24 May 2014 by

Cannes 2014: We Round-Up The Top 10 Trends On The Red Carpet

The Queen of Cannes, Blake Lively has worked many a trend at the film festival (Getty)

After two weeks the frockathon to end all frockathons, the Cannes Film Festival, is drawing to a close. The red carpet has not only seen the clothing comeback of Blake Lively but a number trends have had their moment in the French Riviera sunshine. Here are the ten trends which have caused wardrobe waves at the film festival…

1. Riveria Ready

FROM LEFT: Lily Allen in Self-Portrait, Berenice Bejo, Chloe Moretz in Chanel, Kylie Minogue and Cara Delevingne (Getty)

We just LOVE it when celebrities tackle a theme. With the film festival taking place in one of the chicest places on the planet, the French Riviera, you can’t really blame them for going all thematic. The short playsuit has certainly had its moment in the style spotlight, adorning the likes of Berenice Bejo and Kylie Minogue. However the person who gets an A+ for her take on the theme is Chloe Moretz who completed her Chanel trousers and bowed top combo with a boater. Now that is Riviera ready!

2. Shimmer and Shine

FROM LEFT: Amber Heard in Vionnet, Nicole Kidman in Amarni Prive, Blake Lively in Chanel Couture, Rosie Huntington Whitely in Gucci Premiere and Cara Delevingne in Chanel Couture (Getty)

The red carpet is always the ideal place to shake your sequins and spread some shimmer so naturally many a celebrity glistened in the sunshine. The Queen of Cannes, Blake Lively certainly showed the rest how it’s done when she descended on the red carpet in a Chanel dress which transformed the actress into a rare sea urchin. She even made shawls chic again-there is no end to this lady’s talents.

3. Cold Shoulder Chic

FROM LEFT: Alessandra Ambrosio in Atelier Versace, Naomi Watts in Marchesa, Hilary Swank in Atelier Versace, Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab, Julianne Moore in Lanvin and Jessica Chastain in Atelier Versace (Getty)

If you are going to give the red carpet the cold shoulder treatment you might as well do it in hot climes. Many actresses went all asymmetric with their attire but the biggest fan of the look was definitely Jessica Chastain who wore two one shoulder dresses during her time in Cannes.

4. The long and short of it

FROM LEFT: Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere, Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab Couture, Jess Weixler in Honor, Blake Lively in Giambattista Valli, Marion Cotillard in Maison Martin Margiela (Getty)

Dresses ranged from short minis to full on gowns at Cannes. We had the Marion Cotillard Maison Martin Margiela moment and the Blake Lively monochrome floor sweeper by Gucci Premiere, with a couple of midis thrown in for good measure.

5. Sexy Splits

FROM LEFT: Eva Herzigova in Elie Saab Couture, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Cushnie Et Ochs, Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere and Karolina Korkova (Getty)

If you don’t have the pins of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley look away now as you are about to get serious leg envy. Those who chose a split hem worked it with subtlety and showed that if you dare to bare you don’t have to go all Angie. Ms Jolie, get your pencil case out and do some homework.

6. Suited Sirens

FROM LEFT: Charlotte Gainsbourg in Louis Vuitton, Eva Green in Elie Saab,Aymeline Valade, Lea Seydoux in Prada, Berenice Bejo in Alexis Mabille and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture (Getty)

When selecting from the mode menu many opted for the sartorial speciality of the day, the lux tux. Charlotte Gainbourg was the first celebrity to wear the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 collection which only showed the Palais Princier Monaco last weekend. The actress opted for one of the show stopping ensembles from the collection, a pair of high waisted yellow trousers teamed with an embroidered navy jumper which was a good attire antidote for those who had grown bored of the ball gowns. Berenice Bejo also invested in the suited and booted trend but couldn’t quite let go of the dresses and so she opted for a hybrid dress which contained tux details.

7. Mullet Hems

FROM LEFT: Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture, Cheryl in Monique Lhuillier and in Laetita Casta Dior Couture (Getty)

Breaking news… the mullet it back. No, no, rest assured that dire haircut is staying firmly in the 1980s we are talking about mullet hems. Cheryl came out of the sartorial shadows with a Monique Lhuillier black staggered hem dress and Maid Marion, queen of French sophistication joined in as well with a shorter Dior delight.

8. Pleats and Tiers

FROM LEFT: Suki Waterhouse in Dior, Zoe Saldana in Victoria Beckham, Huiwen Zhang in Lanvin, Marion Cotillard in Dior and Mia Wasikowska in Valentino (Getty)

There were most certainly tiers before bedtime at Cannes over the last two weeks with the likes of Suki Waterhouse and Huiwen Zhang tackling tiered dresses. Those who didn’t want to put in a tierful display went for pleats. Mia Wasikowska in Valentino and Zoe Saldana in Victoria Beckham were both pretty in pleats. Mia also got shirty with her pleats like many people stepping into the spotlight in the afternoon photo calls.

9. Flirting With Feathers

FROM LEFT: Cate Blanchett in Valentino Couture, Chloe Moretz in Chanel Couture, Julianne Moore in Chanel Couture, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci and Freida Pinto in custom made Michael Kors (Getty)

Cate Blanchett, Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore all turned themselves into birds of paradise on the Cannes red carpet. Whether the blooms of fash feathers was just a casual sprinkling or a full on feather furore, as modelled by Frieda Pinto, it’s clear that the must have attire adornment was feathers. Shake your tail feathers sisters!

10. Monochrome Magic

FROM LEFT: Zoe Saldana in Jason Wu, Sofia Coppola in Valentino, Adele Exarchopoulos in Louis Vuitton, Marion Cotillard in Alexander McQueen, Rooney Mara in Calvin Klein, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture, Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein, Nicole Kidman in Altuzarra (Getty)

Cannes played host to many a monochrome moment over the last two weeks. Many celebrities jumped from black to white at the skip of a style heartbeat, with both Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Lawrence swopping from white to black ensembles. The likes of Marion Cotillard and Ronney Mara showed how you can work white without looking so pure.

If that isn't enough Cannes clothing for you, then take a look at the gallery below of ALL the red carpet looks from this year's film festival...

GALLERY >> Cannes Best Dressed

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Uma Thurman In Atelier Versace

Uma Thurman in Marchesa

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Natasha Poly in Vionnet demi-couture

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Sofia Coppola in Marc Jacobs

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Sofia Coppola in Valentino

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Paz Vega in Ralph & Russo Couture

Kristen Stewart in Chanel

Chloe Grace Moretz in Chanel

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Chloe Grace Moretz

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Juliette Binoche

Cara Delevingne in Chanel

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Charlotte Gainsbourg In Louis Vuitton

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley In Gucci Première

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Cara Delevingne In Chanel Couture

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Lara Stone In Calvin Klein Collection

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Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior

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Barbara Palvin

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Aishwarya Rai In Roberto Cavalli

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Irina Shayk In Atelier Versace

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Bérénice Bejo In Alexis Mabille

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Sharon Stone In Emilio Pucci

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Aishwarya Rai In Roberto Cavalli

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Alessandra Ambrosio In Atelier Versace

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Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior Couture

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Amber Heard In Vionnet

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Selita Ebanks In Gabriela Cadena

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Petra Nemcova In Zuhair Murad Couture

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Christina Hendricks

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Victoria Beckham

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Marion Cotillard in Maison Martin Margiela

Cheryl Cole in Monique Lhuillier

Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab Couture

Eva Longoria

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Ingrid Garcia Jonsson

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Sarah Gadon

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Julianne Moore in Nina Ricci and Mia Wasikowska in Valentino

Mia Wasikowska In Valentino

Julianne Moore In Nina Ricci

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Blake Lively In Gucci Première

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Cate Blanchett In Givenchy

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Freida Pinto In Michael Kors

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Rosario Dawson In Dolce & Gabbana

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Suki Waterhouse In Christian Dior

Melanie Laurent In Maxime Simoëns

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Eva Longoria In Gabriela Cadena

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America Ferrera In Georges Hobeika Couture

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Ines De La Fressange

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Isabeli Fontana In Tufi Duek

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Louise Roe

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Hilary Swank In Atelier Versace

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Eva Green In Elie Saab Couture

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Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior Couture

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Jessica Chastain In Atelier Versace

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Julianne Moore

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Lea Seydoux In Prada

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Naomi Watts In Marchesa

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Natasha Poly In Oscar de la Renta

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Salma Hayek In Saint Laurent

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Sofia Coppola

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Amelyne Valade

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Cate Blanchett In Valentino

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Rosario Dawson In Sportmax

Mireille Enos In Dolce & Gabbana

Cate Blanchett In Delpozo

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America Ferrera In Louis Vuitton & Missoni

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Zoe Saldana in Jason Wu

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Aissa Maiga

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Ines de la Fressange

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Blake Lively in Chanel

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Julianne Moore in Louis Vuitton

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Karlie Kloss In Valentino

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Adele Exarchopoulos in Louis Vuitton

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Zoe Saldana in Victoria Beckham

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Paz Vega and Nicole Kidman

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Blake Lively in Gucci Première

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Audrey Tautou

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Nadja Auermann

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Kendall Jenner in Chanel

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Jane Fonda in Elie Saab

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Laetitia Casta in Dior

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Nicole Kidman In Altuzarra

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Paz Vega In Zuhair Murad

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Sofia Coppola

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Carole Bouquet in Chanel


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