Admire: Oscar Inspiration
Hollywood’s annual biggest night of glamour is not just helpful for helping you pick out what movies to see—it can be a major source of inspiration for weddings!
As this year’s red carpet seemed to feature an unusually high number of white gowns, we at CLD thought we’d take this opportunity to highlight a few of our favorites! We definitely have a few brides that are about to start dress shopping…
Kristen Bell has said that her Oscar night look was inspired by her movie, “Frozen,” but we have a sneaking suspicion that because the actress opted for an impromptu courthouse ceremony this year, she decided to get her bridal fix at the Oscars. Her ice-white Robert Cavalli gown was strapless and featured a structured bodice with a corset back. The bodice also had flower details with a ruffled lower half, leading to a small train from the mermaid style.
Naomi Watts & Calista Flockhart
Both of these stunning ladies brought the cap sleeve back! This detail is great for a bride that perhaps wants a little bit more coverage. Flockhart’s dress, by Andrew Gn, also features gorgeous lace detailing and appliques, whereas Watt’s Calvin Klein confection is perfect for a the flashier bride with all those sequins! And as you can see, just because you are covered up doesn’t mean that your dress cannot be form-fittingly beautiful and a little bit sexy!
While this dress isn’t white, it’s beautiful shape and draping are too perfect to ignore. N’yongo has been ruling the red carpet these last few months and her Prada creation was the perfect compliment to such a winning evening! The plunging neckline may be a bit for some brides, but the full skirt is a feast for the eyes!
Christina’s Favorite: Cate Blanchett
The Oscar winner’s gold dress sure was appropriate for her win that evening! But the beautiful floral appliques adorning this fresh-from-the-runway Armani bring a refreshing feminine grace. We are now predicting some serious florals to make an appearance down wedding aisles!
Emma’s Favorite: Sandra Bullock
The sweetheart neckline has always been a bridal gown classic, but the gathered side and draping of Sandra Bullock’s Alexander McQueen is seriously sexy! Transforming this dress with a cream or champagne satin instead of the navy, and you have one beautiful wedding dress!
We hope these selections assist you on your way to the dress store!!