Celeb-inspired prom looks pulled straight from the Cannes red carpet

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Celeb-inspired prom looks from the Cannes red carpet – May 22, 2024

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Prom season is here, so why not be inspired by some of the chicest looks from the hottest red carpet of the summer? The Cannes Film Festival is where glamour and fashion come to life in the South of France. Here are some prom-perfect looks straight from the stars that can totally inspire any style queen this 2024 prom season!

Superhero screen siren 

Helena Christensen and Luma Grothe at the Cannes Film Festival. (Getty)

How to recreate the look

While huge, long capes make sense for a film festival photo op, our teens need to be a little more functional! A cropped cape is the perfect swinging touch to a fab white cocktail dress. Stark white is an amazing way to make a statement and stand out on a star-studded summer night. The cape adds drama and depth to a look that will stand the test of time.
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A statement clutch adds texture and dimension to this crisp white palette.

Add in silver shoes and sparkly jewelry to add a pop of edge to the Snow White palette.


Ombré ambience 

Naomi Campbell and Sabrina Elba at the Cannes Film Festival. (Getty)


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How to recreate the look

Sequins are always a great way to truly shine on your special day, but ombré transforms an outfit into an expression of personality—ideal for the teen who has finally figured themselves out.


Choose a classic coordinating shoe with a reasonable heel height so you will look put together and also feel fabulous hitting the dance floor.


A blinged-out bag means doubling down on your centre stage moment and sparkling in style.
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Beauty in a bow

Nadine Labaki and Zoe Saldana at the Cannes Film Festival (Getty). (Getty)


How to recreate the look

Bows can sometimes feel a little too saccharine and maybe a bit too young for our budding adults. But incorporate them into a too-cool-for-school suited look, and you’ve got one mega stylish high schooler.


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A tuxedo silhouette with an oversized bow makes this look feel extra fabulous. Pair this oversized tuxedo jacket with a pair of tuxedo pants and a white button up.
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Add in some slick heels like these classic patent pumps from Steve Madden.


A patent leather purse is a must for a perfect polished look.
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Wine that’s parent-approved

Greta Gerwig and Emma Stone at the Cannes Film Festival. (Getty)

How to recreate the look


This deep rich colour makes for a very sophisticated vibe that every young adult is aspiring for. Elegant and original, the prom goer that wears this hue to her special night will feel like she is ready to take on the world. 


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A strapless dress makes for amazing jewelry real estate. Add in some ruby inspired red jewellery to really make the colour really pop.


Simple sandals in a metallic colour make for a celebratory statement without distracting from the dress.


And a little antique clutch for a touch that totally ups the adult factor. 
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