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The most iconic wedding dresses ever – FACT!

We take a look at some of the most iconic wedding dresses of all time. Let us know in the comments if you think we’ve missed anyone out.

Queen Victoria

We can’t possibly look at iconic wedding dresses without including the dress worn by Queen Victoria to her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. You might be on the lookout for a different style but it was this dress that sparked the trend to wear white… and so the white wedding dress became popular.
 

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Audrey Hepburn

A renowned style icon, the outfits worn by Audrey Hepburn have always set trends, and her dress for her 1954 wedding to Mel Ferrer is one of our favourites. A full-skirted fifties style designed by Pierre Balmain, it had elegant long sleeves and a delicate collar. Audrey accessorised with roses in her hair – simply stunning.
 

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Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy married John F Kennedy in Rhode Island in September 1953, wearing a full-skirted dress by designer Ann Lowe. She accessorised elegantly with a romantic veil and short white gloves.
 

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Grace Kelly

When actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier in 1956, she wore a gown designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose. Made from silk taffeta and embellished with antique lace and pearls, it was created by three seamstresses over six weeks – truly a dress fit for a princess. Perhaps the most iconic dress of all time, she has certainly been the inspiration for many brides choosing to wear lace or long-sleeved gowns.
 

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Mia Farrow

When Fred Astaire and Mia Farrow married in 1966, she couldn’t have chosen a more perfect dress for the style of the decade. The suit skirt looked fabulous with her ‘pixie’ hair cut, and was just the thing for a Las Vegas wedding.
 

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Bianca Jagger

Who can possibly forget Bianca Jagger on her wedding day? Marrying Mick Jagger in true rock-star style, she wore white but broke from tradition by choosing a suit designed by Yves Saint Laurent. Wearing nothing underneath the jacket, she accessorised with a wide-brimmed hat.
 

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Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana’s dress was the ultimate fairytale. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, it featured a 25-foot train, the longest in royal wedding history. As a princess bride, her dress was always going to make an impact, and it remains one of the most iconic gowns in bridal history.
 

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Victoria Beckham

Lavish and elaborate, Victoria and David Beckham’s 1999 wedding was set to wow. They even sat on thrones! Victoria’s champagne-coloured strapless dress with 20-foot train was designed by Vera Wang – a statement piece of nineties couture.
 

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The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate Middleton had the eyes of the world on her when she married Prince William in April 2011. Designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, her dress was the epitome of elegance, style and romance – the perfect gown in which to walk down the aisle of historic Westminster Abbey.
 

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Kate Moss

Tying the knot to Jamie Hince in July 2011, Kate’s 1930s style John Galliano gown was a true classic. Custom made by the designer, it has since been exhibited in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
 

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