Nothing proves the old adage “money can’t buy taste” like a celebrity wedding. These brides may love their over-the-top, glittering fashion fails, but the rest of us are left wondering why no one stepped in to save these ladies from themselves.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star spent $92,000 for three ensembles for her November 2011 wedding to Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Kroy Biermann. The first, most expensive dress cost $58,000 and weighed 32 pounds. The Baracci gown can only be described as Marie Antoinette meets Scarlett O’Hara. Plus the second hand dress seems to have been made for a woman of less than half her cup size, giving us a much more ample view of the bride’s – um, valuables- than any wedding guest should have.
Her second dress, a Swarovski crystal encrusted Pnina Tornai sparkler was the least offensive of the three, though any American gypsy would be proud to wear it. But the final outfit, also by Tornai, was a super tacky lace halter pant suit. What happened in the ’70’s, should stay in the ’70’s.
This British sex kitten may have parlayed her notoriety as a glamour model (posing provocatively rather than artistically) into a $40 million pound fortune, but she proved she’s just a Disney princess at heart in 2005 when she wed singer Peter Andre.
This may be the only wedding in history where the bridesmaids were better dressed than the bride. Price’s poufy pink Cinderellaesque ball gown was rivaled only by her gigantic crystal crown.
Sometimes it’s the accessories that make a perfectly lovely dress look – well – ridiculous. Such was the case when Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012. Her custom made Valentino gown was romantic and ethereal, but her headdress puzzled celebrity watchers who thought it overwhelmed the light, airy dress.
While the dress was timeless, the super wide headband with scalloped edges was reminiscent of a 1930s gun moll.
Most women have finally come to their senses and realized that ombre hair actually looks kind of trashy. The same can be said for ombre wedding dresses, including Gwen Stefani’s 2002 John Galliano misfire. The gown is white on top but about a third of the way down it fades into a bright bubblegum pink.
The dress has appeared on lists of both the best and the worst celebrity nuptial attire, but for my money nothing ruins a gorgeous white dress faster than dipping it in a can of pink paint.
Lady Mary Charteris
It’s only fitting that a punk rock designer, admired by Lady Gaga no less, should create the wildest dress possible for the marriage of a British fashion model to her rock musician boyfriend. Lady Mary Charteris is a real Lady, not just a conveniently named one. Her father is the Earl of Wemyss, and she’s a model and DJ.
Her revealing drop waist dress seems almost harlequin-inspired with its pointy half diamond strips of white satin jutting into the sea of shear mesh that comprises most of the top half of the dress. Pam Hogg, who’s best known for her shiny metallic cat suits designed the weird, yet strangely appropriate gown for Lady Mary’s wedding to Robbie Furze front man of The Big Pink.
Maybe she should have had Gwen Stefani’s dress.
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