Whether it’s a flashbulb-frenzied trip down the red carpet or a momentous walk down the aisle, stars like Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, and Ginnifer Goodwin (above with the designer) rely on Monique Lhuillier to create truly memorable dresses. And with almost 20 years of experience outfitting Hollywood’s most stylish women, who better to ask for tried and true tips on looking flawless for your next event.
1. If you’re not doing it already, Lhuillier says to take a photo of yourself before you leave the house. “It gives you a different perspective while allowing you to check your hair and makeup, as well as the sheerness of your outfit.”
2. Lhuiller also stresses that proper undergarments are key to playing up your assets and disguising your problem areas. And while that may sound like common knowledge, she says, “this is where lots of women forget to make the proper investment and celebrities never do without!”
3. And finally, groom, groom, groom! The designer guarantees that if you do your due diligence—facial, hair cut and color, and mani/pedi—you’ll look, and feel, gorgeous from head to toe.
With these key tips and a new dress from tomorrow’s Monique Lhuillier sale (begins at noon ET), you’ll be set for your very own red-carpet event this spring!