The Most Iconic Wedding Dresses of All Time

These timeless and iconic wedding dresses have gone down in history as some of the most beautiful, and most recreated dresses of all time!

Princess Grace of Monaco

The original fairy tale princess of European Royalty, Grace Kelly was a famous movie star before she joined the Monegasque Royal Family. Princess Grace’s wedding dress is often times cited as a muse for many brides to be. It was reported that Kate Middleton was inspired by her for the creation of her own wedding dress.

The day of her nuptials Princess Grace, graced everyone with her now iconic and perhaps the most famous wedding dress in history. The iconic wedding dress was high-necked and long-sleeved dress, with a long billowing skirt. The gown was completed with a ten-and-a-half-foot-long train. The dress was created by MGM costume designer Helen Rose, and her design became an instant icon.

Princess Grace of Monaco

Princess Diana

Diana’s ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown, was dubbed “the most closely guarded secret in fashion history.” Princess Diana personally chose her designers – a husband and wife team David and Elizabeth Emanuel. Elizabeth described the dress as “it had to be something that was going to go down in history, but also something that Diana loved.” The gown was decorated with 10,000 pearls centering a heart motif, hand embroidery, and sequins. Also, has a sign of good fortune an 18-karat gold horseshoe was stitched into the petticoats. The dress was most famously known for its 25-foot train.

In the decades since the then 19-year-old Diana stepped out into Westminster Abbey, the dress as been recreated and used as an inspiration for bridal designers. In 2018, the dress was chosen as one of the “Most Influential British Royal Wedding Dresses of All Time” by Time magazine.

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge, then knows as Catherine “Kate” Middleton, wore a wedding dress designed by Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton. Kate’s wish was to combine tradition and modernity, as well as her sense of style, and her wedding dress did not disappoint.

Handcrafted out of English and Chantilly lace, the back of the dress was detailed with ivory, and white satin gazer fabric. The bodice was narrowed at the waist, with padding at the hips, and held together by 58 organza-covered buttons and Rouleau loops. There were also images of roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks placed on the bodice and skirt.

The train on the wedding dress was nearly nine feet long.

The dress has inspired countless replicas, and is still one of the most talked about bridal gowns of all time.

Audey Hepburn

Though Audrey Hepburn most famous wedding dress is the one she wore in the classic 1957 film Funny Face, her actual wedding gown was a true classic. The tea length dress was designed by the famed French designer Pierre Balmain, and featured a high neck and ballgown sleeves. Hepburn kept the look classic and sophisticated with elbow-length white gloves.

It is a classic look any modern bride can emulate.

Jacqueline Kennedy aka Jackie O

Jackie Kennedy was one of the most famous style icons of all time, and on her wedding day she did not disappoint. Her bouffant style wedding gown was made from nearly 50 feet of ivory silk taffeta. The lace veil she wore belonged to her grandmother. The dress was designed by Ann Lowe.

Jackie’s dress is still an inspiration for many brides looking for that classic 1950’s look.

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