White Dresses on the Red Carpet: Part 3

Our last installment of celebrity wedding dress eye candy

Did you miss Part 1 or Part 2? Go catch up, then meet us back here for more aisle-worthy red carpet gowns! <!–more–>


January Jones wore this risque cutout Versace gown on the red carpet, but would you wear it to a wedding? It takes a bold bride to pull off a look like this one.


Marion Cotillard was a winner in this fishtailed Gaultier gown when she earned a Best Actress Oscar in 2008. Its glamorous shape paired with long, layered necklaces make this a winning look for a boho-chic bride.


The conservative neckline, easy shape, and bejewled belt and collar make Anne Hathaway’s dress an understated and sophisticated choice for a mature or destination bride.


The whimsical bows and black details on Jennifer Love Hewett’s gown remind us of bridal designs by Carolina Herrera and Anne Barge. J. Love’s Y-shaped necklace beautifully complements this sweet dress.


A sexy and sophisticated Scarlett Johansen sports a classic day-to-night cocktail dress fit for a casual bride. Picture this frock paired with a birdcage veil for an intimate morning ceremony at City Hall, followed by reception brunch and a trip to the airport for a glamorous honeymoon getaway.


Kim K. knows how to show off her curves! This one-shoulder gown is a bit plain for bridal, but add an embellished belt and a sparkly headpiece, and it’s a wonderful winter wedding style.


The color of Beyonce’s dress is something we’d call hint o’ mint;  an almost-white gown with a pale green overtone. Dresses in pale pastel colors like these have been hugely popular on the 2010 bridal runways.


This easy, billowy gown looks great on Jennifer Morrison. All it needs is a floral garland crown for a perfect hippie-chic bridal look.


We love the avant garde fashion choices that Natalie Portman makes, and this dress is no exception! Cool geometric lines and a fun, flirty hemline make this frock truly unforgettable. And the black shoes paired with the white dress somehow work unexpectedly. This look is amazing inspiration for fashion-forward brides.


Taraji P. Henson’s strapless layered evening gown is super figure flattering, and looks great paired with a deep read satin clutch and dramatic necklace. Brides take note: If you choose a classic shape like this one, you can have lots of fun with bold accessories.


Carrie Underwood looks sweet and pretty in a draped, one-shouldered gown. To spice up a dress like this for a walk down the aisle, add a vintage brooch to the belt, a bejeweled bracelet or arm cuff, or an embellished headband or barettes.


Sienna Miller’s Marchesa gown makes her look like an ancient Roman goddess, complete with intricate braided hairdo. A sophisticated bride with an edgy Euro sensibility could rock this entire look down the aisle.


We’ve been having a good giggle here at Recycled Bride HQ trying to figure out what that extra swooping piece of fabric in the back of Ellen Pompeo’s dress is for. Brides, be advised: If there’s an unidentified piece of material on your dress, it might be best to choose another. But Ellen makes up for the dress’s utter strangeness with a regal updo, fabulous makeup, and some knockout bling on her right hand.


Salma Hayek was va-va-voom in this wrap dress, and she took lots of heat from critics who said that this style was better suited to a taller woman (they didn’t phrase it quite so kindly, but I will). Take cues from Salma and play up your assets with a dramatic neckline that highlights bountiful decolletage.

That’s it for our weekend roundup of the best white dresses on the red carpet. But wait — there’s still more! Check our Facebook fan page for a complete gallery of 40+ photos of The Best White Dresses on the Red Carpet, many of which weren’t published on the blog.

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  1. love Natalie’s look – and her hair. also love sienna’s hair for the boho girl. you should check out http://hairupdostyles.com as a tip to your readers on great celebrity updo inspiration. used it for my wedding and did the reese elegant updo:)

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