How the “Black Halo” dress became a red carpet favorite


If you ever find yourself thrust into the limelight in the world of Hollywood, it’s important to remember that you should never wear the same outfit twice. Otherwise, you’re at risk of every media outlet, every gossip column, and every blogger ripping your outfit apart and speculating about the money in your bank account! However, there have been many instances where the fashion conscious have picked up on replica outfits, not for the fact that they are the same, but because they are a hot new item in the style world. This is why the “Black Halo” dress is now a red carpet favorite.

Making an entrance

So, where has this hype come from? Well, it seems as if the attention surrounding this dress has been around for many years, but it wasn’t until April 2018 that this trend came back into our lives. This is because the American duchess-to-be, Meghan Markle sported this “Black Halo” dress for a Commonwealth event on 19 April. The dress has been nicknamed the “Black Halo” after the name of the L.A fashion brand it was designed by but is more commonly known as the ‘Jackie-O.’ For this event, Meghan wore a black version of the dress, which features a flattering neckline, as well as a thin belt around the waist. Meghan topped off this outfit with a beautiful Gucci bag, as well as a pair of impressive Aquazzura heels. However, this isn’t what’s got everyone talking…

A few years old

What’s caused a ruckus around this dress is the fact that it is actually fairly old – especially in the world of fashion. In 2007, Kim Kardashian first donned a white version of this dress for a red carpet event, and her fans fell in love with the cut, the shape, and the fit. Yet, Kim K is not the only celebrity to wear this dress on her curvaceous body. In recent years, the dress has become a red carpet, with celebrities such as Blake Lively, Katherine Heigl, and Tyra Banks stepping onto the red carpet with different variations of this dress. While Blake chose a white dress similar to Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks stole the show with a brown dress, and Katherine Heigl blew us over in blue. The fact that Meghan chose to wear a black dress shows that she is incredibly fashion conscious but also aware of the fact that she has huge shoes to fill. After all, she is going to become a member of the royal family!

You can buy it yourself

The dress is also causing mayhem in the non-celebrity world, as it seems this Black Halo dress is actually fairly affordable for designer clothing. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on these dresses, these leading ladies have actually toned things down. Black Halo are now selling this popular red carpet dress online for just $268.28, and offer different colors, including black, red and blue. Yet, we think it’s pretty clear which one we’re going to choose. If we can look like Meghan in any way, we’re totally going to do it…

Although the world of celebrity fashion is incredibly fickle, there are some pieces that stand the test of time, and the Black Halo dress is one of those. After Meghan Markle rocked this dress, we can imagine it will be flying off the shelves in no time!