How to wear a wedding dress on a night out like Daisy Lowe

Apr 27, 2015 at 12:19 p.m. ET
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Daisy Lowe didn't get married last week but that didn't stop her wearing a very bridal style silk gown to the Jo Malone Blossom Ball. It was long, it was sleek, it was white. It wasn't what most women would choose to wear on a night out — but she looked incredible.

A wedding dress — no matter how conservative or demure it is — is a surefire way to turn heads on the red carpet — or on any night out — if those A-list invitations aren't coming your way. Because it's completely unexpected. For most of us head-to-toe white is reserved for beach cover-ups or that super comfy but seriously unsexy Granny nightie.

Now, if you're planning to try the bridal trend for your next party, bear a few things in mind. The reason Daisy's frock worked so well is that it fitted her perfectly. Also it was a sleek silhouette with a no-fuss neckline and minimal embellishment (the elegant beading on the shoulders is a lovely detail). Two more tips from Daisy: keep hair simple and makeup subtle.

Daisy Lowe at Jo Malone Ball in bridal evening dress

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Other celebrities who've tried the wedding dress look (without actually doing the whole wedding thing) include Anna Friel, Allison Williams, Lily Allen and Lady Gaga. Of course when Gaga does bride she goes all out. Forget simple shapes and subtle accessories: she styled up her wedding dress with satin gloves and a tiara/veil/headpiece combo.

Anna Friel in bridal style evening gown

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Allison Williams in bridal style evening gown

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Lily Allen in bridal style evening gown

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Lady Gaga in bridal style evening gown

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If you can't see yourself embracing the bridal style in public, you could always just do it in the privacy of your own home. Whether you're married, planning a wedding or a proud-to-be-single lady, there's something kind of appealing about playing bride for the night a la Rachel, Monica and Phoebe:

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