Oscars 2018: The Most Bridal Looks from the Red Carpet
If we think of Hollywood award shows in terms of wedding celebrations, the Academy Awards would definitely be the main event: the wedding itself. The reason? They're held at the tail-end of the awards season and feel like the culmination of the Grammys, SAGs, Golden Globes, and every other major ceremony put together. And, like a black-tie wedding, the Oscars are an esteemed, significant event which demands refined fashion from every guest in attendance.
Luckily for us, the 90th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, certainly didn't disappoint. In fact, many of our favorite celebrities transformed the red carpet into a would-be ceremony aisle with dresses that felt decidedly bridal. Take Allison Williams's Armani Privé Couture gown, for example. Her illusion dress felt subtly vintage and romantic. If pure white is what you're after, take a close look at Margot Robbie's Chanel sheath. The off-the-shoulder gown was equal parts chic and fun. Want even more all-white ideas? Mary J. Blige, Laura Dern, and Jane Fonda all chose wedding-appropriate dresses.
While we watch the Academy Awards to celebrate an excellent year of films, we always tune in early to take in the award-worthy fashion that hits the red carpet (and to witness all of our favorite celebrity couples in action!). That's why we rounded up all of the most memorable styles here, to inspire you as you search for your own wedding dress. Ready to see all of the best bridal looks from the 2018 Academy Awards? Click through to discover if your favorite look from the evening made it onto our list.
I, Tonya star Margot Robbie, who's nominated for Best Actress, made the case for going simple in her all-white Chanel sheath. The dress featured just a hint of texture courtesy of the off-the-shoulder straps.
There's a reason brides are drawn to fabric with some sheen—Black Panther's Danai Gurira looked like a princess in her Academy Awards ensemble.
Brides love a good back bow, and Lady Bird actress Saoirse Ronan's pretty strapless look by Calvin Klein proved there's a good reason why.
Mary J. Blige
Don't rule out drop-waist dresses while shopping for your own gown. Mary J. Blige, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mudbound, proved the classic look is as stylish as ever in this Versace number.
What's not to love about Jennifer Lawrence's glitzy Dior dress? The modern piece may not be white, but the silhouette is a gorgeous one for a bride.
Looking for a wedding dress with subtle vintage vibes? Allison Williams's Armani Privé Couture gown, which featured illusion cap sleeves and elegant beadwork, is one to bookmark.
If you're searching for something more structural, take notes from Jane Fonda, who wore a fitted sheath dress from Balmain's 44 Francois Premier collection. A cut-out neckline and shoulder pads made the look feel seriously glam.
Gal Gadot's 1920s-inspired Givenchy dress delivered serious after-party fashion inspiration. The sequined bodice and metallic fringe scream "Let's celebrate!"
Whimsical brides will love the sparkly blush Christian Dior dress Elisabeth Moss chose. But the belted gown wasn't her only wedding-worthy fashion moment—her coordinating clutch felt bridal, too.
Laura Dern's all-white Calvin Klein sheath dress makes the case for asymmetrical sleeves. They're perfect for the fashion-forward bride.
If your goal is to look regal on your wedding day, let Emily Blunt's Schiaparelli Couture dress inspire you. The ruffled neckline, poufy sleeves, and blue hue made her outfit entirely elegant.
A thigh-high slit and on-trend metallic sash make Lupita Nyong'o's gilded Atelier Versace dress after party-ready.
Gina Rodriguez brought the drama with her bold Zuhair Murad gown, which featured a statement train that any bride-to-be would love.
Model Camila Alves wore this unique off-the-shoulder gown as she walked the red carpet with husband Matthew McConaughey. The layered tulle felt especially bridal.
Laurie Metcalf, who's performance in Lady Bird earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination, donned a pink silk sheath that a classic-meets-modern bride would love.