If you want to know what the next big trend is, look to the Oscars.
The stars were out in force at the 2019 Academy Awards, giving us everything from Lady Gaga in the chicest Audrey Hepburn-esque sculpted Alexander McQueen, to Rachel Weisz in floral red vinyl, and Charlize Theron in a showstopping backless Dior gown.
Among these dresses were plenty that wouldn’t look out of place walking down the aisle. If you’re after some A-list inspiration for your wedding dress, look no further!
We’ve rounded up the Oscars dresses that would look incredible as wedding dresses.
She picked up the award for Best Actress in a forest green number, but switched it up for this stunning caped silk dress for the Vanity Fair after-party. We love the champagne colour and Victoriana-style high neck. This style would work perfectly for a vintage wedding with a ’30s or ’40s theme.
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Metallics are huge this year. Pinterest noted an astonishing 1,552% increase in searches for gold wedding dresses alone! If you want to make a nod to the trend but aren’t ready to go all out, take inspiration from Amy Adams. She walked the red carpet in this unusual white and silver strapless Atelier Versace gown, with a statement neckline and cool geometric design.
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The Legally Blonde star won Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk. But all eyes were on her sizzling Oscar de la Renta dress with a thigh-high split. If you’re not afraid to show off a little leg, a front or side split instantly ramps up the sexiness and edginess of your wedding dress. It doesn’t need to be as high as this – although if you’re getting married during a heat wave, it might be necessary!
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Metallics and a side-split? Brie Larson’s Celine dress ticks all the boxes! If you’re going for a glam wedding theme, this would work so well as an evening reception dress to ensure all eyes are on you. Alternatively, the high-neck style is great to adopt for wedding dresses. An ivory or white version of this would look so sleek and stylish.
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Soft pastels are a great alternative to a white wedding dress. We love a colourful style that really shows off your personality. Charlize wore this robin’s egg blue gown by Dior that look stunning against her brunette hair. If you want an easy modern twist to your dress, choose a piece of statement jewellery like the Monster actress has done here. Charlize is in a Bvlgari snake necklace and bracelet but any standout gemstone necklace, earrings or cuff would look amazing.
The Scandal star wore a strapless, sheer gown to the Vanity Fair after-party. We love the all-over beading, tiered structure and her simple accessories which made the dress the star of the show. Tiers aren’t just for wedding cakes; they work so well for dresses. Go for a flouncier option for a boho feel, or architectural layers for a clean, modern style.
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Crazy Rich Asians had its fair share of incredible outfits, and star Constance Wu didn’t disappoint at the Oscars. Her yellow chiffon Versace dress had more than a few Beauty and the Beast vibes, but the marigold shade is such a great choice if you don’t want a white gown. The off-the-shoulder cap sleeves are a huge trend for 2019 and we love the embellished edging to the neckline – that style would look amazing with almost any dress.
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Best Picture presenter Amandla Stenberg channeled the roaring ’20s in this fringed Miu Miu gown. If you’re having a vintage or Gatsby theme to your wedding, a nude and silver style like hers is perfect. The bodice is super flattering and just imagine how that fringing will look as you boogie around the dance floor!
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Killing Eve’s Villanelle seemed to be the inspiration for quite a few dresses this year. Country singer Kacey Musgraves wore a voluminous pink princess gown that screamed Disney queen as much as Russian assassin. Warm pastel pink is a lovely choice for a spring or summer wedding, and those chiffon tiers are perfect for a boho theme. If you want to adopt a little of Kasey’s style, consider a statement neckline or jewelled belt.
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All hail Queen Glenn! Proving that older women don’t need to stick to dark colours or simpler shapes, The Wife star chose a custom Carolina Herrera gold gown. Weighing 20kg and hand-embellished with 4 million beads, it featured a cape and train that looked like a stunning river of molten gold behind her. Importantly, it also had pockets – one of the greatest additions to a dress. If you’re an older bride, don’t be afraid of colour or shape. It’s your wedding day, you just need to feel comfortable and happy!