Statement wedding dresses inspired by Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Sex and the City’ gown
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My obsession with ‘Sex and the City’ and Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw goes long back. I adored everything about her eclectic wardrobe and let's not forget her infamous shoe collection.
When I spotted Sarah Jessica Parker filming ‘And Just Like That’ Season 2 wearing Carrie Bradshaw’s incredible Vivienne Westwood wedding dress, it immediately made me think it is the perfect statement wedding dress as it is just so iconic.
It is hard to believe that it was in 2008 that ‘Mr Big’ broke all our hearts (including mine) when he left Carrie originally at the altar. How could he have left her when she was wearing THAT dress? However, enough about ‘Mr Big.’
The Vivienne Westwood dress that Carrie Bradshaw originally wore (before she eventually married ‘Mr Big’ in a little vintage number), still seems not to date. You can’t help but stop in your tracks and just stare at it. After all, this is what statement wedding dresses should be all about.
If you are getting married, or know someone who is, take a look at People World’s pick of the best statement wedding dresses around.
‘Excelsior’ by Suzanne Neville
The designer Suzanne Neville describes ‘Excelsior’ as show stopping and it is easy to see why. It is part of the award winning designer’s new Opulence collection and just oozes pure sophistication and class.
You will certainly turn heads when you walk down the aisle in this beautiful gown as it sparkles and shimmers.
‘Vida’ by Julita Bride
‘Vida’ is an exquisitely romantic bridal gown that is striking at the same time. The dramatic dress features oversized raglan sleeves and an exaggerated train. The delicate details of handmade satin flowers add to the romantic feel of the dress.
As each dress is hand painted in their London studio, brides can add their favourite signature flowers offering a symbol of love or the written word.
‘Toulouse Stargazer’ by Phillipa Lepley
Couture bridal designer Phillipa Lepley was inspired by her deep-rooted love for the South of France, and in particular with the city of Toulouse when it came to creating her stunning ‘Toulouse Stargazer’ dress.
The city of Toulouse is affectionately known as ‘La Ville Rose’ (‘The Pink City’), which is the reason why the dress has a pink hue.
The gown has the ‘wow factor’ not only because of the colour, but due to the embroidered tiger lilies that have been cascaded over the skirt, torso and balloon sleeves.
‘Evie’ by Inbal Dror X La Premiere, available at Morgan Davies Bridal
If you consider yourself a fashionista bride to be, then the ‘Evie’ dress by Inbal Dror X La Premiere is perfect for you.
It is available at Morgan Davies Bridal. Inbal Drior is an Israeli bridal designer whose gowns have been worn by the likes of Beyonce and actress Naomi Watts.
The designer compares her latest collection to a ‘mermaid princess diving into the deep sea.’