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The  Best Celebrity Wedding Dresses of All Time

These famous wedding dresses will definitely stand the test of time.
by Kathleen McCann and Maggie Seaver

Victoria Beckham’s lavish ball gown, Duchess Meghan’s understated royal wedding dress and Grace Kelly’s lace long-sleeve confection—what do all of these have in common? They’re some of the best celebrity wedding dresses ever—and they consistently make our jaws drop. From the royal wedding dresses of Kate Middleton and Princess Eugenie, to the unique stylings of Gwen Stefani and Whitney Port, each of these famous wedding dresses is as memorable as the last, which is exactly why we rounded them all up in one place. Scroll to see the best celebrity wedding dresses of all time—for both inspiration and entertainment.

  1. Grace Kelly Wedding Dress

    Grace Kelly Wedding Dress
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    When it comes to classic, it’s hard to top the wedding dress Grace Kelly wore when she married Monaco’s Prince Rainier III on April 19, 1956. The high-necked, long-sleeve dress was designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose. The bodice was made from delicate Brussels lace, embellished with thousands of hand-sewn pearls, while the silk taffeta skirt boasted a long, elegant train. A circular veil completed what is considered one of the best celebrity wedding dresses ever, influencing countless brides, including Kate Middleton.

  2. Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

    Kate Middleton Wedding Dress
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    Kate Middleton was the epitome of regality at her royal wedding to Prince William at London’s Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. Her instantly iconic wedding dress walked the line between modern and classic by combining a deep V-neckline with long lace sleeves and a dramatic train (managed by her sister, Pippa Middleton). The gown, designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, received rave reviews and continues to be one of the most influential and beloved celebrity wedding dresses of all time. The Duchess of Cambridge also wore a tiara (on loan from Queen Elizabeth II) with a mid-length veil, crafted from silk tulle and embroidered with flowers.

  3. Meghan Markle Wedding Dress

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    We still haven’t gotten over seeing Meghan Markle arrive at Saint George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, wearing an immaculately white, thoughtfully minimal custom dress by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy. Notable for its strategic simplicity, the design showcased the bride’s naturally beautiful face and collarbone with a graceful bateau neckline and let her lace-embroidered veil do all the talking. And don’t even get us started on her second wedding dress by Stella McCartney for the reception.

  4. Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra wedding dresses for wedding to Nick Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra’s jaw-dropping wedding wardrobe won’t be forgotten anytime soon. The Quantico actress married singer Nick Jonas in an opulent, multiday, Christian-Indian fusion celebration in India. Chopra donned several gorgeous outfits for their week of traditional wedding festivities, including two bespoke gowns—one for each ceremony. For the Christian service, the bride wore a long-sleeve fitted A-line wedding dress by Ralph Lauren—studded with more than two million sequins and finished with a showstopping 75-foot veil. For their Hindu ceremony, Chopra looked radiant in a custom red lehenga by designer Sabyasachi Mukherji, who spent more than 3,720 hours creating it with a team of 100-plus people.

  5. Serena Williams Wedding Dress

    Serena Williams Wedding Dress

    Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian might be one of the luckiest grooms alive. Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams looked drop-dead gorgeous in three different looks on their wedding day: a bespoke Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown for the ceremony, a reception entrance dress by Donatella Versace and a third stunner (also by Versace) with a beaded bodice and short, feathered miniskirt.

  6. Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress

    Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress
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    When the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and her love, Kanye West, announced their engagement, tons of celebrity wedding dress designers vied for the opportunity to design Kim K’s wedding dress. But when it finally came time to walk down the aisle on May 24, 2014, she stunned in one of the most memorable celebrity wedding dresses of the 21st century: a custom lace mermaid gown, crafted by her close friend, Givenchy’s Ricardo Tisci. In addition to its formfitting silhouette, the gown featured a sheer lace back with sheer paneling at the waist, long lace sleeves and a train, topped off with a cathedral-length veil. The sophisticated look showed that Kim’s style has evolved since her wedding to Kris Humphries, when she wore a strapless, tulle Vera Wang ball gown, which she teamed with a diamond headpiece.

  7. Sofia Vergara Wedding Dress

    Sofia Vergara Wedding Dress
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    It came as no surprise when Sofia Vergara announced that Zuhair Murad would be designing her wedding dress. The designer had worked with Sofia many times in the past, dressing her for the Emmys, Golden Globes and Oscars, and her wedding gown, adorned with several pounds of sequins, pearls and crystals, did not disappoint. Sofia dazzled as she wed Joe Manganiello on November 22, 2015 in the strapless silk-tulle number, which featured a removable skirt with a flowing train.

  8. Celine Dion Wedding Dress

    Celine Dion Wedding Dress
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    Anticipating seeing one of the best celebrity wedding dresses of all time, thousands stood outside the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal on December 17, 1994, to see Celine Dion’s grand entrance as she married her manager, René Angélil. And the singer, wearing a ball gown with a 20-foot train, did not disappoint. The wedding dress, designed by Mirella and Steve Gentile, featured a sweetheart neckline, a fitted waist, a full skirt and long sleeves. For added drama, the singer wore an unforgettable headpiece embellished with 2,000 Austrian crystals. She also donned a white fur coat before and after the ceremony.

  9. Beyoncé Wedding Dress

    Beyoncé Wedding Dress

    Fans clamored to get a glimpse of Beyoncé’s gown when she married Jay Z on April 4, 2008. The singer has kept her wedding photos quiet, as she wasn’t crazy about her dress, which was designed by her mother. Nevertheless, Beyonce looked every bit the classic bride in a strapless gown with an exaggerated sweetheart neckline and an elaborate, ruffled train. She wore her hair up with a long veil added dainty earrings. Her something blue? Her manicure.

  10. Gwen Stefani Wedding Dress

    Gwen Stefani Wedding Dress
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    When Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale on September 14, 2002, she wore a wedding dress as rock ‘n’ roll as the couple themselves. The gown, designed by John Galliano of Christian Dior, was made of silk faille with a white bodice that blended into a vibrant, hot-pink skirt and train. An antique lace veil finished the look, giving it a soft, romantic touch. Gwen wore the dress twice, once at their ceremony in London, and again two weeks later at their vow-renewal ceremony in L.A. Sadly, the pair divorced in 2015.

  11. Ivanka Trump Wedding Dress

    Ivanka Trump Wedding Dress
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    When Ivanka Trump married media mogul Jared Kushner on October 25, 2009, she opted for simple elegance with a wedding dress inspired by one of the most famous wedding dresses of all time: Princess Grace’s. The A-line dress, custom made by Vera Wang, featured three layers of Chantilly and Lyon lace, and short illusion sleeves. A long veil and diamonds from her own jewelry collection added a touch of drama as Ivanka walked down the aisle.

  12. Jessa Duggar Wedding Dress

    Jessa Duggar Wedding Dress

    Jessa Duggar, one of the stars of 19 Kids and Counting, knew she wanted a different kind of wedding dress to marry Ben Seewald. Her sister Jill was also engaged at the time, and Jessa didn’t want to end up with the same bridal look. So instead of choosing a traditional white dress, she opted for one in pink by Allure Bridals. The gown, which was only the second one Jessa tried on, featured a Swarovski crystal-beaded bodice with a scoop neck, cap sleeves and an A-line skirt. When she walked down the aisle on November 1, 2014, she completed her look with a heart-shaped pendant necklace and a veil.

  13. Audrey Hepburn Wedding Dress

    Audrey Hepburn Wedding Dress
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    While the Givenchy wedding dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in Funny Face continues to be one of the most famous celebrity wedding dresses of all time, the ensemble that she wore to her first wedding to Mel Ferrer in 1954 packed just as much vintage glamour. The tea-length dress was designed by Pierre Balmain, and featured a high neck and puffy sleeves, which she wore with elbow-length white gloves and a white rosebud crown in her hair.

  14. Karlie Kloss Wedding Dress

    Karlie Kloss Wedding Dress

    Model Karlie Kloss and longtime love Jared Kushner snuck away to upstate New York for a celebration and vows in front of about 80 close guests. As for the dress? The blonde beauty wore custom Dior with delicate lace illusion sleeves, a tasteful sloping V-neckline and classic veil.

  15. Portia de Rossi Wedding Dress

    Portia de Rossi Wedding Dress
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    Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres kept their August 16, 2008, wedding private, exchanging vows in their Beverly Hills home. Portia chose a backless dress with a halter-style bodice and a pink ball gown skirt for the intimate event. One of the most memorable celebrity wedding dresses, the gown was designed by Zac Posen, and its blush hue paired beautifully with Portia’s pink diamond engagement ring.

  16. Kate Moss Wedding Dress

    Kate Moss Wedding Dress
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    Kate Moss was the embodiment of 1920s glamour when she wed Jamie Hince on July 1, 2011, in an effortless bias-cut gown. Dior designer John Galliano drew inspiration from Zelda Fitzgerald when he designed the celebrity wedding dress, which featured an illusion neckline and gold embroidery. The supermodel also wore a Juliet cap veil, another nod to Jazz Age style.

  17. Nikki Reed Wedding Dress

    Nikki Reed Wedding Dress
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    Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder exchanged vows in a small surprise wedding on April 26, 2015. The Twilight actress wore a backless, boho-inspired gown by Claire Pettibone, which featured an illusion neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and a dramatic train. Nikki skipped the wedding veil, instead teaming her celebrity wedding dress with wavy half-updo.

  18. Princess Eugenie Wedding Dress

    Princess Eugenie Wedding Dress

    Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie officially became Mrs. Jack Brooksbank wearing a custom A-line gown truly fit for a princess. The royal tapped British-based design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos to bring her dress vision to life, including a purposely plunging V-back to highlight a scoliosis surgery scar she’s had since age 12.

  19. Jill Duggar Wedding Dress

    Jill Duggar Wedding Dress

    Jill Duggar wanted a “modest, but not predictable” gown when she married Derrick Dillard on June 21, 2014. The 19 Kids and Counting star chose a lace Allure Romance gown with cap sleeves, Swarovski crystal details and a chapel train. Jill walked down the aisle with an elbow-length veil with embroidered lace edges, looking like a complete princess.

  20. Sarah Jessica Parker Wedding Dress

    Sarah Jessica Parker Wedding Dress
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    Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t want to make a fuss over her wedding, so when she and Matthew Broderick tied the knot on May 19, 1997, she wore a Morgan Le Fay dress she found hanging in one of her favorite stores. The catch? The dress, which featured spaghetti straps and a tiered skirt, was black! The actress thought that wearing a black dress wouldn’t attract any attention, but it was the very thing that made the dress one of the most famous celebrity wedding dresses for years to come. While SJP has since said that she regrets wearing a black dress, she’s worn several traditional wedding dresses on screen, not to mention the Vera Wang wedding dress she wore to the 2017 Golden Globes.

  21. Kate Upton Wedding Dress

    Kate Upton and Justin Verlander wedding

    Supermodel Kate Upton looked radiant in a long-sleeve lace gown with a crew-neck illusion bodice when she married pro baseball player Justin Verlander in Italy. She completed her classic look with a sideswept half-updo reminiscent of old Hollywood.

  22. Solange Knowles Wedding Dress

    Solange Knowles Wedding Dress
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    The best celebrity wedding dresses? How about the best celebrity wedding jumpsuit! Solange Knowles wore not one but two caped wedding ensembles—including a jumpsuit—to her New Orleans wedding to Alan Ferguson on November 16, 2014. For her walk down the aisle, the singer sported an ivory column-style gown with a power cape that swept the floor. She accessorized with gold Jill for Lady Grey bracelets and bright red lipstick. After the ceremony, Solange changed into a Stephane Rolland one-piece, which also boasted a cape, plus a daring neckline.