Met Gala 2017: 4 easy-to-steal trends that took over the runway


The 2017 Met Gala has been and gone, and like us, you couldn’t be happier.

The buildup was intense – you spent the whole of last week reminding yourself of the past fashion triumphs everyone will be trying to beat, and then wasted your entire Monday watching your favourite celebs get ready on Instagram (Miranda Kerr doing yoga in a facemask is one of our highlights).

But boy, this year’s red carpet did not disappoint, leaving us with plenty of iconic moments to obsess over.

The biggest red-carpet statements
The biggest of those sartorial statements came unsurprisingly from Rihanna and her barely-there couture dress (her outfits get more extreme every year she attends the event), and a little more unexpectedly from Kim Kardashian West.
The reality star (who’d been banned from the Gala in previous years) went for a refreshing and stunningly simple white gown, free of jewellery or accessories of any kind.
But they weren’t the only looks to catch our attention.
There were a ton of others that also won our approval, and luckily for you, they also happen to translate into wearable, everyday looks even us non-A-listers can rock.

Here’s our pick of the top four trends from the Met Gala 2017 you can easily experiment with at home.

#1: blunt bob haircuts
Lily Collins and Kylie Jenner don’t normally have much in common when it comes to style, but for this year’s Met Gala they both rocked up with striking, graphic bobs.
If you’re desperate to steal their look, bear in mind that a shoulder-length version is far more manageable than their super-short cuts. Whilst they’re both wearing wigs or hairpieces for the night, you’ll have to live with your short new do for at least a few months.

#2: maxi dress saviours
For all-out glamour and a dramatic entrance, you can’t beat a full-length gown (preferably with a giant train). Although there were a few trouser suits and minis on the Met 2017 red carpet, most celebs stuck to traditional formalwear rules and opted for a floor-length style.
Whether you’re going to a summer wedding or hitting the town for a big night out, you can find your own show-stopping maxi dress online (we like AX Paris’s affordable but chic range).

#3: bold earrings
Whilst Katy Perry definitely wins the award for most out-there finishing touches (check out her bizarre chrome headband complete with rear-view mirrors), she wasn’t the only attendee to make a statement with accessories.
Most, however, just turned to red-carpet favourite Lorraine Schwartz for some extravagant earrings. It’s a trend you can easily mimic on a budget with high street costume jewellery (Accessorize always has some fun, eye-catching pieces on offer).

#4: pink eyeshadow
Pink eyeshadow, a trend your teenage self would have been far too excited over, was apparently the only makeup look for the Met Gala 2017.
Everyone from Selena Gomez to Rihanna played around with this girly shade, so it’s definitely worth experimenting with for your next night out. Try the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, for some wearable and muted pink tones perfect for creating a sultry smoky eye.