The wedding dress is the most important thing of all as it often stands out and takes centre stage during the ceremony. With a variety of bridal gown types and styles designed by the biggest names, some of the dresses still live in our minds. Here, we take a look at the most iconic wedding dresses over the past decade.
When it comes to wedding dresses, Princess Diana had one of the most iconic gowns. When the Princess of Wales walked down the aisle with Prince Charles on 29 July 1981, she appeared in an ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown with a 7.6-metre-long train.
When Queen Elizabeth II was a princess, she and Prince Philip Mountbattenmarried on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. The monarch wore a Duchesse satin long-sleeve gown embroidered with pearls, silver thread, and crystal beads. The long-sleeve dress was designed by Norman Hartnell with a high neckline, tailored bodice, and short train.
Diana Ross and Arne Naess Jr exchanged vows in 1985 and her wedding gown was memorable. The singer was elegant in her white satin dress embroidered with pearls.
Lady Helen of Windsor married the art dealer Timothy Verner Taylor on 18 July 1992, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The bride chose to wear a Giorgio Armani wedding dress by Catherine Walker tailored with a wide neckline and short sleeves.
The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York got married in 1986. Although their marriage was celebrated for more than three decades, her dress was unforgettable, made from ivory satin designed by Lindka Cierach.
For her special day with Prince Albert II on July 2, 2011, at the Prince's Palace of Monaco, Princess of Monaco Charlene Wittstockchose to wear an off-the-shoulder ivory Duchesse satin gown by Giorgio Armani. The dress featured embroidery consisting of crystal, gold, and pearl.
The diva Mariah Carey has gotten hitched twice but the wedding dress she wore in her first marriage to Tommy Mottola was unforgettable.
Mariah Carey appeared in a floor-length body-hugging mermaid bridal gown.
The only daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, Lady Gabriella Windsor appeared in a white lace dress for her wedding with financier Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 18 May 2019. The dress that featured a cream blush train with antique rose embroidery was designed by the Italian designer Luisa Beccaria.
The popular coach on The Voice Gwen Stefani tied the knot with Blake Shelton in 2021 after dating for seven years. Gwen Stefani was memorable with her pink dipped bridal gown by Dior.
The elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi tied the knot on 29 May 2020 at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. The princess appeared in a royal bride by Norman Hartnell, on loan from Queen Elizabeth II trimmed with ivory duchess satin and encrusted with diamanté designed by Norman Hartnell.
The wedding ceremony of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince of Wales, Charles took place at Windsor Guildhall, on 9 April 2005. At that time, the Camilla, Queen Consort was remarkable with a cream silk chiffon dress paired with a silk basket weave coat.
Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco’s wedding dress turned her into a global phenomenon when she married Prince Rainier in the Palace Throne Room of Monaco on April 18, 1956. Designed by costume designer Helen Rose, the wedding gown featured embroidered pearl and Brussels lace bodice to give a fairy princess look.
The American actress Katie Holmes and the A-list actor in Hollywood, Tom Cruise celebrated their marriage in 2006. Katie Holmes appeared in an off-the-shoulder silk and lace design adorned gown designed by Giorgio Armani.
The daughter of Princess Margaret, Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones's wedding gown was an artwork of Jasper Conran. The silk crepe chiffon dress with heavy satin organza layers looked timeless when she tied the knot with Daniel Chatto on 14 July 1994 at St Stephen's, Walbrook in the City of London.
The only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton tied the knot with the investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in 2010. Chelsea Clinton appeared in a bespoke Vera Wang strapless silk organza dress.
The Countess Stephanie of Luxembourg and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume tied the knot on October 20, 2012, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City. The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourgwore a gown embellished with 50,000 pearls and 80,000 transparent crystals with a 13-foot train.
The most widely debated bridal gown belonged to Kate Middleton in 2011. The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton. The gown features a full pleated skirt with nipped-in bodice and lace sleeves.
The couple Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip married on June 13, 2015, at Slottskyrkan Church in Stockholm. Apart from a great wedding ceremony, Her Royal Highness appeared in an A-line silhouette and an open V-neck neckline wedding dress with handmade lace in three shades of white designed by Ida Sjöstedt.
The wedding ceremony of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince remains memorable with her bespoke John Galliano design vintage-style gown. The dress is a combination of shimmering embroidery, flowy tulle, and precious applique.
The daughter of the Queen's cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, Lady Rose Windsor married George Gilman at the Queen’s Chapel in London on July 19, 2008, in an elegant wedding gown. Lady Rose Gilman chose to wear a vintage-inspired wedding dress with a pair of diamond clips designed by the London-based dressmaking company, Franka Couture.
The eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Zara Phillips was unforgettable with her elegant Stewart Parvin gown at her wedding to Mike Tindall. The dress was simple but the shape of the gown accentuated her silhouette.
The couple Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney proclaimed husband and wife on October 9, 2011. This American businesswoman was remarkable with her ivory-coloured bridal dress.
The couple Poppy Delevingne and James Cook exchanged vows in front of their families and friends in October 2012. The English model walked down the aisle with a Chanel Couture gown inspired by look 64 in the spring 2009 collection.
The singer and actress Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson got married in 2014. The younger sister of Beyoncé appeared in a caped jumpsuit designed by Stephane Rolland.
The fashion designer Nicky Hilton pledged James Rothschild's troth at London's Kensington Palace in 2015. Nicky Hilton appeared in an extravagant bridal dress with a long lace veil by Valentino.
During the fairytale marriage of Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi, the Italian fashion model wore a Valentino Haute Couture dress. The beautiful gown featured beautiful pale pink lace chiffon.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony is one of the global media events of the decade. When the couple exchanged vows in 2018, the Duchess of Sussex chose to wear an elegant Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy Couture.
The Scottish Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie tied the knot with Kit Harington. The bride appeared in a wedding dress designed by Elie Saab for the big day, featuring sheer long sleeves and a belted waist.
The younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie of York, wore a striking Peter Pilotto design when she tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank in 2018. The open-back gown is important for her because she wanted to show off her scars from her childhood surgery.