It is wonderful how much cross over there is these days between the fabulous world of the red carpet and wedding fashion. The 2012 Golden Globes were the perfect example of this, with many of the celebrities sporting gowns that could easy translate to a fabulous bridal gown. Learn how to get a wedding day look full of glamorous red carpet style.
The biggest trend going at the Golden Globes was stunning dresses in neutral tones. Every conceivable variation of nude hues were represented, including blush, cream, pink, champagne, and soft gold. If you have been checking out the latest designer bridal gown collections, you will find that blush and nude tone wedding dresses are very popular for 2012. Brides will have plenty of options in these popular colors, which were prominently featured at Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Lazaro, and Jenny Lee, just to name a few. The blush / nude trend is also available to brides with a non-designer budget, as it is offered by Watters and even David’s Bridal.
Another way to get a glamorous red carpet look on your wedding day is to choose a bridal gown with the silhouette of one of the hot-off-the-runway trends. Gowns with fairly slender skirts were very popular at the Golden Globes, and they will also be a hit for 2012 wedding dresses. The most exquisite dresses are created from softly draping fabrics like tulle and chiffon, often done in layers. Believe it or not, daring front slits are not only for the red carpet this year – they are also a trend in wedding dresses. For an amazing selection of wedding gowns with a high slit in the front, check out gowns from Ines di Santo, Angel Sanchez, Monique Lhuillier, and Reem Acra. A stand out slit skirt dress is one designed by Manuel Mota for Pronovias. With long sleeves and a deep V-neck, this gown invokes a screen siren from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The slit skirt gowns are ideal for a bride who has great legs and wants a very sophisticated wedding gown.
If your best feature is your back instead of your legs, you might want to try on another trend that has crossed over from the red carpet to the bridal world: plunging backs. Celebrities like Zooey Deschanel, Jessica Biel, and Heidi Klum showed off their beautifully toned backs in slinky dresses at the Golden Globes. Obviously, you need to have a great back to pull off one of these daring dresses! The trend carries into bridal in the collections of Marchesa, Elizabeth Fillmore, and Pnina Tornai, among others. Personally, I think that the sexy back has the most wow factor when the front of the gown has a high neckline. Be sure to wear your hair up to show off the special feature of your wedding gown.
The bride is always the star of her wedding day, and the bridesmaids are like the supporting cast. It is important that their style complements your own for the wedding. Many of the bridesmaid dress designers offer long, sophisticated styles that will suit the red carpet glamor theme. Your bridesmaid dresses should have a similar flavor to your wedding gown, but need not mimic the exact design. In other words, if you are wearing a gown with a thigh high slit, your bridal party would look lovely in slender column dresses without a slit. Give them glamorous bridesmaid gifts to help them bring a red carpet flair to their attire. Bridesmaid gifts like crystal jewelry or beaded clutches are just the details your attendants need to win the award for best supporting actresses. When you and your bridesmaids march down the aisle in your stunning celebrity-inspired dresses, your wedding is sure to win top honors for the best show in town!