66 Times Celebrities *Accidentally* Wore Bridal Looks On The Red Carpet

Get inspiration for your big day with the most gorgeous bridal-style gowns from Hollywood's hottest red carpets

Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
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Get inspiration for your big day with the most gorgeous bridal-style gowns from Hollywood's hottest red carpets

Yes, while some might declare it to be the ultimate fashion faux pas to be caught in a long white gown on a day that isn't your wedding, we're calling these gorgeous A-listers our wedding dress inspo and celebrating their commitment to an ivory frock.

We never thought we'd suggest looking to the red carpet for wedding dresses, but, as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Anne Hathaway and more prove, there is actually a wealth of glamorous style statements out there to mine.

Kate Hudson (left), for example, is an absolute goddess in this vintage style J Mendel gown. She's actually at the London premiere for Kung Fu Panda 3, and we've just cropped a person dressed as a panda out of the frame (new wedding theme trend?) but we're taking her out of this context and sticking her on our Pinterest board all the same.

But why shouldn't our favourite stars do bridal dressing every day, if they so choose? Wedding dresses are fun; you get to dress like a princess and be the centre of attention - just don't spill anything, EVER down all that lovely chiffon.

Beyonce, clearly, loves a long white gown, having sported could-be wedding dresses on several occasions over the last few years. Blake Lively, too, is a repeat wearer and, knowing that the ivory *just suits* her, has worked plenty of staple white dresses into her wardrobe.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
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So, Pinterest boards at the ready, folks, these are our favourite celebrities wearing bridal-style gowns on the red carpet. Just add a veil ...

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
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So, Pinterest boards at the ready, folks, these are our favourite celebrities wearing bridal-style gowns on the red carpet. Just add a veil ...

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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At the Golden Globes last month, best actress nominee Saoirse made sure all eyes were on her in this Grecian Saint Laurent dress, complete with floor-sweeping train.

Beyonce

Beyonce

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Queen Bey showed us that a long white gown doesn't always need to be fussy on the red carpet at the Oscars in 2015. Her Stella McCartney jersey number outlines her figure beautifully.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Anne's worked a few great white dresses over the years, but this, worn to the Dark Knight Rises premiere back in 2012, has got to be our fave. The twisted goddess straps, the V neck detailing... designer Prabal Gurung has made a masterpiece here. 

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Leave it to J Lo to present us with the nearly-naked bride. She shimmied down the post-Oscars red carpet in 2015 wearing this clutch of Zuhair Murad threads - and she rocked it.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

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Blake Lively LOVES a wedding look (as you will see over the coming slides) and we're particularly keen on this Chanel number, teamed with Sophia Webster heels in Cannes in 2014.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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At the 2016 Oscars, Rooney Mara gave us the gothic glam bride, teaming her Givenchy couture gown with a dark berry lipstick and slick up-do.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Oh what we'd give to borrow Kerry's Miu Miu peplum dress for our big day. She wore the dress to the 2015 Oscars after-party.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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Isn't Serena's white lace gown all kinds of beautiful? She chose this cut-out Galia Lahav dress for the 2016 Oscars after-party.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Kim Kardashian's actual bridal look is now world famous, but we'd say we love this semi-naked dress by Roberto Cavalli almost as much. 

Sofia Vegara

Sofia Vegara

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Sofia once joked about the scaffolding required to hold up those, ahem, assets on the red carpet and we can see the beautiful construction that has gone into her Mark Zunino corset.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Ange's Versace column gown was smothered in delicate pearl beads - quite the statement for her By The Sea film premiere in November 2015.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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At the 2015 Oscars, Lupita showed us that the back of a gown can be as beautiful and important as the front. Her beaded Calvin Klein number is giving us serious #BridalGoals. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Gaga styles her long white Azzedine Alaia gown as only she could - with a pair of haute washing up gloves - at the 2015 Oscars.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Oscar winner Julianne Moore celebrates her 2015 victory in Chanel Couture - a dress bridal dreams are made of.

Zendaya

Zendaya

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Zendaya goes the full bride wearing this frothy tulle Marchesa confection to a totally casual pre-Oscars dinner in 2015. We would if we could too, believe us. 

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

Celebrity white wedding dresses on the red carpet
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Solange's actual wedding day look was groundbreaking - remember the cool cape and that silk jumpsuit? But her Naeem Khan effort at the 2015 Oscars after-party was almost as memorable.

Beyonce

Beyonce

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Here's Queen Bey again, rocking another really quite bridal look in 2011. She's launching her fragrance, Pulse, in this feathered Lanvin halter.

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

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Cheryl looked distinctly bridal as she arrived at the launch of new fragrance Storm Flower in 2014. The newly-christened Mrs Fernandez-Versini wore a flowing blush Zuhair Murad gown, complete with sparkling sequins and sweatheart neckline. The only bit we'd leave out for real-life nuptials? The thigh-high split.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Have your fairytale princess moment on your wedding day in an ethereal ivory and silver ruffled dress like Anne Hathaway's Valentino gown at the 2011 Love Ball. Beautiful.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

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Hollywood newcomer Jessica Chastain proved she's already got her red carpet styling down pat at the Golden Globe Awards in a stunning, pearl-encrusted Givenchy gown. The beauty of this look? It would look just as at home walking up the aisle as it walking up the red carpet. With a delicate train and demure high neck, it would made for a truly standout bride.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

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Oscar veteran Cameron Diaz pulled out a show-stopping look on the Oscars red carpet, in a form-fitting nude ruffled Gucci gown and an eye-watering $1 million of Tiffany & Co. jewels. Brides looking for a strapless gown should take note of Cameron's style.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

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Despite rumours Justin Timberlake had put a ring on it, there was no sign of an engagement sparkler on the hand of Jessica Biel as she hit the red carpet at  Golden Globes in 2012. Maybe the actress decided to drop him a hint by choosing a distinctly bridal-style Elie Saab gown? He certainly got the hint soon after this...

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Uma Thurman looked a-ma-zing on the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in a white Versace dress. Nod to the look in glamorous strapless styles.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

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Brides looking for a truly show-stopping bridal look, take note. Zoe Saldana shot straight to the top of our best dressed list in her sparkling Givenchy Haute Couture gown at this year's SAG awards - a stunning big-day look if ever we saw one.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Looking for something a little different? Blake Lively's white Chanel gown with its intricate floral appliqué detailing and sheer skirt would be stunning as a wedding dress. She, however, wore it to the 2011 premiere of Green Lantern.

Elle MacPherson

Elle MacPherson

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Australian beauty Elle Macpherson chose a beautiful Zac Posen gown for her moment in the spotlight at the Golden Globe awards in January 2011. One of the most bridal-inspired styles the red carpet has ever seen...

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara

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Rooney Mara well and truly wowed when she chose an ethereal white backless Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture gown during her Dragon Tattoo publicity trail earlier this year. The delicate sleeves and gentle train would make any bride a vision of elegance.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
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Not traditionally bridal in style, Kate Beckinsale's Cannes 2010 premiere look could, however, be perfect for brides-to-be craving some high-octane glamour. Glittering embellishment and the softest pink hue ensure a large dose of style romance, that while not your typical wedding day fare, is no less scene stealing.

Florence Welch

Florence Welch

Florence Welch - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Bohemian brides-to-be listen up! Follow Florence Welch's lead and opt for a floaty long-sleeved gown for a romantic wedding look.

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Look familiar? Spanish stunner Penelope channelled Kate Middleton's wedding dress in a white floor-length gown with lace sleeves by Givenchy at the London premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It's a beautiful style to copy.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Some brides like to experiment with their dress on their big day. Why not channel Blake Lively in Marchesa at the Bafta Brits to Watch gala and wear an asymmetric gown in dreamy silver and white.

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Winona Ryder's 2011 SAG Award dress was pure bridal chic - in fact, we wouldn't be surprised if she'd plucked it from a wedding collection.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman - Red carpet wedding dress inspiration
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Brides with a baby-on-board should look to Natalie Portman for inspiration. The starlet's 2010 SAG Awards styling oozed elegance, proving a bump needn't get in the way of a high-octane style moment.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Look to J-Lo for your wedding dress inspiration. The diva dazzled on the red carpet in this breathtaking Georges Chakra gown.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele

Lea Michele at the PETA Anniversary Gala in LA
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Glee leading lady Lea Michele got ultra glamorous for the PETA 30th Anniversary Gala, in an elegant Jose Daran ivory dress, teamed with Tiffany & Co. gems and Jimmy Choo peep-toes. Classic elegance.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton

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Brides looking to keep things simple for their big day should look to Gemma Arterton's beautiful white dress styling, which she sported for the Tamara Drewe premiere in London. Opting for clean lines, her Gucci column dress was the picture of elegance.

Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival - Robin Hood premiere
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Here comes the... Eva! In a breath-taking white gown that would have been perfectly at home on a blushing birde, Eva Longoria Parker stole the show on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. If you're looking for something dramatic, then let Eva be your style guide...

Kirsten Dunst at the Costume Institute Gala 2010

Kirsten Dunst at the Costume Institute Gala 2010

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Kirsten Dunst had our fashion pulses racing when she stepped out in this ethereal draped creation by Rodarte, paired with nothing but a pair of Rodarte heels. From the soft chignon, to the glowing natural make-up, the whole look oozed bridal chic.

Taylor Swift at the Costume Institute Gala 2010

Taylor Swift at the Costume Institute Gala 2010

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She may have been one of the MET ball's youngest attendees at just 20-years-old, but Taylor Swift displayed elegance way beyond her meagre age in an ethereal Ralph Lauren Collection gown. If romantic elegance tops your bridal criteria, then this could be the look for you....

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Costume Institute Gala 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Costume Institute Gala 2010

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Not all brides dream of a gown in the purest white hue, preferring a shade that is softer, yet still neutral. If this rings true, then take your cue from Sarah Jessica Parker. Having recently been bestowed with a designer role at Halston Heritage, the SATC starlet represented her new brand team in style, arriving at the 2010 Costume Institute Gala in this heavenly high-shine pleated gown, with a matching champagne-hued corsage adorning her hair.

Diane Kruger at the Costume Institute Gala 2010