15 Iconic White Gowns To Inspire Your Wedding Day Style

Is your big day fast approaching? Check out these iconic bridal looks, from Solange Knowles' ivory pantsuit to Queen Elizabeth's Norman Hartnell gown for your style inspiration.
Kate and Pippa Middleton outside Westminster Abbey.
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Brides know it can be tough picking the perfect dress for your special day, from silk, tulle, satin and embroidery, to the long train and the elegant vale… here are our 25 favourite white wedding looks to kickstart your style search! 

1. Queen Elizabeth II 

Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Phillip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh (Credit: Getty Images)

Picture Westminster Abbey in 1947… the rationing of clothing at the time meant that Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, had to purchase the material for her dress using ration coupons. Designed by Norman Hartnell, the dress was made of soft white satin, with a high neckline, tailored bodice and a short train.

2. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn with Mel Ferrer in 1954 (Credit: Getty Images)

Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in this Pierre Balmain-designed dress with iconic bell sleeves and a flower crown. 

3. Kate Moss

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince (Credit: Getty Images)

Kate Moss walked down the aisle in this spectacular couture wedding dress designed by John Galliano

4. Bianca Jagger

Bianca and Mick Jagger on their wedding day. (Credit: Getty Images)

Bianca Perez-Mora Macias, now Bianca Jagger, married the Rolling Stone’s front man 45 years ago in this YSL Le Smoking jacket, which became an instant classic. 

5. Kate Middleton

Kate and Pippa Middleton outside Westminster Abbey. (Credit: Getty Images)

For her wedding with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Kate Middleton wore this bridal gown designed by Sarah Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen. 

6. Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles with husband Alan Ferguson (Credit: Getty Images)

Know we know this one’s not technically a gown, but Solange Knowles’ wedding look has got to be one of the most iconic bridal looks worn by a celeb EVER! Solange wore this gorgeous jumpsuit designed by Humberto Leon for Kenzo. 

7. Princess Diana

Lady Diana and Charles, Prince of Wales, on their wedding day. (Credit: Getty Images)

Lady Diana Spencer wore a white silk gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel for her special day. It has since become one of the most famous wedding dresses ever worn, and was considered one of the most closely guarded secrets in fashion history.

8. Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barrack Obama on their wedding day (Credit: Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama wore this long sleeved gown with a pouffy veil and statement pearl earrings on her wedding day in 1992.

9. Kim Kardashian

Love her or hate her, it’s pretty hard to say anything bad about Kim K’s Givenchy wedding dress. The controversial pair married in Italy during a lavish wedding ceremony which was fit with a floor-to-ceiling flower wall and musical guests including Lana Del Rey. 

10. Priscilla Presley 

Priscilla and Elvis Presley (Credit: Getty Images)

Priscilla designed her own beaded chiffon gown for her wedding to Elvis Presley in 1967.

11. Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer III of Monaco on 19 April 1956 (Credit: Getty Images)

Remembered as one of the most elegant bridal gowns of all time, the Princess of Monaco wore this intricate lace dress designed by Helen Rose of MGM.

12. Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad ‘Nicky’ Hilton (Credit: Getty Images)

Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton married in Beverly Hills in May 1950. The blue-eyed beauty wore this stunning dress by Helen Rose – the MGM costumier who designed Grace Kelly’s iconic gown! 

13. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen during her wedding ceremony to singer John Legend (Credit: Instagram)

Chrissy Teigen wore this stunning Vera Wang wedding dress (one of three wardrobe changes) during her lavish Italian ceremony. 

14. Jacqueline Kennedy 

Jacqueline Bouvier and JFK (Credit: Getty Images)

Ann Lowe designed Jacqueline Bouvier’s ivory silk gown which has since been remembered as one of the most iconic bridal dresses in history. The lace veil, however, originally belonged to Jacqueline’s grandmother and was her ‘something borrowed’. 

15. Mia Farrow

Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow (Credit: Getty Images)

Mia Farrow married Frank Sinatra in June 1966 in their famously short (15 minutes) ceremony. Farrow wore a contemporary skirt suit and was just 21 years old at the time. 

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