Looking to ring in the start of 2020 with some new arm candy? There’s no shortage of styles out there to suit all wardrobes.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks to try this season.
Rich neutral hues of caramel and tan are anything but boring this season.
Look for interesting shapes and silhouettes for a new take on this perennial colour palette.
BOLD & BEAUTIFUL COLOURS
If you love out-there-colour but aren’t quite ready to dress in vibrant shades from head to toe, a handbag in an eye-popping shade â€“ whether it’s hot pink or an azure blue â€“ is the perfect way to work colour into your wardrobe without fully committing.
Yes, we admit they might seem rather impractical but sometimes what more do you need than your phone, lipstick and credit card in your handbag?
OVERSIZED ARM CANDY
At the other end of the spectrum, the season’s oversized handbags have been designed for those moments where you really do need everything but the kitchen sink in tow.
We’ve rounded up the most memorable red carpet moments of the decade.
LADY GAGA’S CONTROVERSIAL MEAT DRESS, 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
There have been very few red carpet looks that have created as much of a stir as Lady Gaga’s 2010 MTV Video Music Awards dress that would become known as the “meat dress.” The dress, which was condemned by animal rights activists, it turns out, was the just the start of a decade of head-turning and though-provoking Lady Gaga red carpet moments.
JARED LETO AND HIS HEAD IN GUCCI AT THE MET GALA IN 2019
Forget about handbags and jewellery on the red carpet â€“ at the Met Gala this year, Jared Leto took to the red carpet carrying his own head whilst wearing head-to-toe Gucci, of course.
Leto told GQ magazine that following the Met Gala he has no idea what happened to the head. “I think someone may have stolen it,” he said. “If anyone out there finds it, bring it into your nearest Gucci store in exchange for a pair of dirty sneakers.”
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS IN VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE AT THE 2018 EMMY AWARDS
Can you remember another look from the red carpet at the 70th annual Emmy Awards? We’re pretty certain all other looks were forgotten once Tracee Ellis Ross stepped out in the head-turning hot pink Valentino Haute Couture number.
KIM KARDASHIAN IN GIVENCHY AT THE 2013 MET GALA
Kim Kardashian has ‘broken’ the internet for a number of reasons in the past decade, but in 2013 it was all thanks to her Givenchy look that she wore to her very first Met Gala. The dress quickly became the subject of a number of memes, becoming known as the ‘couch’ dress.
In late 2019 spoke out about the dress that created such a commotion at the time. â€śI think Robin Williams even tweeted it, said I looked like Mrs. Doubtfire,â€ť Kardashian told Vogue. â€śI was crying the whole way home because I just couldnâ€™t believe it.â€ť
RIHANNA IN GUO PEI AT THE 2015 MET GALA
Rihanna has undoubtedly owned the red carpet at the Met Gala over various years, but it was her 2015 look created by Chinese couturier, Guo Pei, that has been hard to forget.
The dress wasn’t made for Rihanna and was shown on the runway in 2012 in China. The cape of the ‘Yellow Empress’ dress weighs a whooping 25 kilograms and when it was first shown the model was only able to make it halfway down the catwalk before the cape had to be removed.
BILLY PORTER IN CHRISTIAN SIRIANO AT THE 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS
Billy Porter has never been afraid of defying the norms where fashion is concerned but it was arguably his red carpet look at the 91st Academy Awards that got everyone talking. The gender-bending custom creation by designer Christian Siriano featured the best of both worlds â€“ a structural tuxedo jacket paired with a full-skirted strapless velvet gown.
MEGHAN MARKLE IN GIVENCHY AT THE BRITISH FASHION AWARDS IN 2018
A pregnant Duchess of Sussex surprised everyone in 2018 when she made an unexpected appearance at the British Fashion Awards to present Clare Waight Keller, the creative director of Givenchy and the designer of Markle’s wedding dress, the award of womenswear designer of the year.