We've seen it before: the intentional leg pose. The starlet stands in a certain way, her leg slightly peeking out of the dress in all its glory—it's sexy but can feel a little too deliberate at times. That's a no-go for Amal, who lets her dress slits fall how they may. She may adjust the dress a little on the red carpet, but her stance always looks natural and confident.
Some people might argue that it's easy to be glamorous when you have money, fame and are married to George Clooney. But you can get the look by playing with textures, which instantly elevate a look. For example, imagine this dress without the feathers. Big difference, right? Look for textures that feel luxurious even if they aren't. Amal is a master of wearing textured pieces.
If a dress doesn't have texture, it has movement, which also creates dimension. If Amal isn't wearing a beaded or feathered frock, it oftentimes drapes beautifully and flows naturally. This not only is practical, giving her room to walk and dance, but, boy, does it photograph well.
Amal doesn't follow trends. This was evident when she wore long, classic, white gloves to the Golden Globes. While some may have thought it was outdated, it proved that she is a champion of wearing whatever makes you feel like your most sophisticated, chic self.
These days, necklines are seemingly on a deep dive. While the look is sexy, Amal also proves high necklines can be just as eye-catching. In fact, make it the focal point of the dress by embellishing that area with brooches.
The quickest way to create dimension: proportions. Amal's tall and lean physique may not always fill in a gown, but with the right layering, structure or volume, she can create any shape she wants and look sophisticated at the same time.
On almost every red carpet, Amal has worn statement earrings. We're not just talking about drop earrings, we're talking about large, heavy, beaded, gilded stunners that could probably elongate our ear lobes. We'd like to think this is Amal's way of having fun with formal wear, which can be a bit too stuffy at times. Not to mention, it creates a relatable aspect to her ensemble. We may not go to red carpet events or can shell out the doe for fine jewelry, but we can get inspired by her amazing accessories and shop ones we can actually afford.
It's not often we see Amal in anything but a maxi-length dress on the red carpet, but for more semi-formal occasions, she proves there's a way to make a shorter hem look just as sophisticated. While the lawyer may opt for a bodycon silhouette for a floor-length gown, she'll change the style for a shorter dress to create balance. For example, an A-line silhouette adorned with embellishments feels formal and fresh.
While we've seen Amal in shorter hems, for very formal occasions, she usually wears a floor-length gown. Amal's definition of floor length means the hem sweeps across the ground. It may be tricky to walk in but it has a profound elegant effect.