Photos: Fairchild Archive
Thanks to our Oscar fashion roundup, you already know which of the night's gowns mirror wedding dresses from designers like Jenny Packham and Claire Pettibone, and which come straight from the bridal runway—but then there are the red carpet looks we only dream had bridal equivalents.
From the geometric split-neckline to the Louis Vuitton accent jewelry, Gwyneth Paltrow's liquid silver Calvin Klein dress befits a minimalist, no-fuss bride. We see this dress worn without a veil and with a small, monochromatic bouquet for a truly modern take. Charlize Theron attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party in a Spring 2011 Atelier Versace gown that pairs well with brides wanting old Hollywood glamour—though the Swarovski crystal sunburst still adds a touch of unexpected fun. Visit our dress gallery for more designer wedding dresses.—Phillip B. Crook