Resort wear has always been geared towards the fashion elite, or at least to those who lead a luxurious life that entails travelling to somewhere warm and tropical during the unbearably cold winter months, especially when resort heavyweights include Chanel, Dior and Oscar de la Renta. However, with more and more contemporary designers adding the vacation-inspired collection to their repertoire, Resort collections are becoming a bigger part of the fashion industry, and are thus naturally more coveted by the masses. It also helps to have A-list stars rocking envious resort ensembles as of late. Note: Resort collections aren’t actually available in store until November/December, unless you’re one of these top 10 celebrities.
Being one of the first fashion houses to showcase its Resort 2015 collection (in Brooklyn!), it comes as no surprise to see some of the Dior ambassadors as the first to step out in resort wear. Charlize Theron and Alexa Chung both donned summer-appropriate little black dresses, while Natalie Portman kept cool in a breezy white dress from the Resort 2015 collection at the Shanghai Miss Dior exhibition. But no one comes close to rocking as many Dior pieces (while making our hearts flutter) as Jennifer Lawrence, who wore a range of Dior items at the Cannes Film Festival, including a colourful, casual resort outfit while out and about in south of France.
While it seems like Dior was the go-to for all things resort for many celebs, other stars were also getting in on the resort action in other designer brands. During the 2014 CFDA Awards, we were surprised to see Blake Lively in something other than Gucci (she is the brand ambassador, you know), and instead arrived in a 60s-inspired sequined Michael Kors dress with the dapper designer by her side. Further proving celebs get first dibs on off-the-runway pieces, Cate Blanchett wore a black dress with a multi-coloured bodice from the uber-luxe Dubai-inspired Chanel Cruise 2015 collection at the Australian premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2. But if this was a competition to see who which red carpet star was the fastest to wear a piece fresh from the runway, first place would have to be given to no other than Cara Delevingine who was already seen sporting a superhero-printed jumpsuit at the Stella McCartney Resort 2015 launch party. Some people just have all the luck.
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June 3, 2014: At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Alexa Chung wore a breath-taking black dress from the Dior Resort 2015 collection, which featured a black organza bodice and a high-waist wool skirt. Keeping things simple and chic, she finished her with black sandals.
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June 5, 2014: Cara Delevingne attends the Stella McCartney Resort 2015 Presentation in a ying-yang printed silk jumpsuit with a plunging neckline from McCartney’s Resort 2015 collection. She wore black edgy sky-rocket heels and a shiny yellow clutch to add her signature grunge style to the get-up.
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June 2, 2014: Blake Lively accompanied designer Michael Kors in a Resort 2014 sequined dress that featured a scalloped hemline. The actress topped off her 60s-inspired look with pink suede platform heels by Casadei and diamond hoop earrings and stacked bangles by Lorraine Schwartz.
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May 17, 2014: Jennifer Lawrence was seen leaving the Majestic Hotel during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival sporting a light striped top paired with a multi-print skirt with a handkerchief hemline from the Christian Dior Resort 2015 collection. She completed her look with Miu Miu sunnies, a Jimmy Choo clutch and colorful strappy sandals.
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June 9, 2014: Cate Blanchett attended the How To Train Your Dragon 2 Australian premiere wearing a black Chanel dress with an embellished bodice fresh from the Resort 2015 collection. Allowing the dress to be the focal point, she styled it with basic black pointed-toe pumps.
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May 28, 2014: Emily Blunt attended the UK premiere of Edge of Tomorro
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May 15, 2014: Charlize Theron wore a feminine and playful Christian Dior dress to attend the premiere of ‘A Million Ways To Die’. The actress donned an all-black look, with a pop of red on her lips.
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June 17, 2014: Olivia Wilde showed off her post-baby bod in a Stella McCartney Resort 2015 striped dress complete with a bandeau at the screening of Third Person. She continued playing with colours with the addition of orange d’orsay heels by Jerome C. Rousseau.
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June 19, 2014: Emmy Rossum looked radiant in a bright magenta Monique Lhuillier Resort 2015 one-shoulder gown as she attended the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. A sheer panel at the waist gave the dress a two-piece look, and a pair of dyed to match Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals kept her look elegant. She added a pair of turquoise drop earrings to finish of the look.
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June 19, 2014: At the Miss Dior Exhibition in Shanghai, Natalie Portman donned a monochromatic Dior look for the event, which included a white dress from the Resort 2015 collection, a black clutch, black pointed-toe pumps and white gold and diamond earrings all by the French designer house.