2016 Golden Globes Inspired Bridal Dresses
Brides, your big day will be approaching soon and as you prepare for the celebration, dress shopping should be as stress free as possible. If you love the styles the hottest celebrities wear, try a gown that’s inspired by the stars themselves. The dresses worn at the 2016 Golden Globes showcased some of the most stylish designs you’ll definitely want to incorporate in your gown.
Actress Sarah Hay brandishes an illusion Marchesa gown featuring floral designs decorating the entire gown, tulle sleeves, and a full mermaid skirt. Incorporate a similar look for your wedding gown with this dress by Claire Pettibone, featuring intricate designs, delicate sleeves, and a gown that hugs your upper body and torso, but flairs out dramatically with a trumpet dress. Hay styled her look with a white clutch with silver detailing and Chopard jewelry. Pair yours with minimal jewelry: a simple chain would work best with this look so you don’t loose the focus of the detailing on the gown.
Saoirse Ronan looks stunning in this simple, yet breathtaking gown. The gown’s excessive flowing style makes her appear light and fluttery, with a gathering pooling around her feet. However, the gown doesn’t appear to swallow her up, and the plunging V-neckline completes the dress with a dramatic finish. This Isabelle Armstrong dress has a similar neckline, decked out in sparkly jewels, and the dress’ shape will make you feel like royalty. Your wedding ring will complement the sparkle on this dress.
Even though Kate Hudson’s shiny number on the red carpet might be just a tad too flashy for your own wedding, there is no doubt about it that this celebrity is a style icon. This Isabelle Armstrong dress mirrors the “two piece” style of Hudson’s own gown, yet still being classy with added floral accents and a trumpet skirt. We especially love the sweetheart neckline complemented by the sheer capped sleeves paired with dangling earrings. Just be sure not to wear anything that will clash with the delicate design of the dress.
Known for being a fearless trendsetter, Zendaya’s stunning red gown turned heads at the Golden Globes. What stood out in particular was the three-tiered mermaid-styled skirt on her dress. The gown itself is pattered with floral textures, mimicking the appearance of red roses. Incorporate this look in your own wedding dress with this gown from Isabelle Armstrong that features a flouncy skirt that might remind you of the childhood ruffles you used to wear, only more sophisticated now that you’re going to get married! The sweetheart neckline adds just the right amount of class and does not take away from the fullness of the lower half. If you’re feeling bold, imitate Zendaya and wear statement jewelry.
Don’t mistake Laverne Cox’s dress for being simply plain. The high neck gives the illusion of a long upper body and the skirt adds an element of surprise. From the front, the dress appears the hug her curves with its form-fitting style, but from the back the skirt pools out, imitating the train of a wedding dress. This sleek dress from Olia Zavozina provides a fresh look on the traditional wedding dress. Like Cox’s gown, this dress has a high neckline and a long, draping skirt. The two-piece style is a current trend that you can incorporate into your own dress. Pair this simple dress with blue earrings. Be sure to avoid wearing necklaces that will clash with the dress’ neckline style.
Whether you want a simple, classic dress or an intricate, detailed gown for your wedding day, getting your inspiration from the stars who walked the red carpet of the 2016 Golden Globes is a fail-proof way to steal some style tips from the best of the best.
-By Bonnie Wong