So Many Celebrities Went to The Fashion Awards Dressed Like Mega Brides

For this year's Fashion Awards, the industry's darlings flocked to the Royal Albert Hall in an array of awe-inspiring eventwear. Whilst we saw layers of tulle, a meadow's-worth of rosettes and sparkles bright enough to light up the city, I was struck by the sheer number of bright white looks instead of traditional black-tie dresses. Tapping into bridal vibes, celebrities including Pamela Anderson, Anne Hathaway and Maya Jama experimented with tones of white, cream and beige for the occasion, instead of traditional winter colours such as black, white and brown.


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Style Notes: Anne Hathaway leant into the new-season bridal trend in a floor-length archive Valentino dress with a deep scoop neck and body-skimming cut. At first glance, the floor-sweeping dress appeared minimal and relaxed, but on closer inspection, its clever embroidery, intricate cut and elegant drapes elevated the vintage dress, truly embodying a less-is-more approach to event styling.


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Style Notes: Channelling the same quietly confident energy, former actress and author Pamela Anderson rejected a traditional dress for the occasion, instead opting for a relaxed, tonal look that featured well-tailored white trousers, a knitted top and a boxy ivory blazer. Keeping her look bright and fresh, Anderson sported a bare face to the event, allowing her natural glow to shine through. 


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Style Notes: For a grungier take on party styling, Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams tapped into several major trends at once for the event. Choosing a white tulle Simone Rocha dress, she adorned her look in flowing ribbons and injected a festive edge into her look with the addition of a crystal-embellished headpiece. Black, chunky platform heels grounded Williams' sheer, voluminous dress, giving less traditional 2024 brides a fresh dose of styling inspiration in the process.


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Style Notes: Singer Olivia Dean opted for the draped dress trend, choosing a simple yet elegant white dress with cutout detailing to the evening event, which she styled with a bright gold handbag and white, pointed-toe T-bar heels.


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Style Notes: Going for a distinctly bridal take, presenter Maya Jama, who hosted the event, styled sheer, white, thigh-high stockings with a bold diamond ring and lashings of frothy frills. Cinched with a corset and completing her look with white pointed-toe heels, she balanced a bridal influence with red carpet glamour, opting for a deep burgundy lip and sleek low bun.

Though we've seen brown, red and grey emerge as major colour trends this season, I'm excited to see stylish celebs opt for fresh white right on cue for winter. If the Fashion Awards 2023 red carpet has inspired you to do the same, read on to discover our edit of the best white clothing to shop now.


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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.