Audrey Hepburn Inspiration: Black Lace Wedding Gowns

Apr 4, 2012 by

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I’m not actually the biggest Audrey Hepburn fan but you can’t deny that she’s a timeless style icon that so many women look up to. Today, we’re taking one of her dresses into centerstage: the Givenchy wedding dress she wore in the 1954 flick Sabrina.

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I’m not sure if this was the first wedding dress to make use of black lace embellishments, but that’s just the thing with Audrey Hepburn: she can take something old and wear it with so much grace, its style and class factor instantly transcends time. Incidentally, Audrey Hepburn’s real wedding dress was far simpler and has a more interesting story to tell.

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Since Sabrina, a lot of designers took their cue from Audrey Hepburn and started including black lace embellishments into their white wedding dresses. Check out these some Audrey Hepburn-inspired wedding dresses for ideas on how to incorporate elements from the iconic Sabrina dress onto your wedding dress.

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This Pucci replica gown features a gorgeous matching cathedral matilla veil and can be custom made to any size. Only $670 at Bargain Bride.

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From the land down under comes this gorgeous A-line wedding dress with embroidered satin and a chapel train. I love how the corset follows and flatters the curve of the torso and the level of detail on the embroidery.

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This bustier dress by Jessica McClintock is a refreshing modern take on the original Givenchy Audrey Hepburn dress. The contrast neck binding is made of black lace that leads to a lace-adorned bodice and bow. Add a black cage veil and you’re good to get married!

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  1. Mia

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me who designed the second dress on this page, or where to find it?
    The A-line embroidered satin and chapel train, corset,white and black, Audrey Hepburn inspired.
    I love it! Thanks alot,

  2. Sara

    Can anyone let me know where I can get the second wedding dress??

  3. Lee

    I love this dress, but it’s not a wedding dress. I’ve seen the movie & have considered having a dress made that was inspired by this one, but this is a ballgown. The skirt is in 2 pieces, the a-line tea length & the over skirt of tulle.

    The second inspired by dress is amazing, I wish that you had included the name of the designer.

  4. monicah

    heey i love ur gowns

  5. Noelle

    In the movie Sabrina, that dress is not a wedding dress. It’s a ballgown.


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