Ever since the 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner stepped onto the red carpet this awards' season, Lupita Nyong'o instantly became fashion's new darling. Her colorful, perfectly tailored, and simply-stunning looks consistently topped best dressed lists, and have also proven to been quite wedding-worthy (her Prada dress at the Academy Awards would make for a lovely modern-day Cinderella bride). And the actress continued her style streak in a knee-length Giambattista Valli dress with a full skirt and blue floral embellishments at Marie Claire's Fresh Faces party last night in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. It's a look we actually picked out as a wedding-worthy porcelain-inspired gown from the Fall 2013 couture runways!
Aside from the obvious play of "Something Blue" courtesy of the romantic florals, we love how the sleek high-neck and tight-fitting bodice offset the voluminous skirt. Whether it's worn to a summer garden wedding or a springtime rehearsal dinner, we're seriously inspired by Lupita's Giambattista Valli dress. Here, how to get a similarly gorgeous gown for yourself.
Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
All that's missing from this textured Lhuillier design are the blue flowers! The high-neck and full A-line short skirt nearly mirror Lupita's look.
"Pearl" sleeveless cocktail-length textured jacquard A-line wedding dress with a high neckline and circular skirt, Monique Lhuillier
Photo: Courtesy of Carolina Herrera
Like Lupita's, this knee-length Carolina Herrera dress also boasts "something blue" detailing. While it's not a floral print, the beads and bows give this full-skirted short dress that indigo touch.
"Belle" knee-length silk A-line wedding dress, fully embroidered with moonrock stones, with a square neckline and blue ribbon straps with bows, Carolina Herrera
Photo: Steve Eichner
A simple and sweet take on Lupita's look, this scalloped short dress trades Giambattista Valli's flowers for a bow at the waist.
Strapless A-line cocktail length wedding dress with scalloped lace hem and bow detail at waist, Rafael Cennamo
Oscar de la Renta
Photo: John Aquino
This Oscar de la Renta tulle ball gown is the princess upgrade to Lupita's charming dress. While the blue floral appliqués concentrated at the waist are similar to Lupita's, the swirling tulle and and extra-full skirt take Valli's idea and make it much more formal and dramatic.
"Analeigh" blue silk organza, white threadwork, silver bullion, and sequin floral embroidered degrade tulle strapless gown with blue tulle wrap, Oscar de la Renta