A high school movie just isn't a high school movie without a solid prom scene. Whether it's Sandy twisting with Danny in Grease or Andie Walsh getting her man in Pretty in Pink, these scenes and the beauty looks that went along with them are seared in our memories forever. Ready for a walk down memory lane?
90210's Shenae Grimes and fiancé Josh Beech got married today outside London, but it wasn't the shock of the couple's very quick (read: five-month) engagement that got us. As soon as we laid eyes on her black Vera Wang gown, we had to put the question on blast: are you a fan of this very non-traditional wedding look? The dark creation — a fitted halter-style silhouette meets princess-worthy honeycomb tulle skirt from the Vera Wang's Fall 2012 bridal collection — certainly provided the perfect backdrop for her red rose-filled bouquet. But floral arrangement aside, Grimes's pick was an undeniably unique and unexpected approach to wedding couture. Are you into it? Or would you rather stick to the bridal white status quo?
Keira Knightley wed James Righton in France over the weekend, and we were surprised to see her dress of choice for the occasion. Despite rumours that she was wearing Chanel, the bride chose to rewear a piece from her own wardrobe to walk down the aisle — a sweet strapless tulle dress reportedly by Rodarte. The first time we spotted her in this dress was at a pre-BAFTA bash in 2008! Watch on to hear the rest of the story, and let us know what you think about Keira's choice below.
Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014 showed off another season of stunning aisle-worthy confections, all thanks to Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier . . . and the list goes on. With each runway presentation came another "here comes the bride" moment, of which inspired countless oohs and aahs in response. From traditionally modest cuts adorned with vintage lace veils to princess-like ball skirts with corsage-embellished bodices to skin-revealing back details on even slinkier floor-length silhouettes, to tulle-infused fishtail hems and decadent embroidery, every bride will find The One in this lineup. Click on to see the latest wedding-dress fare — with Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, THEIA, and Temperley Bridal also inside — right this way.
If there's one couple we (always) keep close style tabs on, it's definitely Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Yesterday, the royal pair celebrated their second wedding anniversary, and while it feels like yesterday that we were floored by her custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress, their second year as husband and wife has been filled with superchic — not to mention, monumental — moments for both. While Kate has become a master of high-low styling, favouring everything from Topshop and Whistles to Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen, William is just as good at donning a cool mix of dapper suits and more casual fare. Lest we forget, the couple is expecting their first child in July, which means we're on baby bump watch, too! To fete William and Kate's wedding anniversary, we've rounded up their best fashion moments in the two years since tying the knot. Here are more than 150 photos to commemorate.
When it comes to getting in shape for your wedding, there is no right or wrong way. Some turn to hiking, others get dancing, and some aren't concerned at all. In honour of the second royal wedding anniversary of William and Kate, come see how other celebrity brides get body-prepped for their big day.
Trainer Andrea Orbeck helps keep Heidi Klum and many other Victoria's Secret models in runway shape, and now she can help you get ready to walk the aisle. Andrea created this 10-minute workout to target all the areas a bride-to-be wants to tone. Even if you're not prepping for your , this workout will work your arms, legs, and abs. Grab a set of dumbbells, and get ready to sweat.
Vera Wang's name is synonymous with "wedding dresses," and for her latest Spring '14 bridal collection, the designer didn't short on the drama. Inspired by architecture, Wang concocted a collection filled with texture, volume, and modern nuances. While we're used to seeing all-white bridal gowns, the designer pushed the envelope with strong elements of black — via lace bodices, tulle overlays, and even luxurious leather gloves — juxtaposed against creamy ivory hues and traditional wedding dress silhouettes. Suffice to say, this lineup was not made for the classic bride, but rather the cutting-edge, boundary-pushing type. See every detail from the collection in the slideshow.
It's common knowledge that celebrities and designers go hand in hand — and when it comes to a star's special day, they tend to call on the couturiers closest to them to help craft their wedding gown. Valentino Garavani gladly designed a gown for his good friend Anne Hathaway, and John Galliano likely dropped everything to create a dress for his longtime muse Kate Moss. It's also exciting to see designers coming together for the goal of a wedding gown, like Margherita Missoni and Giambattista Valli did to develop her bohemian-chic dress in 2012. Whether it's a classic, romantic style, like Sarah Burton's hand-beaded Alexander McQueen creation for Kate Middleton, or something unexpected and adorable like the pink Giambattista Valli gown Jessica Biel said her vows in, we love breaking down the design details of some of the most stunning dresses out there. Click through to see 14 of our favourite custom-made wedding gowns, and get the story on the designers that did them.
With a tagline like "F*ck weddings," you know you're in for a treat. US label Stone Fox Bride released its Spring 2013 look book this week, featuring designer Pamela Love lip-locking with none other than Jemima Kirke — also known as Jessa Johansson from HBO's Girls. While it may be considered a strong statement (with same-sex marriage laws being debated as we speak), it also simply highlights the elegance and grace of two women together, wearing beautifully crafted dresses. If you're a bride who essentially hates all things bridal, then Stone Fox Bride is your go-to for beautiful non-wedding wedding dresses. The brand eschews "anything puffy or fluffy, stiff flowers, and pink cupcakes" and is more for the backyard barbecue bride than the stuffy princess type.
We love how the line celebrates "looking like a more radiant version of your regular self," and prioritises being cool and comfortable over everything else. Each custom-made dress is hand-draped in New York and made with fabrics sourced from Italy, India, and France. Stone Fox Bride has a plethora of colours to choose — you can even dream up your own ombré combination — in addition to tons of lengths, silhouettes, and styles. With evocative style names like The Frida, The June Carter, and, of course, The Jemima, each gown has a cool, laid-back personality of its own. If you prefer floral crowns to traditional veils and long and lacy rather than big and poufy, then this is the bridal line for you. Best bit? They ship to Oz! Click through now to see all of Stone Fox Bride's stunning Spring gowns.