Princess Diana of Wales
Diana chose David and Elizabeth Emanuel to create her dress who had previously designed one of her favorite blouses. Setting trends for years to come, the dress had large puffed sleeves, hand embroidered beadwork and 10,000 pearls. The embroidery centred around a heart motif and was worn with one of the largest trains in history, measuring 25 feet.
Taking over 1,000 hours to create, the stunning gown Celine Dion wore for her 1994 wedding to René Angélil was created by Mirella and Steve Gentile. Bedecked with lace, beads and sequins, the dazzling dress was paired with an elaborate head piece.
The Duchess of Sussex
Meghan Markle surprised the nation when she wore a custom Givenchy gown designed by Clare Waight Keller, ending widespread speculation it would be Erdem, Ralph & Russo or Stella McCartney. The minimal design was inspired by Hubert de Givenchy’s original muse, Audrey Hepburn.
The ‘Hollaback Girl’ hitmaker’s custom Dior gown designed by John Galliano featured a pink hand-painted trim. The asymmetrical corset-style gown was the perfect choice for the pop princess when she married Gavin Rossdale in 2002 at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Possibly the chicest wedding look of all time, Bianca Jagger’s white Saint Laurent suit paved the way for alternatives to bridal dresses. Her 1971 nuptials to Mick Jagger in a small seaside town in St Tropez caused a media frenzy and the star-studded gustlists included the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.
Although Victoria Beckham is now known for an ultra-chic minimalist approach to fashion, she had Vera Wang create an extravagant gown for her wedding to David back in 1999. The strapless champagne colored dress featured a corset-style bodice with voluminous skirt and a 20 foot long train.
Kate Middleton’s vintage inspired lace Alexander McQueen gown designed by Creative Director Sarah Burton is still one of the most talked about wedding dresses to this day. It featured long sleeves in lace and a three-metre train.
Brigitte Nielsen designed this ultra 1980’s dress she wore to marry Sylvester Stallone herself. The bodycon number with large shoulder pads was accessorized with an eye-catching beaded headpiece.
The rock’n’roll bride kept things quite simple for her wedding to heartthrob Elvis Presley. Priscilla’s dress was store-bought by herself in disguise wearing a blonde wig and calling herself Mrs Hodge. The simple yet elegant design featured lace sleeves with pearl embellishments and was accessorized with three metre train and tiara on top of her bouffant jet black hair.
Eugenie looked to East London duo Peter Pilotto to create her dress after they had met co-hosting an event in aid of female artists. She chose not to wear a vail so that the scar from her life changing scoliosis surgery she had as a child would be on show.
Hepburn’s 1954 wedding to Mel Ferrer saw her wear a high neck buttoned gown with balloon sleeves designed by Pierre Balmain.
British couturier Giles Deacon designed the delicate lace gown for Pippa Middleton. It featured a high neck and open back.
Although Moss is world renowned for her supermodel looks, she looked especially beautiful at her wedding to rocker Jamie Hince in 2011. She went to longtime friend John Galliano to create the vintage-inspired piece with beautiful gold embroidery details.
Lady Gabriella Windsor
Lady Gabriella Windsor went to Luisa Beccaria for her dress which had a fitted bodice, sheer lace sleeves and delicate floral embroidery. Gabriella had been an avid fan of Beccaria’s designs for a long time and described it as her ‘dream dress’.
Carey’s famously lavish 1993 nuptials cost $500,000, with $25,000 of that going to the extravagant Vera Wang gown she wore. Princess style with puffball skirt, and corset style bodice, the Diana inspired gown also featured a 27 foot train.
Originally published in Tatler.com