With photos emerging of Natalie Portman’s recent wedding to Benjamin Millepied, we couldn’t help but notice her on-trend statement wedding dress. The dress’ understated illusion neckline and long sheer sleeves has once again signaled the return of coverage for celebrity brides. Sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy—the duo behind enigmatic fashion brand Rodarte—designed the tea-length dress for their famous friend, and we think it suited her style perfectly. Rodarte’s demure A-line tea-length dress was perfect for the atmosphere of the day and for Portman’s effortless, casual yet cute style. Portman accessorised her look with nude flats, a simple veil, and a crown of blossoms.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity to pull off this uber cute look. All we can think about today is tea-length wedding dresses, and when we think of this style, many things come to mind.
There’s definitely a time and a place to wear this statement design, and the first one we can think of where this style would really pop would be a tea party or garden luncheon-style wedding. If you are planning a garden tea party or casual lunchtime affair, why not consider the tea-length gown to really pull the theme and the look together.
Another great thing about the tea-length dress is that you can show off some killer heels, which would otherwise be hidden in a regular length dress. If you are a shoe fanatic and can’t bear the thought of your wedding shoes being hidden on your wedding day, then this is the style for you.
If you want to emulate the style of Portman’s gown, or have always fancied the sweet tea-length look, then here’s some more inspiration to get you started.
Love the Bride team X