Dakota Johnson Just Wore a Bridal Dress With the Most Fashion-Person Shoe

Dakota Johnson is in her elegant era, and her lastest look affirmed that she has polished dressing down to a T. Attending a screening for her latest film, Daddio, Johnson wore an outfit that, had I not known otherwise, I would have assumed she had found in a bridal store.

Selecting a gauzy dress from French fashion house Chloé, whose A/W 24 show was heralded as one of the best of the season, Johnson's dress didn't feel bridal just because it was white. Falling elegantly to the ankle, the dress is made from a very delicate chiffon crepe material—one that many brides choose to wear on their big day. Not only that, but the ethereal design also boasts a romantic cape detail over the shoulders, which just so happens to be a key bridal trend this year, too.

Making her red carpet ensemble feel all the more ceremonial, the actor accessorised with drop earrings and an ivory hair bow. Indeed, from head to toe, Johnson's bridal-inspired look could have been plucked straight from a (very chic) Pinterest wedding board. However, what came next is also worth highlighting.

Dakota Johnson wears a bridal-style dress.

(Image credit: @georgieeisdell)

Instead of slipping into a pair of ivory heels which would have been an obvious choice, she reached for a tall black mule with a bright gold heel. Nodding to her style-icon status, Johnson tapped into a growing summer shoe trend in the most unexpected way. Skirting the block-coloured mules that are everywhere right now, Johnson's black and gold pair offers more coverage on the foot with a subtle peep-toe detail. Contrasting the angelic feel of her flowing white dress, her shoe choice added a directional twist to her outfit and stopped it from looking too sweet.

Ever the fashion risk-taker, Johnson's clever styling proved that she's a master of balancing the timeless with the trending. Inspired by her playful take on bridal-inspired fashion, I've curated an edit of the chicest white dresses and heeled mules to discover this season. Read on to shop the styles we love.


Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

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