Red-Carpet Recap: 3 Looks to Inspire Brides-to-Be

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Amanda Seyfried demonstrated the power and timelessness of buttons, Gabrielle Union's red lace accents added a sultry flair, and Gwyneth Paltrow showed some leg with a thigh-high slit. Here, the red carpet looks we couldn't get enough of this week.

Amanda Seyfried at Shiseido's Cle de Peau Beaute Event - Looking for a way to make a classic LWD for your rehearsal dinner stand out? Find a dress with button accents! They create flattering lines and immediately inject a retro vibe and polish to any design. Amanda Seyfried's Antonio Berardi number featured this darling detail. This look is effortlessly chic from head to toe! Especially with her Bionda Castana pumps.

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Gabrielle Union at LIVE! With Michael and Kelly - When you add a little lace to a form-fitting dress that accentuates your curves, you can be sure that all eyes will be on you. Case in point: Gabrielle Union's Sophia Kah LWD and metallic d'Orsay sandals — the perfect look for your engagement party or bridal shower. Her flawless makeup and modern shag haircut was playful without overpowering the ensemble.

Gwyneth Paltrow at Variety's Power of Women Luncheon - Though you definitely want to be sexy for your bachelorette party, you also want there to be an ease to your look — no matter how much time you took to get ready. It's a night to let your natural beauty shine through. After all, you've been dolled up since your engagement party and will be full-on glam for your big day. Brandon Maxwell is normally known for his over-the-top ensembles (he's Lady Gaga's stylist after all), but his long-sleeve white blouse and high-waist slit skirt on Gwyneth Paltrow was sophisticated and pared-down: still showing off her toned legs and exuding a sense of confidence that smoldered all night long.

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