Red Carpet Dresses We'd Wear Down the Aisle
This year's best dressed—for the aisle, that is.
Every year, award shows, movie premieres, balls, and galas draw a slew of stunning celebrities in jaw-dropping gowns, many of them white and bridal-esque. Walking down the aisle is basically a bride's own red carpet event, so it only makes sense that we draw inspiration from the red carpets of Hollywood and beyond! Without further ado (and before the music cuts us off), the awards for the most wedding-worthy red carpet looks go to…
Actress Lily Collins stunned in a Victorian-esque dress at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards. It's no wonder the look captured quite a few wedding dress trends (high neck, sheer, and flowing sleeves): It was designed by Elie Saab, who introduced his first-ever exclusively bridal line earlier this year.
The Arrival actress was an absolute dream in a white off-the-shoulder dress by Versace for the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards.
We knew the co-host of the 2016 American Music Awards, Gigi Hadid, would stun on the red carpet—and she proved us right: in a lacy, white off-the-shoulder gown by Roberto Cavalli.
Lady Gaga is set to perform at the 2016 AMAs—and she arrived in style, in a white suit by Brandon Maxwell that we'd totally wear down the aisle.
Though it may not be white, Selena Gomez's princess-worthy Prada dress at the 2016 AMAs had "bridal" written all over it.
The actress was a vision in a lacy gown by bridal designer Rita Vinieris on the 2016 AMA red carpet. Who says your "something blue" can't be your wedding dress?
Beyoncé accepted the Video of the Year award for her hit "Formation" at the 2016 Video Music Awards wearing a Yolan Cris gown from the designer's Spring 2017 bridal collection. The dreamy lace wedding dress, called Calamo, featured fine tulle, dramatic, Victorian-inspired sleeves, and delicate lace appliqués hand-sewn on the skirt and bodice. It marked her third look of the night. "We don't know anyone on earth more talented and powerful than Beyoncé," said the designers. "We love her values because [they] are ours, too. We are surprised and we feel lucky and blessed that she has chosen a Yolan Cris design on this special night. We're still in shock. [Congratulations to] her on winning the eight trophies."
Looking for a bridal look that's more daring than traditional? Take a cue from the supermodel's 2016 Video Music Awards' look. Naomi rocked a white Brandon Maxwell gown with a thigh-high slit.
The FLOTUS donned a custom, all-white Brandon Maxwell gown for a White House state dinner in honor of Singapore's prime minister. The designer is a favorite of Lady Gaga's and has worked with the singer multiple times in the past, including her gorgeous white jumpsuit for the 2016 Oscars. President Obama gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to his wife's gorgeous look, and we second that approval!
Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza
Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza stepped out on the red carpet for the premiere of their movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates in white dresses that certainly fit the theme of the film! Kendrick rocked a strapless, bustier-style Calvin Klein dress with black ankle-strap sandals, and Plaza wore a white sequined sheath dress with edgy chain-link straps from Prada. Both of these looks would make for perfect reception or after-party dresses.
The Oscar-winning actress looks stunning in practically every color, but we're loving her in this white number from Hugo Boss, with an off-the-shoulder neckline and a rainbow of 3-D sequin embellishments from the 2016 Tony Awards.
The model wore a gorgeous silk Zac Posen gown with a corseted bodice and high-low skirt to the 2016 Tony Awards. The train alone lends itself to a stunning bridal look, but we're also loving the blush hue of the gown, perfect for the non-traditional bride.
The Cannes red carpet produces some serious showstoppers. Case in point: Blake Lively's Cinderella-esque gown at the Slack Bay premeiere. This Vivienne Westwood dress gives off princess vibes, perfect for the bride who is planning a fairy-tale wedding. We're loving the tiered ruffled skirt and beaded bodice, plus pale blue for bridal is so in right now.
Amal never ceases to amaze us with her on-point fashion choices and perfect hairstyles. Her pale yellow Grecian-inspired Atelier Versace gown seemed to flow with her down the Cannes red carpet, and we can totally imagine the gown on an ethereal, whimsical bride.
Kendall Jenner wore this glam Elie Saab number at the Chopard Wild Party at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The look features two big bridal fashion trends right now: feathers and 3-D embellishments.
The beautiful blue floral details and flowing train of Jourdan Dunn's Ralph & Russo gown for the premiere of The Unknown Girl at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival left us swooning.
Rooney Mara turned heads on the 2016 Oscars red carpet in a white Givenchy gown that has bridal inspo written all over it. She tapped into three major bridal fashion trends: lace, slits, and cutouts.
Is this a sign of what's to come for Lady Gaga's own wedding day? The singer-turned-actress stepped out at the 2016 Oscars in a white pantsuit with a train by her friend and designer Brandon Maxwell. Gaga said that Maxwell created five custom dresses for the red carpet—perhaps he'll design her bridal look when she says "I do" to fiancé Taylor Kinney?
At the 2016 Oscars, Alicia Vikander stunned in a custom Louis Vuitton ball gown with silver embellishments—perfect for the bride who wants to make a real statement down the aisle. The hi-lo skirt gives the traditional silhouette an on-trend update.
Daisy Ridley of Star Wars looked effortlessly elegant in an ankle-length Chanel gown with silver embellishments at the 2016 Oscars. Brides-to-be who are looking for a nonwhite wedding look (or their something blue!) should take note of the chic pale blue number.
J. Law looked flawless in this lacy Christian Dior number at the 2016 Academy Awards. The lace illusion bodice and tiered skirt are perfectly bridal.
Calling all glam brides! Priyanka Chopra, a presenter at the 2016 Academy Awards, looked gorgeous in a curve-hugging strapless white Zuhair Murad gown complete with a sparkly belt.
Singer Andra Day was the epitome of vintage glamour at the 2016 Academy Awards in a pale yellow one-shoulder gown. It's genius inspiration for brides throwing a retro-inspired wedding.
Olivia Wilde's white Valentino Haute Couture gown at the 2016 Oscars is made for a daring bride-to-be. We love the dress's pleating—just think about how beautiful it would move down the aisle or on the dance floor!
Charlize Theron's red Christion Dior Couture gown turned heads on the 2016 Oscars red carpet. The design would double as one seriously sexy, minimalist wedding gown in white.
Queen Bey slayed while presenting at the Grammys in a sheer white Inbal Dror gown with thigh-high slits that's actually a wedding dress!
At the 2016 Grammys, The Big Bang Theory star sparkled in this chic silvery Naeem Khan jumpsuit with a triangular cutout. We could see an edgy bride rocking this look down the aisle.
The model said her dress for the Grammy Awards was "definitely going to embrace the bump," and she didn't let us down! Teigen glowed in a white caped Yousef Al-Jasmi gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry that's definitely wedding-worthy.
For brides who don't want to wear white, Ellie Goulding's soft blush Stella McCartney sheath for the 2016 Grammys would be an ultra-feminine (and unique!) wedding dress. Plus, the gown's back would make a serious statement down the aisle! The singer accessorized withJimmy Choo shoes and a Bvlgari jewelry and clutch.