It’s that time of year again! We are all excited for TIFF to make its appearance for another year on the Toronto stage. Time for celebrity searching, film critiquing and above all reviewing the fashion! We want to make sure you have an outfit for every type of event at TIFF so that you are prepared to make an entrance whether it be attending a film premiere or hitting up an after party. We’ve narrowed down what to wear to 4 of the most popular TIFF occasions.


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Opening gala means time to make your first impression for the week! This is the time to show your unique style. From sweeping gowns to little black dresses, celebrities are wearing the full spectrum of formal—and casual—wear at the Toronto International Film Festival, say our friends over at

Check out our RfR picks for the TIFF Opening Gala, below.

RfR designer gowns by Julia Cork, Badgley Mischka and Aidan Mattox

Black Cap Sleeve High Neck Illusion Beaded Lace Gown (Julia Cork, our very own RfR Stylist)

This year’s trend is all about the illusion. Make an entrance with this lace beaded stunner and watch heads turn. Add a bold lip to make this piece truly stand out.

– Strapless Ebony Sequin Twist Gown (Badgley Mischka)

Perfect for any red carpet this sequin gown is a must. With the slit you will feel sexy! Strike a pose and make this night your night. Pair with a bright coloured shoe and black earrings to add to this look.

– Crimson Cap Sleeve Lace Deep V-Neck Gown (Aidan Mattox)

This burgundy stunner is perfect for fall as well as the full-length skirt will be flawless on the red carpet. Pair with a silver metal belt and silver accessories to accentuate the look.


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The red carpet is ready and the spotlights are on! Time to show the public your best look. Wondering what style to go for? The Globe and Mail  says, “When it comes to TIFF fashion, Griffith Hall distinguishes it from Cannes or Venice by calling it “sassy,” suggesting somewhere between rock ‘n’ roll and refined (think floral prints moody enough for evening or a pantsuit with a pair of killer heels) as the sensibility to both look for among celebs and emulate if you happen to attend events this year.”

Check out our RfR picks for rocking the red carpet at TIFF, below.

RfR designer gowns by Julia Cork, Badgley Mischka and Haunts

– Black Spaghetti Strap Beaded Lace Jumpsuit (Julia Cork, our very own RfR Stylist) 

 This stunning jumpsuit will definitely ensure all eyes are on you! Pair with long fringe earrings and a bold lip to make a dramatic statement. With all of the sequins no need to worry about adding any necklaces. You will be sparkling from head to toe.

– Rose Gold Off-Shoulder Sequin Gown (Badgley Mischka)

Add some sparkle to the red carpet with this striking rose gold ensemble. The spotlight will be on you as you strut up the red carpet. Add gold accented accessories to give this dress continued sparkle.

– Persephone Garden Embroidered Mesh Gown (Haunts) 

This stunning garden inspired embroidery gown is perfect to hit the red carpet with. We suggest a strappy black heel and a red lip. To complete your look, accessorize with a cocktail ring and a simple clutch.


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There are so many great films to see (and be seen at) during TIFF which means you have options to change up your look between screenings! A good rule of thumb is to opt for something slightly more casual during the daytime screenings and then amp up the glam for the evening ones. And although you will be in a theatre, everyone will be bringing their fashion A-game, plus the chance at a celeb sighting is higher during TIFF says

Find your film premiere outfit inspo with a few of our RfR picks, below.

RfR designer dresses by Aidan Mattox, Cynthia Rowley and Catherine Deane

– Rose Garden Mid-Sleeve Cocktail Dress (Aidan Mattox) 

This cocktail number is professional yet breathtaking! It is also very comfy when it comes to sitting and answering questions. Pair with a simple set of black heels and a statement bracelet to add some flare.

– Sleeveless Midnight Garden Tea-Length Dress (Cynthia Rowley)

This tea length dress is the ideal length for sitting on stage for an interview. It is also comfy for when you are sitting to preview the movie. Pair with metallic coloured accessories and a nude lip to bring out the floral pattern.

– Midnight Embroidered Short Sleeve Dress (Catherine Deane)

Very professional dress for on-stage interviews but with the adjustable slip, this is the perfect dress that will take you from premiere to dinner. Pair with silver drop earrings and a silver heel to give this look extra flare.


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With all of the festivities concluded for the day now is the time to kick up the heels and have fun at some of Toronto’s hot spots like; Lavelle, Thompson Rooftop, SoHo and Shangri- La. According to, “Layering your favourite leather jacket over top of your dress adds a little edginess to your look” and most importantly, “Whatever you decide to wear, be yourself and have fun!”

Check out our RfR picks for all of the TIFF after parties, below.

RfR designer dresses by Badgley Mischka, Aidan Mattox and Halston

– Cherry Red Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Cocktail Dress (Badgley Mischka)

This little red number is amazing on and very comfy, especially for those long party nights. It is a striking red that looks great on everyone. Wear with black heels and black drop earrings to complete this look.

– Slate Beaded and Fringe Cap Sleeve Dress (Aidan Mattox)

Flapper inspired this dress has everything, beads, fringe and jewels. It is perfect for any body shape. The ideal dress for any night out it will for sure turn heads. Pair with nude or silver heels as to not take away from the colour.

– Black and Champagne Cape Sleeve Cocktail (Halston)

Cape, yes you heard me, a cape. This cape dress fits the 2018 dress trend. With 70’s flare this dress fits like a dream and is also very unique. Pair with a long necklace and nude shoes for the ideal outfit.

Grab your recommendations and heels and enjoy TIFF.

By: Sarah Zoschke
Instagram: @_sarahlouz