As Valentine’s Day draws near, who better than the celeb couples to look to for style tips, to ace that chic — but not cliched — couple wear. Stylish duos like the Clooneys and the Tatums made standout red carpet moments at the recent 72nd Golden Globe Awards, held on January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton ballroom in Los Angeles.
While your man can look dapper quite easily in a fitted suit for that dressy date, girlfriends and wives worldwide would know that it’s not that straight-forward for the women to look as picture-perfect for date night.
Plus it’s easy to channel that awards’ night glamour for your glam date; we share how, with a look at five of our favourite couples’ winning red carpet style.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH & SOPHIE HUNTER
COPY: That dress with the big florals for mums-to-be
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For mums-to-be, look to theatre director Sophie Hunter on tips on how to dress a baby bump in style. Opt for big, abstract florals on your loose-fit but structured maxi dress like the now-pregnant Sophie Hunter, who is soon to wed actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Currently expecting their first child, the theatre director keeps her look polished with a dark red lippie and simple drop earrings.
AMAL CLOONEY & GEORGE CLOONEY
COPY: That single drop earring, to go with your fail-safe LBD
Image: Harry Winston
It’s clear who’s the scene-stealer here; with her sleek white gloves and off-shoulder train, Amal Clooney makes a dashing and memorable first red carpet appearance with actor husband George Clooney. She’s even nailed that single statement earring look too, with a curtain of those cascading Harry Winston diamonds worn simply on one ear.
CHANNING TATUM & JENNA DEWAN TATUM
COPY: That yellow dress for sporty girls with sunkissed skin
Image: Nate Beckett/ Splash News/ Corbis
You don’t have to stick to the usual little black dress for date night. Why not rock that sunkissed look that you earned from your recent beach vacation. Pick a sorbet hue like Jenna Dewan Tatum, to bring out that glow in you for a romantic night out with your man.
ANNA FARIS & CHRIS PRATT
COPY: That glittery beaded dress for the glamazons
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This is how you wear a glittery number well. Take cues from comedian Anna Farris, whose slinky gown carries just the right amount of sparkle. The subtly glittery beads cascade downwards like a mermaid’s glistening tail on a tulle overlay and strappy nude sandal heels. Of course the funnyman husband as arm candy helps too.
CALISTA FLOCKHART & HARRISON FORD
COPY: That glam grecian look for those who love to keep it simple and sleek
You don’t have to go all out on glitter or body-hugging numbers to look good on date night either. Show off the shoulders like Calista Flockhart, who looks so lovely in this chic, height-enhancing halter number with a statement collar from Raoul; you wouldn’t have known that this former Ally McBeal star stands at just 1.66m either.