When you’re planning to tie the knot, one thing is for certain – you need a wedding dress. You can opt for something minimalistic and simple to put the focus on the ceremony instead of on you. Maybe you want to repurpose something old from your mother to keep in tradition. Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of creating your own wedding dress from scratch.
You’ve got your mood board ready to be filled with ideas and photos that will give you that much-needed dose of inspiration. From the material you use down to the jewelry you’ll wear, why not turn to celebrities and their iconic wedding ensembles? You’ll surely find something that’ll catch your eye and help you create the dress of your dreams.
Here are the top 10 most awe-inspiring celebrity wedding dresses.
1. Hailey Bieber
In the autumn of 2019, Hailey Baldwin married Justin Bieber in a couture off-the-shoulder gown designed by Virgil Abloh for Off-White. The dress mixed traditional nuptials with Virgil Abloh’s streetwear flair. The words “wedding dress” were sewn in pearls onto the back of the gown, while Off-arrow White’s logo was tastefully embroidered on the garment itself. The all caps stitching of “TILL DEATH DO US PART” sewn into the hem of Hailey’s veil made her ensemble even more legendary.
2. Gwen Stefani
Matching her bold personality, Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress is every edgy bride-to-be’s dream. Designed by Vera Wang, Stefani wore a jaw-dropping lily-white silk georgette gown with a sweetheart plunging neckline, cutaway back, fitted bodice, and high-low hand-tumbled tulle skirt. She completed the look with a white chapel-length veil that had the names of Blake Shelton and her three sons. Gwen changed into a more party-ready version of her dress for their reception, which included a corset bodice and a short tulle skirt (ideal for dancing) adorned with five birds that, according to the designer, symbolize the couple and Gwen’s children.
3. Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz chose Alexander Wang to create two unique designs. The first is a drop-waist dress with a fitted bodice and an ankle-length tulle skirt, with a cute bow headband and kitten heels. Kravitz later changed into a low-rise skirt and a midriff-baring corset. Her rehearsal dinner outfit the night before her wedding was also the talk of the town as she wore daring bridal biker shorts paired with a beaded crochet dress.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra wore many outfits throughout the celebrations, the most famous of which being the bespoke Ralph Lauren gown she wore to the couple’s Christian ceremony. The lavish gown, which included a plethora of pearls, crystal beading, and Swarovski crystal embellishment, was the result of 1,826 hours of hard work. And just when you thought the wedding couldn’t be much more extravagant, Chopra donned a couture gown with a 75-foot tulle veil.
5. Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner’s bridal gown was designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director of Louis Vuitton. The bride’s look featured long lace sleeves, a plunging front, an open back, and a flowing train. She also added a short lace-trimmed veil to tie it all up nicely.
6. Ariana Grande
For their Montecito wedding, Ariana Grande donned a couture Vera Wang gown with a lily-white silk column silhouette, an empire waistline, a sculpted sweetheart neckline, and a plunging cut-out back. To complete her internet-breaking ensemble, the bride also wore Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings and a short tulle veil fastened with a satin bow.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow designed her own wedding dress in collaboration with Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli. It has lace appliqués over a nude lining, capped sleeves, and a keyhole back. Paltrow completed her look with a cathedral-length veil as she walked down the aisle.
8. Miranda Kerr
Kerr wore a Haute Couture Dior gown designed by Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, which was inspired by Grace Kelly’s legendary wedding gown. Kerr’s satin dress, which was appliquéd with lilies of the valley, was overall a modest design.
9. Pippa Middleton
Designed by British couturier Giles Deacon, Pippa Middleton wore a lace gown with a tulle-filled train. To complete her beautiful wedding look, she wore a Stephen Jones pearl-studded veil, a Maidenhair Fern tiara, and Manolo Blahnik shoes. The bride changed into a second floor-length gown for their evening reception.
10. Meghan Markle
Markle’s entire wedding look is the most talked-about ensemble of 2018 – and for a good reason! For the ceremony, The Duchess of Sussex wore a Clare Waight Keller silk-cady gown with a graphic bateau neckline. What completed her look was a Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara and a 16-foot veil with delicately hand-embroidered flowers, each representing a Commonwealth country.
A wedding dress that has you written all over it
Whether you go for something with a simple yet elegant design or you want to be remembered for your extravagance, it is only you that will make the dress come alive as you walk down that aisle.