As a woman, one of your most iconic fashion moments is the gown you wear on your wedding day. And with all the influencers, celebrities and straight-up cool girls who have gotten hitched recently, there’s no shortage of bridal style inspo. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of frothy white and pearl-encrusted-everything (which I’m totally here for btw), but a select handful of bridal looks stopped me in my tracks. And because you’re probably an all-things-bridal junkie like me, let’s muse over what I would say are the top three most memorable wedding dresses from the past year — prepare to have your breath taken away.
#3 Zöe Kravitz
First glance at Zöe Kravtiz’s frock should be giving you a little déjà vu. The clean lines and classic cut harken back to a custom gown that none other than Hubert de Givenchy designed for Audrey Hepburn in the 1957 film “Funny Face.” The similarities are uncanny between the Givenchy and custom Alexander Wang creations, notably the bateau neckline, dropped waist, and overall ballerina vibes. Although Kravitz opted out of a veil, she wore a headband with a small white bow, similar to Hepburn.
#2 Hillary Duff
My favorite girl-next-door, Hillary Duff stunned fans (in the best way) in a breathtaking custom Jenny Packham gown. The statement shoulders, cape-like split sleeves and open back were striking-yet-simple, and not what I would have expected from the otherwise laid-back star. Paired with her new short hair and Jennifer Behr headpiece, Duff cemented herself as a beacon of style for the modern, empowered bride.
#1 Steph Claire Smith
Although it was met with mixed reviews, there’s no denying the quirky-cool of Steph Claire Smith’s dress choice. The fitness mogul partnered with Australian label One Day Bridal to create the convention-breaking two-piece look, that showed off a generous glimpse of her washboard abs. Although the look divided fans and followers alike, it’s hard not to admire Smith’s originality and attempt to redefine what it means to be “classic” for the future of the bridal industry.
Elizabeth Montavon is the Chief Brand Editor for Anushka with nearly 10 years of experience in the beauty industry.