The year is coming to an end by the end of next week. And fashion, namely, wedding fashion has seen some terrific bridal attire this year.
From the likes of the ever-so-hip Solange Knowles to the highly trendy Olivia Palermo to the popular do-gooder Angelina Jolie to the long-awaited wedding of Amal Alamuddin to George Clooney, this year in bridal fashion has never been so interesting.
Gone are the days of huge reams of tulle, taffeta and organza. These days, it’s about individuality and really what makes a bride feel most beautiful on their wedding day. A wedding day is truly a day to be remembered and one to cherish. It means so much to take that step of faith to formally commit oneself to another person. Taking that step to say “I do” to that one person for all the days of your life is an act of commitment that has always wowed us because that show of trust and commitment to each other is indeed awe-inspiring.
And to have the most gorgeous wedding dress to go with that show of great commitment, is there any other way to do it? We think not.
Here are the Most Stylish Brides of 2014:
1. Amal Alamuddin
To say that this wedding was eagerly anticipated was an understatement. The long-awaited wedding of George Clooney to Amal Alamuddin was just fab!! The frothy and ethereal creation by legendary designer Oscar de la Renta perfectly captured this bride: the gown oozed sophistication, femininity and with just enough Old Hollywood glamour. Truly beautiful.
2. Angelina Jolie
It was the walk down the aisle a lot of us never expected to see. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had been together for almost a decade and have brought up six kids together. But this power couple took the world by surprise when they finally tied the knot in a low-key ceremony this summer in France. And the gown? Well, it was indeed Jolie-esque in many ways. It was a specially designed Atelier Versace creation customized with drawings and doodles from the Jolie-Pitt clan. How awesome and couture is that?!
3. Kim Kardashian
This lady has got style. And has she got it in spades! Love or hate her, one has to admit that when she does something, she does it with panache. Her Givenchy Haute Couture wedding gown by Riccardo Tisci was a lace creation that just took our breath away. It was unexpected in some ways as many expected her to do full-on sexy but instead, she chose well. She did it intricately, as a highly fashionable yet demure bride. That is a combo very few people in the world can pull off.
4. Poppy Delevingne
In May this year, model Poppy Delevingne tied the knot with James Cook in Knightsbridge, London. The Chanel ambassador called upon Karl Lagerfeld to create her one-of-a-kind wedding gown and when one has Karl Lagerfeld on your side, honestly, how can one go wrong? The result was a beautiful heavily embellished Haute Couture gown. Gorgeous is the word.
5. Solange Knowles
Now this one, it’s one wedding that the word cool doesn’t even come close to describe it! With Beyoncé as a big sister, Solange has always had to ensure that she has her own style and mark on things. And when it came to her wedding day, Solange certainly did that and more! When she married Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, according to Vogue, Solange called it a true labor of love. For the ceremony, she wore a stunning custom caped dress by Humberto Leon for Kenzo, with gilt bracelets by Jill for Lady Grey to match the groom’s gold-capped shoes. But it was her arrival, on a bicycle no less, in an ivory Stephane Rolland jumpsuit, that had us awed by her coolness! Almost like the Bianca Jagger of this generation. Coolness personified wedding style.