Charlotte Rudge, Shine Staff | Fashion
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'Tis the season to go glam. First Kate Middleton — known for wearing affordable, accessible brands on the red carpet — turned up the wattage last week with a diamond tiara that also happened to be a royal heirloom (the first time she's worn one since she got married.) Then, on Sunday night, Michelle Obama eschewed her shorts-wearing, J. Crew-loving, sensible first-lady image and swept into the Hollywood-heavy 36th annual Kennedy Center Awards in a spotlight-stealing Grecian gown.
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Made of emerald-green silk chiffon (a regal goodbye wave toPantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald Aisle, before Radiant Orchid takes the throne for 2014) the off-the-shoulder Marchesa dress draped across the body and rippled along the floor with a life of its own. Simply but splendidly accessorized with a head of bouncy curls, and delicate diamond jewelry, the look instantly became an Internet phenomenon with praise from media, celebs, and civilians alike. ...more