your own measurements right here: [caption id="attachment_6482" align="aligncenter" width="300"]where to select custom size Take your measurements and add them into each blank box - then we make the dress to YOUR specification.[/caption] If you’re unsure about taking your measurements you can read how to in our measurements guide here. Feel free to also drop us a line by email, or on our facebook page if you need any help!   Your Turn… OuterInner.com is here for all you glamorous curvy girls that perhaps aren’t lucky enough to have a plus size formal dresses store in your town. You’ll go from having very little choice, to having hundreds of styles to choose from! What’s your favorite style? When do you wear formal dresses? Share with us!
Learn more, click for Quality Ball Dresses and UK Size Evening Dresses.

OuterInner.com Star Style: Emmys 2012 Black Tie Event Dresses

Emmys 2012 Black Tie Event Dresses

By Adrian Leighton
black tie event dresses at the emmys
It's the time of year where stars of the small screen get together to discover whose TV shows are the winners and losers in the Emmys! I personally loved 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game Of Thrones,' and 'Homeland,' but hey, that's just me, and we're here to talk about dresses! This year we've seen some really dazzling outfits, and we're going to show you how you can recreate these star styles with our very own black tie event dresses! The difference is that their dresses cost perhaps thousands of dollars, whilst ours are very inexpensive :-) Let's look at a few of our favorite Emmys styles, and similar black tie event dresses from OuterInner that will help you get a similar style...

Bright Yellow Black Tie Event Dresses

There was a lot of bright yellow on show, and why not! It's a fun, cheerful colors that's always eye-catching. Our favorite was Claire Danes in her bright Lanvin gown:
clair danes lanvin
You can get this look by choosing this dress:
Floor-length A-line Sweetheart Sleeveless Black Tie Event Dress, Style Code: 00479, US$95.00 Floor-length A-line Sweetheart Sleeveless Black Tie Event Dresses, Style Code: 00479, US$95.00  

Mermaid Dresses

There's nothing quite like a mermaid style dress to show off your showbiz curves, and we often see stars embracing this look on the red carpet. The best in our opinion had to be the gorgeous Sophia Vergara in her Zuhair Murad gown here:
sophia vergara mermaid gown
If you want to flaunt your stuff like Sophia then maybe this black tie event dress could be the one?
Sweep/ Brush Train Mermaid Sleeveless Halter Black Tie Event, Style Code: 00143, US$145.00 Sweep/ Brush Train Mermaid Sleeveless Halter Black Tie Event, Style Code: 00143, US$145.00  

Layered Tulle Dresses

Layered tulle dresses have great volume given by the stiff tulle used in their skirts, and have real fairytale style. Zooey Deschanel's Reem Acra gown shows what I mean exactly:
Zooey deschanel reem acra tulle gown
The dress below isn't shown in a similar color, but you can see how it gives you the same voluminous skirt and princess look:
Ball Gown Sashes/ Ribbons Tulle Floor-length Black Tie Event, Style Code: 01211, US$134.00 Ball Gown Sashes/ Ribbons Tulle Floor-length Black Tie Event, Style Code: 01211, US$134.00  

Gray Dresses

There were so many different shades of gray last night it was hard to choose which dress looked best, but I think finally it has to be Emily Van Camp's illusion neckline J Mendel dress here:
Emily van camp J mendel gray dress
Gray's a really glamorous and versatile color, and we love the illusion neckline which you can also see here:
High Illusion Neck Draping Sash Formal Dress, Style Code: 09116, US$274.00 High Illusion Neck Draping Sash Formal Dress, Style Code: 09116, US$274.00  

One Shoulder Dresses

There's something so seductive about a one shouder dress, and this bright Tadashi Shoji example being worn by British star Kat Deeley, is a great look:
Here at OuterInner.com we have a lot of one shoulder dresses, and here's a nice red one that has similar red carpet glamour:
One Shoulder Floor-length Reds Sleeveless Black Tie Event, Style Code: 00697, US$119.00 One Shoulder Floor-length Reds Sleeveless Black Tie Event, Style Code: 00697, US$119.00  
Which of these styles is your thing? Want to see more styles? Click here to see all of our black tie event dresses :-)

BRAVO offer for Christmas & New Year. Rewarding YOU, our customers!

christmas and new year gift
We're approaching Christmas and are well into the holiday season for 2011 and so now it's time for everyone here at OuterInner.com to share your gift with you!

Your gift is the 'Bravo' offer!

Why bravo? Well, in the old days people would shout 'bravo' at the theatre or opera to show their appreciation and that's what we're saying to you, our loyal customers, who have supported us throughout 2011! So if you click on the BRAVO offer you'll be taken to another page which outlines all of your options for savings, and there are many!
xmas ny offer
As you can see above on this shot of the page you'll go to, there are a series of options, but the main offer is that if you use the code BRAVO at checkout then we'll deduct 30% from the cost of your goods, no matter if it's a bikini, bra, pair of shoes or wedding dress!
bravo code word
But there are also pictures of our different categories and as you roll over these pictures the special offer that you can get, such as free shipping on jewellery will be revealed, so have a look!
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So, happy holidays from OuterInner.com and we'll see you soon in 2012 :-)
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Formal Dresses From OuterInner Inspired By The Emmy's 2011

Formal Dresses From The Emmy's 2011 That You Can Find At OuterInner

What could be better than getting inspiration on new formal dresses from your favorite TV celebrities? There are many marquee events on TV each year, and they're actually a great way to get some good ideas. The Emmy's just happened in LA, so I want to look at some of the dresses that the stars were wearing and find some similar dresses that are on sale at outerinner.com. The plan is to save you money, whilst giving you the celebrity style of the moment!

Get That Red Carpet Style Within Your Budget!

We love to help you save money, BUT still look great! I've been through the dresses on display at the Emmy's this year and chosen a few whose style I think you can also find at outerinner. I won't promise that they're exactly the same formal dresses that you can see the stars wearing here, but what I can promise is that instead of spending thousands of dollars you can pick ours up for about a hundred or less!

Celebrity VS Outerinner Formal Dresses

If you want to take a closer look at the outerinner formal dresses, just click on their pictures and it will take you to their pages.
Kate Winslet evening dresses for black tie events
Celebrity: Kate Winslet wears a gorgeous red mermaid dress with a daring neckline.
black tie formal dresses
Outerinner: Brush Train Mermaid Satin Black Tie Event Dress
Kate's bright red mermaid dress with train just oozes 'winner,' and you can get her style with our fabulous mermaid dress which comes in at only $104!
Katie Holmes nave blue formal dress
Celebrity: Katie Holmes wears a cute, simple column dress.
sexy black tie event dresses
Outerinner: Floor-length Halter Sleeveless Black Tie Event dress
Katie wears a simple column dress which is quite demure compared with others of the night, but it's lovely. The outerinner dress is slightly more daring with its halter neck, but still a very cute simple dress and just $94.
Kristen Wiig at emmy's-sleeveless brush train black tie event dress
Celebrity: Kristen Wiig from 'Bridesmaids' wears a lovely ruffled, floor-length gown with train. Fab shimmering colors.
black dresses for black tie event
Outerinner: Floor-length Sleeveless Black Tie Event Dress with Ruffles
I like this outerinner formal dress as it gives you the same pretty ruffled effect as Kristen's dress and is available at a reasonable $119.
Angela Kinsey one shoulder dresses with train
Celebrity: Angela Kinsey wears a one shoulder dress with a train, which I think is pretty and flattering.
one shoulder dresses with train
Outerinner: One Shoulder Brush Train Black Tie Event Dress
You can get Angela's style with our ruffled one-shoulder evening dress, but ours is reasonably priced at $109.
Cobie Smulders blue dress
Celebrity: Cobie Smulders from 'How I Met Your Mother' wears a lovely bright azure blue ruffled gown.
v neck formal dresses
Outerinner: Ruffled V-neck Floor-length Homecoming Dresses
Our dress isn't quite as ruffled, but it still has the same kind of shape. You'll be sure to be spending less than everyone's favorite Canadian, Cobie, as our dress is only $89!  

Where Can I Find Red Carpet Formal Dresses?

These are just a few examples, but typically you're going to need a proper formal evening gown with a brush train. You can find a lot more formal dresses that the stars would love in our black tie event dresses category, but it's also worth checking our prom dresses and homecoming dresses!   Which celebrity's style do you love from the Emmy's 2011? Were they wearing any formal dresses that you thought were a disaster? What do you think of my picks? Let us know in the comments below please! :-D
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