The Funniest Game of Thrones Bloopers

I just spent the last two hours watching Game of Thrones bloopers, and my mood didn’t improve like I thought it would. In fact, it did the opposite: I’m now scared, uncomfortable, and uneasy. And let me tell you why.

Well, some backstory first: Bloopers are my comedy drug of choice. Watching actors break character—whether on Saturday Night Live or Friends or even shows I haven’t seen—never fails to crack me up. The bagpipes blooper from Friends season seven? My spleen! The “Debbie Downer” SNL sketch featuring Lindsay Lohan? Someone call a medic. Every time Jimmy Fallon makes an appearance on camera? I’m laughing just as much as he’s laughing.

But this didn’t happen with the bloopers from Game of Thrones. Instead, I watched every slip-up and cackle from this accomplished cast with shock and dismay. Why, you ask? Because Game of Thrones isn’t supposed to be funny. Normally I can watch bloopers from drama or horror movies with ease, but the amount of death and destruction happening on GoT—especially this season—makes enjoying the gaffes damn near impossible. Dany just set all of King’s Landing on fire and killed Jaime and Cersei. There’s no time for laughing. There’s no time for smiling. All watching Peter Dinklage mess up the word “benevolent” in the blooper, below, made me think was, “Why didn’t you stop Daenerys from becoming the Mad Queen?”

And Cersei making funny faces between takes in this blooper? It’s hard to chuckle when you think about that whole-ass ceiling collapsing on her in last week’s episode.

Jaime flubbing his lines about Arya here just reminds me of that horrifying image of her emerging from the King’s Landing rubble.

I can’t even enjoy this cute friendship moment between Maisie Williams and Sophie Williams without thinking about the theory that Arya is already dead.

The coffee cup blunder from season eight, episode four just makes me think of…the travesty that was season eight, episode four.

And Jaime’s hand mistake? How can I laugh when I know he died a violent death at the hands of the Mad Queen?

This is where I’m at, people: so traumatized by what’s happening on GoT that I can’t even laugh at a good blooper. Not only is this show wrecking my Mondays, it’s taking away one of the only pure joys I have left. Has winter left yet?

Christopher Rosa is the staff entertainment writer at Glamour. Follow him on Twitter @chrisrosa92.

The Big Bang Theory Series Finale Details: The Producers Explain the Biggest Moments

That’s funny. I said this at Paleyfest last year, but my theory was that in the finale Penny was going to wake up from a nightmare where in reality she’s the expert scientist and the guys were just dudes she knows.

Prady: Well, pragmatically Penny was always the smartest one. Look, one of the driving ideas in The Big Bang Theory is intelligence is not an asset in so many aspects of life.

So true. Let’s talk about the elevator working again. That payoff was amazing. How long did it take to come up with the reveal?

Holland: It’s interesting, because when we were breaking out the finale that moment was going to come much, much later in the episode. Then as we were breaking out the episode, it just felt right. It felt like Sheldon was dealing with so much change and was at his breaking point. It seemed like the one thing that could push him over the edge. Also, it coming so early in the finale felt like it would be a much bigger surprise because no one would be expecting it to happen that early.

Penny is the first to ride in the elevator, so with her in mind, had you guys discussed revealing her maiden name? Or having her return to her acting roots?

Molaro: Never discussed it. It still falls under the category of superstition for us. Even though we finished the series, we’re still somehow afraid revealing that will get us canceled. [Laughs]

Prady: It’s also one of those odd things where characters got last names when they needed them. Chuck likes names because of how they sound, while I’m a hunting-for-deep-meaning kind of guy. For example, in the original version of the pilot, Leonard and Sheldon found her on the street. In my mind, she was a lucky penny. And then Leonard and Sheldon’s names came from [producer/writer/actor] Sheldon Leonard.

Here’s another funny story: Stuart didn’t have a last name, but there were [audition] sides that went out and he was given a temporary last name of Bloom just for them. Fans got ahold of those sides because they go out on websites for actors to download, and so his last name appeared in an online database. I remember looking at it in the writers’ room, and we were like, “That’s his last name?!” We were all baffled by it. So we said, “OK, well, that’s it” and put it in. But the Penny thing definitely became a superstition.

Shamy fans were hoping that Amy would be pregnant in the finale, or they’d see them with kids in a flash forward. What was the reason not to show that, since we know they do become parents one day?

Prady: I think the feeling was because that’s a reveal on Young Sheldon, it had no weight as a Big Bang finale reveal. It winds up being an “Oh, by the way…” kind of thing.

The Nobel speech that Sheldon and Amy gave in Stockholm was perfection. How hard was that to get right?

Holland: That’s the piece of the finale we’ve probably known for the longest. Since we found out this was the last season we talked about where we wanted to land, and the Nobel prize ceremony was a thing we knew early on. That moment in that speech was a thing we knew we wanted to do, so that’s probably the piece we’ve been thinking about longer than any other part of the finale.

Molaro: We were all crying our eyes out in the writers’ room while we were writing it. Everybody. The speech was moving to begin with, but because we were getting close to typing the words “End of Series” on the screen it was a tough day.

The Big Bang Theory Season 12 Series Finale Recap: Amy and Sheldon Win the Nobel

If there was ever a recap I dreaded writing more, it was this one, the hour-long series finale of The Big Bang Theory. What this show has meant to me—and so many of you—can’t quite be summed up in an article. There are too many stories, too many photos, too many memories to properly encapsulate what it was like to welcome these hilariously weird, brilliant characters into our lives each week.

But this deadline wasn’t going to wait until I was ready (which is never), so let’s get to it. Note that this recap will be a little different because I wrote it based on the notes I scribbled down in real time during the finale taping. In other words, I didn’t have the luxury of being able to pause and rewind on my DVR. So as I recap what happened on screen, I’ll include what was transpiring behind-the-scenes at the same time. Here we go.

The first part of the episode—titled “The Change Constant”—begins at 2:45 A.M. as Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, and Penny await word from the Nobel committee about this year’s winners. We all know that Shamy is going to win—there’s no way they wouldn’t after so many episodes devoted to this storyline—but it’s still nerve-wracking.

Sheldon’s phone rings, but it’s Kripke pretending to be a committee member. “You’ve won the Nobel prize in being suckers,” he says. It’s a nice send-off for John Ross Bowie (Kripke) and, more important, helps build tension for the big moment. Howard and Bernadette call Sheldon’s phone minutes later to see if there’s any news. “We have two little kids,” they explain. “We’ve been up for an hour.”

And then, Amy’s phone rings. She picks it up, and her face has the look of someone who just had the wind knocked out of them. When she finally speaks, it’s unclear what’s just happened. “I see. OK, thank you,” she says, emotionless. And then: “We won.”

Damn, this is going to be a long hour. I’m emotional already.

Sheldon can’t believe it. He asks if he’s dreaming. Leonard slaps him, and Sheldon realizes the magnitude and reality of the moment. “We won the Nobel prize,” he screams. Mazel Tov!

The next scene begins with Sheldon and Amy walking down the stairs of their apartment. I’m a nervous because I have a cameo coming up—you can read about how that happened here—and I’m about to see the scene for the first time. All I know is that I yelled, “Dr. Cooper! Dr. Fowler” for nearly an hour straight. Oh, and the Fuller House house was down the block (they film next door).

Anyway, Amy and Sheldon walk outside and are bombarded by news crews and TV reporters (hi, me) hoping to get their reaction to their big achievement. It’s a huge moment, as Amy is only the fourth woman to ever win the Nobel in physics. I see myself running up to them in an aerial shot outside the building, and then again in a brief moment while we’re begging for a soundbite. Later, Jim Parsons says to me, “Just so you know, you’ve never been that aggressive in all the years you’ve interviewed me.” Ha, thank goodness. The scene that airs is over in a second, but that memory—cheesiness alert—will stay with me forever. I still can’t believe I got to do it.

Later in the school cafeteria, Professor Siebert calls Sheldon and Amy “official superstars.” Clearly he hasn’t been to my parents’ house, because they’re saying the same thing about their daughter right about now. (I kid, I kid.) It’s more than Sheldon can handle, and he makes a run for it, just like he did when he saw me playing a very heightened version of myself. He escapes to his office. Then, in one of the evening’s running gags, Howard—and later Bernadette—declare themselves Amy and Sheldon’s best friends who will do all their press on their behalf.

All the States That Have Recently Passed Extreme Abortion Legislation

On Thursday (May 16), the Missouri Senate voted to pass legislation that bans abortions eight weeks into pregnancy, even in cases of rape, incest, or human trafficking. Doctors who perform the procedure could face up to 15 years in prison. The bill still needs to pass the Missouri House of Representatives, but it is expected to do so and will then go to Governor Mike Parson, who has indicated he will sign it into law.

“My administration will execute the laws the legislature passes and this pro-life administration will not back down,” he told reporters Wednesday evening, according to the Kansas City Star.

That makes Missouri the latest state to pass a bill positioned to challenge Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court case which established a woman’s right to an abortion in 1973, in the courts—after Georgia and Alabama passed similar bills earlier this week.

Here’s a breakdown of all the states with recent restrictive abortion legislation.

Missouri

The bill on the docket in Missouri contains a “trigger” provision that will ban abortion outright if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, which legalized a woman’s right to the procedure without undue government interference nationwide. It also contains additional restrictions that would remain in effect if the two-month threshold were thrown out by the courts, as has happened in other states.

“Politicians are putting the health and lives of Missouri women at risk in their race to make our state the one that overturns Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court,” M’Evie Mead, director of policy and organizing for Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, said in a statement. “These bans on safe, legal abortion will have real costs—expensive legal costs and human costs for the women and families who need reproductive health care.”

Alabama

Yesterday (May 15), Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law an abortion bill that would outlaw the procedure as soon as the moment of conception with exceptions only if the mother’s health is at risk. An amendment that would have carved out additional exceptions for cases of rape and incest failed. Under this law, doctors could face up to 99 years in prison if they performed an abortion and could be sentenced to up to 10 years for even attempting to administer one.

“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature,” Governor Ivey said in a statement. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.” Read more about it here.

Georgia

Earlier in May, Georgia’s so-called “heartbeat bill” was signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp, banning abortions at the moment when doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat, around six weeks post-conception. At that point, many women do not yet know they are pregnant. (The previous law in Georgia allowed abortions up to 20 weeks.) Exceptions are allowed to prevent harm to the woman and in cases of rape or incest in which a police report has been filed. The new bill also criminalizes the procedure itself, which means that a woman who terminates her pregnancy could face life in prison or even the death penalty.

“Our job is to do what is right, not what is easy,” Kemp said. “We are called to be strong and courageous, and we will not back down.”

The law, which would take effect in 2020, is expected to face immediate challenges in the court. Read more about it here.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Took a Big Step to Protect Their Privacy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken steps in the past to create as private and normal a life as possible for their new family. It’s reportedly why they moved out of London. As royals expert Katie Nicholl told Glamour, “I think one of the real reasons they’re moving to Windsor is to get out of the goldfish bowl that is Kensington Palace. They’re escaping to the country to have more privacy.”

And they’ve recently gone the extra mile to secure that privacy. On Thursday, May 16, Prince Harry accepted “a substantial sum”—according to BBC—in damages and legal costs, as well as an apology from Splash News photo agency for taking unauthorized aerial shots of the couple’s country home in Cotswold Hills, England.

The photos reportedly looked directly into a bedroom, living room, and dining room area of a family house in Oxfordshire, which the royal couple had considered as a hideaway before the birth of their baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The photos were then distributed to multiple media outlets, potentially compromising the location for the duke and duchess. They eventually moved to their home at Frogmore Cottage on the premises of Windsor.

Harry’s lawyers reportedly told the high court that the property had specifically been chosen for its high levels of privacy, which could restrict photographers’ access. So Markle and Prince Harry took legal action to ensure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again. Still, royal reporter Chris Ship said on Twitter that the money Splash News has to pay will go to charity.

Splash News seems to have learned the lesson, writing in a statement, “Splash has always recognised that this situation represents an error of judgement and we have taken steps to ensure it will not be repeated. We apologise to the Duke and Duchess for the distress we have caused.”

You Have to See What Priyanka Chopra Wore to Her First Cannes Red Carpet

On Tuesday, Selena Gomez went full old-Hollywood glam to make her big Cannes debut. Today, another superstar walked her first red carpet for the French film festival. It’s Priyanka Chopra‘s first time there, too—and it seems she’s pulling from the same style inspiration as Gomez.

Mrs. Jonas teased her appearance at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival by posting images of Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, and Princess Diana, from when they attended it. She arrived at the Rocketman premiere in a stunning strapless gown fit for those very starlets, only with a little more sparkle.

Chopra’s dazzling dress—a custom Roberto Cavalli creation—was fully covered in crystals: tiny black ones down the sweeping skirt (which had a thigh-high slit) and bigger bronze ones around the torso. It’s made from a silk duchesse embroidered dégrade, which is meant to create a crocodile scale effect, according to a press release from the brand.

The glitzy choice made sense, given that she’s attending the festival as a guest of the luxury Swiss jeweler Chopard, per her Instagram Story. Naturally, her accessories didn’t disappoint: She paired the embellished gown with long, gleaming silver earrings.

Even her hair and makeup—soft-finger curls and a flawless cat-eye—were aligned with the old-Hollywood theme of her look.

Chopra’s Cannes debut was incredibly fabulous. Off the red carpet, though, she’s a master of weaving in affordable pieces into her outfits—be it a $30 Target skirt or $50 American Eagle jeans. The common thread? The actress makes them all look incredible.

Kelly Ripa Is Feuding With the Bachelor Franchise—and Ellen Pompeo Just Chimed In

Here’s a feud I didn’t see coming: Kelly Ripa vs. The Bachelor vs. Ellen Pompeo. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Haven’t read the Internet today? No worries. Here’s a full breakdown of this drama, which doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

It all started on Tuesday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, when Ripa made a few disparaging comments about the Bachelor franchise. “You know how I feel about this show. It disgusts me,” she said. “And I thought that I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how we feel ladies! We are too special to be arguing over a guy.” Her words were prompted by news that Hannah Brown, the current Bachelorette, would be appearing on Live With Kelly and Ryan that Thursday (meaning today, May 16).

Ripa’s diss sparked responses from some key players in Bachelor Nation, including its creator, Mike Fleiss, long-running host Chris Harrison, and Colton Underwood, the most recent Bachelor.

“Look out #BachelorNation ⁦@KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your ‘disgusting’ Monday night habit,” Harrison tweeted, while Underwood posted, “How mad is Kelly Ripa going to be when The Bachelor wins an Emmy this year?”

Fleiss’ comment, however, is receiving the most attention. “Easy, @KellyRipa … #TheBachelor franchise pays your salary,” he tweeted on Tuesday, shortly after Live With Kelly and Ryan. (Both Ripa’s show and The Bachelor are on the same network, ABC.)

According to a source who spoke to People magazine, Harrison, Underwood, and Fleiss’ petty tweets aren’t deterring Ripa in any way. “It seems the fear of rejection runs deep over there,” the source said. “Do these guys really want to bring attention to the fact that people should stop and look more closely at the completely outdated misogynistic nature of this show and its offensive premise of demeaning its participants?”

The insider continued, “[Harrison and Fleiss] can’t handle lighthearted criticism from a successful woman who has been on TV longer than their contestants have been alive. Kelly’s time at Live predates these shows by years, so if anything, her success in syndication and promotion of these shows pays their salaries.”

This all came to a head on Thursday, when Brown appeared on Live and jumped to the Bachelor franchise’s defense. After Ripa reiterated that she isn’t a fan of “women fighting over a guy,” the Alabama beauty queen responded with, “I didn’t really follow the show, wasn’t a big fan. But, being a part of the show, it’s not women fighting against each other. Really, some of my best friends came from the show and were really supportive. When you have a group of 30 people together, there’s going to be people who don’t like each other. That’s simple facts.”

Brown added, “Ultimately, it was one of the most empowering things that I ever have done because I had to push myself and grow as an individual. And I did. And I think that’s why I decided that I wanted to be the Bachelorette and wanted that so bad.”

Interestingly, the person who has the last word in this situation (for now) is Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, who backed up Ripa on Twitter.

“Okay @fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay @KellyRipa salary,” she wrote. “Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success. Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage…. #bachelorsoooowhite.”

Kelly Ripa hasn’t directly responded to Fleiss, Harrison, or Underwood’s comments, but we’ll update this post if she does.

Can You Wear Black to a Wedding, Wedding Guests Wearing Black. Wedding Etiquette

I was raised to dress up when attending a wedding. And no matter the venue or time of day, a black dress—just like white—was never an option as a guest. I’m happy to say times have changed: These days, you can pretty much always wear black to a wedding, unless being told explicitly not to by the couple. It’s the universal neutral color—it looks good on everyone, it’s super versatile, and it can be chic and sophisticated or casual and fun. (It’s also increasingly popular among bridesmaids, with companies like David’s Bridal and BHLDN having whole sections dedicated to it.) As with most clothing, the formality of the garment really depends on the fabric and the cut, more so than the color. So, with that in mind—and with wedding season looming—here are some examples of how to wear black to a ceremony and reception all summer long, no matter the dress code or location.

Sunday Garden Wedding

Because of the time of day (usually afternoon) and location (outdoors, likely in the sun), a Sunday garden wedding tends to be a casual affair. A black dress in a cotton or jersey fabric would definitely work for this type of event.

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Sophisticated City Wedding

There’s nothing more glamorous than a black-tie city wedding. People often ask me if black-tie means that they have to wear a long gown, and the answer is no, I don’t think you do. Certainly a long dress is appropriate, but the key to black-tie style is formality: As long as the dress feels sophisticated, the hemline—ranging from just above the knee to tea-length (which hits at midcalf)—is up to you.

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Evening Winery Wedding

In my mind, a vineyard wedding is a chic affair, and the focus is often on the stunning, natural backdrop. To that end, I think a black dress can play well in this situation: not overdone, but still appropriate for the evening. A lace cocktail dress is a solid way to go.

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Beach Wedding

While picking out a bright, colorful dress may seem like the obvious option, there’s something very elegant about wearing black to a beach wedding—so long as the dress is flowy. When breezes blow, your skirt should sway.

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Conservative Wedding

When attending a ceremony in a house or worship, it’s best to lean on the more covered-up, conservative side with your attire. (Read: no skintight, above-the-knee numbers!) This can often be achieved by simply adding a sweater or jacket to your dress, but as a rule of thumb, if you’re look conjures comparisons to Audrey Hepburn, you’ve nailed it.

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Country Club Wedding

A country-club wedding evokes classic, old-school style—probably since many of these venues have been hosting these kinds of celebrations for decades. Consider a dress with the same vibe: traditional, perhaps, but also celebratory, festive, and fun. If you can imagine yourself sipping from a champagne coupe and dancing the night away, these black dresses could be for you.

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This Game of Thrones Theory Suggests Bran Actually Warged Into Drogon at King’s Landing

This post contains spoilers for the final season of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

There are many questions that are still unanswered as we head into the Game of Thrones series finale on Sunday night. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Actually, will there even still be an Iron Throne? Is Arya going to kill Dany, as many people theorize? Will she do it with the poison people think Varys sent her? Is Jon Snow going to brood for all eternity?

And, of course, what has Bran Stark been doing all this time and how does it fit into the big picture in Westeros? We know that Bran is the Three-Eyed Raven and can warg into animals, and his suspect behavior during the Battle of Winterfell already had fans thinking he might be evil.

Now a Reddit user named Ratcliffb believes that the Three-Eyed Raven (Bran) is fundamentally evil. According to this user’s theory, Dany was only planning to destroy the Red Keep, where Cersei was, so Bran warged into Drogon and set fire to King’s Landing himself.

“His most recent play has been doing everything to manipulate Dany into going Mad and burning down Kings Landing. Which will cause all the other lords to revolt against her. Problem is he underestimated Dany and instead of burning down Kings Landing she was headed for the Red Keep so the 3ER warged into Drogon and did it himself,” Ratcliffb writes.

“Dany’s eyes are LOCKED onto the Red Keep when she takes off and shes beelineing [sic] it for it for quite awhile,” the fan continues. “It’s only after we see the identical scene of Brans vision from an earlier season of Drogon’s shadow flying over King’s Landing that Drogon changes directions and starts lighting everyone up. They don’t show a close up of Dany again after that.”

True or not, it’s certainly an interesting theory. Hopefully the show will explain to us what the Three-Eyed Raven’s motivations truly are before the final scenes air this weekend—because Bran really does have some explaining to do.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

Can You Wear Black to a Wedding?

I was raised to dress up when attending a wedding. And no matter the venue or time of day, a black dress—just like white—was never an option as a guest. I’m happy to say times have changed: These days, you can pretty much always wear black to a wedding, unless being told explicitly not to by the couple. It’s the universal neutral color—it looks good on everyone, it’s super versatile, and it can be chic and sophisticated or casual and fun. (It’s also increasingly popular among bridesmaids, with companies like David’s Bridal and BHLDN having whole sections dedicated to it.) As with most clothing, the formality of the garment really depends on the fabric and the cut, more so than the color. So, with that in mind—and with wedding season looming—here are some examples of how to wear black to a ceremony and reception all summer long, no matter the dress code or location.

Sunday Garden Wedding

Because of the time of day (usually afternoon) and location (outdoors, likely in the sun), a Sunday garden wedding tends to be a casual affair. A black dress in a cotton or jersey fabric would definitely work for this type of event.

Eloquii

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Sophisticated City Wedding

There’s nothing more glamorous than a black-tie city wedding. People often ask me if black-tie means that they have to wear a long gown, and the answer is no, I don’t think you do. Certainly a long dress is appropriate, but the key to black-tie style is formality: As long as the dress feels sophisticated, the hemline—ranging from just above the knee to tea-length (which hits at midcalf)—is up to you.

ASOS

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Evening Winery Wedding

In my mind, a vineyard wedding is a chic affair, and the focus is often on the stunning, natural backdrop. To that end, I think a black dress can play well in this situation: not overdone, but still appropriate for the evening. A lace cocktail dress is a solid way to go.

Nordstrom

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Beach Wedding

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H&M

H&M+ Long Dress with Ruffle

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Anthropologie

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Conservative Wedding

When attending a ceremony in a house or worship, it’s best to lean on the more covered-up, conservative side with your attire. (Read: no skintight, above-the-knee numbers!) This can often be achieved by simply adding a sweater or jacket to your dress, but as a rule of thumb, if you’re look conjures comparisons to Audrey Hepburn, you’ve nailed it.

& Other Stories

& Other Stories Cross Front Dress

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ModCloth Timeless Favorite Off-Shoulder Dress

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Country Club Wedding

A country-club wedding evokes classic, old-school style—probably since many of these venues have been hosting these kinds of celebrations for decades. Consider a dress with the same vibe: traditional, perhaps, but also celebratory, festive, and fun. If you can imagine yourself sipping from a champagne coupe and dancing the night away, these black dresses could be for you.

Nordstrom

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Visit wedding-style maven Julie Sabatino online at thestylishbride.com.