Need outfit inspiration for your big night? We’ve rounded up our favourite dress trends spotted on the red carpet and paired them with the perfect heels from Madison Shoes, a sponsor of G12 Runway.
Take a look at our favourite pairings:
Kendall Jenner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival | Lace-up heels R749
If you’ve got them, flaunt them! Show off your perfect pins in a shorter style, with beautifully crafted details for all the class without the trash. Slip your feet into a pair of sky-high stilettos for the ultimate in flirty fun, or if you’re daring enough, strut your stuff in a pair of ribbon-tie heels instead.
Selena Gomez at the 2016 American Music Awards | Silver stilettos R599
It’s all about the details! While the front of your dress may look sleek and sophisticated, an eye-catching accessory at the back can make a real style statement. Pair your dress with a simple stiletto and make sure everyone gives you a second look.
Who says you have to wear a dress to your matric dance? After all, it’s the one night you want to stand out from the crowd, not blend in. So why not consider a suit — it’s a surefire way of making a statement on the dance floor. Give your edgy look a feminine touch with a cool block heel, perfect for elongating your legs and putting some sass into your step.
Bella Hadid at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 | Rose gold stilettos R599
Show some leg
A single slit along the thigh is the new fashion-forward way to go about showing off some skin. If you’re brave enough to show some leg then pair your look with a super high stiletto to elongate them even more.
Beyoncé at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 | Bronze heels R699
It’s just an illusion
This number will have you feeling like sexy in no time, with a sheer mesh material that looks like a second skin. Known as illusion netting, this clever coverup can be placed on the neckline, the back, or the body of a dress to show either a little or a lot of skin with no wardrobe malfunctions. Add a metallic heel and set the night alight!
Sofia Boutella at the 89th Annual Academy Awards | Nude courts R549
A little bit of sparkle
Metallics and shimmery shades are a formal favourite! And although silver and gold will always rule, blush is slowly but surely making its way onto the sparkle scene as well. If you’re into old Hollywood glitz, then try this winner on for size. Pair it with a nude heel to keep the attention on your dress, and make an entrance like the star you are!
Show some shoulder
Cold shoulders are one of the biggest trends of the moment, and one that you need to get in on! For a look that’s romantic yet elegant, dare to go bare on one shoulder, and choose a stiletto heel in a complementary colour for perfect co-ordination.
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