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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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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