June 13th, 2013 by Len Cruz
5 Most Iconic Wedding Gowns of All Time
June is considered to be the “wedding month”; so, in line with this, we’ve decided to compile the most iconic wedding dresses that many soon-to-be brides swoon over. If you aren’t walking down the aisle quite yet, remember that weddings are one of the best places to meet a potential date!
The tradition of getting married in this time of the year dates back around 27 BC. Every first of June, the Romans celebrated in honor of the goddess of marriage and childbirth, Juno. They believed that a couple will be blessed with a blissful marriage by Juno if they get married during the aforementioned month.
There are so many traditions and superstitions when it comes to the road to getting married. It’s quite daunting to cover all of them. Fact or fallacies? We’re not sure. The one truth we do know is that majority (around 99.99%) of women dream of getting married in a really nice gown. Most take inspiration from what celebrities and royals wore. Without much further ado, here are the five best wedding gowns that ever existed:
Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
The much loved Princess’ gown is the most iconic wedding gown to date. The cut and the elaborate details have made it the standard to which all royal wedding gowns were compared. The gown’s design was kept a much guarded secret for so many months. The designers, David and Elizabeth Emanuel, revealed after the grand royal wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, that there were actually two wedding gowns. There was a back up gown just in case the first one’s design was leaked to the press!
Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco
Princess Grace was a picture of elegant perfection in an Alençon lace and silk tafetta gown on her wedding day to Prince Rainier back in 1956. The gown was designed and created especially for her by MGM costume designer, Helen Rose. It is not just one of the most iconic, but also one of the best copied wedding gowns in history. It exemplified every inch of the beautiful princess that she was.
Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess’ wedding gown is almost an exact copy of Princess Grace’s. Instead of a high round collar, Sarah Burton (designer), opted for a v-neck touch. Just like her mother-in-law’s gown, hers was eagerly anticipated and was well-received during its debut in April 29, 2011. The $ 400,000 wedding gown reportedly raised millions of pounds when it was displayed at the Buckingham Palace during an exhibit. The money went to the Duchess’ charities.
The queen of everything posh surely proved her fashion prowess in a champagne colored wedding gown by Vera Wang. The princess cut gown cinched her small waist further. Mrs. Becks accesorized her lovely frock with an equally gorgeous coronet.
The minimalist biased cut silk dress by Narciso Rodriguez was truly an understated elegance. Its simplicity emphasized CBK’s natural beauty. The style icon wore her hair in a low chignon to match the relaxed feel of the gown and the wedding place itself.
Sharing! What are your favorite wedding gowns of all time?