The 6 Best Oscars Red Carpet-Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses

Hollywood’s biggest names always break out their best looks at the Oscars, and this year’s awards show was no exception. The glamorous—and sometimes daring—ensembles looked right at home on the red carpet, but they’d also look stunning strutting down the aisle at your wedding. If you’re hosting a formal black-tie affair, the red carpet is an excellent place to pull inspiration for your bridal party’s outfit.

When searching for red carpet-inspired bridesmaids dresses, you might consider options that feature similar details in construction to a celebrity’s gown, such as the hemline, neckline, sleeve style, and length. Or, you might take inspiration from broader aspects of a dress, like the color or the silhouette. To help you pick your bridal party’s perfect aesthetic, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite Oscars red carpet looks and found their bridal party-worthy counterparts—from sleek maxi dresses to whimsical ball gowns and bright, unexpected long-sleeve designs.

Read on for the best bridesmaids dresses inspired by the 2023 Oscars red carpet. 

For Something Classic and Chic

NBD Dream Gown


Buy it: $188,

Vanessa Hudgens kept it simple and chic in a classic black and white number, which would be perfect for any black-tie event. We love this NBD Dream Gown alternative for its fitted and flattering silhouette that features a sexy high slit. Have your bridesmaids style this with a slicked-back ballerina bun like Hudgens for an ultra-elegant finish.

Size Range: XXS-XL | Materials: Rayon, Nylon, Spandex| Shipping: Free 2-day shipping

For Something Bold and Bright

ASOS Satin Maxi Dress With Batwing Sleeve and Wrap Waist


Buy it: $105,

Sandra Oh stunned in a mustard yellow gown with beautiful bat-wing sleeves and drapery. This ASOS satin maxi dress offers the same wow-factor, without being too over the top (so your wedding dress can still be the star of the show). The high-neck, mustard yellow hue, subtle bat-wing sleeves, and tie-waist design make this dress the perfect choice for a black-tie wedding in the fall.

Size Range: 0-14 | Materials: Polyester, Spandex| Shipping: Free standard shipping

For a Princess-Like Bridal Party

Alamour Jolie Dress


Buy it: $312,

Halle Bailey, Disney’s newest live-action princess, took our breath away in a powder blue ball gown. This tiered tulle number by Alamour offers a royal-worthy, yet understated take on “The Little Mermaid” star’s red carpet style. This would look gorgeous alongside an embellished bridal ball gown for a fairytale-like ceremony.

Size Range: XXS-XL | Materials: Polyester | Shipping: Free Express shipping on orders $250.00+

For Unexpected Yet Elegant Details

Katie May Amina Gown


Buy it: $315,

Laverne Cox stepped out in a show-stopping custom Vera Wang gown. Our favorite part? The draped shoulder train, which can also be found in this Katie May dress featuring an exaggerated scarf-like detail. Paired with an open back and a high slit, we can picture this for bridesmaids at a formal summer wedding by the beach.

Size Range: XS-L | Materials: Polyester | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping

For a Romantic Black-Tie Affair

Mac Duggal One-Shoulder Satin Asymmetric Gown

Saks Fifth Avenue

Buy it: $498,

Supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne made our jaws drop in this extravagant red, one-shoulder ball gown. Go for a subtler version that’s wedding-appropriate (but just as beautiful) with this satin Mac Duggal asymmetric gown. The ruffled hemline, flattering waistline, and elegant shoulder detail would be perfect for a chic city venue.

Size Range: 0-20 | Materials: Polyester | Shipping: Free standard shipping with code FREESHIP

For a Traditional Black-Tie Ceremony

Vera Wang Bride Diane Sleeveless Fit & Flare Gown

Saks Fifth Avenue

Buy it: $495,

To say Danai Gurira did the red carpet right would be an understatement. Take inspiration from her classic black ball gown that looks effortlessly chic. We love this Vera Wang dress that features a plunging scoop back, dainty spaghetti straps, and a square neckline The best part: it has pockets!

Size Range: 2-18 | Materials: Polyester | Shipping: Free standard shipping with code FREESHIP

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