The Best Bridal Looks from the 2016 Met Gala
Awards season is over, but that doesn't mean it's the end of red-carpet season! Enter the Met Gala, fashion's biggest night of the year. Held every first Monday in May, the Met Gala boasts some of fashion's biggest red carpet risks—and triumphs—with pretty much every A-list celebrity wearing their most daring fashion looks. Remember Beyoncé's illusion sequin Givenchy gown? Met Gala. Sarah Jessica Parker's flaming red headpiece by H&M? Met Gala. Rihanna's show-stopping yellow Guo Pei caped gown? Met Gala. And the best part about it all? Every year, so many of these dresses give us serious bridal inspo. Gorgeous ball gown skirts, intricate embroidery, stand out details; sounds a lot like bridal fashion to us! This year's theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, is sure to deliver some amazing dresses, many of which we can totally see walking down the aisle. Check out all of our favorite gowns to inspire brides-to-be from the 2016 Met Gala here!
Leave it to the former-VS model to strut down the red carpet in this grand Marchesa number. Not only is she wearing the perfect shade of baby blue, but she takes the 3-D-floral trend to a whole new level with the light-up accents. Very Machus X Machina.
Claire Danes is giving us some serious Cinderella vibes in this blue ball gown from bridal designer Zac Posen. The technology-themed finishing touch? The dress glows in the dark. We're sold.
Bride-to-be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's white Ralph Lauren number is so bridal, it even has a train! Could this be her way of subtly hinting at her IRL wedding look? We hope so, because she looks absolutely stunning in the one-shoulder gown with an embellished strap.
Jennifer Hudson looks like a blushing bride in this H&M mermaid stunner—there's even a tiered tulle skirt and train!
Lily-Rose Depp is absolutely killing it in this white halter-neck gown from Chanel Haute Couture. The dress, topped off with a matching cropped jacket, serves as some serious style inspiration for a (very chic) bridal shower or city hall wedding.
Picture this Dolce and Gabbana dress in white or blush and you have one gorgeous, flowing princess ball gown.
Blake Lively stuns in this pale pink Burberry creation with red floral embellishments. Perhaps she was inspired by her own wedding dress, which featured rose-gold embroidery and blush silk tulle?
Ok, so maybe latex isn't very bridal, but we do spy two popular bridal trends on Beyoncé's Givenchy gown: 3-D floral embellishments and gorgeous illusion sleeves. So now you can say your bridal look was inspired by Queen Bey herself.
Karlie Kloss stuns in a caped number from Brandon Maxwell—the designer who created Lady Gaga's stunning Grammys jumpsuit. The caped accent makes it easy for a bride to switch up her look from ceremony to reception.
Kate Bosworth's blush-and-nude dress with a metal embellishments has us dreaming of a whimsical wedding with a modern touch. The feminine tulle skirt is offset with an edgy metallic bodice.
One of our favorite trends from Bridal Fashion Week? Head-to-toe embellishments. So, naturally, we're loving Joan Smalls's shimmering gown courtesy of Balmain.
Margot Robbie's Calvin Klein Collection dress has cut-outs in all the right places. We love the clean lines and thigh-high slit, showing off minimalism at its best.
Yes it's black, but Bella Hadid's Givenchy gown is the epitome of bridal perfection: from the strapless silhouette to the lush, flowing train.
The always elegant Freida Pinto steps out in one of the bridal fashion season's biggest trends: high necks. We love the embellishment on the front of the bodice of her Tory Burch gown.
For Emma Stone, Prada took a seemingly simple white gown and transformed it into something seriously sexy with the help of leather-and-metal corset. The dress gives off a Grecian goddess vibe fit for a cool-girl bride.
Mindy Kaling's white strapless Tory Burch dress is made for a bride-to-be who's looking for something simple and chic.