Beloved by Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Richie, here are 5 reasons why monochrome is the trend to wear this party season...
Judging by this weekend’s red carpets, the monochrome trend is here to stay. The black-and-white look has been a key player on the catwalks for a couple of seasons now, and quite frankly we never tire of it.
The most classic of colour combinations is like the trusty friend you can always rely on. And in all fairness, it’s pretty easy to pull off, too. So with a marathon of Christmas parties on the horizon, something effortless and fail-safe seems like a bit of a no-brainer.
And proof, were it needed, that this is the bona fide trend of the season came this weekend when Jennifer Lawrence hit the red carpet at the Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ photocall wearing a white trouser suit and black cami. Contrasting against the power prints worn by her co-stars, J-Law made a bold statement in the most minimalist of get-ups.
The Hunger Games star wasn’t the only celeb nailing the mono trend this weekend. The MTV EMA red carpet was awash with black and white ensembles with the likes of Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande all playing it down in elegant mono pieces. But it was Jourdan Dunn who stole the show with her high-impact white Little White Dress and later shaking things up with a shimmering black maxi – only a super could do two great looks in one night.
And the A-list monochrome love-in didn’t end there. Nicole Richie went all white in an H&M column dress topped off with a floor-length white cape and, of course, every girls favourite accessory, a dapper husband dressed in head-to-toe black.
Earlier in the week, movie royalty Anne Hathaway offered up a heavy dose of styling inspiration in her cute leather Valentino dress and embroidered heels and in doing so, gave a masterclass in how to switch-up the most simple of monochrome looks.
Further proof that monochrome is the perfect base for bold accessories, Karolina Kurkova opted for a racy sports-luxe dress with a killer pair of heels. Never one to let us down in the accessory department, Karolina opted for a stand-out pair of Giuseppe Zanotti mesh heels which took the moncohrome look to new levels.
Take it from the A-list and go black-and-white this party season.