Saying “Yes” to the dress is almost as important as the big day itself. You may only wear it once, but the right wedding dress can be timeless. Throughout the years, styles have changed, and we’ve seen some of our favorite celebrities rock some great dresses. While some are best left forgotten, others live on as some of the best wedding dresses of all time. In some cases, the dress lasts longer than the marriage.
Whether it’s a wedding for a royal or a supermodel, celebrity brides stun in their own unique and personal way -- usually with the help of a designer. Some brides accessorize with a veil and others with diamonds. Not all brides go for the traditional white wedding dress or princess look. Even the rich and famous like to go casual and barefoot on the beach!
Simple, romantic, elegant, traditional, mermaid, A-line, ball gown, white, ivory, pink, or purple -- whatever the look, style, or color of gown one thing is for sure these brides know how to leave their mark on bridal fashion history. We may not have been invited to the weddings, but we’re lucky enough to see the pictures of their big day and what they wore. Here’s a look at some of the best all-time celebrity wedding dresses:
Did you know...
- Jackie Kennedy is famous for redecorating and renovating the interior of the White House. Actually, on just her first day, she ordered $50,000 in changes for new rooms for the children and upgrades to the kitchen. She later hosted a tour of the White House for CBS News which was viewed by 56 million people and won her an Emmy Award.
- While attending the Grammys in February 2000, Jennifer Lopez stepped out in a green Versace dress that instantly became a phenomenon. The barely-there ensemble had a dramatically low cut that came below JLo’s belly button. It became such a talking point that it was Google’s most popular search query up to that point, and it spurred the company to include images into search results. It became the motivation for Google Images.
- Björk created a media sensation when she wore her iconic white swan dress to the 2001 Oscars. At the time, many derided it as hideous and a publicity stunt, but it has since gone down as one of the most memorable dresses of all time—even if it isn't exactly beloved. She says David Bowie was the inspiration behind the dress.
- In the summer of 2007, Joh Hamm became a household name when Mad Men premiered to critical acclaim and strong ratings. Just over a year and a half later, Ellie Kemper stole America's hearts (and Dwight's and Andy's) when she became the new receptionist on The Office. Before they were famous, Hamm was Kemper's high school drama teacher!
- When Rihanna debuted her famous red locks in 2010 (around the same time she was featured on Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie"), she started a red-hair trend. Over the next twelve months, she changed her hairstyle 13 times—more than once a month! But that came at a pricey cost. Sources say the annual price tag came out to $1,168,000 on just her hair.