Most Iconic Wedding Gowns

Hi all!

We all have our favorite wedding dress that we’ve sighed over, dreamed about and desired. Fashion designer Karine Tawil talked about the most iconic wedding gowns of all time.

Some of them were long and others were short. Some were very wide while others were poofy. Take a look at some of the world’s most iconic wedding dresses.

On May 16, 1770 Marie-Antoinette and Louis-Auguste celebrated their wedding at Versailles in the Chapel Royal, France. Marie-Antoinette’s wedding dress was made from white-hued cloth of silver and covered in diamonds.


Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert of Saxe- Coburg in London on February 10, 1840. She chose a white dress with a full pleated skirt fabricated from heavy silk satin and lace trimmed and wore a wreath of orange blossoms and myrtle.

America’s most famous sex symbol Marilyn Monroe got married three times. She wore a white dress to her first marriage to James Dougherty and her third marriage to Arthur Miller and a black skirt suit to her second marriage to Joe DiMaggio.

Audrey Hepburn married actor Mel Ferrer in September 1954. She wore a full-skirted ballerina-length white dress by designer Pierre Balmain with roses in her hair.

British-born American actress Elizabeth Taylor got married eight times. When she married Nicky Hilton she wore a pure white satin dress, accented with pearls and beading and featured a sweetheart neckline covered with a chiffon overlay.

One of the most elegant and iconic bridal gowns of all time was Grace Kelly’s gown by MGM costumer Helen Rose. She wore a high-necked, long-sleeved gown in rose point lace with a ballgown silhouette. It featured a fitted bodice and a flared skirt. To finish off her look, she added a 90 yard tulle veil.

Which is your favorite wedding gown?

Love,

Helwi El Hayet

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