Best Dressed Of The Week: Jessica Chastain
From parties to premieres, Kimberlee Oo brings us the weekly red carpet wrap-up.
The Cannes Film Festival is still going strong and following on from last week’s Best Dressed, the stars have pulled out all the sartorial stops on the red carpet. In a sea of glittering gowns, Jessica Chastain stands out in a purple Givenchy dress and alabaster skin.
The heavy beading helps to hug Jess’ figure, and the spaghetti straps show off just the right enough of skin so as not to drag her down. The silk cinched waist creates a beautiful hourglass shape before fanning out to a subtle train. Jess tied her hair up in a simple loose pony and skipped the jewellery altogether.
Purple is a fun and flattering colour, however it’s hardly picked as a go-to shade. Think about it: how much purple do you have in your wardrobe? Well if Jess’ look is anything to go by, we’ll be stocking up on the royal shade stat!
While the purple contrasts brilliantly against her red hair, it also works on most skin tones. Use purple as your statement shade with a pair of coloured jeans or silk blouse, and then work it back with grey marle basics. Jewel-toned looks are also on-trend this season – team a rich amethyst with emerald or burnt orange if you really want to be the centre of attention! Mauve-based florals are also a great transseasonal print to ease you into summer whites.