Met Gala 2017: The Best Dresses to Inspire Your Bridal Style
While there's no shortage of wedding dress inspiration for the bride-to-be (hello, Bridal Fashion week!), modern women may be searching for bridal style ideas in more unlikely places. Enter: The Met Gala. Held every year on the first Monday in May, this red-carpet event is synonymous with some of the most incredible, daring, and unique celebrity style, perfect for today's bride.
Tonight's theme? Comme des Garçons, a nod to honorary chair Rei Kaqakubo's avant-garde collections. A-List attendees, including co-chairs Katy Perry and Gisele Bündchen, have turned out in bold, architectural attire that's inspired (however loosely) by the evening's theme. And we must say, the inspiration is exactly what many contemporary brides are looking for.
There was plenty of wedding-worthy inspiration at last year's event, with stars like Karolina Kurkova turning up in a floral embellished Marchesa gown, Claire Danes rocking a baby blue Zac Posen ball gown, bride-to-be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a white Ralph Lauren sheath, and Jennifer Hudson dazzling in a mermaid from H&M. And this year our favorite celebs wowed in dresses that would be perfectly at home walking down the aisle on your big day.
Whatever your ideal wedding silhouette, it's surely present on the Met Gala's red carpet, and in some of the most fashion-forward ways you could ever imagine. Ready to find your modern wedding dress? Here, check out all of our favorite bridal-worthy gowns from the 2017 Met Gala.
Allison WilliamsPlanning a fashion-forward city hall wedding? Then look no further than recent-bride Allison Williams for your big-day inspiration. Her structured black-and-white Diane Von Furstenberg dress is begging for a timeless, chic celebration.
This Vivienne Westwood gown might not have much in common with Kim Kardashian's own wedding dress (she wore a body-hugging gown with sheer lace cutouts), but it still exudes bridal style. We love the off-the-shoulder look for a beach celebration or boho bash.
Big Little Lies star Zoë Kravitz owned the Met Gala red-carpet (or should we say, ivory-carpet) in this Oscar de la Renta gown. You'll turn heads in a similar style on your own day. We're loving the on-trend overskirt and ruffle accents.
Shameless actress Emmy Rossum was anything but in this two-piece look from Carolina Herrera. There's no shortage of bridal vibes from her black pants, white top, and white overskirt. Modern brides, this might just be the outfit for you to steal.
Lupita Nyong'o's feathered Prada dress is totally on-trend with this season's biggest bridal styles: The fluffy, floating details were everywhere on the bridal runways, but we particularly love how her coral gown features feathers just along the neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves.
If Selena Gomez was getting married, this is exactly the dress we'd expect to see her wear down the aisle. Unfussy yet still feminine and romantic, this embellished Coach gown in perfect for the laid-back bride. And it would be equally gorgeous at your bridal shower or morning-after brunch.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist (or an actress who has played one, like Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures) to know that ruffles were a huge trend in the latest wedding dress collections. Monae's black-and-white ruffled Ralph&Russo gown is perfect for the glamorous bride-to-be. It will make just as big of an impact down the aisle as it did on the Met Gala's red-carpet.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley stunned in a floral Oscar de la Renta gown, complete with a bridal-appropriate train. It's surprisingly on-trend for the upcoming wedding season, showing off two of the biggest trends we saw on the bridal runways: black gowns and floral details.
Clad in Giambattista Valli, Lily Collins could be a modern bride. The dress hits two big trends in the world of bridal fashion thanks to its tiered ball gown skirt and black bodice.
How perfect would Stella Maxwell's fringed white gown be for an after-party? It would certainly turn heads on the dance floor, but daring brides might even choose to wear it down the aisle. We fully support either decision.
Jennifer Lopez tried out one of our favorite bridal trends for the Met Gala: capes! Her baby blue Valentino gown was even accessorized with one of the most wedding-worthy accessories we can think of—jewelry from Harry Winston.
Floral-lovers, take note: Zendaya's Dolce & Gabbana features blooms in a whole new way. Not a fan of the floral trend? Then steal the statement-making silhouette instead. The off-the-shoulder neckline, full ball gown skirt, and epic train are all oh-so wedding-worthy.
How gorgeous is Emma Roberts' Diane Von Furstenberg gown? It may not be white, but it's entirely bridal thanks to the corset-inspired top and touches of lace. We think it would make the perfect after-party look.
Plenty of bridal designers debuted pastel wedding dresses this season, but Jessica Chastain's pale yellow Prada gown might just be our favorite take on the trend. Paired with romantic off-the-shoulder straps and a lightly embellished skirt, this beautiful look would be at home at nearly any type of wedding.
Custom Carolina Herrera? Say no more. Hailey Baldwin's tiered ball gown (in a romantic peach hue) couldn't possibly be more wedding-worthy—she even accessorized with a veil-inspired birdcage headpiece.
Gwyneth Paltrow threw it back to her very first Met Gala with this custom Calvin Klein dress (she wore the designer for her first trip down the red carpet at fashion's biggest night in 1995). The pale pink gown would be perfect for a bridal shower!
We love Lily-Rose Depp's pink ball gown by Chanel for a spring or summer wedding. Complete with on-trend floral embellishments, this dress is the perfect choice for the contemporary bride.
Actress Zoey Deutch's Met Gala gown featured another huge trend in bridal fashion: bell sleeves. Plus, we're even more partial to the idea of a statement sleeve when it's paired with feather accents.
Model Behati Prinsloo looked totally wedding-worthy in this body-hugging white gown. Complete with an on-trend cutout and modern corset-inspired neckline (a major trend on the Fall 2018 bridal runways), we'd love to see a bride walk down the aisle in this gown on their big day. Could it be a hint at what Prinsloo wore when we married Adam Levine? We've never seen photos of her bridal attire, but we're guessing it had the same sexy vibes as this look.
Gigi Hadid rocked the runway in this nude Tommy Hilfiger dress complete with a bridal-esque tulle overskirt and asymmetrical neckline.
Miranda Kerr's patterned Oscar de la Renta gown couldn't be any cuter. We love the tea-length hemline for a casual spring or summer wedding, and the pattern is perfect for a bridal shower or post-wedding brunch.
Whether you love this look for your pre-wedding events (think: engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner) or the big day itself, it's time for brides-to-be to take a few style cues from Diane Kruger's Prada gown. We love this white-and-gold embellished look for nearly any bridal occasion, but think it would be especially fitting for a city celebration.
We're obsessed with the pink-and-black Christian Siriano gown worn by actress Laura Osnes. Floral skirt? Check. Cutout details? Check. Wedding-worthy train? Check, check, check. We love this gown in pink and black, but it would be even more incredible in crisp bridal white at a garden ceremony.