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Royal wedding dresses and gowns

Updated on September 18, 2014

Best Past Royal Wedding Dresses

This page is dedicated to the most glamorous royal wedding dresses and gowns that have marked history with elegance. It is a chronology of the best royal wedding dresses seen in photographic history. From Kate's Middletown most recent gown reveal designed by Alexander Mac Queen label to the Glamorous Queen Victoria 1840 white creation which needed 200 workers to complete but also set the lasting trend for a bride to wear white on her weeding day. Prior to 1840 bride often worn soft colored dresses,so we will make sure to showcase in this page this incredible trend from the most recent Royal wedding to its fashionable beginning in 1840.

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Princess Hafizah wedding dress
Princess Hafizah wedding dress

2012 Princess Hafizah and Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini

One of the most luxurious and lavish weddings of all times is the wedding party, or better festivities and events of the Brunei Royal family member Princess Hafizah. To match the extravagance of her wedding party which lasted a full day, the princess worn an 3 amazing and very ornate gowns that totaled costed a sum of $420.000,00. Handcrafted by artisans and embellished with crystals, all tree gowns were crafted in a very light colored fabric, one pink, one ivory and one grey and all dresses had a beautiful mantel covering the head maintaing the muslin tradition.

Kate Middleton's wedding dress
Kate Middleton's wedding dress

2011 - Kate Middleton & Prince William London

Design by Sarah Burton, the creative director for Alexander MacQueen label, Kate Middleton's wedding gown was the best kept secret of 2011. With its simple modern lines, a deep v neck and elegant lace long sleeves this striking dress was topped off with a tiara, diamond earrings and soft veil. Here is the reaction of other incredible designers to Kate's Wedding dress.

"Kate's dress was beautiful," Donatella Versace added. "She looked very regal."

"I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: A combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress," Christian Lacroix told WWD. "I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother's Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She's radiant; she never was so beautiful. And Prince William's red Irish uniform is gorgeous."

"The dress is very simple and very nice," Hubert de Givenchy added. "The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty." About choosing a dress from McQueen, whose founder committed suicide last year, De Givenchy said: "It's a lovely thought, a nice tribute."

2008 - Peter Phillips & Autumn Kelly.
2008 - Peter Phillips & Autumn Kelly.

2008 - Peter Phillips & Autumn Kelly.

In 2008, the Queen's oldest grandson, Peter Phillips, married Canadian, Autumn Kelly. The Royal Bride picked a gorgeous $6,000 gown created by British Designer Sassi Holford .

Sophie Rhys-Jones  wedding dress
Sophie Rhys-Jones wedding dress

1999 - Sophie Rhys-Jones and Prince Edward, London

This gorgeous bride wore a long sleeved, V-neck coated dress, intricately designed by Samantha Shaw, who at the time was an unknown bridal designer. Made of hand-dyed silk organza and silk crepe, the dress was embroidered with cut glass and pearl beads. In addition to the beautiful dress the bride accessorized with a black and white pearl necklace, a tiara and a cascading bouquet.

Sarah Ferguson wedding dress
Sarah Ferguson wedding dress

1986 - Sarah Ferguson & Prince Andrew, London

As according to Sarah Ferguson herself, "there will never be anther wedding dress to match it", and she is possibly right. Designed by Lindka Cierach the gown was handcrafted from heavy ivory duchess satin which is only manufactured by one silk farm in Britain. The dress color was champagne and the piece had full sleeves, a dropped into a point waist and a v neck line. Over 155,000 beads, pearls and diamonds were used to in the long train as well as edging on the dress making this dress one of the most glamours dresses in history.

In addition to a well adorned dress the bride also wore satin shoes, designed by Manolo Blahnik and beaded with bees and ribbons in pearls and diamonds. She also wore a necklace of cultured pearls intertwined with 18 carat gold and a diamond pearl pendant. as well as fresh flowers in her hair

1981 Lady Diana and Prince Charles, London

One of the most iconic wedding dresses of this century is certaintly the gown worn by Princess Diana of Wales. Designed by a David and Elizabeth Emmanuel the dress marked the start of a glamours era which were the 80's marked by puff sleeves and ruffed. Princes Diana dress was handcrafted out of many yard of British taffeta and was marked by its 25-foot train which at the time was simply record breaking. She was also adorned with a beautiful diamond encrusted tiara and held in her hand a full white flow cascading bouquet. Overall the dress made an deep impression in millions of people all around the world and made each single lady that saw it feel just like a princess.

Royal Wedding Dresses Video - Starting 1840

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