11 Brides Whose Wedding Dresses Made History and Sparked a Lot of Gossip
The reality of today is that the wedding dresses of famous brides are discussed as much as political news. These “celebrity” dresses become trendy and many girls chose similar gowns for their weddings.
We at Bright Side have looked into the most memorable and original wedding dresses of all time from famous women. And in the bonus section, you will find out who started the trend of wearing white when getting married.
Elizabeth Taylor got married several times and all of her wedding looks were very original. She first got married when she was 18 years old. She wore a satin dress with a long train that was covered with glass beads and pearls, which was designed by Helen Rose. During her wedding ceremony with Michael Wilding, Elizabeth Taylor was wearing a new look that included a jacket. She wore an unusual dress with a thin scarf on her head when she was getting married to Eddie Fisher. And during her wedding to Richard Burton, she wore a yellow dress that was very fashionable at the time.
Grace Kelly’s wedding dress became one of the most famous wedding dresses in history. But few people know about the second outfit she wore during her wedding with Prince Rainier. She wore a taffeta dress with white lace (shown above).
During her second wedding with actor Jacques Charrier, Brigitte wore a gingham dress. The dress was made by designer Jacques Esterel and the wedding photos of the star were printed in every magazine and newspaper of the time.
Liza Minnelli’s wedding dress, in 1967, was far ahead of its time: brides didn’t wear these kinds of dresses, they usually preferred shorter and fuller dresses. Instead, Liza wore a blouse and a smooth skirt. She looked very avant-garde in this outfit.
Audrey Hepburn chose a minimalistic dress when she was marrying Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti in 1969. She wore a pale pink Givenchy dress with long sleeves. Instead of a veil, she had a headscarf which ended up being a great accessory. In the ’70s, Audrey Hepburn-style dresses became popular with a lot of brides. At that time, many girls wore short dresses at their weddings.
Instead of a dress in 1971, Bianca chose a white 2-piece suit that consisted of a maxi dress and a jacket with very deep cleavage. The bride looked very extravagant at the time: it looked as if there were no clothes under her jacket. In reality, she was wearing a top that was just very hard to see. The outfit was on the list of the most elegant outfits of the 20th century. It was made by Yves Saint Laurent. He managed to highlight the personality of the bride.
The singer’s marriage with Tommy Mottola started in 1993 and only lasted 4 years. But the dress became very popular because it had a very long train (27 ft). After the marriage, Mariah Carey didn’t sell the dress nor did she give it to a museum. She actually wanted to burn it while shooting a music video, even though it cost $25,000.
Even though it’s been 26 years since her marriage, this dress is still actively discussed by fashion designers from around the world. Some people think it’s one of the best in the history of wedding dresses, and some people think it’s way too over-the-top. The main highlight was the massive accessory on Celine’s head. It had 2,000 Swarovski crystals and weighed over 6 lbs. Not every woman would want this kind of look.
Kate Moss’s dress for her wedding ceremony with the guitarist of The Kills, Jamie Hince, was made by her old friend John Galliano. The slim-fitted cream dress had rhinestones on it. While working on the dress, Galliano was inspired by the image of Zelda Fitzgerald. And even Kate’s wedding ring looked like Zelda’s ring, since her engagement ring was from Zelda which was thus the inspiration.
In an interview, Miranda said that she started to dream about what her dress would look like right after her engagement. In the end, she was inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding look. And the idea was brought to life by the creative director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri. Just as the bride wanted, the dress looked simple, but still impressive.
Meghan chose a simple, elegant, and exquisite dress with an open boat neckline and long sleeves. In one of her interviews, she revealed a little secret: the dress had a small piece of blue fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Harry. The bride’s veil was embroidered with flowers representing the countries of the Commonwealth.
Bonus: Queen Victoria
In the past, women would get married in dresses that didn’t have to be white. It was Queen Victoria that got married in white in 1840, which was when this tendency became trendy and it still is. Victoria’s dress was made of English silk and was decorated with lace. Interestingly, the design of her dress was destroyed so that nobody could have the same lace patterns as the Queen did.
Have you ever dreamed of trying on any of these wedding dresses? Or maybe you like a celebrity’s wedding dress that wasn’t included on this list?