Our 6 Favorite Types of Met Gala Dresses This Year

Hey gorgeous! The Met Gala may mark the grand opening of the New York’s Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit, but it’s known for its red carpet fashion way more than anything else. This year, the theme for the Met Gala was ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’. Interpretation ensued. The red carpet dresses ranged from metallic robot dresses to Emma Watson’s gown made out of recycled plastic to a glow-in-the-dark gown.

Lots of celebrities (and their stylists) interpreted the theme to mean futuristic fashion in terms of metallic dresses inspired by robots. For me, fashion in the age of technology is about how the latest technology has affected fashion – the way we fabricate it as well as the way we use it. Like creating styles in couture that weren’t possible with hand-making. Or fabrics or embroideries. Or more practical fashion that blurs lines between couture and ready-to-wear that’s fit for the women of the ‘age of technology’.

And while everyone’s talking about the best dresses, and who followed the theme and not, I’m thinking cut and style! And because I’m always more interested in what’s trending, let’s take a look at the top types of dresses and gowns at Met Gala 2016:

Cascade Gowns

My favorite type this year at Met Gala was the trumpet-shaped gown which was designed like a cascade. Here’s Bella Hadid’s strapless black gown:

Bella Hadid

Blake Lively’s goddess gown in pink and off-white is sooo gorgeous!

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Blake Lively

Sheath Gowns

Sheath gowns were one of the most common types of dresses at the Met Gala 2016. The straight cut makes for a modern design, and I’m loving it too!

Karlie Kloss
Margot Robbie
Olivia Wilde
Carolyn Murphy
Liberty Ross

Ball Gowns

Fashion at red carpet events are always criticized for being Disney princess-ey, and I guess owing to this year’s tech-y theme, we barely saw any poofy dresses and ball gowns. But yet, here are some!

Zoe Saldana

Claire Danes wore a glow-in-the-dark Cinderella gown!

Claire Danes

Mermaid Gowns

The latest mermaid gowns in 2016 are sheath dresses with a train. It was actually the most worn type of gown at the Met Gala 2016 – at least amongst out favorite gowns!

Cindy Crawford
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Jourdan Dunn
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Elle Fanning
Rachel McAdams
Emma Stone
Taylor Hill

Midi Dresses

Adriana Lima
Miranda Kerr

Mini Dresses

Mini dresses are my least favorite type of dresses to wear to the red carpet. But let’s include them in this list anyway!

Taylor Swift
Zoe Kravitz

So which type of dress did you like the most at Met Gala 2016? Which celebrity did you think was the best dressed and which one the least well-dressed? Lemme know! Comment below!

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