We’ve scoped out three of this year’s awards season’s most noteworthy looks. Our office panel of brides-to-be assess their wedding potential

Edited by Millie Milliken


Wedding fringe dresses red carpet inspiration

(From left to right: Emma Stone at the Academy Awards; get the look with Eliza Jane Howell, Yolan Cris and Rue de Seine)

We say:

When Emma Stone arrived in this head-turner at the 89th Academy Awards, she was saying one thing: ‘I’m winning an Oscar tonight’ (and she did). We love the contrast of the tight corset with the open fringe at the bottom – both ceremony and reception looks 

Our brides-to-be say: 

‘The fringe look can be particularly striking when it’s done properly – like Emma Stone’s dress. When it comes to bridal gowns, though, I find the line between flirty flapper and embellished curtain just that bit too fine.’ Debs 2 stars

‘I really like this look because it can be adapted for a range of styles, from the elegance of a 20s Gatsby dress to a looser, boho festival vibe. I’d leave the accessories plain and simple and let the detail in the dress do all the talking.’ Sarah 4 stars

‘We’re in an era of fashion that’s constantly drawing on historical styles for influence. The 20s feel is really romantic – a pop of red on the lips and you’re ready to go. Plus, it’s the type of dress that you could definitely wear again!’ Emily 4 stars

wedding trousers red carpet inspiration

(From left to right: Evan Rachel Wood at the Golden Globes; get the look with Lela Rosse, Carolina Herrera and Savannah Miller)

We say:

Bravo, Evan Rachel Wood. This was our favourite look from this year’s Golden Globes. Classy, tailored and with a feminine flare, the Westworld beauty’s tux is a sign of things to come – and bridal designers are taking note. Dare to be different!

Our brides-to-be say: 

‘I’m a girly girl at heart, but these alternative bridal trouser suits make me so, so happy. It’s 2017, so it’s about time we brides had a stylish and feminine alternative to “the dress” for those of us who prefer trousers.’ Debs 5 stars

‘Gone are the days of suits just being for the office, and this is a really sharp look. I’m not sure I’m ready for the surprised looks on my friends’ faces if I walked down the aisle in a white version of my husband-to-be’s suit, though!’ Sarah 2 stars

‘This look is smart and sophisticated – perfect for those who prefer clean and elegant lines. The trouser suit adds a modern twist on a traditional occasion, but is too modern for my tastes. Maybe add a veil for a more feminine touch?’ Emily 2 stars

Wedding overskirts red carpet inspiration

(From left to right: Janelle Monáe at the Academy Awards; get the look with Zuhair Murad, Ersa Atelier and Inbal Dror)

We say:

There were a lot of these on the red carpet, but Janelle Monáe undoubtedly wore it the biggest. This Elie Saab Couture number might be a bit OTT but a more bride-friendly alternative can bring fairy-tale romance to simple dresses.

Our brides-to-be say: 

‘I absolutely love the duality of overskirt gowns, particularly the beautiful Ersa Atelier dress featured here. Being the indecisive bride that I am, the idea of having two dresses in one (without two price tags) definitely appeals!’ Debs 4 stars

‘Overall, this is my favourite look. If I were changing outfits between day and evening, I would absolutely consider this style of dress for the latter. It’s really flattering and can be totally bespoke to your style – and your figure.’ Sarah 4 stars

‘The overskirt adds a gorgeous fairy-tale opulence, highlighting curves and would add movement when I walk down the aisle or waltz my way around the dancefloor. It’s elegant and over the top – which makes it perfect for the big day.’ Emily 4 stars

For more wedding dress inspiration (and a few ideas for your bridesmaids too), head this way