LunchDate #20 – Academy Awards Wedding Fashion
From an overly protruding leg that now has it’s own Twitter account, to a questionable wardrobe malfunction (we don’t see it) that now has it’s own Twitter account, to – our favorite – a red carpet “ashing” prank by a fictional dictator that was worthy of Punk’d, there were quite a few remarkable pop culture moments.
But there was also fashion on display that we’re likely to see show up in 2012 Spring and Summer weddings, so let’s keep it classy and discuss that!
Any Oscar fashions that you think might surface in 2012 wedding trends?
What a fabulous year for Style! We loved so MANY this year! ALLURE top 3 favs of the 2012 Oscar Red Carpet were Gwyneth Paltrow’s amazing white Tom Ford looked georgoeus and graceful! Cameron Diaz in her fitted Gucci was spot on for her fab figure and finally Sofia Vergara in the fabulous detailed strapless Roberto Cavalli! ALLURE Love Love Loved the 2012 Oscar red carpet!
-Jiwon McCartney, ALLURE Event & Meeting Productions (Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA)
Taking a cue from Angelina’s “major” thigh reveal, I think the trend of sexy slits will continue- perhaps even more daring (and baring!) Here’s an idea for dress designers; much like you add hooks to bustle a long train, how about adding a small hook so brides can reveal a leg-flaunting slit after the ceremony? Keep it conservative at the altar, and “kick up the sexy” as the party continues!
-Kim Oliff, Always RSVP Event Design and Coordination (SF Bay Area and Beyond)
There were shades of old Hollywood glamour in side swept hair, dazzling white and shimmering gold and silver, lots of bling and bold cuffs. Gwyneth Paltrow wore an incredible white Tom Ford gown that epitomized the mix of old Hollywood and new, a modern incarnation of Jacqueline Kennedy. Her only bijoux? A modern diamond cuff which added more drama and glamour. This look has been on trend in bridal for the past couple of years and it’s just getting stronger. A dash of color will be an added welcome in bridal fashions as seen by the tres chic Michele Williams, who wore a standout red Louis Vuitton chiffon peplum gown with a circlet diamond necklace and a beautiful bow brooch at the waistline. We’re seeing more and more brides opting for color. Certainly not for everyone, but the rules are getting thinner. As the awards season comes to a close, red carpet trends translate into Spring’s newest looks which typically carry over to bridal fashions; modern shapes, sheer fabrics, a dash of color, statement making drop earrings, bold cuffs and our favorite, brooches.
-Susan Metropoulos, The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery (Chicago, IL)
I think that Gwyneth Paltrow’s flawless classic white gown and coat will inspire brides in 2012. Her dress was timeless. Another trend I can see catching on is wearing a statement brooch on the back of the dress at the waist, channeling Angelina Jolie’s bold Oscar look. Retro mermaid silhouettes and embellished trains were all the rage at the Oscars as well (think Cameron Diaz), and I can see those influences making appearances in 2012.
-Tatiana Abramova, theBrideScoop.com (Chicago, IL)
Old Hollywood was definitely present on the red carpet at the Oscars this year. From the luxe gowns in jeweled and beaded fabrics, to the retro hairstyles and accessories.
Gown after gown of inspiration: wedding dress-inspired gowns are appearing on red carpets everywhere this year. At the Oscars, we saw plenty of white gowns, and some bright bold colors like red, blues and greens that may translate to bridesmaids’ dresses. Several actresses opted for dresses that incorporated the sparkle into the design, like Sandra Bullock in black and cream Marchesa, Maya Rudolph in deep purple Johanna Johnson.
Some of my favorites in white were: Gwyneth Paltrow in a fitted Tom Ford gown with matching floor length cape, Milla Jovovich in a one-shoulder gown by Elie Saab, Jennifer Lopez in an ultra-form-fitting dress by Zuhair Murad and Giuliana Rancic in a beautiful gown with leafy shoulder details. Cameron Diaz wore an off-white Gucci gown, and I thought her sparkly silver fringe train was hot. Rooney Mara’s look may not have been a hit with everyone, but I loved it and she could carry it off. The train was gorgeous.
Hairstyles and makeup: hair and makeup was subtle with only a few wearing heavy eye makeup or a bright lip color. Hairstyles with side swept soft curls, 40’s style pinned up-dos, and headbands. The old Hollywood glam of the totally stylish bird cage veil has already made its way into weddings and I can see that as a growing trend with the glam trend becoming BIG.
While the shabby chic trend may be on the way out, Art Deco styles are emerging, and Mad Men has ushered in a 60’s retro feel as well. Bridal style is following and I think that this year, and in the coming years we will see some very intriguing new styles reflecting all of these.
-Dina Balatti, Bella Celebrations (San Rafael, CA)
Ladies in Red (which not surprisingly is one of my favorite colors)! It is a bold color statement and can be a great add to a wedding color palette with other bright colors or neutrals. Red is for anyone. Michelle Williams – a blond – wore a coral red dress. Natalie Portman – a brunette – a polka dot true red strapless number and Emma Stone – a redhead – wore my favorite dress of the evening, an off-the-shoulder chiffon dress by Giambattista Valli. The color was perfect and complemented her red locks and the bow on her shoulder was fun, whimsical and young. These ladies took red carpet to a new level, and proved that any gal (or bridesmaid) can also wear a shade of red regardless of hair and skin tone.
-Robyn Bruns, Red Letter Event Planning (Glenview, IL)
I loved the simple lines of many of the gowns and then highlighting it with either an amazing detail (think side bow on Emma Stone) or an awesome cape (shout out to Gwyneth Paltrow). I also liked that the makeup and hair were not over the top (for most ladies). Like we tell our brides ~ we want you to look like you but a little more glamorous! A trend I wish would tone down: actresses pushing their boobs all the way up to their chins (razzy to you J Lo!!!).
-Claudia Antony Zompa, AS YOU WISH EVENTS (Chicago, IL)
What do you think? Have an opinion on what Oscar fashions will affect wedding style? Enter it in the comments.