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Style tips: How to get the perfect futuristic look

Ever wondered how our runways will look in 50 years? One only needs to peek at this year’s Met Gala red carpet to imagine where fashion is headed in the future.

One of fashion’s biggest nights of the year, this year titled Manus x Machina, paid homage to the burgeoning role of technology in the industry, with celebrities’ red carpet looks following suit. From Claire Danes in a light-up Zac Posen dress to Zayn Malik in cyborg-like metal sleeves, most attendees looked as though they were on the set of Robocop. To seize that futuristic look, read on for tips on how to dress like you just stepped out of a time machine…

Quicksilver sleek
If the Met Gala is any prediction, our future is looking extremely shiny. The Kardashian clan was dressed in silver sequined Balmain gowns, while Lupita Nyong’o shimmered in a bright-green sequined Calvin Klein, bringing more than just a little sparkle to the red carpet. While the full-body sequined look is perhaps a tad dramatic for the everyday, a sequined blazer or clutch can go a long way to adding some futuristic shine to your appearance.

Optic white
Most sci-fi movies portray the future as clean and clinical, and many garments at the Met Gala were just that, utilising pure white fabrics to create sleek silhouettes. Supermodel Karlie Kloss and actress Margot Robbie were visions in white, dressed in gowns with plentiful cutouts that flaunted their impeccable figures (and tans). To achieve a futuristic summertime look, switch up your plain white shirts for those with interesting cutouts and silhouettes.

Minimal fabrics
Judging by other celebrity outfits at the Met, our future involves very little clothing at all. Provocative silhouettes were all the rage on the red carpet, with Gigi Hadid showing off her model figure in a silver Tommy Hilfiger bodysuit, and Naomi Campbell rocking a belly-baring Roberto Cavalli dress with risqué cutouts. This summer, don’t be afraid to show a little skin in your everyday look – opt for dresses with side cutouts or open backs to bring red carpet glamour to the streets.

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