Every girl from childhood imagines what the wedding day will be like, and not the last place in these fantasies is occupied by a chic dress. Over time, it turns out that when choosing their ideal outfit, brides take into account many factors - from style and cut to price. But let's forget about all these nuances for a moment and see what the best wedding dresses look like - the most beautiful, the most elegant and the most expensive. Get ready to be surprised and enjoy the aesthetic pleasure of contemplating these works of art. From designer gowns worn only by models to gowns worn by world-famous celebrities, the top 10 most beautiful wedding dresses await you further down the article.
Crown marriages always attract the attention of the public.
No wonder princesses have the most beautiful wedding dresses - who, if not them, sets the standard in marriage fashion.
Start our list with Grace Kelly, who in 1956 fulfilled the secret dream of many girls and women - an American from an ordinary family married the Prince of Monaco. At the time it was the mostthe most beautiful wedding dress in the world. A photo of the beautiful Grace in this outfit, which does not lose its charm to this day, you can see below.
The dress was made from 100 meters of the finest silk, 25 meters of taffeta and Brussels lace, which at that time was already 125 years old. It was embroidered with real sea pearls, and it took 6 weeks to bring the ideas of designer Helen Rose to life. Manual work required the presence of 30 people. Today, its value is estimated at about $300,000.
Wedding of the century
Princess Diana's outfit, which she wore to marry Crown Prince Charles in 1981, received equally rave reviews. In the 80s, it was the most beautiful wedding dress in the world. You can see the photo of the outfit that determined the fashion for brides for the next decade in the article.
A few hours after the wedding took place, all the designers in England were bombarded with orders for dresses that looked like a royal.
The original was designed and built by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. The dress was made of silk and antique lace, decorated with 10,000 pearls and gold embroidery. An 8-meter train and puffed sleeves completed this 80s-perfect outfit. The dress cost about $150,000, but adjusted for inflation, today it is valued at $400,000.
In the best tradition
After 30 years, on April 29, 2011, the British royal family again pleased us with the royalwedding. Everyone thought and wondered for a long time what the bride of Prince William would wear, because even the name of the designer was not disclosed, not to mention the sketches.
But everything turned out perfectly, and the bride of Prince William - the beautiful Kate Middleton - delighted millions of viewers of the wedding broadcast with her stunning dress. It is made in a vintage style, combining the corset and rather closed cut, typical of the late 19th century, with subtle charm and elegance of the 50s. Many experts agree that in cut and finish it resembles Grace Kelly's wedding dress. Dress designer Sarah Burton, creative director of famed British fashion house Alexander McQueen, said in an interview that her goal was to create a dress that looked beautiful and sophisticated even after 30 years. What can I say - she managed to achieve her goal, and a few hours after the ceremony, copies of the outfit began to appear in the atelier so that every bride could feel like a princess.
Attention to detail
The dress is impeccable even in the smallest details, for example, lacy flowers (daffodils, roses, thistles and clover leaves) - plants-symbols of the regions of Great Britain.
The original is made from different types of expensive fabrics, and given the handicraft and labor costs of the eminent designer, it is not surprising that its price is about 388 thousand dollars.
The train of the dress is more modest than that of Princess Diana - only 270 cm. But to cope with it, the bride needed the help of her boyfriend - her sisterPhilippi.
The most beautiful wedding dresses of stars
Not everyone can be born into a royal family or marry a prince. But even princesses can sometimes envy celebrities - they also have the most beautiful and most expensive wedding dresses.
For example, a luxurious outfit from the Givenchy fashion house, in which Kim Kardashian shone at her wedding in May 2014, cost about 400 thousand dollars (some sources say the amount is half a million).
The outfit, which was clearly inspired by the dresses of Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly, was created by Italian designer Ricardo Tisci, a friend of the groom Kanye West. It is rather closed cut and came as a surprise to fans of the star, who is famous for her love for more revealing clothes. But the impeccably tailored outfit still accentuated Kim's sumptuous curves, while delicate lace panels created a seductive yet elegant bare skin effect. The train added solemnity to the image of the bride, and the huge veil made it truly amazing.
Wedding of pop queen
When Madonna married director Guy Ricci in 2000, everyone knew her outfit would be special. The dress, designed by the singer's friend Stella McCartney, was made of ivory silk and cost about $80,000 at the time. If this amount seems modest, then keep in mind that in addition to it, Madonna wore a veil made of antique lace, a 37-carat cross with diamonds.and a $72,000 19-carat bracelet given to her by her fiancé. And to complete the look, she wore an antique tiara from 1910 for about $250,000. True, Madonna did not buy it, but only borrowed it.
Wedding dresses: the most expensive and beautiful models in history
Think almost half a million dollars is a lot for one outfit? It turns out that this is far from the upper bar prices. Even stars and princesses would gasp when they saw how much these wedding dresses cost. The most beautiful outfits are made not just by eminent designers from expensive fabrics and with a lot of handiwork. They are embroidered with precious metals - gold, platinum - and decorated with gems.
One of the oldest dresses of its kind is an Imperial Pearl Syndicate outfit made in the 1950s.
But 8 craftswomen, 2 months of work, the finest silk and satin are not the reason that two armed guards are standing next to the model. The dress is decorated with almost 100 thousand pearls. At the time of creation, it cost about 100 thousand dollars.
It weighs 12 kg and has never been used for its intended purpose. The beauties who had the honor of wearing it say that it is very difficult to stay in it for more than half an hour.
Girls' best friends
Some dresses are embroidered with diamonds and precious stones, like ordinary rhinestones. Therefore, their cost may be slightlyshock.
So, in 2006, for the exhibition, first in Dubai, and then at the Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles, designer Rene Strauss, together with the jewelry house Martin Katz Jewelers, created a dress that is densely studded with diamonds. Their total weight is 150 carats, and the cost of the dress is $12 million. To this day, it remains the most expensive wedding dress in history. It was used only at exhibitions and shows and is still waiting for its bride.
Classic style, custom style
2 more options are rightfully worthy of the title "The most beautiful puffy wedding dresses in history."
Both outfits were not created for a specific bride, but simply for the love of art.
Japanese designer Yumi Katzura created a dress made of expensive silk and satin, embroidered with white gold and adorned with 1,000 pearls. But even this does not make it one of the most extravagant outfits in history. An 8.8-carat green-colored diamond and a 5-carat white-gold diamond (one of only 2 in the world) complete this flawless and luxurious arrangement.
The next dress from our ranking has a fairly simple classic silhouette. But almost 10 thousand natural stones with which it is decorated make it special. The dress was made in 2007 for display in a store in Shangrao (China). The stones were provided by a jewelry factory from Hong Kong. The cost of the dress is almost 159 thousand dollars, and the weight is 2 kg, so it is much easier to wear than pearlmasterpiece of the 50s.
Closing our top of the most beautiful wedding dresses is a very unusual model. Its author is Vera Wang. The best wedding dresses - the most expensive and beautiful in history - often have non-standard elements (be it cut or trim). Designer Wong is often guided by this principle and creates amazing models, the charm and charm of which are available not only to stars, but also to ordinary girls. But in the case of this dress, Vera has outdone herself and completely abandoned the traditional views on the wedding dress.
It is made in shades of green and turquoise, because every centimeter of fabric on the skirt and a huge train is covered with real peacock feathers. The approximate cost of this dress is 1.5 million dollars. 8 craftswomen worked on it, who used 2009 feathers of adult male peacocks and 90 jade stones in their work.
The outfit was shown for the first time in 2009 at the Wedding Expo in Nanjing (China). It was rumored that Jennifer Lopez was supposed to wear this dress to her wedding to Ben Affleck, but it's hard to say for sure, because the wedding did not take place. But this did not stop Vera Wang from creating a real masterpiece, against which the rest of the exhibitors looked boring and predictable.
This is what the most beautiful wedding dresses look like. Some of them brought happiness to their owners, the fate of others was not so joyful, and some are still waiting in the wings. Butin any case, we must not forget that prosperity and love in marriage do not depend on how much the bride's dress cost or how it looked.