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Our Picks From The Oscars

This past Sunday the event that we all love to watch, the Oscars, happened. This year the stars did not hold back and wore some of the most stunning gowns we have seen in years. We decided to pick a handful of the gowns that we love, and similar dresses that you can get at Ecco to recreate the look!

 

1. Cate Blanchette

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Cate Blanchett wore a Maison Margeila gown paired with a stunning turquoise necklace (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage). Our pick to recreate Cate’s look is this black gown from BCBG Maxazria.

2. Dakota Johnson

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Dakota Johnson wore a red Saint Laurent that was simple and elegant (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage). To recreate this look we suggest this ABS Style dress that hugs in all the right ways.

3. Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston wore this intricately beaded gown from Versace (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage). Our pick to recreate this look is a flawless white beaded gown from Aidan Mattox.

4. Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o wore this beaded creation from Calvin Klein (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage). to recreate this Oscar look we chose this simple goddess like dress from Aidan Mattox.

5. Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon wore a custom gown from Tom Ford (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images). To recreate this simplistic look we chose a dress from BCBG Mazazria.

6. Ryan Hawke

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Ryan Hawke wore a sleeved sequin number from Jenny Packham (Photo by Jason Merritt/ Getty Images). Our pick for this dress is this cocktail style BCBG Mazazria. This dress is perfect for any event or a great night on the town.

7. Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain 2015 Oscars

 

Jessica Chastain wore this custom Givenchy gown (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage). Our pick to recreate is this ABS Style simple curve hugging gown (Color in-store is navy).

 

These ladies stunned at the Oscars! Following the trend of light for spring of light for spring most of these ladies stuck to a crisp clean color palette. To get any of the recreation dresses pop into Ecco or give us a call!

All Oscar photos were used from oscar.go.com
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That Perfect Dress

 

We know many of you have been searching for that perfect dress, but we also know it is hard to find the perfect dresses that will make you feel confident and sexy in your body. Luckily you have Ecco’s amazing brands and staff to help you shop for those perfect fitting dresses.

Almost all of us have heard the terms “pear shaped, apple shaped… yes the list of fruits goes on and on. Luckily, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks to help you shop for that “meant for you” dress.

1) The “Straight” shape.

This means your body has less definition between the bust, waist and hips. Fitted dresses and classic shifts work perfect for your body type. A-line skirts and empire waists are always going to flatter your body and help create some curve. One shoulder dresses are also a perfect style dress for you.

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Do’s

  • Blazers
  • V-neck dresses and tops
  • Wrap dresses

 

Don’ts 

  • Over sized tops
  • Flare jeans
  • Square neckline dresses and tops

 

Cameron Diaz has straight shape body.

2) The “Pear” shape also known as the triangle shape.

This means you most likely have fuller hips and rear and a petite upper body. Strapless dresses and fitted open neck dresses are your calling! An empire waist is the perfect look for you to flatter your whole body.

 

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Do’s

  • Statement Necklaces
  • Anything that emphasizes your waist
  • Medium necklines

 

Don’t’s

  • Nothing that hugs your hips
  • Oversized clothes
  • Anything that draws your attention to your petite chest

 

Jennifer Lopez has an Pear shape body type.

3) The hour glass shape

This means you are curvy and busty! The best dresses for you are wrap dresses. Dresses that emphasize your waist are great and will enhance your beautiful body.  Adjustable waist styles are an awesome find for you.

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 Do’s

  • Belting your shirts or dresses
  • Dresses that show your curves
  • Medium or low necklines

 

Don’t’s

  • High necklines
  • Oversized clothing

 

Scarlett Johansson has an hour glass body type.

4) The apple shape

This means you are the most narrow around your ribs. Empire waists are great for you body type, and details around the neck also work well. A line cuts will make your body look more hour glass shaped.
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Do’s

  • Statement necklaces
  • Looser tops
  • Low and long necklines
  • Straight skirts

 

Dont’s

  • Intense patterns
  • Tight/fitted styles
  • Belts

 

Oprah Winfrey has an apple shape body type.

5) The full bust or the “inverted triangle”

You are busty. Which means your bust is fuller than your hips and rear. V-neck styles work well for you as well as A-line styles.

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Do’s

  • Dresses that flow through the waist
  • A-line cuts
  • Long or low necklines
  • Halter or strapless styles

 

Dont’s

    • Chunky wrap scarves
    • High necklines
    • Cuts that emphasize your shoulders
    • High wasted style

 

Angelina Jolie has an inverted triangle body type.

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Extend Those Legs

As a petite woman it is easy to dress so that your legs look short and stumpy. To help elongate your frame, and give the illusion of leaner and longer legs, we decided that following these 8 great tips from Bomb Petite can help make any petite woman’s legs appear longer.

How To Dress Petite

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