20 Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding Dresses
Throughout history, famed wedding dresses have often reflected the times, from Queen Elizabeth’s post-war wedding gown made using fabric purchased with ration cards, to the likes of Yoko Ono embracing the Swinging Sixites to Bianca Jagger being the epitome of ’70s style marrying Mick Jagger in a white blazer suit, and, of course, Diana, Princess of Wales’s extravagant ’80s confection complete with 25-foot train (still the longest in royal wedding history).
The wedding: Priyanka Chopra married Nick Jonas in a week-long celebration in Mumbai, December 2018.
The dress: Throughout the festivities Chopra enjoyed multiple outfit changes, the most notable fashion moment being the custom Ralph Lauren gown worn to the couple’s Christian ceremony. Featuring a multitude of pearls, crystal beading and Swarovski crystal embellishment, the extravagant dress was the culmination of 1,826 hours of work. And just when you thought the wedding couldn’t get more over the top, the bride wore her custom gown with a tulle veil measuring an incredible 75ft. LB
The wedding: Hailey Baldwin married Justin Bieber in a much-anticipated ceremony taking place over several days in September 2019, having first entered a marriage a year prior. The couple chose Montage Palmetto Bluff, located 15 miles north of Savannah, for the celebrations.
The dress: Mrs Bieber chose four gowns for the expansive nuptials: a white mini dress by Vivienne Westwood for the rehearsal dinner, a floor-length gown by Virgil Abloh for Off-White, including a veil embroidered with “till death do us part”, a Ralph & Russo halterneck gown for the reception, before finishing the evening in a Vera Wang slip dress and trainers.
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The Duchess of Cambridge
The dress: Middleton wore an ivory and white satin gazar dress featuring long sleeves and a bodice covered in couture lace by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton. The dress was worn with a veil made from layers of ivory tulle and the Cartier Halo Tiara, which was borrowed from Queen Elizabeth. LB
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The wedding: Victoria Adams married David Beckham at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland in 1999.
The dress: The bride wore a Champagne-coloured Vera Wang gown featuring a strapless bodice and voluminous skirt with a 20-foot train. The designer revisited the dress to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her eponymous brand in a British Vogue video. The couple changed into matching purple outfits by Antonio Berardi for the reception, where they famously were seated on custom-made thrones. LB
The wedding: Beyoncé Knowles became Mrs Carter when she married Jay-Z in 2008 at the couple’s Manhattan home, transforming the space completely including with orchids flown across the world from Thailand specifically.
The dress: The bride wore a strapless sweetheart-neckline white taffeta gown designed by her mother, Tina Lawson, with a trailing vail pinned into a bun hairstyle. She finished the look with a blue manicure — the same name the couple chose for their first born in 2012 — and simple pearl earrings. NP
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The wedding: Zoe Kravitz married Karl Glussman on 29 June 2019 at her father, Lenny Kravitz’s, Parisian townhouse. Guests included the actor’s Big Little Lies co-stars, Alicia Keys, and Eddie Redmayne.
The dress: Kravitz chose Alexander Wang for two bespoke creations. The first being a drop-waist style with a fitted bodice and an ankle-length tulle skirt, accessorised with a bow headband and kitten heels. Later, Kravitz changed into a midriff-revealing corset and low-rise skirt. The evening before the nuptials, the bride chose a beaded crochet dress to host her rehearsal dinner. NP
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The wedding: Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in October, 2018.
The dress: The bride wore a V-neck gown with long sleeves and full pleated skirt with flowing train designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, founders of the London-based label Peter Pilotto. The low back was a particular request by the bride who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis. LB
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The wedding: Gwyneth Paltrow tied the knot with Brad Falchuk in an intimate wedding at the couple’s Hamptons home in 2018.
The dress: Paltrow collaborated with Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli to create a gown covered in lace appliqués over nude lining, with capped sleeves and a keyhole back. Paltrow finished the look with a cathedral length veil for her walk down the aisle. LB
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The Duchess of Sussex
The dress: For the ceremony, Meghan Markle wore a silk-cady gown with graphic bateau neckline created by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The look was teamed with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara and a 16ft veil featuring intricately hand-embroidered flowers, each representing a Commonwealth country. Read more about Meghan Markle’s wedding dress here. LB
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The wedding: Pippa Middleton married James Matthews at St Mark’s Church at Englefield Estate in 2017. Later, the wedding party celebrated in a 140ft glass marquee erected in the Middleton family’s back garden.
The dress: Pippa Middleton wore a lace gown with a tulle-filled train by British couturier Giles Deacon. The look was teamed with a Stephen Jones pearl-studded veil, a Maidenhair Fern tiara and Manolo Blahnik shoes. For the evening reception, the bride changed into a second floor-length gown. LB
The wedding: Amal Clooney married George Clooney in Venice, 2014.
The dress: For the couple’s civil ceremony, Amal wowed the crowds in Venice by wearing a navy and cream bespoke suit by Stella McCartney. The two-piece outfit consisted of wide-leg trousers and a short sleeved top with navy trim, which effortlessly matched the navy band on her cream wide-brimmed hat. LB
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The wedding: Keira Knightley married musician James Righton in a low-key ceremony of just 11 guests at the town hall in Mazan in the South of France. Later, more guests joined the wedding party at Knightley’s mum’s home for the reception.
The dress: Sometimes, simple is best. Keira Knightley wore her hair loose and accessorised with a delicate flower garland for her wedding in the South of France in 2013, paired with a ballerina-style Chanel minidress that she has worn previously and sunglasses. LB
The wedding: Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012, in an outdoor sunset ceremony in Big Sur, California.
The dress: The actress wore a custom-made Valentino bridal gown, which featured intricate lace and embroidery, and was paired with a dramatic full-length veil and vintage-inspired headpiece.
The wedding: Kate Moss married Jamie Hince at St Peter’s parish church in Southrop in July 2011.
The dress: The bride wore a custom-made gown by John Galliano, which was exhibited in the Victoria & Albert museum in 2014 as part of it’s exhibition of wedding dresses. Speaking of the gown, Kate later said she had wanted “a classic Galliano, those chiffon ’30s kind. I’ve lived in his dresses for years, and they just make me feel so comfortable. But it’s so much more couture, couture, couture. Oh, my God, the work that’s going into the dress!” Of creating the gown, Galliano said, “She dared me to be John Galliano again. I couldn’t pick up a pencil. It’s been my creative rehab.” LB
The Duchess of Cornwall
The wedding: Camilla Parker-Bowles married Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guild Hall followed by a service at St George’s Chapel, and a reception thrown by the Queen at Windsor Castle in April 2005.
The dress: The Duchess of Cornwall wore a floor-length blue and gold coat over a coordinating chiffon dress by Anna Valentine, and finished the look with a gold feathered headdress. NP
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The wedding: Model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr married Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel in their backyard in Los Angeles, 2016.
The dress: Inspired by the iconic gown worn by Grace Kelly, Kerr wore a Haute Couture Dior gown designed by Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. Appliquéd with lilies of the valley, Kerr’s satin dress was altogether a demure design: “A dress that fully covers you creates a sense of purity and mystery,” Kerr said, referencing the high neckline and full-length sleeves of her Dior bridal gown. “I’ve had a lot of fun with fashion, and I used to be more wild, free, bohemian. But in this period of my life, my style is more pulled back.” LB
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