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Finding Inspiration for Evening Wear from the Glamour of James Bond Films


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Dressing up and going out to a black tie do can be a daunting task, especially if you are fashion conscious and want to stand out. You can draw inspiration for evening wear from the great clothes that are usually displayed in James Bond movie scenes filmed at some of the top casinos in the world.

The name James Bond evokes images of a slick secret service agent with equally gorgeous Bond girls in svelte evening dresses. James Bond or 007 is the most widely accepted male role model when it comes to imbibing class. The opulent casino scenes in Bond movies encourage the dynamic operator to flaunt his dashing debonair self.

Bond’s style is ageless. From Sean Connery’s tuxedo in DR. NO (1962) to Daniel Craig’s single breast dinner suit in the most recent Spectre (2015), his underlying style is custom made single breast suits with a neutral color shirt.

Whether tackling the villain of the film or simply trying his luck at the roulette wheel, James Bond exudes confidence and style.

Own the look and look fabulous!

James Bond always needs a Bond Girl by his side. The Bond girl possesses an enigmatic presence and a sartorial wardrobe. Each of the Bond girls has their own unique style according to their onscreen character. The gowns they wear are as exclusive as the characters they play onscreen. Bond girls don’t just wear a gown; they own the look and look fabulous.  We can learn from this by making sure we let our own style personality shine through when dressing for special occasions.

 

The evening gowns  predominantly worn in the casino scenes are as diverse as the women who portray the Bond girls. Every gown is posh, right from Sylvia Trench’s one shoulder red dress from Dr No (1962)  to the sheer black gown inspired by the far-east and worn by Berenice Marlohe in Skyfall (2012). The swanky dresses complement the décor of the casino with their elegant design and muted opulence. If you look at stills from the casino scenes – the most dominant colour for Bond Girls – other than classic black is red- definitely a colour to make a statement!  If you go right back to the early films, it’ amazing just how the looks really do stand the test of time – style inspiration at its best!

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Think elegance, timeless, individual. Make the dress your own.

 

The extravagant stilettos in patent leather usually complete the bond girl casino look. Bond girls are fierce and their shoes reflect exactly that quality. A Bond Girl’s best accessory is her confidence , apart from the odd diamond or two!  Simple pieces of jewellery, statement earrings or a classy clutch make their glamorous gowns stand out.

Fifty years of Bond culture has seen a plethora of hairstyles and makeup. But the modern Bond girl’s signature French twist, scarlet lips and smokey eyes are easy ways to channel your inner Bond girl. The trick here is to balance the look. With heavy eye make up a nude lip is preferred and similarly subtle eye makeup calls for a scarlet pout.  And don’t forget your signature scent.

The final step is to go out and flaunt your glamorous Bond self .

If its the excitement of a casino that ‘s of interest rather than the getting glammed up for a big night, there is always the option of an online casino such as casino.com – possibly  not as much fun to get ready for though!

Looking back at the Bond Girls – who’s style do you think has best stood the test of time?

 

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Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is also a headhunter with 20+ years experience working on international assignments and offers a jobsearch coaching service to jobseekers

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