Colorful Gowns, Sexy Silhouettes, and 7 More Bridal Fashion Trends From the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

elle fanning wearing a blush pink sequin trumpet gown on the Cannes red carpet

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Let's face it, we know that it can be hard to draw wedding fashion inspiration from the looks you see on the red carpet. Bridalwear is often limited to the "racks" and Bridal Fashion Week, and many of our favorite red carpet ensembles are often overlooked by brides searching for their perfect gown. However, we're here to say that inspiration can be found anywhere, and at this year's 75th Cannes Film Festival, A-listers are giving it their all when it comes to wedding-worthy pieces.

From Anne Hathaway's two-piece column dress to Lori Harvey's strapless yellow ballgown, we've spotted some of the most popular wedding fashion trends during this cinematic affair—with some celebs wearing designs by actual bridal designers, too! And if you want to break the rules on your big day, take a cue from Cannes and find a look that will allow you to stand out in the most glamourous way possible.

So ahead, keep scrolling to see a few of the top bridalwear trends from the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, so far. You never know, you may find "the one" on the red carpet.

Colorful Gowns

If you've been following the trends (and even if you haven't!) you may have noticed that colored wedding dresses are extremely popular. Follow Lori Harvey and Elle Fanning's lead, and wear a colorful gown that will look absolutely stunning down any wedding aisle.

lori harvey wearing a wedding strapless ballgown on the Cannes red carpet

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Lori Harvey in Alexandre Vauthier Couture.

elle fanning wearing a blush pink sequin trumpet gown on the Cannes red carpet

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Elle Fanning in custom Giorgio Armani Privé.

Two-Piece Ensembles

Today, more and more brides are embracing two-piece bridal ensembles, and it's a trend we expect to see for years to come. If you're on the hunt for this bridalwear silhouette, look to Anne Hathaway and Jasmine Tookes who both rocked various iterations of this wedding fashion trend.

anne hathaway in two-piece white crop top and skirt

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Anne Hathaway in custom Giorgio Armani Privé.

Jasmine Tookes wearing two piece sequin dress

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Jasmine Tookes in Zuhair Murad Couture.

Dramatic Ruffles

Even though bridalwear trends are leaning towards more modern aesthetics, ruffles will forever be a wedding fashion staple. Urvashi Rautela and Jessica Wang both wore gorgeous ruffled gowns that can easily be replicated for any grand celebration.

Urvashi Rautela wearing a volumions ruffled white ballgown

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Urvashi Rautela in Tony Ward Couture.

jessica wang at cannes wearing a ruffle strapless high low white gown

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Jessica Wang in Giambattista Valli.

Sheer & Sexy Silhouettes

For brides looking to make a statement on their big day, opt for a dress that shows off your curves in either a sheer or sexy silhouette. We absolutely loved Sabrina Elba and Thassia Naves's bridal-adjacent ensembles, which leaned into this daring, but glamourous, trend.

sabrina elba wearing a sheer, grecian inspired dress

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Sabrina Elba in Tony Ward Couture.

Thassia Naves wearing an allover sequin sheer-like gown

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Thassia Naves in Tony Ward Couture.

Structured Silhouettes

Structured silhouettes are quickly growing in popularity, and we absolutely love the different iterations seen on the Cannes red carpet. Whether you want to wear a structured ballgown skirt, like Meredith Mickelson, or opt for avant-garde architectural embellishments, à la Leonie Hanne, we're certain you'll turn heads no matter what direction you take.

Leonie Hanne wearing a structured beaded white gown

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Leonie Hanne in Valdrin Sahiti.

Meredith Mickelson in structural ivory gown

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Meredith Mickelson in Sophie Couture.

Geometric Mirror Embellishments

If you want to shine bright on your wedding day (literally!), we absolutely recommend shopping for a gown with mirror embellishments. Eva Longoria and Alessandra Ambrosio effortlessly pulled off this trend at Cannes, and showed us why you should sport this look at your reception or after-party.

Eva Longoria in mirror ball gown

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Eva Longoria in Cristina Ottaviano.

Alessandra Ambrosio wearing mirror gown in cannes

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Alberta Ferretti.

High Necklines

Trendy, but still classic, high necklines will forever be a bridal staple. Lashana Lynch and Deepika Padukone both demonstrate why this silhouette is a popular choice on and off the aisle.

 Lashana Lynch wearing a sleeveless white high-neck gown

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 Lashana Lynch in Fendi.

Deepika Padukone wearing ruffle white high neck white gown

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Deepika Padukone in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.

All Over Sequin and Beading

More is more when it comes to sequin and beading in bridal fashion. If you're not afraid to truly lean into this sparkly trend, we highly recommend drawing inspiration from Flora Coquerel and Victoria Bonya's Cannes Film Festival look for a one-of-a-kind glam moment.

Flora Coquerel wearing a strapless sequin gown

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Flora Coquerel in Sara Onsi.

Victoria Bonya in a silver sequin caftan-like dress

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Victoria Bonya in Ziad Nakad.

Unexpected Cutouts

Dare to be bold on your big day, and opt for a dress that shows a little (or a lot!) of skin. Wedding dresses with cutouts have grown in popularity over the past few years, and we absolutely love the different iterations of this style as seen on Maria Borges and Bella Hadid.

Maria Borges in a black cut out gown

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Maria Borges in PINKO Official.

bella hadid wearing a white long sleeve dress with a hip cut out

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Bella Hadid in Gucci by Tom Ford.

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