Here at the EW, we, like all girls, dream about what we might wear if we were to ever walk the red carpet.

With so many options, we can only imagine how hard it is for the stars (and their stylists) to choose just one amazing look.

There are many potential disasters to consider, is it flattering? Does the material photograph well? Will someone be wearing something similar?

So, just in case we do ever receive that invite, we’ve got three red carpet looks at the ready…

Alpha Female

Diane Keaton managed to land herself on every worst dressed list in 2004 due to an oversized ill-fitting suit. So far very few have been brave enough to rock a two-piece, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that 2013 will be the year.

The trick is to keep the look simple, but still ladylike. This is how to do it right.

1. Tuxedo wool and silk-blend twill jacket Dhs1,556 J.Crew here | 2. Bi-colour cigarette case box clutch Dhs7,448 Lanvin here | 3. Cropped wool and silk-blend twill pants Dhs1,240 J.Crew here | 4. Vintage Chanel jumbo mirror tassel earrings Dhs4,250 Chanel here | 5. Le Vernis nail colour in rouge carat Dhs99 Chanel here | 6. Lady peep spikes in patent Dhs4,585 Christian Louboutin here


Go Big

The Oscars is one evening you shouldn’t’ be afraid of going all out, especially if you’re up for an award. McQueen always tops our list when we want to make a major statement. Note: this dress calls for a strong attitude and a serious red lip.

1. M.A.C red lipstick Dhs55 M.A.C here | 2. 18-karat gold diamond armor ring Dhs81,002 Loree Rodkin here | 3. Crystal-embellished silk-blend gown Dhs39,878 Alexander McQueen here | 4. The skull studded metallic leather box clutch Dhs6,887 Alexander Mcqueen here  | 5. Lance strappy mirror leather sandals Dhs2,787 Jimmy Choo here



Luxe lace

Summer is just around the corner and we think lace embodies that season – in fact, it’s a welcome change from all the heavy baroque inspired pieces we wore last season.

Think lightweight lace mixed with chiffons in pastel colours, matched with nudes and metallics. Keep the hair soft and make-up natural for a super feminine look.

1. Antique navette cluster earrings Dhs1,170 Elizabeth Cole here | 2. Embellished leather sandals Dhs2,991 Valentino here | 3. Belle de Jour clutch Dhs2,815 Saint Laurent here | 4. Cheek colour in frantic pink Dhs202 Tom Ford here | 5. Long silk gown Dhs23,900 Elie Saab here