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With a girl-next-door aesthetic, Kristen Bell's red carpet looks are always a little bit sweet, yet totally enviable. But Bell recently took her fashion game to the next level at the premiere of her highly-anticipated movie Veronica Mars. From the precious pink color to the dramatic high-slit and diagonal draping, this J. Mendel dress is not only a sartorial risk for the actress, but it would also make a style splash down the aisle. A gown like this is fit for an elegant black-tie wedding thanks to the on-trend hue (Blush! Peony! Coral! Designers showed pink gowns of all shades this past bridal runway season) and sophisticated sheen, plus its sleek silhouette.
For brides-to-be who instantly fell in love with Bell's red carpet dress, we found a few similar options from some of our favorite bridal designers.
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Apparently, Mendel and Lhuillier are of like minds! Monique's Fall 2014 "Portia" strapless pink silk sheath has a similar diagonally-draped bodice. Nevermind the familiar color and straight lines, this dress is also a doppelganger for its equally shiny fabric.
"Portia" strapless pink silk sheath wedding dress with a draped sweetheart bodice, Monique Lhuillier
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This Fall 2014 Houghton ensemble also flaunts fashionable diagonal draping — but with a twist. While it appears to be a dress, it's actually a wide-leg silk romper! We envision a daring bride rocking this versatile and original wedding day look.
"Marsanne" strapless silk wide leg wedding romper with a draped bodice and pockets, Houghton
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The major leg slit sold us on this Fall 2014 Jim Hjelm dress. Plus, like our other picks, this strapless organza gown features diagonal ruching, which helps create the same movement as Bell's dress.
Style 8411, strapless silk organza A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline, beaded belt, and high side slit, Jim Hjelm