This year’s Oscars brought hot new trends that we think translate to fabulous wedding trends! Arguably the most highly anticipated event of awards season, the Oscars never fails to disappoint. For us fashion fanatics, eagerly awaiting the dresses celebrities will be wearing is (almost) more exciting than the awards show itself. Waiting for each star to emerge from their limo causes more anticipation than waiting to hear if Leo walked away with the best actor award…(ok maybe not quite). Nonetheless, seeing latest looks for this special occasion can’t help but spark some serious gown inspiration for brides to be. These are the top wedding trends we saw on the red carpet!
Lace detailing has become an extremely popular way to add a romantic feel to dresses, decorations, cakes, and everything in between. Lace is a classic bridal look that took the red carpet by storm. All we can say is, Rooney Mara and Jennifer Lawrence owned this look. The form fitting lace paneled dresses worn by these gorgeous ladies proves this look can be taken many different directions and is trendy yet timeless. Lace can go from runway, to red carpet, to down the aisle; we say lace highlights are definitely a “do!”
Charlize Theron takes the cake for the most awe worthy plunging dress on the red carpet. Her cherry red gown is evidence that the low dropping V neckline can, in fact, be tasteful. We also loved Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie’s gowns, proving that even plunging necklines paired with sequins can be both classy and glamorous. Without a doubt, a deep plunging neckline with a long feminine silhouette, like we saw on the red carpet, will translate seamlessly into a bridal gown trend this year.
Sexy in Strapless
Looking for something simple that also makes a bold statement? We adore strapless dresses as they let your neckline do all the talking. There is something so subtle yet sexy about a strapless dress that makes it a perfect fit for a summer or spring wedding. They are also a flattering option for bridesmaid dresses and can be dressed up by adding a statement necklace for a completely new look. Strapless dresses can appeal to anyone looking for a versatile and stylish look.
Pastels are one of our favorite trends this year! They are understated yet so bold and unique. Pretty pastels are perfect for all weddings year round. Soft pinks and baby blues complement the use of patterns or colors for most wedding décor. Incorporate pastel colors for bridesmaids dresses, table accessories, or flowers arrangements to add a creative touch to your special day. Pair pastels with wooden tables for a softer feel to a rustic look or play with textures to add drama to centerpieces. Pastels are sure to inspire you to play with textures and be daring with the design of your wedding!
The glamour and regal feel that embellishments add to any dress is unquestionable. The stunning Alicia Vikander gets our vote for best dressed on Sunday evening. The star looked absolutely flawless in her pastel princess gown. Dressing to embody Belle from Beauty and the Beast, it is hard to deny everything about her gown screamed bridal glamour; the embellished touch keeping her right on trend.
One-of-a-Kind White Gowns
Celebrities like Olivia Wilde and Lady Gaga rocked sultry, sophisticated, and very unique white silhouettes. White is our forever go-to color; it’s crisp, it’s versatile and it’s always in-style. Brides looking for a classic gown with a modern twist can mimic these fashion forward ladies by looking for obscure cut outs, distinctive necklines and irreplaceable details to personalize their very own white gown.
And we cannot forget about the men!
Ditch the traditional tie look and make an effortless statement by wearing a bowtie for a unique look. You absolutely cannot go wrong with looking like a gentleman in any formal occasion. Choose a bowtie that fits the scheme of the wedding or each groomsmen’s personalities as they can choose to wear one of plaid, striped, or classic black. Bow ties can become a conversation piece as they add spunk and flare to a traditional black suite. They completely show off confidence and class while drawing attention to a man’s face. The secret to showing off this look is to make it look effortless.
Kayla and Hayley