The Met Ball 2014 was awash with bridal-inspired looks, but we’ve scoured the red carpet to find our five favourite designs, and here they are…
The annual Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is one of the highlights of the celebrity calendar, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint in terms of bridal-inspired fashions. First up we loved Suki Waterhouse’s fun, frilly strapless gown by Burberry almost as much as we love her gorgeous beau Bradley Cooper! In a super-subtle shade of pink, this style of dress is bang on trend for confident brides in 2014/15. Love this look? Try Maggie Sottero or Mon Cheri for a statement skirt like this.
Next up it’s Taylor Swift in another perfectly pink dress by Oscar de la Renta. The deep rounded bodice flatters Taylor’s neckline and is a great alternative to strapless if you need a little more support on the big day. For copy-cat styles, try Ellis Bridals or Sincerity for a sleek design like this with a statement train.
Who says you have to be tall to rock a ballgown? Tiny but perfectly formed Hayden Panettiere wowed the red carpet with this classic A-line design, with a colourful twist. Check out British designer Sassi Holford’s latest collection for something similar.
American Hustle star Amy Adams looked every inch the glamorous actress in her flattering silver fishtail gown. This deep sweetheart neckline is ideal for a modest bust and the mermaid style skirt will add the illusion of curves in an instant. take note of how she’s standing too – a very flattering pose for brides-to-be! For sleek, sexy gowns like this, Justin Alexander should be your first port of call.
And finally on our list we have the delicious Blake Lively (and her even more delicious husband Ryan Reynolds!). But let’s forget about him for a moment and concentrate on that spectacular gown. Nude was definitely having a moment during this year’s event but Blake’s shimmering Gucci creation caught our eye almost immediately. Showing off her curves to perfection, we loved the plunging neckline and the flowing fabric from the shoulders – a great alternative if you don’t want a veil on the big day. For similar gowns try Spanish design house Pronovias.
Have you found your perfect gown yet? Check out our Fashion section for more dress ideas straight from the 2015 catwalks.