If you struggle to see yourself in the usual bridal mould, or simply want to challenge conventional wedding expectations, then why not look to the red carpet for Bridal fashion ideas?
We have drawn inspiration from the gorgeous pieces that Alicia Vikander – recently turned Mrs Vikander Fassbender – has been sporting at film galas in recent years, and fished out some outrageously breathtaking bridal variants all just as glorious (or more) as their gala counterpart.
A self-made A-list fashionista sponsored by Louis Vitton, this screen siren knows both what to wear and how to wear it at events where impact really matters – very useful knowledge for your own wedding day when you will see your wedding photographer as your private paparazzi.
Her own wedding is still a mystery – we know she had an eco-friendly wedding then partied all night in Ibiza, and chances are that we will never find out what wedding dress, colours or flowers she chose, or if she even did. But as the Oscar Winning Swedish starlet has taken the world by storm since her entrance into the big screen, and as the latest incarnation of Lara Croft, there are surely many eyes that seek her out for looks and style inspiration. Quite rightfully so as she has been owning the red carpet since her first international appearance in 2012 as the heart breaker Kitty in the art house costume drama Anna Karenina, based on Leo Tolstoys epic novel.
Fresh faced with natural look makeup and creative yet understated hair styles, her signature look could easily be converted to bridal glamour.
Seeming more wholesome than Alexa Chung and less scary than Kirsten Stewart, we think Alicia rocks the fashion scene as well as the movie scene and could be a great role model for aspiring young women and brides. That she also has chosen to marry a wealthy Irish super hunk is also a sign of a sensible character.
Drawing ideas from someone who is frequently voted in amongst the best dressed celebrities is therefore not a too bad idea, if you ask us.
(The photoshop gnome might have shamelessly added a few bridal details in the photos here and there, such as bouquets and tiaras, in case you think you are seeing a wedding mirage. We trust that Alicia and her fanbase understands that this is just a friendly spoof and intended as Bridal amusement only)
She wore a long sleeve Louis Vuitton silk number at the premier of the Danish Girl:
Why this would work in bridal: the long sleeve trend is still going strong, plunging necklines are hot as coals and the sleek sheath silhouette screams femininity. The sleek silk look is perfect for modern brides who seeks elegance and simplicity.
Adding a crystal boho headpiece and a detachable tulle train completes the bridal picture.
Why don’t you try one of these on your big day:
Alicia sparkled like a chandelier in blue crystal encrusted Elie Saab at her first Oscar gala in 2013:
Bridal? Elie Saab – tick. Bling – tick. All over beaded lace – tick. Long sleeve glamour – tick. Something blue – tick. Yes!
Just add a floral hoop and a statement fascinator for a perfect wedding day look – or Mother of the Bride outfit, for that matter.
How about you steal the show in an equally embellished wedding dress:
At the golden globe awards 2016 she sported a sparkling open back Louis Vuitton dress with crossed straps:
We see a node to boho in this cute yet sexy dress. Bohemian Brides have rocked the alternative wedding scene for the last 8 or so years and continues to be a strong contender for wedding day looks. This dress in particular with its high neck and open back, is bang on the money for a Bride in 2018.
By adding an oversize greenery crown with matching bouquet and wearing your hair down, you will beat the conventional bridal crowd by miles in originality and style.
It could also be a beautiful bridesmaids look.
You will be sure to open your guests eyes in one of these:
And the sweet but seductive back.
She embodied understated drama in this short sleeve Louis Vuitton:
Short sleeve and cap sleeve are two gorgeous options if you don’t want to go for the somewhat overused strapless look. In fact, sleeves are all the rage in modern weddings. With a low scoop neck or sweetheart neckline, you get modesty yet a bit of exposure to highlight your décolletage – something both your groom and your mother will love.
All you need to transform Alicias look to wedding is a two tier elbow length veil with a lace edge, and perhaps a bouquet of roses and orchids.
We love the dark lips, by the way.
Step into your own wedding movie star splendour in one of these:
The Oscar winner shone in a yellow bubble mullet gown:
(not a name we invented)
The classic bridal look consists of a fuller skirt and a strapless bodice – so right if your wedding fantasy is to showcase your inner Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
To modernize, choose an alternative neckline such as straight, and explore richer colours like champagne or cream. The high low design is fun and flirty and perfect for outdoor events and to show off your sky high designer wedding shoes.
A dress with interesting details on the skirt and bodice is also a guarantee to make you more than just an average bride.
To continue the fun and colourful theme, top the outfit off with an asymmetric vibrant floral head piece.
You could interpret the bubble gown to one of these:
In the 2012 film Anna Karenina Alicia was a pretty princess in pink:
Which works beautifully for modern brides in 2018 as the blush ball gown is SO in vouge
No need to expain why this works as bridal fashion – it is as classic and candy sweet as any girls dream of walking down the aisle in. Blush and Off the shoulder designs are extra plus as one of the hottest bridal trends last year.
To complete the picture, choose a floor length veil and a bridal tiara.
Would you wear something like this at your own wedding? Please let us know what you think about the dresses – or Alicia – by leaving a comment below.
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