Red Carpet to Wedding Aisle

July 9, 2015

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We are used to seeing celebrities walk the red carpet in couture gowns, but sometimes they don bridesmaid dresses to walk down a different kind of walkway…a wedding aisle. Jennifer Lawrence, the Olsen twins, Sofia Vergara and Sarah Jessica Parker are just a few familiar faces who have stood by the sides of their loved ones and best friends while they say “I Do”. Even Lady Gaga has ditched her outrageous fashion for a demure, pastel frock. Here’s a look at some of Hollywood’s biggest stars stealing the spotlight in the latest bridesmaid dress trends.

 

Wonderous in White

 In May 2014, supermodel Cara Delevingne slipped on a white Chanel dress while acting as maid of honor during her sister Poppy Delevingne’s nuptials to James Cook in London. Cara might be used to wearing one-of-a-kind couture pieces, but her simple dress with flouncy sleeves let Poppy’s unique bridal look “pop”.  Photo Credit: E! Online

 

 Pippa Middleton’s dress for the Royal Wedding in April 2011 just might be the most famous bridesmaid dress in history. The Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen design brought worldwide attention to Kate’s little sister and her…ahem, backside. Kate might be the Duchess of Cambridge, but Pippa forever holds the title of “Her Royal Hotness.” Photo Credit: NY Daily News

 

 America’s “royal family” got together in all-white ensembles for Solange Knowles’ Nov. 16, 2014, wedding to video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans. Beyoncé is usually the center of attention, but she chose a simple curve-hugging Torn by Ronny Kobo dress for her sister’s big day. Queen Bey’s low-key maid-of-honor look is even rather affordable. It only cost $359! Photo Credit: NY Post

 

 

Belted Beauties

 Eva Longoria started off the 2015 wedding season by being a bridesmaid at her friend Alina Peralta’s wedding to Manuel Gutierrez in Cordoba, Spain. The actress wore a blue-green tulle dress complete with two bridesmaid dress classics: a sweetheart neckline and empire waist. The delicate look was finished off with a sparkly belt that showed off her slim physique. Photo Credit: NY Daily News

 

 Britney Spears took on the role of bridesmaid for her assistant Brett Miller’s January 2011 nuptials to Frank Miller. The pop star wore an ice-blue, halter dress with a sparkly belt cinching in her waist. Spears kept her hair and makeup simple for a classic, yet modern look. Photo Credit: Just Jared

 

 “Smash” actress Katherine McPhee stunned as maid of honor at her older sister Adriana’s 2012 wedding. The plunging neckline and sparkly belt accentuated her great figure. Pastel hues are also a popular trend for bridesmaids, so the former “American Idol” contestant’s blush dress hit all the right notes. Photo Credit: Daily Mail UK

 

 

Modernly Mismatched

 Rachel McAdams usually plays the leading lady in love stories on the big screen, but she played the role of loving maid of honor for her sister Kayleen’s Canadian wedding in May 2015. The Notebook actress and four other bridesmaids donned an assortment of short dresses for the big day. McAdams looked beautiful in her blue wrap dress with a delicate halter neckline. Photo Credit: Celebrity Bride Guide

 

 Rihanna and her assistant Jennifer Morales switched roles when Rihanna was a bridesmaid for Morales’ April 2015 nuptials in Hawaii. The singer documented the occasion all over her Instagram. The large bridal party all wore different dresses in varying shades of purple. It’s not shocking @badgirlriri absolutely rocked her lavender Badgley Mischka tulle dress. Photo Credit: Holly Scoop

 

 

Lauren Conrad was in the middle of planning her own wedding, but she took some time out in August 2014 to stand by the side of her Paper Crown clothing brand partner Maura McManus. The fashion designer and the rest of the bridal party stunned in cream-colored dresses from Conrad and McManus’ own bridesmaids line. Conrad wore a sleeveless confection, while her best friend and fellow The Hills alum Lo Bosworth wore a strapless and lace version. Photo Credit: Ok UK

Shop Paper Crown bridesmaids dresses here.

 

Perfectly Printed

 Jessica and Ashlee Simpson were both bridesmaids at friend Lauren Zelman’s wedding to actor Bret Harrison on March 25, 2012. The blonde sisters looked California cool in matching halter dresses. The pastel print was perfect for the outdoor Palm Springs ceremony. Photo Credit: PEOPLE

 

 Aloha. Maggie Gyllenhaael wore an orange and floral dress for her father’s July 2011 Hawaiian wedding. The bohemian dress was a perfect choice for the beach wedding. A lei, bare feet and a loose updo naturally completed the actress’ tropical look. Photo Credit: E! Online

 

 We all watched Kirsten Dunst play a bridesmaid in the movie Bachelorette, but she also played one in real life for her best friend’s July 2012 wedding in Santa Barbara. Dunst, who was maid of honor, looked radiant in her white and pink geometric dress. A hair wreath of lavender was the finishing touch for the actress’ boho-chic look. Photo Credit: Wedding Dash

 

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