What is the Met Gala and why do I keep hearing about it every year

It’s unavoidable. Every year, out of the blue, you’re going to see the headlines Met Gala followed by a list of best dressed. Yet, not everyone realises what the Met Gala is and why celebrities dress the way they do every year for it.

To put it simply – the Met Gala, or sometimes referred to the Met Ball depending on who you’re asking, is the fashion world equivalent to the Oscars. It’s an evening in which designers, actors and actresses, models, and even music artist show off the yearly most over-the-top looks they can create. However, it’s not completely random (even though some who are invited to the prestigious event seem to refuse to dress the part). This event has a yearly theme, with the theme of 2018 being Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Though, this event takes place for a surprisingly charitable reason – some of the profit made goes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even though you’re seeing it more and pop culture – this event has been taking place since 1946.

Met Gala Invite List


The invite list for the Met Gala is another story though. Only people who are some of the highest achievers in an array of categories: film, music, fashion are invited. Though, sometimes some exceptional people are invited due to their dazzling personality and their prevalence in today’s media. You should note that every year the guest list changes – so if you’re seeing some familiar faces then it means one of two things: they’re either constantly in the media and have the best personality ever, or that they’re just exceptional achievers in the eyes of the list makers.

The Met Gala doesn’t have a strict dress code other – other than wearing an outfit that fits the yearly theme. However, some celebrities have been known to be invited on multiple occasions, and they usually wear something slightly reminiscent of the original theme. Though many of the people who are considered the best dressed of the Met Gala are the ones that go all out and wear some of the most unique recreations of what they, and their designers, think the theme truly means.

What the Met Gala Offers Sightseers

Okay, so what even happens at the Met Gala? The part that is commonly shown to the public is the red carpet where the invitees show off their stunning, or lacklustre, outfits and take pictures with the designers they’re paired with. After all the photos are taken – the invitees then have a chance to walk through the costume exhibit that the Metropolitan Museum of Art before going off to a stunning venue for a night full of dining, dancing, and enjoying the event. Though some of the invites do host and throw after parties to the fun won’t end.
The best dressed in Met Gala history always changes after every yearly theme. Though Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga all have been known to have the best looks for each one of the Met Gala that they attended. Even with this year’s theme, Rihanna stole the spotlight with her dazzling outfit.

2017 Trends that Should Be Out by Now

There are always fashions that are trending and while 2017 saw some great ones there are some from last year that should be avoided now. There will always be fashion trends that are here today and gone tomorrow, but when is the time you need to say goodbye to a trend that used to be hot? That is never easy to do with a trend that may be recently on the out list, but here are a few recent trends that you may want to steer clear from nowadays.

Chokers

Chokers were big last season and Taylor Swift can be thanked for beginning the fashion trend in 2016, but that trend has run its course. Not that the look has crossed over to memes that have neck braces it is time to move on.

Necklines Off the Shoulders


While necklines off the shoulders can really flatter your shoulders and neck the time has come to check out other body parts. Hey, this neckline had its time in the sun and the single shoulder strap is always cool. One of the top recent trends for the summer of 2018 is to show off a little midriff with the single exposed ab on the side gaining steam for a little skid to show with various outfits.

Bucket Bags

Bucket bags were big for a while and the concept was a good one in having shallow storage options for a travel bag to make things easier to get to. The bags were not only very fashionable, but useful as well. However, more angular and circular bags are trending now even though they may not be as practical as other types of bags.

The Corset – Belts and All

Ok, so Kim Kardashian brought about this trend of the not so recent past and many followed the trend. A corset belt may be the one corset item that should be scratched off the list first., After that dresses that have ties built in should be gone soon as well. Instead check out coats that already have built-in belts and a classic brown leather one, which are a great accessory for tons of outfits.

Bomber Jackets


While bomber jackets may never go out of style for men they may have run their course for women. They are bigger and bulkier, which is not the new trend, as sharp looks that appear to be more on the tailored, like a trench coat or tweed oversized blazer, are the new it looks.

Baby Backpacks

Baby backpacks made a bigtime comeback last year and that nostalgia has worn off. If you think you are too old to wear them you probably are and just avoid them altogether these days with them losing steam in the fashion world. Regular backpacks that are more functional are back in these days as are others that are not so functional, like mentioned before, in angular and circular shapes. Also, you may think of bucket bags, but look above, as those are on the way out as well.