It is quite evident that over the years, Zhang Ziyi’s glam squad has figured out what works best for her.

It’s all about emphasising that gamine figure with outfits that nip in at the waist, preferably paired with a long flowy skirt, hair pulled back with shoulder-dusting earrings to frame her heart-shaped face.

Now if all goes according to plan – that is, if rocker boyfriend Wang Feng musters up the courage to propose, which according to Ziyi “should be soon” – we would all love to see her in an even more breathtaking version of her best red carpet looks on the aisle.

UPDATE: Wang Feng has popped the question! Click here to read about ‘What went down at Zhang Ziyi’s wedding proposal‘! 

Look #1


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Put your hand up if you are love with this gorgeous Zuhair Murad dress Ziyi wore in 2013 to the post-Golden Horse Awards celebration party after winning Best Actress for her role in The Grandmaster. I’m all for strategic sheer panelling that reveal the figure without showing off too much. Shoulders and legs covered in delicate mesh are definitely wedding day-appropriate.


Look #2

It’s truly all about the details. Ziyi looked stunning in this exquisite embellished Elie Saab dress at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2013. What’s surprising here is how the ultra-slim lilac belt was all it took to create a subtle hourglass figure and should take full credit for pulling the look together.


Look #3

Ziyi adopted a less conventional red-carpet look this time around and it’s a winner. This futuristic Stephane Rolland dress flirts with avant-garde territory. I love how the edgy geometric bodice contrasts sharply with a romantic ruffled train for high-octane glamour. I bet you didn’t notice the discrete detail pulling the look together: Isn’t it amazing how a slim belt is all it takes?


Look #4

It doesn’t have to be floor-sweeping dresses all the time. This Giambattista Valli dress with embroidered leaf details and tulip-like skirt was hemmed up from its original mid-calf version to reveal more leg. It’s hard not to love how the emerald green shade paired with striking yellow Christian Louboutin pumps make for a refreshing yet sophisticated red-carpet outfit.


Look #5

Either you love it or you hate it. I, for one, am in love with the way Ziyi pulled off this Grecian goddess look in a Marc Bouwer gown. The strong shoulders and bejewelled neckline does wonders to highlight her delicate and slender frame and I can already imagine her in a similar version on her wedding day if she opts to go down the Hollywood glamour route.