Hilary DuffDesigner Jenny Packham
Finishing off the year with bang or in this case the sound of wedding bells, Hilary Duff’s Jenny Packham gown rendered this chatterbox speechless. The sleek silhouette, clean lines and pared back aesthetic brought joy to this minimalists heart. In addition, the dramatic sleeves provided a modern twist to the traditional architecture of a wedding dress. Over the past few years where lace has dominated bridal trends, courtesy of Kim Kardashian’s nuptials to Kanye West I admired the collective effort to challenge current fashion norms
Ellie GouldingDesigner Natacha Ramsay Levi for Chloe
There was something beautifully vintage about this dress. Influenced by the Victorian era, the dress carried power with its fabrication choice and incredible detailing, yet despite this attention to detail remained understated. For me this gown was the perfect marriage of simplicity and intricacy demonstrating the two are not mutually exclusive. Given her celerity status and in an industry where sex sells, it was refreshing to see a bride opt for a more conservative choice.
Sophie TurnerLouis Vuitton
Despite following a traditional cut, the long sleeves and choice of fabric made this dress the epitome of something old something new. I enjoyed her decision to select a bold somewhat heavy material as many brides could potentially look visually overwhelmed with such a choice. However, Sophie demonstrates that a heavy material can effortlessly be pulled off with grace when balanced with a cinched waist and light veil.
Charlotte CasiraghiDesigner Giambattista Valli
There were so many reasons to love this gown. Ethereal, whimsical and thematically on point romanticism exuded from the bride. I specifically love how the dress paid homage to her mother’s own dress from 1978 and that she wasn’t afraid to take a risk by opting for something more conservative. Though we have seen lace at the forefront of wedding dresses over the past decade, Giambattista Valli’s choice of construction and placement breathes life into this traditional material.
Zoe KravitzDesigner Alexander Wang
Did someone say, Audrey Hepburn? I haven’t seen a silhouette like this on a bride since … well never and words cannot express how much I am in love with this dress and Alexander Wang for creating something so perfect, timeless and groundbreaking. In an age where gowns are expected to be long and dramatic I adore Zoe’s courage to buck tradition and pave her own path. It perfectly suits her petite 5’1 frame and coupled with the closed in kitty heels, lack of veil, pixie cut and tattoos this is clearly a woman who knows who she is and her choice of dress reflected that down to a tee.