The 10 Most Iconic Wedding Dresses in Fashion History
Her wedding day is one of the most exciting and unforgettable days in every woman’s life. There is nothing more beautiful than looking at the happy bride walking down the aisle in an incredible white dress. Finding the perfect dress is perhaps the most thrilling part of planning that special day — it should fit perfectly, manifest the bride's good taste, and express her individuality. And there are many young ladies out there who have been dreaming about the design and tiny details of their future bridal gown since childhood.
Bright Side suggests you take a look at the ten most incredible and iconic wedding dresses in fashion history that still inspire future brides and famous designers.
Diana, Princess of Wales
The fabulous wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana that took place on July 29, 1981, has been rightfully dubbed the ‘wedding of the century.' For this special day, Lady Diana chose a dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. Made from 131 feet of ivory silk and antique lace with a 25-foot train and embellished with thousands of tiny pearls, it has become one of the most wonderful wedding dresses of all time.
Another splendid wedding ceremony in the British royal family has become one of the most remarkable events of the last few years. Kate stunned us all in her magnificent wedding dress designed by Alexander McQueen. Her phenomenal gown with a long and elegant train, beautiful veil with tiara, and exquisite lace instantly turned into an object of desire for thousands of brides worldwide.
Grace Kelly tops the list of the most stylish and elegant brides of all time according to the survey carried out by the wedding magazine, Conde Nast Brides. Though the wedding of the gorgeous Hollywood actress and the Prince of Monaco took place more than half a century ago, the stunning bridal gown and iconic image of Grace Kelly still remain the source of endless inspiration for many designers. This is a real fairy princess dress, made of ivory silk and delicate lace adorned with thousands of pearls.
Sarah Jessica Parker in the
romantic comedy, Sex and the City
Many of you will probably remember the extravagant wedding dress of Carrie Bradshaw, the fictional narrator and lead character of the sitcom, Sex and the City. Her glamorous dress, designed by Vivienne Westwood, obviously stands out amongst the others with its unique design, perfectly revealing the style and character of the heroine.
The wedding ceremony of Jackie and then-U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy took place in Rhode Island in 1953. The future first lady of the United States looked absolutely stunning in her slightly off-the-shoulder wedding dress and a long beautiful veil.
One of the most beautiful couples of Hollywood, Angelia Jolie and Brad Pitt tied the knot on August 23, 2014, in a private ceremony in the south of France. It was probably one of the most anticipated marriages of the past decade. Jolie’s wedding dress was actually the expression of the creativity of their 6 children. She asked the designers of Atelier Versace to cover her silk bridal gown and veil with dozens of colorful drawings by their children. Here it is, one of the most iconic and elegant wedding dresses in fashion history.
The famous beauty icon Marilyn Monroe wore a dark brown pencil dress with a white fur collar at her second wedding to baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio. Fashion critics will always remember this unconventional and stylish wedding dress of the ‘blonde bombshell.'
Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga
The wedding dress of Bella Swan, the fictional character of the Twilight movie series has become a real sensation. This long-sleeved dress with a beautiful long train and buttons down the back was designed by Carolina Herrera. The estimated value of this amazing gown is $35,000, but you can order a replica of the dress online at the more affordable price of $800.
Another stunning wedding dress designed by Carolina Herrera— this time for Renee Zellweger, which she wore on her special day in 2005. Lovers of the minimalist style highly appreciated the elegant and strapless design of the dress.
Victoria Beckham is now a famous fashion designer and style icon who creates wedding gowns, along with other fabulous dresses and accessories. At her wedding to the soccer star David Beckham that took place in July, 1999, in Ireland, Victoria wore a champagne-colored gown with a 20-foot train designed by Vera Wang. By the way, Posh Spice has recently revealed that her wedding dress is still hanging in her wardrobe.