All Our Favourite Bridal Fashion Inspiration From The Met Gala

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The ‘Chanel bride’ used to be a staple at all of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel shows—and at last night’s Met Gala, the iconic figure returned in tribute of the late designer. 

This time, the bride was modelled by a-list celebrities, such as Penelope Cruz and Dua Lipa, who both turned to the archives to create their Met Gala worthy looks. 

And for real brides-to-be, the night provided endless wedding dress inspiration—even for those who don’t have hundreds of thousands to drop on archival Chanel. 

Below, our favourite bridal-inspired fashion from the night. 

The Princess Gown 

As sleek, minimalist wedding gowns have come into style, the full-bodied ‘princess’ dress has fallen out of it—but it looks like that will soon be changing. Met Gala attendees, including Penelope Cruz, Dua Lipa and Alia Bhatt, all opted for a bridal-inspired dress with a round skirt and cinched waistline. 

Penelope cruz
Penelope Cruz wore a 1988 Chanel gown with a full skirt and cinched waist. (Credit: Getty)
Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa opted for a full bodied archive Chanel gown. (Credit: Getty)
Alia Bhatt
British actress Alia Bhatt also went for a full-bodied look. (Credit: Getty)

Over-The-Top Embellishments

From floral detailing to ruffles and sequins, the Met Gala’s guests didn’t hold back when it came to embellishing their gowns. We can only wonder whether this means more brides will be foregoing minimalism and embracing maximalist designs when it comes to their wedding day

Alexa Chung models a Róisín Pierce gown with lace, floral detailing and ribbons. (Credit: Getty)
Whitney Peak
Whitney Peak wore a Josephine Baker-esque Chanel gown with camellia and pearl embellishments. (Credit: Getty)
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway in a Swarovski crystal-embellished Versace gown. (Credit: Getty)

Cascading Capes 

Halle Bailey, Glenn Close and Gisele Bundchen all relied on the cape to add a little extra sartorial drama to their Met Gala look. For this reason, we wouldn’t be surprised if more brides opt for a stylish cape over a traditional veil or train as their wedding dress accessory—especially those brave enough to chance a winter wedding

Halle Bailey
‘The Little Mermaid’ star Halle Bailey arrived in a sequinned white Gucci gown and ruffled cape. (Credit: Getty)
Glenn Close Met Gala
Glenn Close wore custom Erdem with aa cascading cape to the Met Gala. (Credit: Getty)
Gisele Buchanan
Gisele Bundchen floated into the Met Gala in a Chanel dress and feathered cape. (Credit: Getty)

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