Celebrity wedding gowns are fraught with anticipation in the fashion world. These dress designs often rock traditional conceptions of what a wedding gown should be, but often drive style trends. Here is a rundown of six of the most impressive, unique and memorable celebrity wedding gowns of recent years.
There was no shortage of eyes on Kate when she donned her royal wedding dress for her 2011 nuptials to Prince William. The Duchess donned a gown designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton. It incorporated English and French Chantilly lace, cut by hand, with a plunging neckline that was offset by delicately formal lace sleeves. The Duchess worked closely with Burton in designing the dress, and the result was well-received by all who watched.
When No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani wed Gavin Rossdale in 2002, she made sure that her punk rock edge never faltered. Her dip-dyed Dior gown, with equal parts hot pink and classic white, was made especially for the occasion and brought rock star energy to the traditional event.
It would be a shame to leave out actress Christina Ricci’s unique wedding gown that she wore in 2013. Her custom-made Givenchy dress included shoulder cutouts that gave the frock a unique and sexy edge. That nontraditional detail was balanced by the conventional lace sleeves, pearl embellishments and a long train that all added up to a truly classic look.
For Kaley Cuoco and many other celebrities, there’s simply no reason why wedding dresses have to be white. Her pink, strapless gown made head turns during her wedding to Ryan Sweeting in 2013. The frock included Chantilly lace decorations, elaborate detailing and a tulle skirt, all topped off with a classic veil.
Actress Jessica Biel joined the club of celebrities who love pink wedding dresses when she wed Justin Timberlake in 2012. She wore a stunning pink Giambattista Valli gown. The tiered, frilly dress exhibited fuschia hues and truly made the bride stand out on her big day.
During her wedding ceremony, Ivanka Trump donned a gorgeous Vera Wang gown. Vera Wang’s designs have been especially popular among celebrities. The classic and dignified dress was adorned with elaborate lace detailing that impressed wedding guests during her nuptials with Jared Kushner in 2009.
Celebrities are often at the forefront of fashion movements, so their choices of wedding dresses can have a profound impact on style trends embraced by their fans.