Nicole Dienst '18
If you asked me who won the Golden Globe for best actress, I couldn’t tell you. At the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, it was the red-carpet fashion in the spotlight all night. Sequins, pops of pink and yellow, scandalous slits and intricate jewelery were all boasted by Hollywood stars. With the Red and Whites Dance and Counties just around the corner, one would presumably expect Staples Students to draw inspiration from these flashy, unique events. But typically, the girls of Staples High School fend for themselves in the hunt to find the perfect - maybe the even unattainably perfect- dress.
Stars such as Emma Stone, Sienna Miller and Nicole Kidman were among the most talked about flashing floor-length dresses with exquisite sequins. Emily Lamanto ’18 is one of the lone junior girls sporting a unique sparkly dress for Counties. “I found my dress on my own at Lord & Taylor in Stamford,” Lamanto said. Despite following the trends of stars, Lamanto did not draw on them for inspiration. “I think these inspirations could be helpful, but they may set unrealistic expectations for what you can get out of a price range,” Hannah Roseme ’18 said.
Despite the formal environment, cut-outs and slits in dresses are on an upward trend. Sienna Miller sported a pearly white floor length dress with a large back and front cutout. And many Staples girls are also conforming with this trend. “Most of, if not all of my dresses for dances had some sort of cut out,” Staples alum Georgia Nicklin ’16 said. However, she, too, never drew inspiration from the Golden Globes or celebrity styles. “I looked on older people’s pictures to get an idea,” Nicklin said. The Golden Globe Awards may be impressive, inspiration for high school dances are drawn more from Department Store supplies and local trends.