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Met Gala Dress Inspirations for Unforgettable Wedding Dresses

The Met Gala, a night of extravagant fashion and glamour, isn't just about red carpets and dazzling accessories; it's a treasure trove of inspiration for brides seeking a wedding dress that goes beyond tradition. From dramatic silhouettes to exquisite embellishments, the Met Gala runway offers a chance to break the mold and create a truly unforgettable look for your walk down the aisle.


Let’s look at some of the best Met Gala wedding dress inspirations you can try for your big day. We’ll also discuss how the expert stylists at Platinum Bridal can help you find anything you’re looking for with our large collection of designer wedding dresses.


The Celestial Spark of Pearls



Pearls are a timeless symbol of elegance and sophistication. However, at the Met Gala, they are transformed into something truly extraordinary.


For a wedding dress that exudes understated glamour, draw inspiration from  Lupita Nyong'o's custom Versace gown in 2019. This masterpiece cascaded with thousands of tiny pearls, creating an air of ethereal beauty.


Pearls can also be incorporated in a more modern way, like Kendall Jenner's off-the-shoulder Giambattista Valli gown in 2017, which featured a structured bodice adorned with delicate pearl details.


However, our current favorite is Ariana Grande’s stunning cream-colored gown by Loewe. The dress featured a bodice made entirely of iridescent mother-of-pearl. This shimmering material wasn't just beautiful; it also held special meaning. Mother-of-pearl has a subtle rainbow of pastel hues, which Grande's stylist explained was a nod to the magical bubble transport used by her character Glinda in the musical "Wicked."


Embellishment Extravaganza



Blake Lively's 2018 Versace gown at the Met Gala is a prime example of how to take inspiration from high fashion for a truly unforgettable wedding dress.


The most striking feature of Lively's dress was the intricate beadwork that cascaded down the entire bodice and train. This level of embellishment might not be practical for a typical wedding dress, but you can take inspiration from the concept. Look for dresses with delicate beading details on the bodice, along the straps, or even cascading down the skirt in a more subtle way.


Play with Color



Who says your Met Gala wedding dress inspiration has to be white? The Met Gala is a celebration of audacious fashion, and that extends to color. Embrace your love for a specific hue by incorporating it into your wedding dress.


Channel Rihanna's extravagant canary yellow Guo Pei creation from 2017, or take a cue from Solange Knowles' daring jumpsuit and cape combo in a vibrant marigold hue from 2016.


Our current favorite is Emma Chamberlain’s 2024 Met Gala look. The dress was a custom creation by Jean Paul Gaultier, crafted from sheer brown lace. This unusual color choice wasn't random; it referenced the theme by creating the impression of ancient tree bark or even decaying leaves.


Remember, your wedding day is a celebration of your love story, so don't be afraid to let your personality shine through with a bold color choice.


At Platinum Bridal’s store in Denver, our expert stylists aren't just wedding dress experts – they're visionaries! Inspired by the magic of the Met Gala, they'll help you translate red-carpet trends into a wedding dress that's both unforgettable and "you." They’ll leave no stone unturned to help you find the right designer wedding dress to make your big day special.


Call or text at (303) 428-8000 for a consultation at their wedding dress store.


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