Red carpet glamour

The 82nd annual Oscars took place last night, with Sandra Bullock winning best actress for her appearance in The Blind Side and the Hut Locker being named best film.

But who cares about the prizes? The red carpet glamour is just as important, and I couldn’t help but notice the theme of soft, muted colours and princess-style gowns sported by the Hollywood ladies, which could be used as inspiration for bridal-wear.

Let’s check it out:

Amanda Seyfried and Jenny Lopez went for dramatic and structured Georgio Armani Privé gowns.

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Miley Cyrus and Cameron Diaz went for metallic numbers with fitted bodices and A-line bottoms (Cyrus in bridal-wear favourite Jenny Packham and Diaz in Oscar de la Renta).

Kate Winslet also went for metallic in YSL, as did top winner Sandra Bullock (in Marchesa).

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Many of the celebs were thinking pink this year, as soft blush, pink and salmon colours made appearances on the red carpet. Here’s Demi Moore in a dazzling, layered Atelier Versace gown, while Anika Noni Rose brought out her princess side in a hand embroidered piece by a local LA designer (sorry to be vague!).  Anna Kendrick wore Elie Saab and Diane Kruger made an appearance in couture Chanel.

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Finally, flying the flag for the fabulous older ladies… Meryl Streep in Chris March and Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka.

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Charlotte Balbier: The Modern Fairy Godmother

Designer Charlotte Balbier, the daughter of bridal powerhouse Amanda Wyatt, has been creating romantic, fairytale wedding gowns (with a quirky, vintage twist) since 2003. And she has really waved her magic wand over the recently launched 2010 collection, which features a wide range of dresses that are likely to have broad appeal.

Along with more classic pieces in beautiful fabrics, the range offers options for fashion-conscious brides – think short puffball skirts and forties-inspired tea dress hemlines. Also on offer are trends such as soft pastel shades and dramatic, ruffled single shoulder straps.

I love, love, love this range and the fact that there is something for most women, whether they want to look like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland or a Hollywood siren. Let’s have a look:

Short stuff

If you are small like me, or want to show a little leg, these dresses are just fab!

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Blushing bride

Not everyone wants to wear white, and the collection features soft shades of pink and champagne.

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The cold shoulder

Single, ruffled shoulders are a key look.

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Racy lace

Delicate, gorgeous lace is a classic trend.

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Column dresses and mermaid shapes are totally elegant.

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Big and bold

Sometimes a girl just wants to feel like a princess…

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