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Emma Stone wore a tea-length look by Alexander McQueen earlier this year to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now it's showing up in the bridal market.
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updated 3/29/2012 3:33:06 PM ET 2012-03-29T19:33:06

Angelina’s leg bomb dominated the Oscars, but who knew the leggy look would end up being a huge trend in the bridal world?! Dan Rentillo, design director for David’s Bridal, reveals the top five celebrity-inspired looks and how brides can add some Hollywood glamour to their big day!

A little bit of leg
“From the Golden Globes to the Oscars, stars including Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie were seen wearing gowns with sultry, thigh-baring slits. This high fashion look is now being seen in bridal and translates perfectly for the bride that is a little daring, but wants to remain sophisticated and glamorous on her wedding day. A favorite style secret of mine: by showing a flash of leg, a woman’s silhouette is elongated, making her look slimmer and taller, which is always on trend.”

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Tea-length skirts
“Tea-length skirts offer a retro feeling for spring and summer brides who want a leggy look that can still be seen as formal. Emma Stone wore this look by Alexander McQueen earlier this year to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The key to correctly wearing this trend is to make sure that the skirt hem hits at the calf or shin, as you never want to go too short.”

Sheer necklines
“This spring, we have also seen a lot of bridal gowns with sheer necklines or what is called Illusion necklines with appliqued lace. This look is delicate and feminine for the bride that isn’t quite comfortable wearing a strapless gown, but wants to show off some skin. By using a sheer fabric on the neckline of a dress, it strikes a balance between sultry and sophisticated. We first saw this on Kate Middleton’s wedding gown, and the look can be flattering on any bride-to-be.”

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Soft skirt drama
“Kristen Wiig for her Oscar debut was just one of the many stars this season to showcase the trend of soft skirt drama. Light and ethereal, the softly textured skirt looks chic and easy for any spring bride. The dropped waist on the dress can give a slim bride’s frame some curves, while the soft feather-like details in the skirt add a romantic touch.”

Sculpted one shoulder
“The sculpted one shouldered look is modern, architectural and completely on trend with what starlets are wearing on the red carpet from movie premieres to the Oscars. It works for almost all body types, as the dress draws attention to the bustline and upper body, and can be seen in many dress styles from A-line to a classic princess-cut. Brides can wear this dress with a simple updo and pretty jewels or flowers in their hair to complete the look.”

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Video: Wedding dress trends: Sexy slits, disco sparkle

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    >>> the one piece of wardrobe you've probably thought of since you were a little girl ?

    >> string bikini? i'm guessing that would be a wedding gown ?

    >> the latest dress trends that you're seeing down the runway and down the aisle. we were just talking about josh's wedding. how many years have you been married?

    >> almost nine years.

    >> do you remember your wife's wedding dress ?

    >> i do.

    >> and? what do you remember?

    >> she only wore it once.

    >> by the way, what a beautiful , beautiful picture. now what's great about this segment, too, these wedding dresses are affordable. that's the key.

    >> they're all affordable and all very trendy.

    >> let's start off. the kay middleton effect. come out, angela.

    >> you can blame kate middleton for sleeves, long veils, ball gowns are all coming back in style.

    >> what's going on here?

    >> she's also removing this because it is a two-in-one.

    >> josh is finally happy he's here.

    >> this is by david's bridal. it is $1,500. that's a whole lot of dress. and it is beautiful . we got the sleeve but can you also remove it for the reception and have a little more fun with it. we personalized it, added a belt there, then of course the beautiful long veil in the back makes it very traditional which she can take off for the reception.

    >> by the way, this is the most beautiful song in the world playing right now, by train. thanks, hon. next up, colors.

    >> we're not talking ivory versus white. check this one out. this is a very beautiful champagne dress by w2. it is about $1,500. it is showing off your personality a little bit. you don't have to wear all white if you don't feel comfortable in it. maybe you like a little pink or maybe you like a little blue . my friend wore purple on her wedding day.

    >> she did?

    >> she did. it was beautiful .

    >> what do you think of color, josh?

    >> i like it. i was actually thinking where there's a trend now where there's not a whole lot of veil?

    >> it depends on the girl. i think veils are coming back in style but for a lot of girls they'd rather just wear nice hairpins. whatever works with your hair. she's got a beautiful big necklace on. it is all about the whole package there.

    >> thanks, hon.

    >> this is your red carpet moment. think about angelina jolie at the oscar is wearing that beautiful slit dress. this is $339.

    >> what?

    >> yes. it looks amazing. father of the bride 's happy. that strap there is removable. if she wants to go strapless, she can do that. the ruching is very trendy, fitted nicely.

    >> beautiful . lastly, let's bring out marissa. she's showing up about sequins and sparkles.

    >> this is about $1,300. we've got the mermaid silhouette which a lot of girls like. it is strapless, very popular neckline. all of that crystal encrusted sort of beading going on gives her that sparkle as she walks down the aisle. i think it would look really nice down the aisle.

    >> all of you come out and show off your wedding

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  1. Stunning celebrity brides

    When it comes to weddings, celebrities don't dissapoint. From Gwen Stefani to Princess Diana, take a look back at the most iconic bridal gowns ever.

    Gwen Stefani
    Christian Dior designer John Galliano created this dip-dyed silk faille gown specifically for the singer's 2002 marriage to rocker Gavin Rossdale, and it's a triumph of personal style — equal parts girlie and punk, just like the pop star herself.
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  2. Audrey Hepburn

    She played a water sprite in a 1954 Broadway production of "Ondine," then chose a decidedly elfin tea-length, chiffon-sleeved Balmain for her wedding to co-star Mel Ferrer later that year. A wreath of fresh flowers completed the magical effect.
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  3. Bianca Porez Morena de Macias

    The soon-to-be Bianca Jagger wore a white YSL "Le Smoking" jacket over a long white skirt to marry Mick at St. Tropez Town Hall in 1971. Amazing, right?
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  4. Jada Pinkett

    Jada married Will Smith on December 31, 1997, in a unique (and very of-the-moment) silk and crushed velvet mock turtleneck gown designed by Badgely Mischka.
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  5. Yoko Ono

    The multi-media artist married John Lennon in Gibraltar in 1969, clad in a very counter-culture ensemble: a textured mini-dress, kneesocks, and a white felt hat.
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  6. Katie Holmes

    Holmes once confessed that she fantasized about marrying Tom Cruise when she was a little girl — and the ornate, off-the-shoulder Armani she wore to their 2006 Italian wedding may very well have been the sort of gown she imagined wearing. Adorned with Swarovski crystals, embroidery, and a silk train, and topped with a floor-length veil made of ivory tulle, this was a true dream dress.
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  7. Jewel

    One might have expected the pop/folk singer to choose a slightly more glittery gown for her 2008 wedding — she was, after all, marrying a rodeo star. But the form-fitting lace Monique Lhullier gown that Jewel wore when she said her "I dos" with Ty Murray was simply gorgeous.
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  8. Cindy Crawford

    In 1998, the already-flawless supermodel chose a simple John Galliano slipdress for her barefoot beach wedding to Rande Gerber. It's unclear if she bothered with the old, borrowed, or blue — perhaps people this good-looking don't need good luck.
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  9. Mia Farrow

    At 21, she personified the adjective gamine: Her close-cropped hair perfectly complemented her delicate features. And the ensemble she wore to wed Frank Sinatra in 1966 — a pale mini-dress paired with a short, boxy matching jacket — likewise balanced sweet with chic.
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  10. Portia De Rossi

    Both of the brides wore Zac Posen at their 2008 ceremony: Ellen DeGeneres opted for a tailored ensemble consisting of white pants, a dress shirt, and a white vest, while DeRossi chose a dramatic (and beautiful) backless gown with a ballerina-inspired pale pink tulle skirt.
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  11. Marilyn Monroe

    They seemed, to some, like a match made in heaven: the big-screen siren and the baseball star. While Monroe's marriage to Joe DiMaggio didn't even last a year, the fur-collared brown wool suit she wore to their 1954 ceremony at San Francisco's City Hall was utterly timeless.
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  12. Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor's "Cleopatra" co-star Richard Burton was her fifth husband. (And her sixth — they remarried less than two years after their first divorce.) So it makes sense that, in 1964, she decided against a traditional white dress. Instead, Taylor opted for a round-necked daffodil yellow chiffon mini topped with a headdress made of white hyacinths and lilies of the valley. (She wore green to their do-over in 1976.)
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  13. Lady Diana Spencer

    Yes, her puff-sleeved, ruffled, silk taffeta gown — decorated with lace, embroidery, sequins, and around 10,000 tiny pearls — wasn't exactly understated. But then neither was anything else about Diana's royal wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.
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  14. Jacqueline Bouvier

    The future first lady (and fashion icon) wore a voluminous ivory silk taffeta gown by the designer Ann Lowe when she married John F. Kennedy in 1953. A portrait neckline and wide, embellished skirt emphasized Jackie's small waist, and an heirloom lace veil, which originally belonged to her grandmother, completed the super-romantic ensemble.
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  15. Ivanka Trump

    Donald's daughter was reportedly inspired by Grace Kelly's classic gown: She converted to Judaism in order to marry Jared Kushner in 2009, and required a slightly more covered-up style. Vera Wang was happy to oblige. "I seized on the chance to do a dress that wasn't naked," the designer said at the time.
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  16. Grace Kelly

    In 1956, she played a princess onscreen in "The Swan" and then assumed the role in real life: The pearl-studded, long-sleeved gown she wore to marry Monaco's Prince Rainier was a parting gift from Grace Kelly's former studio, MGM. Conceived by costume designer Helen Rose — and constructed by three dozen seamstresses over six weeks — the elaborate silk faille, silk tulle, and rose point lace confection was pure Hollywood fantasy.
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