For those of you who want to emulate the well dressed ladies of All About Eve. Here is a breakdown of some of the ensembles that will hopefully inspire you. Whether it's adding some diamonds to your old debs dress, stealing an outfit off a friend, giving a favourite dress a vintage twist or finding a gem in a charity shop. Hopefully we'll all channel the high fifties glamourof All About Eve for for Film Fatale's 1950s ball.
Bette's ballgown is clearly the dress of the film, check out this blog post for hints on how to mirror this look.A more casual option but still packing a dramatic punch. A skirt suit with a cinched waist and a giant pussy bow blouse is made perfect for night time by adding a fur coat and white gloves.
A more simple but somewhat more sophisticated version of Bette's ball gown. A slimmer fitting dress with the same touches of shoulder skimming sleeves and a big diamond brooch. Finished beautifully by matching the brooch with a a big diamond bracelet and matching her long elegant gloves with her sleeves. If you have a slim fitting dress, add sleeves with a wrap and don't forget your long gloves and diamonds.
A smart sweater is made evening ready with a full bodied floor length skirt and a giant bow.
Once Eve gets in full swing her ensembles start looking distinctly like Margo's(Bette) but with a younger fresher twist. Although the hemline is higher, both wear full bodied skirts nipped in at the waist and dresses with sleeves falling off the shoulder.
An elegant slimline evening dress nipped in at the waist and ruched at the bust with a beautiful lace and beading neckline and sleeves. Accessories, diamond earrings and smugness. There are beautiful lace and beaded ribbons in Hickeys and the Dublin Woolen Mill, that can be easily sewed onto a strapless evening dress for a similar look.
Not to be forgotten in the fashion stakes, Karen is all about the plunging necklines and abit of sparkle. Her award ceremony dress is very modern for the 50s and similar dresses can be found easily. Don't forget the pearls.