12 Iconic Wedding Dresses You’ll Die to Have

As you are doing your research for the perfect wedding dress, it’s inevitable you’ll reference from some of the iconic wedding dress worn by celebrities, style icons and fashion muses.

From Audrey Hepburn, to Keira Knightly, to Kate Middleton, we bring the 12 iconic wedding dresses of all time

1. Grace Kelly

Cited as one of “the most elegant and memorable wedding gowns of all time”, this dress was designed by Helen Rose, who is also the costume designer at MGM Studios.

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2. Elizabeth Taylor

At first glance, you’ll think Elizabeth is wearing a gown with a Bardot neckline. But if you look closely, you’ll notice the sheer lace neckline, subtle and classy. The dress is so intricately beaded that it took 15 sewers and 3 months to put the whole gown together. It’s no wonder this dress was auction for USD$187,000

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3. Audrey Hepburn

One fashion icon the girls in our generation who are familiar with, Audrey wear a tea-length dress designed by Balmain.


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4. Princess Diana

As one of the most iconic wedding of the century, Princess Diana wore an elaborated Cinderella ball gown designed by Elizabeth Emanuel. Definitely a dress fit for a princess. And if that’s not enough, she was chauffeured to the ceremonial venue in a glass carriage; a fairytale wedding come true.


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5. Kate Moss

One of the most influencing fashion muse of current time, Kate wore a dress designed by John Galliano. It’s simple, reminiscing silhouette with a touch of hippie chic makes it the perfect dress for the fun-loving bride.

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6. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Mrs Kennedy’s dress remained as one of the most talked about wedding dresses of all time, designed by Ann Lowe. From the open shoulder neckline, to the ball gown skirt, to the intricate folds and detailing on the skirt, this elegant dress is the perfect fit for the First Lady.

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7. Marilyn Monroe

One of the epitome of feminine beauty, Marilyn wore a simple, empire dress with a rounded neckline and delicate lace patterns.

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8. Keira Knightley

Opting for a short dress, Keira wore a dress from Chanel Haute Couture S/S06 collection with a white tweed jacket.

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9. Kate Middleton

At the Royal Wedding of our time, Kate Middleton wore a Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton. It is said the gown was inspired by the one Grace Kelly wore.

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10. Gewn Stefani

Not going for the conventional white gown, Gwen wore a pink ombre gown designed by John Galliano for Dior; very fitting for the rockstar-chic bride

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11. Bianca Jagger

Instead of going for the conventional veil and girly dress, Bianca looked sharp in her YSL jacket and skirt ensemble, complete with a veil-trimmed wide-brim hat.

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12. Nicole Kidman

With her old-school beauty and charm, Nicole Kidman wore an elegant Balenciaga sheath dress that accentuate her beauty.

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Steph Leong considers herself a lifestyle chameleon, with a passion for fashion. Steph is also passionate about street dance; specializing in Waacking. A dancer by night, Steph does freelance writing and graphic design by day.

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