Although known for its quirky and occasionally outlandish outfits, the Met Gala can also be an inspiration for elegant clothing that is suited to your personal style. Let’s take a look at the more iconic styles of Met Gala 2021 to see if we can’t take some inspiration!
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Sporting a stylish tracksuit with a shimmery mesh over the top, Nia was able to successfully combine a sportsy look with a more formal, elegant one. Certainly an outfit to take inspiration from!
Although a tracksuit may not be typically considered elegant, we can still use the tight fit, thin fabric, and beautiful colour, particularly with this dressy jumpsuit.
Perhaps one of the most classy looks on the Met Gala carpet, Jennifer Lopez's stunning, luxurious outfit certainly embodied her style.
However, the fur jacket, glammy dress, full set of chunky jewelry, and sparkly high heels may be a little over the top for an elegant look--and definitely a little expensive. Even then, you can still look beautiful and fabulous with a simpler option.
For instance, you can wear a pretty sequin gown...
...Or combine this chic dress with a pink fluffy coat.
Some of the biggest aspects with Emma's outfit that stand out are the unique colour scheme and geometric cut.
Although the cut itself may be considered more modern than elegant, we can still take inspiration and use geometric shapes in our pattern. Below is an elegant way to imitate her outfit, featuring silky fabric and a simple cut.
Perhaps one of the simpler looks on the Met Gala carpet, Ben's outfit was a pair of jeans and a denim jacket. Even then, the silky white shirt and chunky black heels contributed to an elegant style.
Clearly, you can take a lot of inspiration from this outfit, especially if you're going for a masculine but still elegant feel. For instance, we can opt for softer, smoother fabric but still follow a lot of the design. Here's a good way to do this:
Lorde's regal look certainly took the center of the stage as she displayed a unique colour scheme and cut.
The buttons on her outfit and the jacket's cut are more innovative than elegant, but we can still follow the style she used with a similar colour scheme and tassels.
Dressed in an elegant ball gown, Normani's beautiful bright yellow dress with puffed sleeves certainly captured spectators' attention.
Her outfit is definitely elegant, but it might be a bit unwieldy, especially in day-to-day situations. However, we can once again take inspiration from the colour and fit for a more simple style, as shown below.
Overall, you can take inspiration from virtually any fashion show, no matter how extreme the clothes initially appear. Typically, fashion shows feature over-the-top outfits to stand out, but there's often a unique and beautiful element that you can incorporate into your clothing to make it your own.