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The secret family connection hidden in Jennifer Lawrence’s engagement dress

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This is how the actress is incorporating her family into her big day.

When it comes to picking out a wedding dress, it helps to have a designer in the family.

That’s what Jennifer Lawrence discovered when she chose a diaphanous blush chiffon gown, complete with a pleated v-neck bodice and softly ballooning sleeves, for her engagement party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Sunday 14 May. 

The dress, by bridal brand L.Wells, is called the ‘Juliana’ and is currently available for pre-order on the brand’s website. (Price? $2,300, or £1,200). And it was designed by Lauren Wells, Lawrence’s fashion designer cousin, who has previously worked for brands including Vera Wang and Candela. 

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This isn’t the first time Lawrence has worn something from her cousin’s brand. The actress attended the premiere of the Agnes Varda documentary Faces Places in 2017 in a lace-sleeved ivory gown designed by her cousin. “I was thrilled to see Jennifer wear my dress on the red carpet,” Wells told wedding website The Knot at the time. “She embodies the exact adventurous yet elegant style I’m going for with my designs.” 

Lawrence completed her engagement party look with Fred Leighton jewellery, a Roger Vivier clutch and shoes from Casadei. The look was tailored by Christy Rilling, tailor to Michelle Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Security was on high alert at the party, according to Harper’s BAZAAR, with guests only receiving information about the location on the night itself, and mobile phones banned from the function. Some of the celebrity guests included Lawrence’s BFF Emma Stone.   

Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone

Lawrence’s engagement party will be the first of many events leading up to the actress’ big day. She was first engaged to Cooke Maroney, an art gallerist from New York, in February 2019 and they began dating in 2018. According to People, the wedding is set to be a small “family affair”, with the couple scouting out two luxury New York hotels as potential venues.

We can’t wait to see what the actress wears on her big day. 

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