Sarah Jessica Parker and Lauren Conrad Give Us Bridesmaid Dress Envy (Yes, It's a Real Thing)

08/18/2014 at 01:13 PM ET

Stalking a wedding hashtag on Instagram is really fun (whether you like to admit it or not). It’s even more fun when the wedding happens to have celebrity guests. And it’s the best when those celebrity guests are bridesmaids. Both Sarah Jessica Parker and Lauren Conrad were in weddings this past weekend, and shared sweet details on their social feeds. Now, let’s talk about what they wore!

Sarah Jessica Parker BridesmaidCourtesy Colleen O’Neil; Inset: Splash News Online

SJP stood alongside her former assistant Melinda Relyea (they worked together during her Sex and the City days) as she married James Kearns in Greenwich, Connecticut. The bridesmaids wore long fuchsia gowns with varying necklines, accented with small white bouquets. Parker chose a strapless dress and she teamed the look with a golden necklace and her signature hairstyle — loose, center-parted waves.

“Its wedding day for Melinda! My bridesmaid dress, stretching, releasing wrinkles and then a quick disco nap before heading towards church and a very joyous day and night. X sj” she captioned the below photo.

(Another guest sneaked a snap of Parker — and gave us a better look at her dress!)

#beautiful #bridesmaids #melindaandjamie #wedding #weekend #goodtimes

A photo posted by Marlene ♥ Smith (@marlenesmith2691) on

While the bridesmaids were traditional, the bride herself took an unconventional path, heading down the aisle in a voluminous white strapless gown covered in a blue floral print. But she gave very old-fashioned favors to her ‘maids: Embroidered handkerchiefs to ward off any makeup meltdowns at the altar.

RELATED PHOTOS: See tons more celeb bridesmaids in action

Over on the West Coast, Conrad took a break from planning her upcoming nuptials to take on duties at her best friend Maura McManus’s wedding in Ojai, California.

The bridemaids’ color palette was soft and romantic, alternating between two dress styles — a strapless design with a lace bodice (as seen on fellow Hills star Lo Bosworth) and a belted boatneck design as seen on Conrad, below. She also didn’t deviate far from her favorite hairstyle: Loose, sideswept waves.

Lauren Conrad BridesmaidFameFlynet

“My bestie @mauramcmanus is getting married today, and I’m pretty sure no bride has ever looked so beautiful!” Conrad shared along with a gorgeous shot of the back of the bride’s gown.

My bestie @mauramcmanus is getting married today and I'm pretty sure no bride has ever looked so beautiful!

A photo posted by Lauren Conrad (@laurenconrad) on

She also shared a peek at the bridesmaids’ gifts but didn’t reveal the contents — though if we know a BFF of LC, it was likely thoughtful, personalized and a little vintage-y.

Bridesmaid treats!!!

A photo posted by Lauren Conrad (@laurenconrad) on


What do you think of the celebrity bridesmaids dresses? Whose was your favorite? Sound off below!

–Brittany Talarico

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PJ on

Two weddings and various unbecomming bridemaids dresses.

Hotgal on

It’s nice of both ladies to attend the nuptials, but I find both dress meh at best – nothing to write home about.

Muffin kindergarten teacher on

Lovely dresses and beautiful brides!

bitsy on

SJP got the better dress I think.

Gg on

They both need haircuts. Lauren Conrad’s hair looks stringy. I hope she does something a little nicer with it for her wedding. I hate that women can’t part with their long hair. It makes them look older.

Jay on

I love them both because they are so simple. Very classy!

Nan on

Love that these dresses were not over-the-top. Sarah Jess and Lauren fit in nicely with the other gals. Simple and beautiful. Well done

Kimber on

SJP looked lovely. Lauren’s dress looks too tight across the chest.

Yolanda Arenas on

Regarding SJP’s assistant, this is the first time the bridesmaids dresses have been prettier than the brides dress. What was she thinking?

Lollipop on

Come on, Conrad looks really BASIC. SJP looks cuter, and the bride’s dress is great, and other to pinky and white dresses.

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