While we often look to celebrities for wedding dress inspiration, we seem to forget that even stars are sometimes the bridesmaids and not the bride. So today, we’re rounding up our favorite famous wedding attendants (think Cara, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, and Cara again!), along with the stylish, not-so-bridesmaidsy dresses you need to get each of the looks.
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In her brother’s 2011 wedding, Keira Knightly and the other bridesmaids opted for a shorter hem in purple.
Donna Morgan “Jessie” Twist Waist Chiffon Dress ($127) in Amethyst
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Serving as maid of honor for her sister Poppy’s wedding last year, Cara stunned in a white Chanel gown.
Back in 2008, Kate Bosworth was a bridesmaid for her former assistant-turned-friend’s beachside nuptials.
ASOS Cross Front Super Full Maxi Dress ($118) in Black
At her best friend’s wedding, maid of honor Kirsten Dunst looked boho-chic in a pink slip dress and flower crown.
J.Crew Aubrey Long Dress in Drapey Matte Crepe ($218) in Champagne
As maid of honor in her sister’s wedding in 2012, Katharine McPhee took the plunge in a pale pink halter gown with a deep V.
Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Shirred Multi Tone V Neck Gown ($298) in Blush/ Lavender
As part of the wedding party for a friend’s 2010 ceremony in Beverly Hills, Jessica Alba opted for a blue chiffon dress which matched husband Cash Warren’s tie.
J.Crew Kylie Dress in Silk Chiffon ($250) in Dark Cove
For her friend’s wedding in Ojai last year, Lauren Conrad wore one of her own designs—a long, cream-colored gown from her Paper Crown line.
Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad ‘Tori’ Crepe Gown ($280) in Cream
Back in 2007, the twins went barefoot as bridesmaids in a Cabo San Lucas beach wedding.
Needle & Thread Tiered Petal Embellished Tulle Gown ($450)
The actress, along with the other bridesmaids, wore a chic, satin strapless gown for her friend’s 2006 wedding in Montecito.
White by Vera Wang Satin and Matte Crepe Peplum Dress with Satin Sash ($188) in Biscotti
For her sister Chloe’s wedding in early 2014, Cara opted for a simple and flattering black sheath dress.
Just one month before her own wedding, Poppy also played bridesmaid in sister Chloe’s wedding, wearing a mermaid-shaped gown with white embellishments.
Nicole Miller Queen of the Night Embellished Gown ($530) in Black
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Long before her nuptials to Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel was a bridesmaid in another Italian wedding, wearing a strapless, plum-colored gown with matching shawl.
For her longtime best friend’s Santa Barbara wedding, maid-of-honor Rachel Bilson opted for an ethereal strapless gown.