Just because we aren’t regularly gracing red carpets doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to look and feel fabulous in our own lives. Utilizing a few professional styling hacks can help us achieve our own red-carpet moments, even when the gown isn’t couture nor the heels custom. Here, the basics every woman should know, straight from our editor in chief Rachel Zoe.
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Check For Transparency
"To ensure you aren't overexposing yourself, take a photo wearing your outfit in daylight, evening light and both with and without a flash. Check them carefully to avoid any inadvertent wardrobe malfunctions!"
Use Topstick On Everything
"You obviously know to use double-sided tape to keep garments in place, but you can also use it to ensure jewelry stays put."
Practice Your Pose
"Stand in front of the mirror and cycle through these poses to figure out what flatters you the most in your outfit: straight-on, three-quarter angle with one leg slightly forward, angled to the side or with your hands on your hips. Deciding what works best will guarantee you great pictures from the event."
"Fuzzy flyaway hairs get picked up by a camera flash and look disheveled in person. Before heading out the door, apply a drop of dry oil to your hands and pat down any stray strands."
Match Your Makeup
"Make sure any exposed body parts (neck, shoulders and so on) match the color of your face."
Avoid Chapped Lips
"Lipsticks can be dehydrating over long periods of time. Apply a dab of moisturizer or lip balm to the very center of your pout, avoiding the edges, to keep them hydrated without destroying your lip color."