Wedding Guest Inspiration: Crazy Rich Asians Edition


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve either heard about, read about, or watched Crazy Rich Asians in theaters (some of us may have seen it twice!). We were hopelessly excited to see a guilty pleasure book of ours come to life and more importantly, the representation of Asians on the silver screen because of our particular backgrounds (Chinese, Korean, Filipina). On top of its cultural significance, we were non-stop swooning over the fierce female characters, locations, food, and most importantly, the crazy rich fashion!

One of our favorite parts of the movie, of course, was Araminta and Colin’s nuptials. We had total heart eyes during the wedding scenes, not only because of the extravagant wedding itself, but also because of the wedding guest attire, especially Rachel and Astrid’s outfits. With those two dazzling dresses in mind, we figured we’d translate those into some chic wedding guest looks suitable for even the ritziest black-tie affair.

  • If you really want to channel Rachel’s custom Marchesa wedding look, we’ve found a pretty spot on option! This David Meister floral appliqué gown has a similar ethereal look and feel, from the robin’s egg blue hue to the floral motif to the A-line shape. Pair it with a strappy silver heel, like this pair from Schutz. To top it off, don our Edith hair wreath, which would definitely add that romantic yet glamorous factor like Rachel’s headpiece. Finish your look with this M2MALLETIER clutch for a hint of modern glam. Like Rachel, you’ll surely turn heads like in an outfit like this.

  • For a sleek and modern interpretation of Rachel’s look, we’d opt for this Halston Heritage sky blue number. The silhouette feels more of-the-moment (and will definitely elongate you!). To channel that modern princess hairdo, style loose waves half-up-half-down and add our stargazer hair clips side by side or clip our sheer organza Dahlia into a high bun for an updated crown effect. We’d complete the look with a pair of stunning dark silver lamé heels by Jimmy Choo.

  • If Astrid’s high neck coral gown speaks more to you, we think a dress with a high neck like this cherry red silk Galvan gown would be stunning. Bonus points for it being a lucky color in asian culture and also channeling Meghan Markle’s wedding reception gown by Stella McCartney! We’d add a statement earring, like these gold pearl and diamond Mateo earrings. Although, if you happen to have a pearl and gemstone encrusted pair like the ones Astrid purchases in the beginning of the film, feel free to wear those! Include a pair of classic soft gold heels by Aquazurra and an effortless Edie Parker gold clutch. And since Astrid’s style errs more toward the classics, add a dainty touch of Shirley and Audrey with an Eloise pin set tucked into a tousled low bun.

  • For those of you wanting a more coral-colored gown or statement neckline, we think this strapless Halston Heritage column number would look quite effortless when paired with a pearl and gold statement necklace like this one by BaubleBar. Style with a glittery sandal like these platinum Stuart Weitzmans and carry over the pearl theme with our Beatrice fresh water pearl hair comb tucked into a chic french twist. We think Astrid would approve of mixing the classic elements (pearls and a column gown) with more modern interpretations like mixed metals and a statement necklace.

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