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How To Pull A Red Carpet Look

Tips that celebrities use to rock the evening.

BY Agnes Amondi

May 04, 2023, 03:28 PM

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The Met Gala just happened and as is always the case, celebrities wowed their fans with different outfits. Having witnessed all other red-carpet events over the years, we have an idea of what to expect.

The long flowing gowns, short and mini dresses, the accessories, makeup and all the glamorous looks we see on the red carpet. Despite this, we remain intrigued about what they’ll come out with. I mean, there’s never a dull moment with celebs.

As we look at them in admiration, have you ever wondered what it takes to put together a worthy, head-turning red carpet look?

Find The Perfect Outfit.

Seasoned celebrities who’ve walked the red carpet countless times will know what to pick and sometimes, they might risk breaking the rules - because they can - and to get people talking.

That said if you are new to this world, find something that is comfortable, suits your style and you feel sexy. If you love it, chances are that other people will. 

Mind Your Fitting.

Some people criticised Rihanna for her all-white creamy Met Gala dress, which obviously, was expensive and because of that questioned why she couldn’t get a proper fit. 

Ill-fitting clothes are a no-no at any time, regardless of the occasion. If you are looking for an outfit for a red carpet-event, make sure it has a good fitting. Good fitting doesn’t necessarily mean Kim Kardashian tight. It just means that it accentuates your body well.

Consider The Type Of Red Carpet Event You Are Attending.

You will largely have to invest in formal wear, usually gowns, but some of them tend to be a bit relaxed. Make sure you have checked your invitation and understood the dress code needed. The last thing you want to do is arrive with the wrong outfit. 

Your Shoes Should Complete The Look.

They say that shoes can make or break a look. Consider investing in a pair of heels that will be both comfortable to walk in and upgrade your style. Make sure they are red carpet worthy, as not all will dress you up. The good news is that you have plenty of options so take your time.


The question with makeup has always been, how much makeup? Well, red carpets allow for the most dramatic things but you also want to think about how far you want to go with this. 

Can you walk the red carpet without makeup? Yes, you can. Nothing is set in stone but makeup will spice up everything. After all, you don’t go to the red carpet every day so why not look glam this once?


It’s fairly obvious that you have to fix your hair. Choose a style that compliments your facial features and the rest of your outfit. Get out of your comfort zone and try something intricate and interesting. You can also opt to be simple and tie it all up in a bun. It will all work as long as the other parts are taken care of.


It’s time to bring them out. A necklace, earrings, headgear and a nice purse will add amazing details to your look and bring out the elegance in you.   

Bring Your Confidence Along.

You might have the right dress, shoes, hair, makeup and all but if you aren’t confident in yourself, it will wear down the look. There’s nothing worse than being unsure of yourself. Walk like you’ve done this countless times, and smile - the code no one will tell you about. 

Mind Your Undergarments.

No one wants to see your panty lines and you certainly don’t want to be pulling up your bra because it is ill-fitting. When shopping around, look for undergarments that will hold everything in place neatly.