The 52 Best Celebrity Wedding Dresses of All Time
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.
Grace Kelly Wedding Dress
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.
Kate Middleton Wedding Dress
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.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress
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.
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.
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.
Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress
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.
Sofia Vergara Wedding Dress
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.
Celine Dion Wedding Dress
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.
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.
Gwen Stefani Wedding Dress
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.
Audrey Hepburn Wedding Dress
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.
Gabrielle Union Wedding Dress
Actress Gabrielle Union chose a timeless wedding dress shape for her 2014 wedding to NBA star Dwyane Wade. Union worked with designer Dennis Basso to create her custom strapless sweetheart ball gown to fit the wedding's fairytale theme. The groom matched in a monochrome look too—he opted for a white suit with a white bow tie to complement his wife's outfit.
Hailey Baldwin Wedding Dress
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's 2019 wedding was one of the most anticipated of the year. Many speculated about what the bride would wear, espeically because the couple officially got married at a courthouse a year earlier. Baldwin turned to Virgil Abloh of the brand Off-White to design her custom gown: a form-fitted long sleeve off-the-shoulder lace dress. She added a trailing veil with "TILL DEATH DO US PART" stitched along the bottom. After the ceremony, the new Mrs. Bieber traded her wedding dress for a second ceremony look from Ralph & Russo. The sultry style had a high neckline that was reminiscent of Meghan Markle's reception look. For an edgy touch, she added a leather jacket with "Wifey" scrawled on the back.
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.
Portia de Rossi Wedding Dress
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.
Kate Moss Wedding Dress
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.
Nikki Reed Wedding Dress
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.
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.
Sarah Jessica Parker Wedding Dress
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.
Kate Upton Wedding Dress
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.
Solange Knowles Wedding Dress
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.
Kandi Burruss Wedding Dress
There's never been a celebrity wedding dress quite like the one Kandi Burruss wore when she married Todd Tucker on April 4, 2014. The singer wore a mermaid-style gown designed by Reco Chapple, which included an illusion mesh top, hand-stitched Swarovski crystals and a 12-foot train made of ostrich feathers. The glamorous ensemble was topped off with sparkling earrings, a necklace and a tiara custom made by Kelvin Russell.
Mariah Carey Wedding Dress
Mariah Carey's first wedding to Tommy Mottola on June 5, 1993 was an over-the-top affair, complete with 50 flower girls. The singer's gown, inspired by Princess Diana's famous wedding dress, was designed by Vera Wang and featured puffy, off-the-shoulder sleeves, a billowing skirt and a 27-foot train. Mariah topped off her grand gown with a tiara and a 10-foot veil. When she married Nick Cannon at a surprise wedding in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008, Mariah wore a much subtler Nile Cmylo slip dress with an elbow-length veil.
Snooki Wedding Dress
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi wore two gowns when she exchanged vows with Jionni LaValle at their Great Gatsby-themed wedding on November 29, 2014. Her ceremony ensemble was a lace ball gown from Eve of Milady Couture, which featured floral embroidered details and a long train. She also wore a sparkling headpiece and an Alençon lace-edged veil. But at the reception, Snooki danced in a strapless silk taffeta wedding dress with a mermaid silhouette and a beaded bodice, designed by Ines Di Santo.
Caroline Kennedy Wedding Dress
When Caroline Kennedy married Edwin Schlossberg on July 19, 1986, in Centerville, Massachusetts, the family tried to keep the affair private, but a crowd of 2,000 people gathered outside the church. Those who saw the bride and groom walk down the church steps caught a glimpse of Caroline in her white silk organza wedding dress. Designed by Carolina Herrera, the dress had a round neck, short sleeves and a long bodice embroidered with white shamrocks (a nod to her father's Irish ancestry). The full skirt extended into a sweeping 25-foot train, and on her head she wore a bow with a long tulle veil.
Marilyn Monroe Wedding Dress
Marilyn Monroe was married three times, but wore a traditional wedding dress only once, for her first wedding when she was 16. When she married baseball player Joe DiMaggio in 1954 at San Francisco City Hall, she donned a modest, dark brown pencil dress with a matching jacket. For her final walk down the aisle to marry playwright Arthur Miller in 1956, she wore a light beige, curve-hugging sheath, designed by Norman Norell and John Moore. A pair of white gloves and a chin-length veil attached to a pillbox hat added just enough style to make the look one of the most famous celebrity wedding dresses.
Chelsea Clinton Wedding Dress
Chelsea Clinton said "I do" to Marc Mezvinsky on July 31, 2010, in a strapless Vera Wang gown. The bodice featured soft, criss-crossed tulle, giving way to voluminous layers of ruffled silk organza. Chelsea dressed up the gown with just the right amount of bling: a silver sash hand-embroidered with crystals, dainty diamond earrings and a diamond tennis bracelet. The bride also wore a dramatic cathedral-length veil as she walked down the aisle.
Elizabeth Taylor Wedding Dress
Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times, to seven husbands (she married Richard Burton twice). Her first trip down the aisle was to marry Conrad "Nicky" Hilton on May 6, 1950, when she was only 18. For the occasion, Liz wore a gown designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose (the same designer who would design Grace Kelly's famous wedding gown six years later). The satin gown featured long sleeves, a silk gauze off-the-shoulder illusion neckline and a full skirt.
Priscilla Presley Wedding Dress
Priscilla Beaulieu and Elvis Presley jetted to Las Vegas at 3 a.m. on May 1, 1967, and were married by 9 a.m. at the Aladdin Hotel. The bride designed her own wedding dress, a silk-chiffon gown lined with seed pearls. Atop her bouffant hairdo, Priscilla wore a three-foot veil attached to a rhinestone crown.
Kelly Clarkson Wedding Dress
Singer Kelly Clarkson and beau Brandon Blackstock decided to go low-key for their wedding, eloping on October 20, 2013, at a luxury hotel in Walland, Tennessee. Kelly opted for a similarly relaxed yet stunning look for her gown, which was a long-sleeve lace wedding dress by Temperley. With its plunging front and back, a subtle train and a shining silver headpiece, Kelly glowed during their outdoor ceremony in this famous celebrity wedding dress.
Lauren Conrad Wedding Dress
Lauren Conrad chose a simple yet glamorous bridal look when she married William Tell on September 14, 2014. The Chantilly and Alençon lace gown was designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka, and featured a high-neck illusion-lace top, a sheer, embroidered back and a 10-foot train. For sparkle, Lauren's celebrity wedding dress was decorated with crystals, pearls and baby glass beads. The Hills alum finished her look with a long veil attached to a sparkling headpiece.
Evelyn Lozada Wedding Dress
Although their marriage was short lived, Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson's July 4, 2012 wedding was a spectacular event, with the bride rocking three outfits for the celebration. For the ceremony, the Basketball Wives star donned a strapless, lace Ines Di Santo gown, with a sweetheart neckline and a dramatic mermaid-style flared skirt. A twinkling headpiece and a floor-length lace veil accompanied her gown. Later in the evening, Evelyn wore a Di Santo satin mini and a Jason Sky cat suit during the reception
Lucille Ball Wedding Dress
Lucille Ball wore a fur coat and hat when she eloped with Desi Arnaz in 1940. On June 19, 1949, the couple had a second wedding, where the actress wore a white tea-length dress with a full skirt and a knotted wrap around her shoulders. She accessorized with white gloves and a floral headpiece.
Michelle Obama Wedding Dress
Nineties fashion wasn't all bad, and former First Lady Michelle Obama's wedding dress is the only proof needed. In 1992, Michelle said "I do" to Barack Obama in Chicago, wearing a structural sweetheart off-the-shoulder dress, pearl earrings, sleek white pumps and a voluminous veil.
Fantasia Wedding Dress
When Fantasia married Kendall Taylor on July 18, 2015, she wore a white wedding dress with long lace sleeves and a dainty white flower crown. While the American Idol winner has kept her ceremony photos private, she did share snaps of her second wedding dress, a striking strapless black gown with a feathered skirt and silver-jeweled bodice. The ensemble matched beautifully with the couple's black, white and red reception.
Ciara Wedding Dress
This R&B star stunned at her regal wedding to Russell Wilson in a dress fitting for their castle venue. Ciara worked with then–Roberto Cavalli designer Peter Dundas to create a classic meets glam gown featuring a fitted trumpet silhouette finished off with a dramatic overlay skirt and train. The dress itself was decorated with nature-inspired embroidery and lots of tulle.
Emmy Rossum Wedding Dress
Shameless actress Emmy Rossum has worn Carolina Herrera on the runway several times, so it made perfect sense for her to tap the designer to create her wedding dress. Rossum and director Sam Esmail wed in a chic, star-studded New York City wedding. The true star, of course, was Rossum's bespoke off-the-shoulder dress with a sculptural crisscross bodice and a dramatic floor-length veil.
Chrissy Teigen Wedding Dress
When Chrissy Teigen exchanged vows with EGOT winner John Legend in Italy, she wore three stunning Vera Wang dresses over the course of the night. For the outdoor ceremony overlooking Lake Como, the supermodel wore a voluminous strapless ball gown with a structured bodice featuring dramatic floral appliqué.
Allison Williams Wedding Dress
Allison Williams's bespoke wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta's Peter Copping featured an A-line silhouette, illusion long sleeves and delicate floral embroidery. The gown looked stunning in its own right, but set against the backdrop of her wedding location—a pristine ranch in Wyoming—it was absolutely breathtaking.
Julianne Hough Wedding Dress
Custom Marchesa was the only choice for Julianne Hough. The triple-threat wed hockey player Brooks Laich in a timeless, structured strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and dramatic train. After the ceremony, Hough showed up to the reception in a much bolder look: a sexy, pearl- and crystal-beaded bodysuit beneath a sheer tulle skirt and cape.
Ashlee Simpson Wedding Dress
Ashlee Simpson was the perfect boho bride when she married Evan Ross on August 30, 2013, in a lace two-piece number designed by Houghton. The singer wore a three-quarter-sleeve lace crop top with embroidered pearl details and a long lace skirt. The skirt's hemline was slightly higher in the front, giving way to a train in the back. She completed the look with a custom silk tulle veil with lace edges, also designed by Houghton, and a beaded headband.
Idina Menzel Wedding Dress
Idina Menzel's wedding look was perfectly boho-chic in Carolina Herrera to marry her Rent co-star Aaron Lohr. The Tony Award winner stunned in a floor-length lace sheath and the prettiest off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves we've ever seen.
Miranda Kerr Wedding Dress
Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior created a beautiful Grace Kelly–worthy gown for supermodel Miranda Kerr's wedding to Snapchat creator Evan Spiegel. The bride looked utterly classic, yet impossibly chic in an opaque satin A-line gown with long sleeves and strategically placed floral appliqué. Kerr topped the ensemble with an elaborate headpiece and veil.
Kaley Cuoco Wedding Dress
The Big Bang Theory star opted for a regal Reem Acra lace wedding dress and cape for her Southern California wedding to Karl Cook. Cuoco later wowed in a second look—an allover lace Tadashi Shoji jumpsuit—for their reception.
Barbara Bush Wedding Dress
Former first daughter Barbara Bush sealed the deal with screenwriter Craig Louis Coyne wearing a sleek and simple slip dress by Vera Wang.
Pippa Middleton Wedding Dress
Pippa Middleton may originally be known as one of the most famous bridesmaids of all time (remember when she stunned the crowd outside of Westminster Abbey as Kate Middleton's maid of honor?)—but when it came time for her "I dos" to James Matthews, she did not disappoint. Designed by Giles Deacon, her gown—featuring cap sleeves, a mock turtleneck, allover lace and an open-back detail—was both fresh and traditional.
Jessica Biel Wedding Dress
Jessica Biel wanted her wedding dress to be romantic, feminine and different than what she normally wears, so when friend and designer Giambattista Valli suggested a pink gown, she went for it. The result: a blush, strapless, mousseline and silk organza confection with a tiered skirt. As the actress walked down the aisle to marry Justin Timberlake on October 19, 2012, she teamed her famous wedding dress with a floor-length veil, which was accented with pearls from Jessica's grandmother's wedding day tiara.
Olivia Palermo Wedding Dress
Talk about nontraditional wedding dresses. Entrepreneur and style icon Olivia Palermo went full-on Carrie Bradshaw for her wedding to German model Johannes Huebl. What exactly does that mean? A flirty, three-piece Carolina Herrera ensemble complete with a cream-colored cashmere sweater, white shorts and a tulle skirt overlay with floral embellishments. Oh, and we can't forget Palermo's final nod to SATC's iconic lead: Carrie's famous cobalt blue Manolo Blahnik heels.
Whitney Port Wedding Dress
The City star Whitney Port chose a totally trendy look for her tropical desert wedding. Port collaborated with Ashi Studio to dream up her statement high-low wedding dress with allover botanical embroidery and illusion long sleeves.
Jenna Bush Wedding Dress
Jenna Bush beamed in a beaded organza gown when she married Henry Hager on May 20, 2008 at the Bush's family estate in Crawford, Texas. The gown was designed by Oscar de la Renta, and featured a V-neck front and back and a modest train. Jenna did not wear a veil, opting instead to wear white flowers in her hair.
Victoria Beckham Wedding Dress
Victoria Beckham's wedding dress was as glamorous as you would expect the former Spice Girl's to be when she married David Beckham on July 4, 1999. The singer wore a backless silk ball gown designed by Vera Wang with a corseted waist, a full skirt and a 20-foot train. Victoria topped off her royal look with an 18-carat gold and diamond tiara.
Nicole Richie Wedding Dress
Nicole Richie drew inspiration from Grace Kelly for her wedding dress, but the immense ball gown skirt overflowing with tulle made this dress her own. The Marchesa gown featured a lace bodice with long sleeves, and the skirt was made from more than 100 yards of silk organza and tulle petals. Nicole looked like an ethereal ice princess in the gown as she married Joel Madden on December 11, 2010, in their winter wonderland-themed wedding.