Style File: Blake Lively
Known for her towering legs, thick blonde curls and trademark megawatt smile, Blake Lively has become a regular fixture on the red carpet. Since finding fame on the hit show Gossip Girl as Upper East Sider Serena van der Woodsen, Lively has made a name for herself on the big screen too, most recently starring in The Age of Adaline.
Whether she’s opting for Chanel, Gucci or Marchesa, it is clear Lively always stands out on the red carpet as we take a look at some of her best looks to date.
Whilst attending a CinemaCon event in March 2011, Lively showed off her best features in a short ruffled red mini dress and towering platform heels. She kept her hair and make-up simple so all the focus was on the stunning Marchesa gown.
Back in 2012, Lively looked flawless in an ivory wrap dress by Jenny Packham as she arrived for filming for The Late Show with David Letterman in New York. Featuring a jewelled encrusted low-cut neckline, the dress was the perfect mix of sexy and classy.
At the premiere for her new film Savages, Lively looked flawless in a lemon yellow Zuhair Murad floorlength gown. Featuring a halter neck V-neckline, Lively accentuated her assets whilst the dress was cinched in at the waist to showcase her tiny figure. Lively accessorized with oversized bangles and teal drop earrings for an added splash of colour.
Lively has often been dubbed as one of Lagerfeld’s many muses as he called her “a kind of American dream girl” when she became the face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle handbag line in 2011. It is no surprise that Lively is such a lover of the fashion house and stunned on the Cannes red carpet last year when she wore a floor length embellished Chanel dress. The Chanel spring 2014 couture iridescent ankle-length dress was adorned with sequins, tulle and organza embroideries; a silk kimono was draped around her arms.
Walking the red carpet with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, at the Met Ball in May 2014, Lively oozed old school Hollywood glamour in a blush silk chiffon mermaid gown, custom-designed by the Italian fashion house, Gucci. The dress was embroidered with rose gold sequins and featured a plunging neckline. Reynolds looked dapper too wearing a Gucci midnight blue velvet tuxedo.
Despite being pregnant with her first child, Lively’s style certainly did not suffer. The notoriously private couple made a rare red carpet appearance at the Angel Ball in New York in October last year. Lively wore a yellow floorlength Gucci gown with a deep V-neckline, which emphasised her pregnancy curves.
Most recently, the 27-year-old actress stunned on the red carpet for the premiere of her new film, The Age of Adaline. Just four months after giving birth to her daughter, James, Lively wore a red lace Monique Lhuillier fall 2012 gown. The dress was a perfect reflection of her character, Adaline, who was frozen in time at the turn of the 20th century. Lively accessorised with an unusual Judith Leiber Koi Fish Swarovski-crystal clutch.