Bridal chic at Awards Season
The Golden Globes held in January and the Academy awards in February saw many A list stars vow the red carpet in white gowns and dresses. Could this be the effect of a year of Royal Weddings? Could this truly be a bridal chic revival? Last summer saw the white dress hailed as the new LBD so having stars wear the white dresses in full force only conforms the trend. The white colour has such a lovely effect on all skin tones and variations of light dresses (with infusions of pink and purple) really look gorgeous… have a look….
Jessica Biel, hounded by recent engagement rumours, wore a white lace gown by Elie Saab. Interestingly, she chose not to wear the alleged engagement ring. Opinion was divided between a class verdict and a upright prudent look for her dress. She’s such a beautiful woman but I actually think she could have worn something even more fabulous? or perhaps she was trying to lay low after the publicity overdrive with her engagement rumours after New Years?
The ever gorgeous Kate Beckinsale stuck to her usual strapless fishtail gowns, wearing one designed by Roberto Cavali.
The sparkly Elle Macpherson (who you would never guess is close to 50!) was true to her supermodel form. She looks full of life and like she’s having fun here (the smile does help!)
Angelina Jolie wore white in a departure from her signature black. She won much praise for her sleek Atelier Versace red and white gown. Theres something quite Brother’s Grimm-esque about this outfit – not sure if the red reminds me of Red Riding Hood?
and as if on cue… Gweneth Paltrow actually did wear a cape to her Tom Ford gown at the Academy Awards in February. Its amazing how toned and radiant she always looks.
Co-writer and star of the Bridesmaids movie Kirsten Wiig wore a nued coloured J Mendel gown. So gorgeous and can easily see her recycle this for a wedding (not that she needs to!)
And Octavia Spenser looked fabulous for a Tadashi Shoji dress that looked like it had found her rather than the other way around.
My favourite two looks were the hints of pink and blues – seen here on Sharle Woodley in light blue Marchesa and the stunning Jessica Alba in Gucci.