Well, did they or didn't they? In case you have not seen the Sex and the City movie yet, I won't give away the details of Carrie and Mr. Big's wedding drama. Besides, what everyone really wants to know is, "What did Carrie wear?"! Fashionistas everywhere, especially brides-to-be, have been waiting for years to see what style icon Carrie Bradshaw would choose for a wedding gown.
As expected, Carrie's gown was high fashion, and over the top. Designed by the legendary Vivienne Westwood, the bridal gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker's character was a one-of-a-kind fantasy dress. It was created from yards and yards of ivory and gold silk, and featured a strapless bodice with an exaggerated point design, and a billowing two tone skirt with pick ups. It is not a dress that most women could pull off, but then, no one ever accused Carrie Bradshaw of playing it safe when it came to fashion. The most daring part of the ensemble was the crazy blue feathers she wore in her hair. That was pushing it, even for Carrie!
So many women love the Sex and the City series, and for many of them it is because of the fifth main character - the fashion! The designer shoes, the exclusive handbags, and the couture dresses have delighted and inspired millions of women. Even if you can't afford the same labels that the Sex and the City women wear, you can still borrow their incredible style ideas. Brides, in particular, can get some great inspiration on how to bring a unique and fabulous flair to their own wedding.
Few brides have the budget or the chutzpah to wear a wedding gown exactly like Carrie Bradshaw's. However, you can use some of the same concepts in a slightly more traditional way. For instance, if you love the combination of the gold and ivory silk in her gown, choose an ivory strapless dress with a gold sash at the waist, or gold tails flowing down the back of the gown. Also, the pick ups on the skirt of Carrie's gown are are detail that is offered by quite a few designers in many price ranges. And don't worry about the blue hair feathers - those are best skipped altogether!