Celebrities often are trendmakers but some of their clothing become really iconic. Including these 10 wedding gowns, we’re going to talk about this time. These celebrity brides took the wedding attire to a whole new level. But it is better to see once than to hear one hundred times. Let’s look at the famous bridal gowns of Kim Kardashian, Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss, Solange Knowles, Elizabeth Taylor, Gwen Stefani, Portia de Rossi, Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Kate Middleton.
For the top-10 list of celebrity wedding dresses, we've ranked the most fashionable, glamorous, and most memorable celebrity wedding dresses in history.
# 10 Kim Kardashian
As one of the most watched women in the world of pop culture, there was massive speculation over what Kim would wear when she and Kanye tie the knot. Custom-made by a close friend of Kim and Kanye's, Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, her soft lace gown included an entirely sheer back and a fabulous silk veil. Despite Kim's reputation for making headlines for what she's not wearing, when she rocked this number she turned heads for what she was and rightly so.
#9 Audrey Hepburn
The star of “Breakfast at Tiffany's”, “Roman Holiday”, and “Funny Face”, Audrey Hepburn actually had 3 wedding dresses made – 2 which were used and 1, the first, which never reached the altar, despite a year-long engagement to British businessman James Hanson. The best of the trio was worn for Hepburn's first marriage to actor Mel Ferrer in 1954. The tea-length dress worn with ballgown sleeves, high collar, and elbow-length gloves was an unconventional look but oh, so chic! And proof that Hepburn was a fashion icon off camera as well as on it.
#8 Kate Moss
When a supermodel weds, the whole world wants to know what she wears. And in 2011, Kate Moss didn't disappoint. Naturally setting the trend for blushing brides everywhere, she went for a vintage 1920s-style gown designed by John Galliano for her ceremony with The Kills’ Jamie Hince. The dress welled with a sheer overlay and fantastically intricate gold beading on the skirt. The classic look was topped off with a lace cap veil as Moss effortlessly turned the wedding aisle into a fashion runway.
#7 Solange Knowles
When Solange Knowles married Alan Ferguson in 2014, she truly stepped out from her big sister Beyonce's shadow. Solange ditched the stereotypical stretch limo for Rolls-Royce for her big day and arrived to be wed on a white pedal bike. Wearing a jumpsuit designed by Stephane Rolland. It's plunging neckline and matching off-white backless cape jacket were a perfect blend of subtle style. Solange then changed into a stunning white gown designed by Umberto Lyon for Kenzo. Like her ivory jumpsuit, Solange's wedding gown is another example of a look both understated and unique.
#6 Elizabeth Taylor
Liz Taylor was a woman of many wedding dresses, as the Golden Age icon tied the knot a remarkable 8 times. But we've plunged for her first dress donned for her marriage to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr., heir to the Hilton Hotels chain. Taylor was just 18 when she wowed in a princess-like satin gown, not too dissimilar to what she wore for a fictional trip down the aisle a few months earlier in “Father of the Bride”. Made by the legendary MGM costume designer Helen Rose and originally measuring just 20 inches wide at the waist. It was sold for nearly 190,000 US dollars at auction in 2013.
#5 Gwen Stefani
When rocker Gwen Stefani married the lead singer of Bush Gavin Rossdale in 2002, her outfit choice was just as gloriously unconventional as she is. A dip-dyed pink dress by John Galliano of Dior. It was half princess, half punk rock, and an absolute show stealer. The ombre effect was just on the right side of edgy and indicative of Stefani's bold individual style and taste. As soon as her wedding photos emerged, a brand-spanking-new bridal trend was set – there's no doubt about that.
#4 Portia de Rossi
When Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres got married in 2008, it was a very private and intimate event, held at their Beverly Hills home with close friends and family. But the pictures of Portia’s magical dress made entertainment news headlines the world over. Her backless halter-neck gown was set off by scintillating floor-length tutu and what really was a fairy-tale frock. The Zac Posen design was like an overload of elegance and had us talking about the dress for a long, long time.
#3 Jacqueline Kennedy
Triumph-born out of almost disaster, Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress was very nearly never made at all. Created by Ann Lowe, it was hurriedly put together in little over a week – after the original was ruined in a flood at Lowe's workroom. The bouffant gown was eventually finished though. Made from silk taffeta and completed by the Miss Bouvier's grandmother's lace veil. In later years, it was reportedly suggested that Miss Kennedy didn't like the dress, but the rest of us have loved it for over six decades.
#2 Grace Kelly
It’s said of many a bride that they look like a princess, but when Grace Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, she was actually becoming one. And she really looked the part. For what was dubbed the “wedding of the century”, Helen Rose designed an elegant dress and a masterpiece of lace, which was given to Kelly by MGM Studios. The long-sleeved bodice petticoat, intricate headdress, and veil became, perhaps, the most famous outfit that the fashion icon ever wore. And Grace's classic look has certainly influenced many brides since, including our #1 pick.
#1 Katherine “Kate” Middleton
Taking this countdown’s crown is a royal wedding dress to savor. Many thought that Princess Diana's glorious gown would never be beat. But when Kate Middleton married Prince William, she took bridal attire to a whole new level. The Alexander McQueen dress designed by the fashion house's creative director Sarah Burton was a heavily guarded secret before the big day. Details weren't officially announced until Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey. With lace and long sleeves, the Grace Kelly influence is clear, but Kate's look is unlike any other. A mix of vintage and modern, classic and contemporary, and it's sure to be a timeless trendsetter. The 2016 news that an unknown designer planned to sue Alexander McQueen for allegedly copying the dress proves how enduring and iconic it is.