The brandsExclusive Wedding Event: Best Dressed Brides of All Time
Liz took her first trip (of seven) down the aisle in 1950 with hotel heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton. Her basque-waisted silk gown cost a then-staggering $1500 (about $14,000 today). For her fifth marriage to Richard Burton in 1964 Taylor decided against a traditional white dress, opting instead for a round-necked daffodil-yellow mini topped with a headdress of white hyacinths and lilies of the valley.
Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles in 1981 – and bridal fashion was never quite the same. That puff-sleeved, ruffled, silk taffeta gown complete with lace embroidery, sequins, around 10,000 pearls and a 25-foot train marked the beginning of the 80s bridal trend many of us would probably love to forget.
The pixie haired gamine married swing king Frank Sinatra in 1966 in a pale mini-dress paired with a short, boxy matching jacket, personifying the perfect balance of sweet with chic.
In 1998, Miss Crawford was wed to Rande Gerber in a simple barefoot beach wedding. The supermodel chose a even simpler John Galliano slip-dress for the occasion.
Audrey married American actor Mel Ferrer in September of 1954 in true fashion icon style – choosing a tiny waisted, tea-length gown by Balmain. Her second marriage to Andrea Dotti saw the star don a hot pink mini dress with matching head scarf – the lady really couldn’t put a sartorial foot wrong!
Carolyn Bassette Kennedy
Carolyn Bassette married JFK Jr. in 1996. While she may not have been as well-known as her fashion-famous mother-in-law, she was certainly able to channel some of her legendary style for the big day. The bride chose a sleek white sheath dress by Narcisco Rodriguez, complimented by a simple bun and red lipstick.
The pearl-studded, long-sleeved gown that the Hollywood star wore to marry Monaco’s Prince Rainier was conceived by costume designer Helen Rose and constructed by three dozen seamstresses over six weeks! The gown itself featured 100 yards of silk net, 25 yards of silk taffeta, and century old rose-lace.
Dita Von Tease
Ever the unconventional, burlesque queen Dita von Teese chose a dramatic purple corset-dress by Vivienne Westwood when she wed Marylin Manson in 2005.
Over 2 billion people watched the royal wedding in 2011, and Kate Middleton did not disappoint. For her walk down the aisle, the new Duchess of Cambridge wore a lace detailed gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.
Okay, we know she’s not a really real bride, but the Vivienne Westwood gown that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw donned on her Big day (get it?), simply must be given mention!
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