Monday night’s MET Gala brought all the style, glamour, pomp and circumstance we’ve come to expect from the annual ball with a healthy dosage of “what the *?!# moments” for good measure. Here are the top five looks (plus a BONUS) that Triple B brides should look to for inspiration in preparation for their own big day:
SOLANGE – Pure perfection. Beyonce’s lil’ sis stepped up her style game over the past year but for those who still had doubts her latest fashion choice at this week’s MET Gala made her a bonified style star. The canary Rachel Roy design was tailored just right to fit her petite frame and showed that Solange can effortlessly pull off the season’s peplum trend. She proved that one doesn’t need to wear tulle, feathers, sequins or show a lot of skin to be a showstopper on the red carpet. This silhouette could easily translate to a wedding dress by switching the color from yellow to white(or whatever hue you choose). Solange opted to wear a big curly fro (which I loved) but if one wore a similar gown with their hair all pulled back away from the face, a bold earring or statement necklace would be a nice addition.
PAULA PATTON – Bridal fashion royalty Vera Wang dressed Patton which is understandably why so many thought it looked like a bridesmaid dress. And I agree but wouldn’t your bridal party be eternally thankful if you choose a dress like this for them to wear on your wedding day? Plus, pastels are huge this season. This style can easily work as a wedding dress, too.
LA LA ANTHONY – The First Lady of the NY Knicks is smashing is this royal blue Zac Posen curve hugging gown. If you have a body type like La La’s, consider a mermaid silhouette as well to play up your shape; not hide it — especially on your wedding day.
ASHLEY GREENE – This gown by Donna Karan is probably the only one that could easily go straight from the event’s red carpet onto the body of a bride without any tweaks. She kept her Jacob & Co. jewels simple and classy. I love the modern take on the strap (such effortless chic!) and the touches of silver woven into the fabric. Also, the draping over the midsection is very forgiving. This would look majestic on a bride at an evening black-tie wedding!
BONUS – JANELLE MONAE – Sure most women aren’t going to wear a jumpsuit on their wedding day. But in my personal opinion this look was such a winner I had to include it. The eclectic singer opted to wear pants (as did Alicia Keys and a couple others) which was definitely a risk but boy was it worth it. The most important factor here is fit and although Janelle is super tiny, the silhouette elongates her by accenting her svelte waistline. This winning look made me think perhaps more brides should consider jumpsuits for the events surrounding their wedding day. You know like, the rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, etc.
Which of the above gowns would you consider rocking on your wedding day? Why or why not? Let me know, folks!