Cate Blanchett looked like she was just about ready to walk down an aisle in this knee-length Elie Saab lace number at a SK-II event in Shanghai recently. Especially because this look hits a few bridal high notes: The romantic lace, for one, is a tried-and-true wedding day winner, while the fluttering three quarter-length sleeves, and golden underlay sticks to this season's most popular trends.
Whether you want your hemline to hit just below the know or choose interpret Blanchett's beautiful shift with a floor-length gown, here's how to get her wedding-worthy lace sheath.
Photo: George Chinsee
Amsale: If you want a statement-making wedding dress that feels inspired by Blanchett's, you may want to try this sleeveless V-neck Amsale design. It offers a similarly sunny-hued underlay and carefully sewn lace appliqués on a relatively slim silhouette (with the added punch of a graduated mermaid skirt at the bottom).
Sleeveless corded lace and silk chiffon mermaid wedding dress with a v-neckline, Amsale
Photo: Robert Mitra
Marchesa: This Marchesa knee-length sheath's silhouette (with an on-trend collar) is more similar to the Oscar winner. Its sleeves are looser, yet the lace is just as regal.
Knee-length Chantilly lace sheath wedding dress with an illusion high neckline and three-quarter length sleeves, Marchesa
Photo: Matteo Volta/ImaxTree.com
Ines Di Santo: This dress screams drama. Mirroring Blanchett's golden underlay and spread-out appliqués, this deep sweetheart neckline mermaid dress ups the va va voom factor all the while maintaining some of Saab design's key elements.
"Elisavet" strapless lace and tulle trumpet wedding dress with a deep sweetheart bodice, Ines Di Santo
Photo: Thomas Iannaccone
Reem Acra: A sweet and simple wedding-day take on Blanchett's sheath, this Reem Acra design too has a shimmery gold layer and delicate lace exterior with a simple straight silhouette.
*Strapless re-embroidered lace sheath wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline, Reem Acra