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2013 Oscars Fashion That Would Work for Your Wedding

Dresses Style & Fashion

The Oscars were last night and while Hollywood’s best and brightest were being honored for the year in film, we couldn’t help but notice that many of the gowns could easily make the transition from red carpet to wedding aisle. Some of our favorite stars were seen in styles that would be perfect for any wedding—sexy mermaid, ball gown, on-trend peplum and more. Since celebrities often spark fashion trends with their everyday looks, we wouldn't be surprised if some of these Oscar dresses inspired a few wedding day looks too. So even if you didn't watch the show, don't worry-- we combed through more hours of red carpet pre-shows than we'd like to admit to get a glimpse at all the looks and glean fun tidbits about each star in the process. Thanks, E! Here are our top 10 picks from last night’s show to help you feel like a star on your wedding day!


10. Octavia Spencer



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Dress designer: Tadashi Shoji
Perfect if your style is: Princess
Last year's Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress chose this ethereal Tadashi Shoji number for her return to the Oscars red carpet. We love the slight texture on the bodice and how light and flowy the whole dress looks. We bet you could spend all night dancing in this dress!



9. Anne Hathaway



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Dress designer: Prada
Perfect if your style is: Clean and classic (think Audrey Hepburn).
Anne is rocking this simple halter top A-line blush colored Prada dress. Though she's normally known for wearing Valentino, she made a last minute decision (reportedly just 3 hours before the show!) to wear Prada last night. Perhaps a nod to her movie 'The Devil Wears Prada?' Who knows! With many brides opting not to wear white on the big day a simple pale pink dress similar to this one could be a perfect choice for those blushing brides.

8. Jessica Chastain



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Dress designer: Armani Prive
Perfect if your style is: Sexy and sophisticated

This dress is stunning on Jessica, and we love how the champagne color plays off her bombshell red hair. Champagne is another on-trend non-white color choice for brides, and the sparkles here give this dress an extra level of glam that we think would be perfect for a wedding day.



7. Charlize Theron



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Dress designer: Dior Couture
Perfect if your style is: Clean and modern
Peplum has been a huge trend this season and it was a fun change to see it dressed up for Hollywood's biggest night. Charlize is a spokesperson for Dior fragrance J'adore so it was no surprise she turned up in a Dior gown. This one fits her perfectly and we love the playful dip at the neckline and slight sparkle at the waist. If you love clean lines and a modern style, this could be the perfect wedding day look for you.


6. Queen Latifah



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Dress designer: Badgley Mischka
Perfect if your style is: Simple and sexy

Badgley Mischka know their way around a wedding dress (and shoe!), making this design an obvious choice for a red carpet to wedding aisle transition. This dress looks so comfortable and it's extremely flattering to boot-- the deep V helps show off Queen's "assets" and the wrap around front with a bias cut emphasizes her curves. Plus, shoulder sparkles! How fun!


5. Jennifer Lawrence



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Dress designer: Dior Couture
Perfect if your style is: Princess
We love Jennifer Lawrence! And though she probably had to have her own version of 'The Hunger Games' to get red carpet ready, she looks amazing in this Dior Couture gown. Like Charlize, Jennifer is a Dior fragrance spokesperson (for Miss Dior) and it was assumed she'd show up in one of their gowns. But we were pleasantly surprised to see her in this ball gown stunner with a subtle pattern. She looked every bit the Hollywood star when she went up on stage to accept her award for Best Actress. If you love a full gown this could be a contender.

4. Kristen Stewart



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Dress designer: Reem Acra
Perfect if your style is: Sexy and a little edgy
OK so let's just acknowledge the fact that Kristen never quite looks like she's enjoying herself. But she sure can wear a gown! This Reem Acra confection has amazing detail. We love the subtle bit of skin peeking through the flowers, and the tattered edges and train give this just enough edge to keep the look from being boring or predictable. We'd expect nothing less from Reem, who makes some of the most stunning wedding gowns we've ever seen. Also, we like this gown a whole lot better than the one Kristen wore as Twilight character Bella Swan.


3. Zoe Saldana



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Dress designer: Alexis Mabille Couture
Perfect if your style is: Sexy and playful
There's a lot going on with this dress, but somehow it all works.The flower detail at the neckline and the bow at the waist make this dress sweet and feminine. The ombre bottom is on-trend (love ombre!) and the mermaid silhouette and slight slit near the bottom ooze sex appeal. We love the idea of surprising wedding guests with an ombre bottom or a pop of color.



2. Amanda Seyfried



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Dress designer: Alexander McQueen
Perfect if your style is: Girly and feminine
Here's another halter top style, but with the added touch of a sexy keyhole opening. This dress looks so soft and romantic. We love the detail on the overlay and how light and flowy this looks. And that flower pattern on the overlay makes this gown perfect for a spring wedding!

and now, our #1 favorite look from last night's show...


1. Amy Adams




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Dress designer: Oscar de la Renta
Perfect if your style is: Princess, romantic
In the words of fashion maven Rachel Zoe, "we die" over this dress. The color is fabulous, the bodice has subtle sparkle details, and that full skirt/train look so ethereal with all the layers of fabric. If you're the type of bride looking for an over-the-top wow factor, this dress delivers.


0 Comments

Great Article Alexis!! Love these choices.
Yesss! Absolutely love this article!
Great dress choices-- you should be on E!:)
Good picks, my favorite is Jessica Chastain's dress! Love her too!
Love this! Beautiful dresses :)
alexisinjamaica
Feb 26 2013 10:05 AM
Thanks all! It was fun to put years of useless pop culture knowledge to semi-use! And just to be clear, there were tons of other gowns that were amazing and gorgeous (Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Garner etc.), but since this list was about Oscar dresses that could be bridal, I had to limit the list.
GauchoSteph
Feb 26 2013 12:42 PM
Love it!!! I agree with your rating as well! :)
Alexis, super good article. More proof that we should have a show on Bravo or E!
alexisinjamaica
Mar 04 2013 09:50 AM
I mean, at a certain point if you watch enough hours do they just offer you a show? Is that how it works? If so, we're in! At the very least we should get a guest spot on Fashion Police.
Celebrity bridal gowns fashion police? Sign me up!!
alexisinjamaica
Mar 04 2013 01:00 PM
Ooh I would love that!!
dreamweddings
Mar 08 2013 03:28 PM
Great Article Alexis, Love most of these dresses!
muneera0302
Mar 14 2013 08:28 AM
I get so excited looking at dresses! so many styles, def havent my own wedding dress yet! Beautiful dresses above!




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