Every year we watch the Oscars to get an idea of what’s hot in fashion. We admire the dresses (sometimes we trash them) and then we go right back to our humdrum wardrobes. It might actually be easier to get an Oscar-worthy body than it is to get an Oscar-worthy frock.
There are trends in body-sculpting, though, just as there are trends as to whether or not black is in. This year the Oscar Red Carpet has upped the ante for us women. Here’s what you need to know:
Sculpted arms have been haute couture for a few years now. A svelte Hollywood arm has a nice musculature that is not cut too hard. If you’d like to know how to get arms like some of these Hollywood stars, click over to my video for a quick, effective arm workout. Amanda Seyfried, Zoe Saldana and Demi Moore all showed off their fabulous arms.
Decolletage. It appears a memo went out about not wearing necklaces at award galas, so until the moratorium is lifted we’ll have to focus on our decolletage as well. This means lots of pushups and chest flys at the gym, then a really good push up bra! Tina Fey and Elizabeth Banks show off their cleavage.
Derriere. A-line skirts are still popular but quite a few actresses were sporting very fitted gowns. Their booties were on full display. Ladies this is typically where our fat settles, so get ready to up the cardio and the leg work. Think squats, lunges and side-lying leg work. Vera Farmiga and Elizabeth Banks show off their back sides.
While I said it would be easier to claim an Oscar-worthy body then it would be to garner an Oscar-worthy dress, that doesn’t mean it’s easy! Actresses getting ready for roles will frequently exercise 3 to 4 hours a day before they begin filming. But remember, they have an arsenal of personal trainers, Pilates instructors, nutritionists, and massage therapists to keep them looking amazing.
If you’d like to give it a go, set up a workout schedule and clear the rest of your calendar. You’re going to need it. Good luck! Let me know how you do. :-)