The Venice Film Festival is an opulent event set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Italian city, and the venue seems to bring out the best in the fashions on the red carpet. Kate Winslet flaunted one of the show-stopping ensembles of the evening by wearing a contoured black and white outfit that sported a few intriguing visual tricks.
At first glance, Winslet's formal dress was white in the front and black in the back. However, the shape of the hues played an interesting optical illusion. With the black fabric flanking the white, the shape of the front of the dress made it look like she was wearing a much smaller outfit, which helped to accentuate her figure.
Winslet kept things simple by wearing an elegant silver cuff bracelet and pearl teardrop earrings which added a bit of sparkle. To top it off, she wore a pair of black peep-toe heels to complete her delightful mix of base neutrals.
A black and white ensemble is always a chic choice for formal events or when you're shopping for homecoming dresses this fall. Don't be afraid to sport some brightly colored accessories which can really stand out against your backdrop.