Sneak Peek: Katherine Heigl's 27 Bridesmaid Gowns

Talk about always being a bridesmaid – in next year's 27 Dresses the actress sports a multitude of wacky, weird and totally over-the-top looks. And we've got the first look! By Katherine Kluznik

01 of 27

PEEPS

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The inspiration for this yellow knee-length dress with perfectly matched accessories? Everyone’s favorite Easter candy: Peeps!

02 of 27

TAKE A BOW

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With the white bow strapped across Heigl’s backside, costume designer Cat Thomas tried to “make a really beautiful couture gown sort of be ridiculous at the same time.”

03 of 27

VAMPIRE PRINCESS

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Heigl accessorizes a short strapless gown with a spiked choker for a friend’s goth nuptials.

04 of 27

THINK PINK

THINK PINK
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This hot-pink micro-mini was “poking fun at the candy-coated blonde wedding,” says Thomas – who reveals it was Heigl’s most hated gown.

05 of 27

FANFARE

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Heigl wore a traditional kimono with sandals and special toe-socks at a Japanese wedding. Love her fan from N.Y.C. store Pearl River? Click here to get one for yourself!

06 of 27

PRETTIEST PRINCESS

PRETTIEST PRINCESS
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For this pink Cinderella concoction, Thomas was inspired by “that little kid vision of weddings.”

07 of 27

TICKLED PINK

TICKLED PINK
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Thomas scoured Salvation Army thrift shops to find this ’80s pink and orange iridescent dress that had everyone on set in stitches. But Heigl manages to wear it with confidence!

08 of 27

HOME ON THE RANGE

HOME ON THE RANGE
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Watch out for the Grey’s Anatomy star to square-dance at a wedding reception in this cowgirl-inspired outfit.

09 of 27

SCARLET FEVER

SCARLET FEVER
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It takes just that one extra touch – a matching red hat – to go over the top.

10 of 27

MISS MATCHED

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Even in an overly coordinated outfit, Heigl still looks gorgeous.

11 of 27

SO SARI

SO SARI
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Heigl wraps up in a traditional sari – one of the few get-ups that she really loved – for a friend’s Hindi-Jewish wedding.

12 of 27

WELL SUITED

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Heigl balances masculine and feminine in this Greta Garbo-inspired Theory suit.

13 of 27

GREEN GOBLIN

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This one was known as the “green goblin” on set for its puffy sleeves, double tiers and gigantic bow at the back. Costume designer Thomas topped off the look with matching shoes and opera gloves because, she jokes, “you clearly need to accessorize.”

14 of 27

SAG AWARD

SAG AWARD
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“That one was really special,” says Thomas of this pink lace gown with deflated sleeves.

15 of 27

BELLE OF THE BALL

BELLE OF THE BALL
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Heigl loved this deep scoop neckline, which earned this blue lace ’50s gown the name “Show White.” “Her neck is just so beautiful!” Thomas says.

16 of 27

TURN UP THE HEAT

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This dress left Heigl and fellow actress Judy Greer quite literally hot and bothered. “It was not the most comfortable thing in the universe,” says the costume designer. “Just imagine having to wear [all the layers] for, say, ten days on the set!”

17 of 27

TEAL AND SYMPATHY

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Thomas tried to work against Heigl’s fair coloring with this blue-green dress. “I thought, ‘This is what a bride is making her wear,’ ” and many former bridesmaids know that doesn’t always equal your best look.

18 of 27

TAKE THE CAKE

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“That was sort of our Barbie on acid dress,” Thomas says. “It was very scratchy, but it was hilarious!”

19 of 27

CHILDHOOD FANTASY

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This beaded blush dress with a diamond tiara was another look that reminded Thomas of a little girl’s wedding fantasy.

20 of 27

DECK THE HALLS

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Heigl laughed when she saw this festive red and green dress inspired by the idea of a Christmas wedding.

21 of 27

FAIRY TALE

FAIRY TALE
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The perfect proportions of this blue fairy-inspired dress helped Heigl pull it off with grace.

22 of 27

GO GREEN!

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This lovely number was known on set as “the frog dress” – but no animals were harmed in the making.

23 of 27

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ

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“Oh, I love that one!” says Thomas of this tuxedo-inspired dress that reminded her of a New Year’s Eve cocktail.

24 of 27

LA VIE EN ROSE

LA VIE EN ROSE
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Heigl really liked this blue strapless dress with rosettes. “It was nice to find something a little bit shorter,” says the costume designer.

25 of 27

GET BEHIND ME SATIN!

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This ankle-length silky gown with extra-large sleeves is what happens when people try to add more fabric to cover what they perceive as figure flaws.

26 of 27

ORANGE BLOSSOM

ORANGE BLOSSOM
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“That was the orange sherbet dress,” Thomas says of this flouncy vintage gown that completed the rainbow of colors chosen for the film.

27 of 27

BEST BONNET

BEST BONNET
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It took about a month to hand-make a series of eight Gone with the Wind-inspired gowns, each in a different color of silk taffeta.

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