Sartorial suggestions for the 2017 Sun Met

A few suggestions for the stars on what to wear to this year's Sunmet 

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:44 AM


The Sun Met weekend is upon us and before you ask what the hell that is, it should be noted that it is just the J&B Met under a new name. 

Tsogo Sun has come on board as the event's principle sponsor going forward and as such, the name had to be changed. 

What hasn't changed however is the fashion stakes. Each year still operates according to a theme and this year's theme is "Decades of Glamour."

Sun Met attendees have therefore been given 9 different decades of glamour to choose from and we at ZAlebs came up with some suggestions for who we'd like to see pulling off each decade. Take a look 

1920's - The Great Gatsby 

This era is characterised by the fact that women started to wear more comfortable clothing such as shorter skirts and trousers. They also started to exercise a bit more freedom (both in how they looked and behaved). The Great Gatsby narrative was also set in this era and it was all about opulence and glamour. 

As such, we'd like to see Khanya Mkhangisa (who usually goes uber-sexy with her looks), Nomuzi Mabena and Minnie Dlamini pull off looks from this era. 

sunmet fashion suggestions - 1920s
sunmet fashion suggestions 1920s

1930's - Vintage 

Vintage is NOT the second hand stuff sold to you in Braamfontein every weekend, nor is it that cool skirt you stole from your mom's suitcase of stuff that she doesn't wear anymore. 

Vintage clothing refers to anything produced around the 1920s and a few decades after that. So that cool dress you got from your grandma may count. 

sunmet fashion suggestions - 1930s

Vintage looks often have an a-line design or feature lace in their patterns like the looks worn below by Boity, Leigh Ann Williams and K Naomi. 

sunmet fashion suggestions 1930s

1940's - Retro

Short for retrospective fashion, retro takes a look back at the fashion of the West's war years with a-line dresses, shoulder pads, white gloves and shades of grey to reflect the mood of the era. Three piece suits were also still a vibe for the fellas.  The celebs we'd like to see in looks from this decade of glamour are Katlego Maboe, Dineo Moeketsi and her boo Solo (who loves suits) as well as DJ Zinhle (with Brandon in tow).

sunmet fashion suggestions 1940's
sunmet fashion suggestions 1940s

1950's - Rockabillies /Sophia Town

This era was all about polka dots and frocks paired with wing-tip eyeliner and a red lip. The local beauties we'd love to see rock this are Roxy Burger, Mbali Nkosi and Ayanda Thabethe 

sunmet fashion suggestions - 1950s
sunmet fashion suggestions - 1950s

1960s - Flower Power 

It's all about bright colours, big hair and bold patterns for this decade. We think the likes of Thuli Pongolo, Linda Mtoba, Amanda Du-Pont, Loot Love, Thando Thabethe and Nathi and Enhle Maphumulo could really work looks from this decade.  

sunmet fashion suggestions 1960s
sunmet fashion suggestions 1960s

1970s - Disco 

This is a self explanatory look - big/super long hair, metallic and reflective fabrics, and just overall drama so who better to rock this look than some of SA's biggest divas? Bonang, Somizi, SK Khoza and possibly Gail Mabalane. Ok, that last one may not be a diva but she's so damn gorgeous that we'd love to see her pull off a super long wig paired with a jumpsuit a la Cher, circa 1970. 

sunmet fashion suggestions - 1970s
sunmet fashion suggestions 1970s

1980's - Glam Rock

Rock n Roll was all about the lifestyle in this era and naturally, fashion started to play a big role in this lifestyle. We'd love to see Maps Maponyane is some guy liner and leather pants, Jay Anstey in a strappy sexy leather number with some wild hair and AKA in a full on Micheal Jackson vibe. 

sunmet fashion suggestions 1980s
sunmet fashion suggestions 1980s

1990's - Denim

Although Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wore that iconic denim look in the early 2000's, denim was a fabric characteristic of the 90's and the likes of Shane Eagle and LeAnne Dlamini need look no further than Brit and Justin for inspiration. 

sunmet fashion suggestions 1990s
sunmet fashion suggestions 1990s

2000s - Modern Fashion 

We are in the fastest evolving era of them all and as such, I can't think of one look that is characteristic of the time. Jonathan Boynton-Lee and Nomzamo Mbatha could therefore go crazy with this era and surprise us with any kind of look they please. After all, they have the kind of gorgeous bodies that allow them to wear anything. 

sunmet fashion suggestions 2000s
sunmet fashion suggestions 2000s

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