It Takes Two! Our Dream Wedding Dress Picks for Newly-Engaged Mary-Kate and Elizabeth Olsen

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Mar 142014
 
Mary-Kate and Elizabeth Olsen Engaged

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If Mary-Kate and Ashley are any indication, it's pretty clear that the Olsens are a tight-knit family. So much so, that the twins' little sister Elizabeth got engaged to boyfriend Boyd Holbrook just two weeks after news broke that Mary-Kate was set to marry French banker Olivier Sarkozy. Initial excitement about a double-Olsen wedding aside, we faced an even bigger realization: These two affianced sisters are destined for wedding dress greatness. Mary-Kate is a style icon and is at the helm of two critically acclaimed fashion houses, The Row & Elizabeth and James, while Elizabeth is a young budding actress known for her effortlessly cool street style.

So, what will the fashionistas wear down the aisle? We have some ideas. Here, our top picks for Mary-Kate and Elizabeth's big day:

Mary-Kate:
While her style has become more modern over the years, Mary-Kate has always been boho at heart — she and Ashley did pioneer the boho-chic craze of the mid-2000's. Currently, though, she tends to lean towards shapeless silhouettes in neutral hues with impeccable tailoring. Because of this, there are a few directions we could see Mary-Kate going in for her wedding.

Mary-Kate Olsen Wedding Dress Pronovias

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One thing's for sure: Mary-Kate is definitely wearing a wedding dress with sleeves. This sheer long sleeve sheath Pronovias dress — with a collar! — is just bohemian, free-flowing and tailored enough to suit Mary-Kate's taste.

"Yelimar" lace and organza sheath wedding dress with sheer long sleeves and a collar neckline, Pronovias

Mary-Kate Olsen Wedding Dress Houghton

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If Mary-Kate is throwing a more rustic and bohemian summer wedding, we can see her in this airy, layered spaghetti strap Houghton dress.

"Mauzac" sleeveless French needlework lace sheath wedding dress with a deep v-neckline, spaghetti straps, and Chantilly lace details, Houghton

Mary-Kate Olsen Wedding Dress Jenny Packham

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Next up: a silky Jenny Packham three-quarter sleeve dress with a keyhole neckline. Whether Mary-Kate chooses to tie the knot in New York or in France, this choice is appropriately sleek for a more formal urban setting.

"Cynthia" silk sheath wedding dress with three-quarter length sleeves, a beaded high neckline, and keyhole detail, Jenny Packham

Mary-Kate Olsen Wedding Dress Naeem Khan

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Last but not least, we have a tulle and organza Naeem Khan with an illusion neckline. It's a little bit more out-of-the-box for the actress-turned-fashion-designer, but it boasts just enough embellishment to be a different choice for her big day. Though it still features the free-flowing silhouette we know she loves.

"Capri" sleeveless tulle and organza A-line wedding dress with an illusion high neckline and beaded details on the bodice, Naeem Khan

Elizabeth:
While Elizabeth's tastes are similar to her sister's, her wardrobe tends to feature more subtle feminine details. The younger Olsen also loves to play with shapes, often mixing structured pieces with the airy aesthetic. We looked for more minimal designs that feature just the right hint of romance.

Elizabeth Olsen Wedding Dress Marchesa

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This lace and tulle Marchesa dress with an illusion neckline is whimsical enough to make an otherwise simple dress special.

Style B10821, Chantilly lace sheath wedding dress with a tulle skirt, illusion high neckline, and long sleeves, Marchesa

Elizabeth Olsen Wedding Dress Monique Lhuillier

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Elizabeth would practically float down the aisle wearing this! Monique Lhuillier's pink silk sheath is structured with its straight skirt, yet the sweetheart neckline and on-trend blush hue make it a dash more girly.

"Portia" strapless pink silk sheath wedding dress with a draped sweetheart bodice, Monique Lhuillier

Elizabeth Olsen Wedding Dress Pronovias

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This sleeveless lace crepe dress, with a high-neck lace illusion overlay, is boho yet minimalistic in all the right ways.

"Yamilet" sleeveless crepe and lace sheath wedding dress with a sheer high neck lace bodice, Pronovias

Elizabeth Olsen Wedding Dress Houghton

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Last, we think Elizabeth could totally rock this lace, asymmetrical crop top ensemble on her wedding day. A mix of tradition (um, hello lace!) and modern trends (crop tops + asymmetrical hem = cutting edge) this look sums up Elizabeth's effortlessly chic street style aesthetic.

"Aligote" 3/4 length sleeve corded lace top with a high neckline, shown with "Macabeau" corded lace skirt with a high-low hem, Houghton

Wowza! Check Out Mary-Kate Olsen’s Engagement Ring

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Mar 062014
 
Mary-Kate Olsen's Engagement Ring

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We're finally getting a good look at Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement (we think) ring from beau Olivier Sarkozy—and all we can say is, wow! Olsen was spotted wearing the bauble to beat all other baubles today after leaving the Louis Vuitton runway show with twin sis Ashley at Paris Fashion Week. And to absolutely no one's surprise, the fashion guru's ring makes a serious statement.

Despite multiple trips to Neil Lane's Los Angeles storefront this past fall, StyleCaster reports that the ring is vintage Cartier—from 1953! The hefty gold sparkler reportedly totes a European-cut center diamond that weighs in around four carats (a humble size when compared to Kim Kardashian and Ciara's 15 carat rings). Surrounding the center stone are 16 sapphires and petals filled with single-cut diamonds, all set in multiple twisted, intertwined yellow gold bands. Here's a closer look at Olsen's eye-catching ring:

Mary-Kate Olsen's Engagement Ring Close Up

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The ring reportedly cost $81,250, and was purchased in early February at a Sotheby's auction in New York City (the timeline adds up!). Before it made its way onto Olsen's left hand, it belonged to a Tennessee-based jewelry collector.

We'd expect nothing less from Mary-Kate than to rock one of the most unique engagement rings we've ever seen. While neither Olsen nor Sarkozy have officially confirmed their engagement, a ring like this sure makes us think that this is the real deal!

Mary-Kate Olsen Is Reportedly Engaged to French Banker Olivier Sarkozy!

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Feb 282014
 
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Double diamonds! Hot on the heels of news that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are headed to the altar, Us Weekly reports today that another couple on our engagement radar, Mary-Kate Olsen and French banker Olivier Sarkozy, put a ring on it. They're the second couple of the four we picked to get engaged in 2014 who have made it official! (What a day!).

Like Kunis and Kutcher, we're not completely surprised at this news. In December Mary-Kate was spotted shopping for an engagement ring at Neil Lane's Los Angeles boutique—she even made multiple visits to the store! At the time, a source at Page Six said of the engagement rings Mary-Kate was browsing: "She really likes cushion-cut diamonds, and all of the rings she has looked at are over five carats. She has narrowed it down, but still hasn't made a final decision." We can't wait to see her final choice!

Of the engagement, an insider dished to Us Weekly that "Mary-Kate's family thinks Olivier is the best thing to happen to her," and that "They love him."

Speaking of family, we're wondering if this means that Mary-Kate's twin sister, co-designer, and former acting partner-in-crime Ashley Olsen will serve as maid-of-honor? We hope so! One thing's for sure, with their successful fashion lines Elizabeth and James and critically-acclaimed The Row, Mary-Kate's wedding dress (and bridesmaid dresses) will be ones to watch. We're guessing she'll take a page from the strikingly minimal dresses we've seen walk the recent runways—sleek lines with a minor geometric detail will fit her modern-meets-boho-chic vibe perfectly. As for her bridesmaids? We're putting our predictions out there now that Mary-Kate will dress her 'maids either in white, a la Pippa Middleton, or a slate gray.

Is Mary-Kate Olsen Shopping for an Engagement Ring? We Think So!

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Dec 102013
 
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy

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It looks like Mary-Kate Olsen has engagement on the brain! Everyone's favorite child star turned critically-acclaimed fashion designer has been recently spotted shopping for an engagement ring. And she's looked more than just once—The Row designer was seen perusing Neil Lane's Los Angeles boutique in mid-November and then again several times since, Page Six reports.

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"Mary-Kate has been seen several times in the last three weeks checking out huge engagement rings at the Neil Lane store. She really likes cushion-cut diamonds, and all of the rings she has looked at are over five carats," says Page Six's source. "She has narrowed it down, but still hasn't made a final decision."

Although Mary-Kate has been shopping solo, she's been seen by boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy's (former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's half brother) side for more than a year. The two can often be found cozying up at Knicks games or out in the Hamptons, despite much skepticism about their age difference (the two are 17 years apart).

This isn't the first time the high-profile couple has sparked marriage rumors. In January, Olsen was seen wearing a ring on her left hand during a trip to Paris.

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According to the source, the lovestruck Olsen has been looking at rings that cost more than $100,000, leaving us wondering if her ring will be in the same league as Kim Kardashian and Ciara's 15 carat show-stoppers. We do know one thing, though: If Mary-Kate gets married, her high-end boho look and design chops will make for one memorable wedding dress. We're also anxious to see what her twin Ashley would wear as maid of honor. Here's to hoping our curiosity will be satiated soon!

—Lauren Frankfort

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