Enter Kate Winslet....
Kate Winslet was in Madrid a few days ago to attend the YO DONA Magazine International Awards at El Matadero. She was there to receive an award for her humanitarian work.
She looked absolutely breath-taking wearing a Victoria Beckham AW 2009 gown - yes, 2009.
The simple yet stunning black body skimming long sleeve gown with a boat neck (to widen the shoulders), defined shoulders and embroidery detail at the waist, was teamed with a black and gold crystallized Judith Leiber bag.
Photo: Red Carpet Fashion Awards & Getty Images
And I loved the pony tail and drop earrings.
The moral of this post?
There is no way a woman of Kate's size and shape can do this look so perfectly without serious shapewear! I'd guess she is a size 12 - 14 Au? She has had a kid. But every lump & bump is smoothed over - she looks seamless literally -and her lines are dead smooth.
So what are the "secrets"?
*Up & down (slimming) eye movement
*Accentuating her waist
*Great quality, cut & fabric of garments (no tissue thin viscose, thank you very much)
* Super amazing FOUNDATION GARMENTS.
Lets focus on foundation garments for a bit.....
In Australia - the best place for shapewear is the dept stores - Myer and David Jones.
Spanx, Shapewear, Miraclesuit, Playtex and Nancy Gantz to name a few.
Interestingly Kate Winslet appears to have nailed shapewear for most of her life - this isnt a one off best dressed... ....I think that she understands her body type (know thyself) & appreciates the importance of the right undergarments......see the following photos......
2009 Golden Globes - YSL
2009 SAG - Narciso Rodriguez
2009 BATFA - Zac Posen
Now I am not stalking her, seriously I am not, but I have noticed a change on her red carpet look over the last few years...prior to the above photos she used to wear softer fabrics....
What I think has happened is she has gotten savvier about what suits her & her fuller figure (by Hollywood standards) & is tending to steer clear of fine thin fabrics which aren't forgiving. Smart girl. I also think her foundation garments have gotten better. I will be taking a leaf out of her book even when it comes to a dress or a pencil skirt.
Some of the older looks are.....
2002 in Ben de Lisi - Oscars
2007 Valentino - Oscars
2005 Badgley Mischka - Oscars
2009 Collette Dinnigan - Bambi Awards in Germany
2010 Oscars in YSL
2010 Navy YSL at the Golden Globes
2010 in Stella McCartney at the Orange British Academy Film Festival
2011 Stella McCartney at a NY premiere - OK this one I didnt like - way too tight & the face/hair was too scary...
2011 in Narciso Rodriguez at a gala honoring photographer Mario Testino - loving those brushed to the side bangs too....
Help dear readers!!!!!
Can someone tell me who designed this please?
It was worn at the Cardboard Citizens Gala Fundraising Dinner on Saturday March 19 at Christ Church Spitalfields in London, England.
It sort of reminds me of a 1960 red Valentino (his first collection) worn by Jen Aniston in 2004 for an Along Came Polly premiere - but I have nothing else to go on.....Ok, so I am a Jennifer fan & I had to sneak this in.....