When brides are picking out wedding dresses, words that typically get tossed around are traditional, classic, and timeless, but the 2019 Met Gala red carpet had us rethinking what a bridal dress is supposed to be. This year's theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion," which meant guests were expected to come in their most over-the-top looks and they did not disappoint.
While jaw-dropping moments like Lady Gaga's four (!!!) outfit changes and Jared Leto carrying, well, Jared Leto, may not be well-suited for saying your "I Dos," we were pleasantly surprised by the number of wedding-worthy looks that walked down the pink carpet. Just like the actual carpet itself, blush was the color of the evening; Baby pinks and dazzling embellishments stole the show and our hearts this year and have us dreaming of blush and sequin wedding dresses going down the aisle.
Whether these looks are actually camp is up for debate, but they definitely get our bridal seal of approval. Scroll on to see some of our favorite bridal moments from the 2019 Met Gala.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Oscar de la Renta
While we love the over-the-top feathered coat for a fun reception look, the sleek and subtly embellished dress is perfect for a bride wanting to wear one dress from the ceremony to after party.
Constance Wu in Marchesa
The Crazy Rich Asians star served art deco looks on the pink carpet.
Taylor Hill in Ralph Lauren
This silky sweet pink dress is perfect for a fun colorful wedding dress.
Leslie Grossman in Christian Siriano
The high-low hemline taps into one of spring 2020's bridal trends so, naturally, we are here for it.
Sara Sampaio in August Getty Atelier
The structured mini dress over the tulle skirt is the definition of Met meets wedding ball gown.
Janet Mock in Alberta Ferreti
Feathers plus sequins plus shoulders equals wedding reception dress goals.
This dress hits so many bridal trend boxes: off-the-shoulder, high-low hemline, and ruffles.
Camila Morrone in Elie Saab
If bridal white isn't your style this champagne hue is the perfect alternative.
Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli
Imagine the doors of the church opening and this beauty is standing at the end of the aisle. Consider our jaws dropped.
Georgina Chapman in Marchesa
The embellishments and tiered skirt of this dress make it perfect for a reception dress.
Alessia Cara in Giambattista Valli
Sneakers plus a tulle train? We're sold!
Gisele Bündchen in Dior
According to Bündchen's Instagram, this blush and metallic number was made using sustainable practices.
Bows are a bridal staple that will never go out of style.
Wendy Yu in Giambattista Valli
With this dress, you'll have one less thing on your wedding planning to-do list: finding your something blue!
Gal Gadot in Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Nothing screams after-party quite like this lace mini dress and cape.
Joan Collins in Valentino
Collins was right at home attending the Met gala as her Dynasty character Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan. The ivory silk radzimir dress embroidered with feathers would work just as well for an equally over-the-top bride.
Candice Swanepoel in Prabal Gurung
Fingers crossed this train is detachable, because then you'll have your something-blue for ceremony and a reception dress all in one.
Gemma Chan in Tom Ford
As much as this silver column gown is a great reception look, we're more inspired by the headpiece. Oh, the possibilities!
Tory Burch in Tory Burch
Florals? For Spring? The seasonal staple is the perfect fresh addition to the bridal space, so it's safe to say the ground is broken.
Hailey Bieber in Alexander Wang
For a dress that's all about the back look no further than Mrs. Bieber's gown. Maybe this is a sneak peek as to what her own wedding dress will look like.
Lana Condor in Giambattista Valli
To all the dresses we've ever loved, sorry. You don't even come close to this one.