My favourite fashion trend at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

The GQ Men of the Year Awards 2014 took place on Tuesday the 2nd September and looking through all the fabulous photos of the evening my favourite fashion look from the red carpet was this traffic-stopping dress that singer/actress Rita Ora wore to the event.

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In fact, it was pretty difficult not to admire Rita’s look – The singer totally stole the show in a glittering couture gown with daring thigh-high side split. I wish I was brave enough to wear something like this, but you definitely need to have Rita’s ballsy attitude to pull off such an ‘all-eyes-on-me’ look! Her one sleeve asymmetrically-cut gown had a romantic feel – old school Hollywood Glamour meets elegant bride. The dress tapped into this season’s iridescent metallic trend perfectly and classic diamond jewellery topped off her stunning look.

The outfit was complemented by Rita’s strong make-up style – nude lips and heavy, smoky eyes. With her hair artfully scraped back into a side plait to reveal her undercut, the eye-catching 15 carat diamond drop earrings were a must!

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Rita was later papped with jeweller to the stars and founder of, Vashi Dominguez who had helped Rita choose her mesmerising jewels for the evening. Proving that diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, the star wore a stunning bracelet of emerald-cut 50 carat diamonds and a statement 10 carat diamond cocktail ring to finish off her glimmering super-star look. In fact, her jewellery was reported to be worth over half a million pounds alone and she need to be escorted by security at all times!

Winners at the GQ awards included Colin Firth as Leading Man of the Year, John Bishop as Comedian of the Year, Lewis Hamilton as Sportsman of the Year and Paolo Nutini was presented his Special Achievement award by Rita herself.

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Other superstars, Nicole Sherzinger, Ellie Goulding, Sherridan Smith and Caroline Issa all opted to wear white gowns to the GQ event and models Jourdan and Cara Delevigne wore black, so against these classic monochrome looks it was no surprise that Rita’s sparkling outfit stole the headlines!


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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