With the recent news that Jennifer Aniston is in full bridal-planning mode, I started wondering what I would do if she walked into the shop one afternoon. What kind of dress to you show to a bride who has walked every red carpet and an aisle once before? And to all of the other celebs that are engaged?
If the following celeb brides-to-be made an appointment to try on gowns and be styled by me, here would be my top picks:
I can’t think of any actress who wears the bohemian look better than Ms Aniston, so my obvious choice would be the AW108 by British Designer Amanda Wakeley. I imagine a messy side ponytail and the gorgeous Kenya headpiece by our very own Renee Pawele.
Everyone knows Marisa Tomei as the Oscar winning actress from “My Cousin Vinny,” though my favorite performance of hers would have to be her Seinfeld episode, as the engaged-George’s would-be girlfriend. This lady clearly has a good sense of humor, so I would put her in a fun, flirty and girly gown, like this gorgeous style from Jim Hjelm (8230) in peach with all-over embroideries and an intermission length hem to show off some fabulous heels. I’d add one of Renee’s French Net fascinators and a feather flower to complete the look.
As a second-time bride with a low-key engagement and plenty of experience on the red carpet, I would opt for a sexy, non-traditional style for Ms. Wilde. The “Desiree” from Cymbeline will flaunt her perfect figure and bring a bit of Parisian glamour to her nuptials. A side-swept ponytail and Renee’s “Beaumont” headpiece would finish the sophisticated style.
A no-brainer! I would style this gorgeous Latin beauty in body-conscious “The Roz” by Cuban-American Designer Jorge Manuel. This Designer’s expert fit and unique piping details combine with just a bit of bling for a festive and sultry bridal look. I’d complete her look with full, wavy hair, a crystal headband and Renee’s “Manrozen” Lace-trimmed veil.
Ms Knightly spends enough of her time in period ball gowns and corsets, so for her wedding day, I would opt for a modern, slim silhouette while stepping up the glamour level. Kenneth Pool’s “Brielle” gown has a gorgeous nude underlay that will complement her skin tone and hair color—whether blonde or brunette—on the big day. Renee’s simple “Jasmine” waltz length veil in her hand-dyed “Vintage” color will be the perfect complement.
Never one to be a wallflower and always colorful, Kelly Osborne is a natural for Tara LaTour’s “Ricky” gown. The drop waist bodice will show off Kelly’s curves while the raw-edged chiffon layers embrace her edgy and spunky personality. Designer Tara LaTour lines each gown with a unique, custom lining and hand-painting by request. I can imagine Ms Osbourne commissioning something with familial significance!
Perhaps this time, Ms Lavigne should opt for something less “complicated” (groan…) and opt for this sleek and sophisticated gown by Marchesa. I would style her with minimal accessories, as the neckline of the B70809 features the most beautiful pearl and crystal embellishments. Perhaps a big pair of diamond studs at the ears and a slick, low chignon; Avril’s edgy look will balance the conservative styling.
So ladies, give your celebrity stylist a day off and come visit me at The White Dress! I will get you kitted out with the perfect gown and accessories and ready to ‘wow’ your grooms! (Non-celebrities are also welcome!)