Almost every girl dreams of her wedding day. And almost all of them think of a spectacular dress to mark the onset of the rest of their lives On this day she wants to wear her dream dress to look outstanding and beautiful. The wedding dress is not just a dress for a day, but it makes an icon for others. You’ll look back to those photographs rest of your life. So it’s important to make a right choice of wedding gown. Besides wanting to look beautiful on her special day, a wedding dress serves as is a totemic garment, symbolic of a major event in life.
Over the years, brides across the globe have given us major goals. From Princess Diana’s $150,000 dress to Kim Kardashian numerous extravagant gowns, these ladies truly know the meaning of resplendence. Have a look at the most expensive wedding dresses of all time :
15 Most Expensive Wedding Dress
1. Amal Clooney
When the king of heartthrob George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on September 27, 2014, her extravagant wedding gown was just one of the big highlights of the surreal celebration. But designed by Oscar de la Renta, the custom dress reportedly cost $380,000 — and looked extraordinarily royal. The off-the-shoulder gown crafted from French lace with hand-embroidered pearls, diamanté detail and a sweeping train goes down as one of the most iconic wedding dresses ever.
2. Kim Kardashian
Considering how Glorious Kim’s wedding plans were, one would have guessed that her wedding dress would be nothing short of downright beautiful, but Kim still took the world by surprise. Designed by her BFF Ricardo Tisci, who is the creative director of Givenchy, Kim stunned everyone in the whopping $400,000 gown that featured a sheer back, lace sleeves and an incredible train.
3. Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress for her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco was considered one of the most extravagant of the time. Long before the Royal Wedding hype, it was Kelly’s fairy tale gown that mesmerized thousands of girls worldwide. This wedding dress was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Helen Rose,from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Made with 100 yards of the finest silk with 25 yards of taffeta, the $8,000 price tag would cost around $68,000 (£50,000) today.
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4. Angela Baby
Known as the Kim Kardashian of China, the Chinese actress, singer, and model Angela Yeung got married to actor Huang Xiaoming in an extravagant ceremony that cost a staggering $31 million. The 26-year-old star—who began modeling at 14—wore a custom Dior gown that required almost five months to create. Crafted out of 115 feet of ivory satin organza and 165 feet of tulle, the intricate piece features a 10-foot-long train and nearly a hundred hand-cut rose bouquets made of Chantilly lace.
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5. Victoria Beckham
Besides being Soccer star David Beckham’s wife and former Spice Girl a major trendsetter, she’s also a critically-acclaimed fashion designer. So it is no surprise that her wedding dress would enchant us all, and enchant it did! The diva wore a custom Vera Wang worth worth an estimated $100,000. The dress became so iconic that it is still remembered as one of the best wedding dresses of all time.
6. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie’s wedding to Joel Madden on December 11, 2010 was one of the most talked about event that year, but what truly stole the show was the wedding gown. Richie wore a breathtaking $20,000 Marchesa gown. It featured 100 yards of silk organza tulle, a high neck cut and a fitted bodice with delicate floral lace details. The dress did go along with the wedding’s whimsical winter wonderland theme—the skirt resembles a luxurious, tulle snowball—and Nicole’s unique style.
7. Jessica Biel
When actress Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake got married,the whole world rejoiced. But what took the cake was her bold pink wedding dress that looked so surreal that it melted our hearts on October 19, 2012. A frothy pink confection by Giambattista Valli- the feminine and romantic gown was reportedly priced at an eye-popping $100,000.
8. Kate Middleton
The fairytale worthy wedding dress that Kate Middleton had worn to wed Prince William was designed by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen.The ivory satin bodice was padded slightly at the hips and narrowed at the waist, and was inspired by the Victorian tradition of corsetry that is a particular Alexander McQueen hallmark.
The lace applique bodice flaunted hand-cut, individually-applied English and French Chantilly lace roses which symbolized England, thistles for Scotland, daffodils for Wales and shamrocks for Ireland.The dress was widely anticipated and generated much comment in the media way before the wedding and charmed millions of hearts worldwide as Kate walked down the aisle in May 2011.
9. Melania Trump
In 2005 Melania Knauss married zillionaire, Donald Trump in a Christian Dior dress made of was designed by Dior’s John Galliano. Made of nearly 300 feet of white duchesse satin, the hand-beaded gown had a 13-foot train and 16-foot veil.It weighed 60 pounds. The gown was so huge that Melania was suggested to eat well before the wedding so that she could bear the weight of the dress. She was made to sit on a bench rather than a chair to accommodate for its volume. The dress was embroidered with over 1,500 rhinestones and pearls.
When Madonna married Guy Ritchie in 2000, she had worn a Stella McCartney dress made of ivory silk, featuring corset bodice and full-length skirt. She had accessorized her gown with antique veil embroidered with lace attached to an Edwardian diamond crown. He dress costed $80,000.
11. Catherine Zeta Jones
Looking regal and queen like in a Christian Lacroix hand beaded gown, the Welsh actress, Catherine Zeta Jones married the successful actor Michael Douglas in 2000. It was custom-made and satin-sheathed, and included ivory beads that were individually sewn in. She rocked the six-foot Chantilly lace train, and even wore a diamond tiara.The gown was as expensive as US$140,000.
12. Lady Diana Spencer
When it came to the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, Princess Diana gave girls worldwide the hope to dream about their own fairytale wedding. Known as the ‘Wedding of the Century’, the future Princess Diana wore a stunning ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown custom designed by Elizabeth Emanuel that was estimated to cost $115,000. The elaborate embroidery, 10,000 pearls and a 25-foot-long train, and Princess Diana being a pure vision has been so iconic that no one’s ever come close to replicating the stunning bridal look.
13. Chelsea Clinton
The daughter of Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky and gave us major bridal goals. Her dress spoke for the elegance and richness of the wedding celebrations. She picked a beautiful strapless dress designed out of a number of yards of ivory silk organza by Vera Wang. The dress was finished with a silvery embroidered waistband and tapered her look all along.The estimated cost of the dress was around $20,000.
14. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon married the talent agent Jim Toth in March looking stunning in a pink Monique Lhuillier wedding dress. The blush colored strapless dress had a Chantilly lace corset bodice and tulle A-line skirt. With the sheer veil finishing her style, she looked perfect as a bride.
15. Nicky Hilton
Paris Hilton’s sister Nicky Hilton wore a an ivory custom-made Valentino couture gown, embellished with crystals.. Her custom Valentino wedding gown featured a high neckline and sleeves of guipure lace with a luscious full skirt. She paired it with a cathedral length veil, both of which were estimated at $100,000. She looked every bit,regal and feminine with in the beautiful creation.
Dresses that charmed us all..
These beautiful dresses not only won hearts but they embedded themselves in our memories. A dress to make the special day truly remarkable, a dress to enhance the joy one feel, a dress to make your wedding the wedding of your dreams. The little details, the intricate designs, the sheer extravagance, it’s these expensive dresses that set the real wedding goals.
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