Fashion Instinct: Style Crush of the Month: Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, awards season is finally in full swing. With all the great movies that have recently been released, there has been some heavy competition this year, and I’m not just talking nominations.

Silver Linings Playbook” is proving to make some promising moves at each award show, as are the film’s stars when it comes to the red carpet. Stumped on which trends are hitting it big this upcoming season? Look no further than fashion icons Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. This month’s style crushes showcase the best ways to dress effortlessly, which makes us envy them all the more.

When she’s not shooting arrows or making us laugh during her late night interviews, Jennifer Lawrence finds the time to flawlessly rock the carpet. Despite being sickness prone (i.e. showing up at the Golden Globes with the flu, and then catching pneumonia just before the SAG Awards), Jennifer lets her gowns do the talking. The 22-year-old leading lady knows how best to flatter her triangle-shaped body type. Jennifer wisely favors strapless, slim-waist dresses that accentuate her hips, and richer hues which highlight her skin tone.

TIP: The best way to wear a strapless dress is with your hair either completely up or side-swept. This helps to draw attention to your face while showcasing your shoulders and collarbone. Check out Nordstrom for a colorful selection.

Formerly the ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ Bradley Cooper is no stranger to the red carpet. Never have I seen a man look so consistently dapper as Cooper these past few months; he has been keeping it fresh on the carpet by selecting suit colors in blues and grays that make him stand out. Gentlemen, keep in mind that the fit is the most important aspect when it comes to selecting a suit. The shoulder area should actually be tighter than most men may assume. And depending on the occasion, a slim-fitted suit can help you look leaner and overall more appealing.

TIP: If need be, don’t be afraid to get the suit tailored to fit your personal body type more accurately. Suits can be expensive, but there are some great options out there, such as Express or J.Crew, to ease your budget.

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