Red carpet trends

In its “Awards Season Special” issue, People magazine highlights some of the top red carpet trends seen on celebrities this fall and winter at awards shows, screenings, fundraisers, etc. The top six: white gowns, sequins, princess ball gowns, provocative panels (gowns with long strips of sheer fabrics), crop tops and black lace.

Who knows what will be seen on the Oscars red carpet tonight?

Stylish sweats?

One trend that emerged on the New York runways during the fall/winter 2014 menswear previews: upscale takes on sweatpants – including tuxedo stripes in one version, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Other options – these from the Band of Outsiders label – included sweatpants-inspired looks in black-and-white-striped cotton terry; gray boiled wool with red-and-blue-striped elasticized cuffs, and a brushed wool herringbone with cargo pockets.

“Sure, the notion of wearing tuxedo-side-striped sweatpants at a high society soiree may sound faintly ludicrous now, but there was a time when the five-pocket blue jean was the province of miners and cowpokes too. Sweatpants might not sprint to denim-level ubiquity, but they gained some serious momentum with the fall and winter 2014 collections,” wrote Adam Tschorn in the article.

Organizing tip

Here’s a tip from the March issue of Martha Stewart Living: To cut down on confusion and bickering among siblings on busy mornings and at bedtime, color-code bathroom essentials. Have each child choose a favorite color for his/her own towel sets, toothbrushes and water cups.

And finally …

“The trick to standing out at awards shows is to take risks. You’ll win some and lose some.”

Giuliana Rancic, television personality, in People magazine’s “Awards Season Special” issue.