Here at Pritchétt Bridal, we often say how important it is to get the dress you love, because you only get to wear it once and it’s the most important day of your life. However, anyone who watched news coverage of the Met Gala couldn’t help but notice all the stars wearing wedding gowns to this amazing and exclusive party.
Bridal Gowns at the Met Gala
At this year’s Met Gala, where the theme was Gilded Glamour, Hailey Bieber wore a stunning satin white slip dress with a feather shawl — perfect for a spring wedding. Bieber’s actual wedding gown, which she wore at her 2019 wedding to Justin Bieber, was just as memorable — an off-white, off-the-shoulder lace number with long sleeves that left just her slender fingers peeking out.
Also sporting a feathered wedding dress to the Met Gala was actress Emma Stone. Stone wore her flapper-style short white gown to her 2020 wedding, which was small and low-key due to COVID. At Pritchétt Bridal, we applaud Stone for making such a sustainable, fashion-forward choice as to re-wear her Loius Vuitton wedding gown.
Socialite Kylie Jenner wore an impossibly voluminous Virgil Abloh wedding gown, complete with a netted veil cascading from a white baseball cap adorned with silver and white flowers. Jenner has a reputation for loving bridal gowns — she opted for a saucy white wedding gown festooned with feathers for her birthday last year. She even wore a white sheath dress to Justin and Hailey Bieber’s wedding. Kim Kardashian’s wedding party — including sister Kylie — all wore white dresses glamorous enough to be wedding gowns in their own right. (Hmm, could Kylie be sending a message that Travis Scott isn’t getting?)
At the Met Gala, Kim Kardashian wore the gown that Marilyn Monroe actually wore to President John F. Kennedy’s birthday party in 1962, setting off a firestorm of criticism. Maybe if she’d known her sister was wearing a wedding gown, Kim could have worn Marilyn’s iconic white dress from Seven Year Itch in which she famously stands over the subway grate as the wind blows up her skirt.
Wedding Gowns at Prom
While weddings usually come after proms, that doesn’t mean you cannot give or lend your wedding gown to a niece or friend who needs a beautiful dress for this important rite of passage. Of course, high schoolers will want a wedding gown that looks more like a fancy white dress than an actual wedding gown, so depending on the style you have chosen, your wedding dress may or may not be useful again.
Assuming you are unable to finagle an invitation to the Met Gala, you may be able to wear your wedding gown again for other occasions, depending on the style. A-lines, sheath dresses and shorter, simpler style gowns are suitable for cruise wear and black-tie events such as fundraisers and opening night at the theatre.
Some brides even re-wear their wedding gowns to renew their vows! After a number of years (and children), it may not fit the same, so you may want to talk to the team at Pritchétt about alterations.
One place you cannot wear your wedding gown: Disneyland. If you want wedding photos taken at Disneyland or Disney World, you must book through Disney and pay a Disney photographer.
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