Posted by Bridezilla on 18 Oct, 2010
Audrey Hepburn is one of those icons who inspire many to take a step outside of tradition while holding strong to pure class and elegance. The Givenchy wedding dress she wore in the film Sabrina has created a ripple effect throughout the evening gown and bridal industry with many replicas trying to live up to the simple grace of the original.
There are many Sabrina-esque styles to choose from, but there are also plenty of new takes on the perfect pairing. Inspired by the Hepburn era, designers Dolce and Gabbana created a mash-up of old Hollywood style meets rule-breaking Warhol for their Marilyn Monroe portrait bridal gown.
The classic duet of black and white is the go-to palette for any bride wanting the ultimate in sharp sophistication; no other color scheme can impose a state of dramatic luxury quite like it. Let that paired down polish take center stage in a regal form-fitting number.
Go the unexpected route with a little Victorian boudoir flavor. The inverted mix of a traditional white bridal gown beneath a sea of inky petticoat ruffles ushers in a mood of sultry, dark romance. Sheer layers of shade help to soften this show-stopper:
Float on the clouds in a feathery dream. Take an otherwise classic color combination and turn it on its head. In a milky hue, this light and airy gown takes flirty charm to new heights. It’s the kind of dress that makes you want to sing, “I feel pretty, oh, so pretty…” while twirling around the room.
My personal favorite comes courtesy of a December 2008 Vogue UK photo shoot featuring the eccentric couple of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter. The whimsy of the court jester overlay brings a special carnival feel to the dress. Mix that with any quirky headpiece and you have yourself one vivid and captivating bridal gown.