Dress Designers (from left to right): Vera Wang and Romona Keveza; Photos (from left to right): Dan Lecca
Red carpet season began with the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Movie and TV stars strutted and posed in their gowns while our Fashion Editor (at home) took painstaking notes to help you recreate the best moments of the night for your own walk down the aisle. From Jennifer Lawrence’s black and white banding to Naomi Watts and Robin Wright’s metallic shimmer, see how you can steal their looks!
Photos (clockwise from top left): Ines di Santo, Vera Wang, Nicole Miller and Amanda Garrett
Carolyn Bessette wore a bias-cut silk crepe wedding dress complete with opera-length gloves at her September 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. at Georgia’s First American Baptist Church. She asked close friend Narciso Rodriguez to create a minimalist look that ultimately launched his career, but (fun fact) the couple’s planners used fashion designer Nicole Miller’s name instead as a ruse to keep their wedding under wraps. And it worked! Check out of favorite look-a-likes above.
Whose iconic wedding dress inspires you? Let us know in the comments below!
Dress Designers (from left to right): Vera Wang and Lazaro
Even though she has been engaged to Muse musician Matthew Bellamy since April 2011, there are no wedding bells just yet for Kate Hudson. In fact, it might be a surprise wedding.
“I think until the day we get married, the answer is going to be, ‘We have no intention right now of getting married.’ And then you’ll find out we got married,” said Kate Hudson in an interview with USA Today. “We have an idea. It’s starting to formulate but it’s a timing thing. But honestly, right now, Matt is touring. Ryder is in school. I’m working.”
Here are our predictions: Maybe she’ll wear a Vera Wang ball gown with Chantilly lace, similar to what she wore in Bride Wars. Or maybe she’ll have another winter wedding and become inspired by this vintage lace gown accented with a matching beaded and embroidered bolero jacket.
Dress Designers (from left to right): Vera Wang and Abed Mahfouz
Jessica Biel was serenaded by future husband Justin Timberlake as she walked down the aisle wearing a custom Giambattista Valli Haute couture gown at her Italian wedding Oct. 19. Not to mention it was petal pink!
This isn’t the first time we have seen celebrity brides wearing a non-white wedding gown. Amber Tamblyn wore a mustard-colored dress at her Oct. 6 wedding to David Cross, and Anne Hathaway wore a custom pink Valentino gown at her Sept. 29 wedding to Adam Shulman. Let’s not forget Reese Witherspoons’ Monique Lhuillier blush-hued gown at her March 2011 wedding to Jim Toth. Does this make the colored wedding gown an official trend? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or for more inspiration, check out our wedding dress photo gallery.
Don’t be afraid to show off your curves girls! A mermaid silhouette will hug you in all the right places, and if you don’t have curves they’ll create them for you. We know what you’re thinking: Is a mermaid gown limited to a black-tie wedding? Not at all!
Lace, satin and tulle are a few of the fabrics you can choose from. And don’t forget the embellishments! Beading, crystals, florals — designers have added accents of all sorts to draw the eye of your groom to your best assets.
Here are three variations on the mermaid silhouette:
Evening and black-tie affairs will work well for a gown with shine and shimmer, like this show stopper from Kenneth Pool. The satin draped gown has jewel-encrusted straps and an asymmetrical slit in the skirt revealing a pouf of tulle exploding from beneath.
For a daytime or less formal event slip into a dress that looks and feels lighter like this one from Legends by Romona Keveza. The slip-like lace gown has an off-the-shoulder capped sleeve and beaded “belt” at the waist. (Click here to find out where to find the season’s best bridal belts!)
Vera Wang’s lace mermaid gown features bias organza and lace flange details accented by crystal and pearl embroidery at the hip.
Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Fall 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.
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