Awards season is a wrap, but wedding season is just getting started! Brides behold: white was a standout on the 2014 red carpets at the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and Golden Globes. So, what does that mean for your wedding day look? Read on for dress inspirations, plus, check out the six hottest bridal trends inspired by red carpet style stars.
White-Hot White A flash of fresh white appeared on the Oscars carpet this year, seen on the likes of Maria Menounos in Johanna Johnson, Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli, and Sarah Paulson in Marchesa. And of course, who could forget the tiers of white taffeta in Jennifer Lawrence's Dior gown at the Golden Globes? While a white wedding dress is nothing new, seeing it in such abundance on the red carpet is, proving that brides everywhere will be on-trend this season!
Demure Pastels Here comes the bride -- all dressed in Nairobi blue? Expect Lupita Nyong'o's Prada gown to set off a pastel frenzy for 2014 brides. Emotionally evocative yet incredibly sweet with super-modern styling, this trend proves that this color is not your mother’s powder blue chiffon.
Plunging Necklines Bare your heart (and much more!) in the neckline of the moment: the plunging V! Nominees for this award-winning look: Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at the Oscars, Margot Robbie in stunning white by Gucci at the Golden Globes, Kate Mara in J. Mendel at the Golden Globes, Giuliana Rancic in Paolo Sebastian at the Oscars, Claire Danes in Armani Prive at the Emmys, and Anna Kendrick in Azzaro at the Grammys.
Laser-point Texture Move over, Chantilly. The new textures in peek-a-boo fabric are sexy, clean, and graphic -- from the unforgettable jeweled chainmail donned by Taylor Swift at the Grammys, to Portia de Rossi's cream Naeem Kahn stunner at the Oscars, and Beyonce's ever-sexy laser-cut lace by Michael Costello at the Grammys.
3D Blossoms Brides, take a feminine cue from the three-dimensional blooms on Cate Blanchett’s Giorgio Armani gown and Jenna Dewan's torn tulle skirt by Reem Acra, both seen at the Oscars; Kerry Washington in Marchesa at the Emmys; and Sarah Bareille’s sweet Blumarine high-low hemline hit at the Grammys.
Empire State of Mind Anything but flapper, the Neo Deco appeared in sleek lines and sizzling metallics giving The Great Gatsby a run for its money! Jennifer Garner was ready to dance in Oscar de la Renta metallic fringe, while Angelina, Kristin Chenoweth, Lady Gaga, and Kate Beckinsale all showed off their exquisite curves on the carpet in skyscraper-style.
—Amy Shey Jacobs