Celebrities, socialites, and royals live a grand and glamorous lifestyle. From their mansions down to their outfits, everything screams luxury. Why not, money is no object for these privileged people. So when they get married, you could just imagine the awe-inspiring and very expensive wedding dresses they choose to wear on one of the most important days of their lives. Of course, they wouldn’t just wear any dress, it should be made by the most famous and influential fashion designers. Nothing but the very best for these queens. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous and iconic wedding dresses ever.
What would this list be without the queen, right? Her Majesty was just 21 when she married Prince Phillip in November 1946. They met when she was just 13 years old at the wedding of his cousin, Princess Marina of Greece. She saved up ration cards to buy the material needed. The dress was made of ivory duchess satin and decorated with 10,000 imported white pearls, silver thread, and tulle embroidery with a 15-foot patterned full court train attached at the shoulders. It also had silk tulle veil held in place by a tiara lent to the princess by her mother.
14. Elizabeth Taylor
An icon and a trendsetter not only in the entertainment industry but during her time. The classic beauty has been married not just twice or thrice but eight times! Each wedding she showed a different side of her and different styles that showcased her beauty. She first got married when she was 18. Her first gown is easily the most classic and beautiful. Her timeless beauty takes center stage.
13. Princess Diana
The late Princess of Whales will never be forgotten. Her Elizabeth Emmanuel dress was celebrated for its enormous Cinderella volume and neverending train. Her gown’s 25-foot train is the longest in royal wedding history. An 18-carat gold studded horseshoe with diamonds was stitched into the back of the dress with a tiny blue bow sewn into the waistband at the same time.
Lace never fails. The fashion designer wore a gorgeous Badgley Mischka custom designed two-tone ivory dress made with Chantilly lace. It was also embroidered with Alençon lace and embellished with crystals, pearls, and baby glass beads. The designers made Lauren’s satin peau de soie heels as well. The couple exchanged rose-gold wedding rings and Lauren’s was embellished with diamonds.
The actress married Prince Ranier III of Monaco and her wedding dress became one of the most celebrated gowns in history. It was designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose and transformed the Hitchcock blonde into real-life European royalty. The gown was made from 25 yards of silk taffeta, pearls and antique rose-point lace by three dozen seamstresses, who worked on it for six weeks. Her dress was said to have inspired the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown.