The Met Gala Was The Best Mood Board Ever For Future Brides

If you're about to say 'I do', you might want to wait until you've seen these dresses.

Halle Bailey Met Gala

by Natalie Hammond |
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The Met Gala is a guaranteed dopamine hit if you love glamour at its most high octane, but is not usually as bankable when it comes to bridal inspiration. Until this year. With a theme of Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, attendees looked back at the designer's body of work - a career that spanned the storied fashion houses of Balmain, Patou, Fendi, Chloé and, most famously of all, Chanel - and plenty found what you might call 'the one'.

Dua Lipa Met Gala
Dua Lipa attends The Met Gala ©Getty

Dua Lipa, one of the evening's co-chairs, arrived wearing a vintage dress pulled from the archives of Chanel. Sourced from 1992, and originally worn on the catwalk by the one and only Claudia Schiffer, it had that nipped-waist, full-skirted silhouette that is the definition of high romance. (Also, forget the rock on your ring finger. Dua accessorised with a never-before-seen diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co. It's 100 carats, FYI.)

Tems Met Gala
Tems attends The Met Gala ©Getty

And she wasn't the only guest who looked like they could easily walk down the aisle after the after-party. For the classic with a twist bride, enter Tems, who wore a simple yet stunning black-and-white gown, with sculptural gloves and a feathered hairband, by Robert Wun.

Halle Bailey Met Gala
Halle Bailey attends The Met Gala ©Getty

For the 'naked' bride, Amber Valletta, who wore a crystal-embellished two-piece and a pleated cape. For the blushing bride, Elle Fanning, who, in custom Vivienne Westwood, actually carried a giant bouquet of flowers as well as a crown made of what looked like real blossoms. For the statement bride, Alton Mason, who wore a corset-slash-sheer-catsuit.

Anne Hathaway Met Gala
Anne Hathaway attends The Met Gala ©Getty

There were plenty of modern interpretations that would be excellent 'second dresses' if you're planning to make a weekend of it. Halle Bailey wore a lace halter dress with a tiered coat that looked like frosting on a wedding cake (Gucci). Maya Hawke also wore outerwear in the form of a fuzzy dress coat that was actually textured with tiny flowers (Prada). And, last but not last, Anne Hathaway, who arrived in this year's take on one of the sexiest outfits of all time: Versace's safety pin dress, famously worn by Liz Hurley, and back this time in tweed. If you're getting married and left your dress to the last minute, lucky you.

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