Newlywed Zoë Saldana is ready for spring in this lightweight printed blue-and-white look courtesy of Roksanda Ilincic (who, by the way, has also dressed the Duchess of Cambridge). The skirt and top is polished and feminine, yet fashion-forward. The blue hue with an on-trend, contrasting red collar, flirty sheer sleeves, and structured skirt silhouette make this a pitch-perfect choice for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch or engagement party.
If, however, you want to take this look to the next level and use it as your wedding dress inspiration there are a few key elements that would easily translate to the aisle including its sheer short sleeves, the blue print, the chic calf-length hemline, and the sleek layered peplum. Below, all of these fashionable features in action on the recent bridal runways.
Photo: Robert Mitra
First things first: Let's talk those uber romantic, flouncy sheer short sleeves! This Marchesa gown takes Zoë's feminine sleeves to the next level. There's also an added bridal bonus of floral embroidery, which reflects the print on Saldana's dress but makes the overall vibe of the gown more wedding-worthy.
Tulle ball gown wedding dress with a fully embroidered bodice, short sleeves, and ruffled peplum, Marchesa
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Now, about that ultra-chic hemline: Neither ankle-length nor tea, the length of the dress hits right at the calf. This Jenny Packham dress is the bridal interpretation of calf-length featuring a heavily embroidered illusion neckline and elegant short sleeve.
"Gemma" tea-length organza A-line wedding dress with an illusion beaded high neckline and short sleeves, Jenny Packham
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Want to wear your something blue? While it's not a geometric print, this blue floral Francesca Miranda skirt has the same color story as Zoë's dress, in a more romantic way.
"Suzanne" sleeveless A-line wedding dress with a floral silk skirt and lace bodice, with illusion high neckline, Francesca Miranda
Photo: Courtesy of Liancarlo
Last but not least, we're zooming in on the super sleek layered peplum Zoë is rocking. It's light, yet structural, with an asymmetrical hem which makes it even more on-trend. This Liancarlo tulle peplum offers a very similar look — it's not only constructed from a lightweight fabric, it features uneven hemlines, too.
Style 5876, strapless organza and silk sheath wedding dress with a tulle peplum waist, sweetheart neckline, and floral embroidered bodice, Liancarlo