This a post written for Helene in Between, not written by Helene.
Through the years there have been hundreds of wedding looks in movies that many have lusted over. Whether you’re planning your set nuptials for next year or simply enjoy daydreaming of your own Hollywood-worthy gown, it’s fun to reflect upon what fashion icons have worn in the past years and how inspiration can be drawn from their darling styles. For those who have dreamed of recreating a movie look for their wedding dress, here are a few examples.
1. Funny Face (1957)
This movie, starring the iconic Audrey Hepburn, showcases the starlet’s timeless beauty and sophistication which was standard for the era. Reference her classic style by choosing a dress with a boat neckline and a hem that hits just above the ankle. Complete the look with a long white veil, classic white pumps and lady like white gloves. Make sure to keep jewelry and makeup to a minimum.
2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
This early 2000s romantic comedy features a dress style for a more conservative woman, preferring a bit more modesty. If you loved the Cinderella-like transformation of the main character, Foutoula, seek out full-coverage dress with sleeves. The cinched in waist will flatter your midriff and a trumpet style skirt and lace detailing will complete the look.
3. Enchanted (2007)
This fairytale look embodies what many woman envisioned as young girls—a big poufy bridal gown. Modernize the look by selecting a dress with a detailed bodice leading into a large mass of fluffy tulle, allowing you to truly feel like a princess on your special day. However, we’d suggest ditching the overly puffy sleeves that made the entire 1980’s cringe-inducing.
4. Sex and the City (2008)
Since the original inception of Sex and the City, women have inspired to replicate main character Carrie Bradshaw’s eclectic yet chic style of dressing. It would only be natural that her wedding dress would be desired as well but, unfortunately, the specific design costs nearly $10,000. To achieve the same va-va-voom effect for less, opt for a dress that is very structural around the top, with lots of draping and folds in the skirt. Complete the look [TI1] by adding a glittery broach to your bodice and finish it with a boldhead piece or hair accessory.
5. Bride Wars (2009)
This movie, though notoriously panned by critics, featured this highly coveted elegant look designed by Vera Wang. To recreate Anne Hathaway’s look, choose a dress with a tiered trumpet styled skirt, with the top being structured, sleek and form fitting. Keep the look simple with demure makeup, a long veil and minimal jewelry.
With a bit of ingenuity and a creative eye, it is easy to reproduce that bridal look that you’ve been dreaming of. You can gather inspiration for your wedding look from many places, just remember to make the style all your own.