Get the Look: Katy Perry
Her private life may have been tumultuous in recent months – we always knew that cad Russell Brand would break her heart - but one area where Katy Perry never puts a foot wrong is the fashion stakes. Her playful style incorporates elements of 60s chic and quirky 80s retro to effortlessly glamorous effect. Now obviously being one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, with a figure to die for, doesn’t hurt, but it’s still fairly simple to imitate her unmistakeable vintage look.
One thing that really sets Katy apart from many of her red carpet contemporaries is the fact that she’s not afraid to embrace loud colours and eye-catching patterns. These are always more of a risk than conservative colours and monochromes, but when they work they’re great fun. This glamorous spot print dress is very Katy, and although the cut is quite summery, there’s no reason you can’t throw on some coloured tights and some bright ankle boots to create a more winter-appropriate outfit.
The stylish singer has also been instrumental in returning the above the knee skirts to the top of the tastemaker listings. The golden rule of fashion to always emphasise the legs or the chest, never both, and Katy usually goes for the legs. This Lipsy Bustier Dress is bang on-trend with a distinctive ruffled top and high-riding black skirt that effortlessly flatters the hips and draws all the attention to your pins. Don’t forget to give them some extra shape with some killer heels!
One final thing we’ve noticed about Katy is that she understands the power of a dress-belt to hold an outfit together. Virtually all of her most well-known dresses feature 50s-inspired cinched waists, which are slimming around the middle and help to break up a monochrome outfit to prevent it from looking dreary. A good example is this Closet Full Skirt Belted Dress, which pulls in to emphasise the elegant fullness of the skirt and add definition to the upper section. A simple trick, but hugely effective!