It’s safe to say that Carrie Bradshaw (played by the glamourous Sarah Jessica Parker) is one of the most fashion-forward fictional characters of all time. Known for her bold, vibrant, and unexpected looks, Bradshaw’s eye for style and nontraditional pieces will forever have viewers captivated, no matter if they’re watching Sex and the City or the HBO spinoff And Just Like That… And when reflecting on her past best-dressed moments, there’s one particular look that always comes to mind: an ivory Vivienne Westwood wedding gown from the first installment of the Sex and the City movie.
Pulled from the British designer’s Fall 2007 collection, Bradshaw’s dress (which she wore to her almost wedding with Mr. Big) featured a corset bodice and a pointed sweetheart neckline, all crafted with silk duchess satin and Radzimir taffeta. What’s more, she styled her look with a midi-length veil and an unforgettable bird-like hair accessory (we can never forget the infamous line “I put a bird on my head!”). And though she was unfortunately stood up at the altar by her beau, her larger-than-life fashion made up for the unexpected turn of events.
While Bradshaw’s original Vivienne Westwood gown is no longer available for purchase, there are a few looks today that resemble the one-of-the-kind design. Thus, for brides looking to pay homage to Parker’s character on their own special days, ahead, we’ve rounded up six wedding dresses inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s beautiful ball gown. Read on for more!
Runs: Made to measure | Size: Contact retailer | Materials: Satin
This Ines Di Santo gown is a sweet and lovely iteration of Carrie’s iconic bridal look. While it boasts similar features to her Vivienne Westwood gown—including the strapless neckline and voluminous silhouette—one difference is the hand-painted florals that cascade down the entirety of the skirt, making for a romantic wedding day ensemble.
Runs: Made to measure | Size: Contact retailer | Materials: Satin and tulle
This breathtaking Monique Lhuillier gown is the perfect choice for a Carrie Bradshaw-inspired bridal look. From the sweetheart neckline to the bubble hem and tulle underskirt, it doesn’t get any better than this sumptuous design.
Runs: Made to measure | Size: Contact retailer | Materials: Faille or double Duchesse
For a modern iteration, the Freyja ball gown from Vivienne Westwood’s 2022 collection is one to consider. The sculptural skirt pays homage to Carrie’s iconic look, while the one-shoulder design leans into more contemporary aesthetics.
Runs: True to size | Size: UK 4-16 | Materials: Satin crepe
For those looking for a more sexy version of Westwood’s Sex and the City gown, we absolutely love this Alex Perry mini for a one-of-a-kind look. Follow the styling lead and pair yours with pointed-toe mules and minimal jewelry for a chic wedding day vibe.
Runs: Large | Size: 0-14 | Materials: Poly blend
Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank to wear a gown worthy to be seen on the big screen. This Sau Lee x Revolve dress, in particular, is a lovely Carrie Bradshaw-inspired look for under $1,000. Talk about a steal!
Runs: True to size | Size: 0-12 | Materials: Silk
Drawing inspiration from the slightly off-white hue of Carrie’s dress, Danielle Frankel’s Lennon ball gown is the epitome of modern romance. Between the pleated bodice and structured skirt, you will absolutely turn heads while walking down the aisle.