Question: you're asked to appear at the Maui Film Festival (heck, if everyone from Toronto to Venice can have one, why not Maui?) where you'll be probably the biggest star there. What to wear?
Forget a fanciful sequinned dress, this is Hawaii! What you want is exactly what Elizabeth Banks delivered: a fun, bright sundress that perfectly fits your location.
It's clear this coming summer that bright frocks are where it's at when it comes to dressing for day. While last year saw an onslaught of white embroidery anglaise, this year is much more bold when it comes to colour and has a more fitted, spanish flavour when it comes to cut. Choose dresses that are tight on the bustline but flare out at the leg - they're the most flattering on most shapes by far.
Elizabeth is wearing one with pleats, the other big trend we're seeing with the northern hemisphere's summer. Just make sure the pleats skim lightly over the body, you don't want to see much shape underneath. She accessorises with a lei but I think that's optional - unless you're in Hawaii of course. Then it's pretty much mandatory!