15 Iconic Movie Wedding Dresses That Took Our Breath Away
It’s hard to deny that wedding dresses are beautiful. In fact, many of them could even be considered true works of art. There are many unforgettable wedding dresses from our favorite movies that surely have inspired many brides to walk down the aisle looking like a Hollywood star.
Bright Side has compiled a list of the most iconic bridal gowns in the history of film which you will surely love. And if you’re not married yet, they may even inspire you when it comes time to choose the perfect dress for your special day!
1. Sarah Jessica Parker — Sex and the City
Carrie Bradshaw, a character that Sarah Jessica Parker immortalized in the famous HBO series, hit the big screen ready to finally say yes to Mr. Big in a princess style dress with modern touches in satin designed by Vivienne Westwood. This garment reminded fans of the series why the protagonist was always an icon in the world of fashion.
2. Julia Roberts — Runaway Bride
It’s difficult to choose among the various dresses that Julia Roberts wore in this movie as she played Maggie Carpenter, a woman who walked down the aisle a whole bunch of times just to run away...until Richard Gere arrived, that is. At the end of the movie, Julia wore a dress designed by Amsale Aberra and it made her look angelic.
3. Jennifer Lopez — Monster-in-Law
Classic never goes out of style and the dress by Saeyoung Vu Couture that was worn by Jennifer Lopez in this movie proves that to be true. The princess cut favors any silhouette and it goes just perfectly with the long gloves that Jennifer’s character wore, creating a totally romantic look for that special day.
4. Kate Hudson — Bride Wars
Heading to the altar wasn’t easy for Liv Lerner, played by Kate Hudson, but when she finally managed to do so, she looked absolutely beautiful. In this movie, the actress wore a Vera Wang tulle dress with a strapless sweetheart neckline which gave the gown an angelic touch. In the movie, we also saw Anne Hathaway dressed as a bride but with a much more modern, mermaid cut. Which one would you choose?
5. Dakota Johnson — 50 Shades Darker
In a story where sensuality was the protagonist, the wedding dress could not disappoint, and actress Dakota Johnson looked spectacular during her wedding to Christian Gray. This design by Monique Lhuillier with a mermaid cut was made almost completely of lace and revealed only the shoulders of the actress, completely highlighting her silhouette.
6. Nicole Kidman — Moulin Rouge!
Although this is one of the saddest weddings in the world of cinema, one cannot deny the fact that Nicole Kidman, who played Satine, looked stunning in this dress with details reminiscent of India. The garment was designed by Catherine Martin who worked with Angus Strathie, the creative mind behind all the costumes of this movie that made us laugh, sigh, and cry.
7. Katherine Heigl — 27 Dresses
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. This saying describes Jane, the character played by Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses. But when it was time to get ready for her own wedding, she did it masterfully in this Amsale-designed gown. The brand created a sleeveless dress with a pronounced neckline, an adjustment at the waist, and a princess skirt that framed the silhouette. Just looking at it makes you want to say, “Yes!”
8. Blake Lively — The Age of Adaline
Costume designer Angus Strathie, who won an Oscar for his work on Moulin Rouge, was also responsible for the costumes featured in this movie starring Blake Lively who got married in the 1920s. The dress perfectly reflects the fashion of that time and has surely served as an inspiration for brides who enjoy a more retro style.
9. Jennifer Garner — Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
This romantic comedy gave us the opportunity to see Jennifer Garner wearing a beautiful dress chosen by Denise Wingate who was responsible for the costumes in this movie. The expert collaborated with a Spanish designer named Manuel Mota who created something simple and elegant for the occasion. Without a doubt, this is one of those dresses that could make anyone fall in love, regardless of their style.
10. Anne Hathaway — The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
We certainly couldn’t end this list without including the wedding dress of Mia, the endearing character played by Anne Hathaway in the sequel to The Princess Diaries. The off-the-shoulder lace gown was created by the costume designer Gary Jones who also designed the rest of the clothes we saw in the movie.
11. Natalie Portman — Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones
Costume designer Trisha Biggar was responsible for creating this beautiful dress in which Padmé, who was portrayed by Natalie Portman, said “I do” to Anakin. According to Biggar, she actually found the lace for the dress on an old bedsheet. The garment also featured complicated embroidery.
12. Clémence Poésy — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This magical dress designed by Jany Temime for the wedding of the characters Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour which took place in the penultimate installment of the saga is simply charming. The black lace simulates 2 peacocks that look at each other and whose feathers reach the skirt of the dress, and thanks to the tulle with which it’s made, gives the impression of being part of the birds.
13. Lily James — Cinderella
Costume designer Sandy Powell wanted to maintain a fairytale style for Cinderella and Prince Philip’s wedding, and she did it with one of the most beautiful dresses on the list. The model is simple with transparencies on the sleeves and floral touches embroidered at the end of the huge skirt. Every fan of this movie would agree that this dress would make any woman feel like a princess, just like Lily James.
14. Kristen Stewart — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1
There’s nothing better than wearing a Carolina Herrera design to marry the vampire you love, as did Bella, a character played by Kristen Stewart. Made of silk with a mermaid cut, the simple and elegant dress will surely remain one of the most beautiful in the history of cinema. The small touches of lace on the sleeves and back are very romantic, making any bride look marvelous.
15. Jennifer Lawrence — The Hunger Games
If you’re a fan of the futuristic style, then the dress that Jennifer Lawrence wore in The Hunger Games would be perfect for you. The design was made with waves of tulle and metal decoration on top that stands out on one of the shoulders, capturing tons of attention. The dress was designed by Tex Saverio who seems to have perfectly captured the free spirit of Katniss, the main character of the saga.
Which of these dresses would you wear on your wedding day? Tell us in the comment section below!