The Met Gala – Top Three Colour Trends from the Red Carpet

The most glamorous event in the fashion calendar, The Met Gala was held at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art this week, and the glitterati were out in full force and dressed to impress!

The ball, hosted by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, celebrated the opening of The Met’s new show ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ dedicated to the work of the late British couturier.

This year’s theme – ‘White Tie & Decorations’ saw a return to the classic elegance of years gone by, and the red carpet simply sparkled with spectacular floor length gowns.

We loved the stunning actress Lake Bell’s show stopping maternity gown in shocking red, and as for the rest – we’ve sorted through the best of the bunch to bring you our top 3 colour trends for red carpet style this season:


Belles of the Ball in Blue

Blue gowns at the Met Gala


We spotted gowns in every conceivable shade of blue this year, from Zooey Deschannel’s Tommy Hilfiger number in navy, to Diane Kruger’s delicate powder blue Jason Wu and Kim Kardashian’s show stopping split-to-the-hip Lanvin gown in midnight blue!

Blue is one of those miracle colours that flatters everyone – whatever your skin tone, so it’s always a great choice for a striking evening wear option. Explore our selection of maternity evening gowns in shades of blue:

Petrol Blue Multiway Maternity Maxi Dress
Royal Blue Silk Multiway Maternity Evening Gown
Navy Silk & Lace Maternity Evening Gown
Colour Block Silk Maxi Gown


Pretty in Pastel Pink

Pastel pink gowns at the Met gala


Pastel pink continues to reign supreme this season, and plenty of celebs chose to work this girly trend at the ball. Hollywood beauty Rachel McAdams wore a flowing Grecian gown in soft dusty pink by Ralph Lauren, and southern songstress Taylor Swift chose a feminine Oscar de la Renta creation in a barely there shade of pink which perfectly highlighted her porcelain complexion. Meanwhile British model Suki Waterhouse dazzled in a fabulously frothy Burberry gown in gradated shades of blush and nude.

Pastel pink is one of the hottest evening wear trends this year, so invest in a stunning pink maternity dress and you won’t go far wrong!

Rose Pink Lace Maternity Cocktail Dress
Luxury Blush Pink Lace Maternity Cocktail Dress
Cherry Blossom Silk Chiffon Maternity Dress


Magnificent Monochromes


Monochrome gowns at the Met gala

Some of the hottest stars at the ball took the ‘White Tie’ theme and ran with it, so we saw some truly spectacular monochrome styles gracing the red carpet. Rihanna cut a striking silhouette in a brilliant white Stella McCartney cut out gown, and Victoria Beckham wore a stunning structured gown of her own design. Even Queen Bey herself, the one and only Beyonce strutted her stuff in a dazzling beaded Givenchy gown.

Monochrome evening wear styles always seem to have that slightly edgy vibe that will help you to stand out from the crowd. Explore our monochrome maternity dresses, or create an edgy black and white trouser suit style:

Luxury Black Lace Maternity Occasion Dress
Ivory Multiway Grecian Gown
Textured Silk Maternity Trousers
Cropped Ivory Peplum Jacket


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Punk & pregnant: Celebrity fashion at the Met Ball

Photographs of red carpet events are always fun to look at, but you don’t get too many Lady Gaga moments – there are usually more pretty gowns and posh hairdos than meat dresses!

Much to our delight though, all that pomp and ceremony went out of the window at this year’s Met Ball – that’s because it was themed PUNK: Chaos to Couture (based on a special exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). Even more fun was the fact that the celebrities went all out to stick to the theme, with studs and spiked tresses popping up everywhere.

However, it’s worth pointing out that while there was a lot of black and studs on accessories, the punk theme was really all about rebellion – taking what you think you should wear to a posh event and turning it on its head. With the pregnant attendees being no exception, proving maternity fashion can be fun too!

•  Jaime King , who has very recently announced her first pregnancy rocked up in a tuxedo and crown. A masculine style with a feminine touch of lace and of course a punk twist with the head piece and spiked jewellery. You can rock a similar look with our luxe maternity blazer and matching trousers.

•  Ivanka Trump sported a really cute black top and green skirt combo, a colour blocking look similar to our Colour Block Silk Cocktail Dress (ideal if you want to get her look for a fraction of the price!). The high waisted style is ideal for small bumps. Create her look with our maternity maxi skirt, punk accessories are optional!

•  Kim Kardashian turned up looking like a Spanish senorita in a floral gown that was slit to the thigh with a huge train. It clung to her bump but flattered her figure perfectly, showing it’s a great idea to take the plunge and wear something completely different while you’re expecting a baby. We loved her confidence in trying this look out and it shows she’s really learning a lot about how to be fashionable and elegant at a time when her body’s totally changing from its usual shape.

But what about those of you who love all things rebellious but don’t get the opportunity to have a ball at themed parties like this? Well, you can still get the punk feel by toning it down a little – think rock chick as opposed to Sid Vicious.For instance, you could wear a pair of skinny jeans with Seraphine’s classic Silver Buttoned Charcoal Shift Dress, slick your hair back in a super-high ponytail and accessorise with chunky silver jewellery or a studded handbag. Check out pictures of Shakira during her pregnancy if you need some inspiration, as she was the epitome of rock chick. Nicole Richie and Malin Akerman were other good style muses you can easily emulate.

Give it a try and see if you can rebel against the establishment during your own pregnancy!


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