Emmys 2017: The Best Dresses to Inspire Brides-to-Be
The Emmys celebrate the year's best television shows, but everyone knows that there's more to the ceremony than that. The event, much like other award shows, is a chance for celebs to show off their style. Cue a night of gorgeous hair and makeup and stunning, glamorous gowns. The red carpet rivals fashion runways, showcasing beautiful dress after beautiful dress.
Considering the formality of the event and the types of garments typically worn to it, the Emmy Awards are also great when it comes to providing bridal inspiration. Chic silhouettes and sparkly accessories make for wedding-worthy outfits. Plus, there's bound to be a fair share of white, and other colors that are great for brides, like blush and even red.
Ahead, the most bridal ensembles from the 69th Emmy Awards. Prepare for incredible dress ideas, as well as some amazing beauty looks. Best of all, these styles were sported by some of your favorite celebs. What better place to draw inspiration from than the wardrobes of the stars? Click through for impeccable wedding-ready fashion, be it trendy or timeless, modern or vintage, elegant or whimsical, and more. We've taken note of what attendees—from nominees to newly-engaged and newly-married actresses—stepped out in, and pointed out our favorite details. In the mix are beautiful silhouettes, pretty shades, and stunning embellishments. This list is also incredibly varied, with inspiration for your ceremony outfit, your reception ensemble, and your bridesmaids.
Ever the bombshell, Sofia Vergara donned a form-fitting, strapless white Mark Zunino gown.
Nominee Thandie Newton wore a pink, strapless, and sparkly Jason Wu gown—talk about looking fit for a fairytale.
Newlywed Julianne Hough wore a moody, black gown by Marchesa, a bridal favorite. The floral details make it even more wedding appropriate.
Madeline Brewer, of The Handmaid's Tale, wore a shimmering Berta dress with an illusion neckline. Its pouf sleeves exuded vintage vibes.
This sparkling Zac Posen gown was just as glamorous as Emmy Rossum's gorgeously-waved hair. The actress also gets points for her elegant, bridal-appropriate jewelry.
Yara Shahidi walked the carpet in a whimsical, flutter-sleeved nude Prada dress with pretty embellishments.
The This Is Us star got engaged just days before the Emmys. Mandy Moore clearly had weddings on the mind when it came to picking this nuptial-ready, strapless Carolina Herrera dress.
We love the bridal structure of the custom Vera Wang gown Issa Rae wore, from the glamorous back to the textured sleeve detail.
Saturday Night Live star and Emmy nominee Kate McKinnon stepped out in Narciso Rodriguez.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross—who was a nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series—stunned in a loud Chanel Haute Couture gown.
Laverne Cox's metallic Naeem Khan gown would make a statement at a wedding's reception or after-party.
The silhouette and pattern of Lea Michele's Elie Saab gown would be perfect for any bride trying to achieve a princess look.
Viola Davis dressed up in an orange Zac Posen number—just picture it in white! Her Harry Winston jewelry was bridal-worthy, too.
Jessica Biel had jaws dropping in a sparkly gold Ralph & Russo gown with a high slit. A style like this will have any bride looking smoking and sophisticated.
Nicole Kidman wore a Calvin Klein dress that was basically made for doing twirls on a wedding dance floor.
Zoe Kravitz's Dior gown was certainly festive, and emblematic of her cool-girl style. And when it comes to bridal-worthy jewelry, you can't go wrong with Tiffany & Co.
Priyanka Chopra's white Balmain dress had a feathered skirt and dramatic embellishments—edgy brides can make a statement in something similar.
Shailene Woodley—who was nominated for her role in Big Little Lies—wore a stunning, face-framing updo. Her Ralph Lauren gown would look incredible on bridesmaids, or in white as a wedding dress.
Like Brewer, Sarah Paulson wore a dress with voluminous sleeves, but her sequined Carolina Herrera gown appeals more to modern, unconventional brides.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood chose an outfit that proves that pants can be bridal. The Westworld nominee—who was up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series—wore Moschino.
Susan Kelechi Watson
Off-the-shoulder gowns are especially popular as of late, and Susan Kelechi Watson's metallic Cristina Ottaviano dress shows why. We love the structure of its bodice.