Capes have long been the standard accessory for superheroes and swashbuckling pirates, and for good reason: They're billowy, dramatic and add a certain flair to save-the-world action sequences. Stylish trendsetters have also realized the appeal of capes in regards to fashion; namely, the fact that a daring cape can turn a gorgeous dress into a statement-making one. (See Gwyneth Paltrow's stunning Tom Ford number at the 2012 Oscars -- it was the dress of a lifetime.)
Ruffles are up there on the list of things that are "extremely girly" -- right behind sparkles and just before bows. But you needn't worry about them coming across as cutesy or fussy. This season, celebrities are embracing the twirl-inducing detail and stepping out in architectural ruffles, loose flounces and fluttery trims that make frills feel fresh again.
Awards season is typically a parade of sparkly dresses and sweeping evening gowns. But no matter how much you love sparkles, it can start to feel a little predictable. This season, the red carpet's leading ladies are taking a cue from the boys and donning tailored pieces with menswear undertones. They're just as glamorous as a dramatic gown, but infinitely more unexpected.
Jumpsuits are having a serious moment in fashion. Nearly every designer debuted their own version of the one-piece on the runways, and now, starlets are swapping floor-length gowns for the surprisingly chic slip-on. With a variety of necklines from sexy halters to the casual crew, there's a jumpsuit for every style.