Whether you're a celebrity or a regular person, every bride has one thing in common—she wants to look amazing on her wedding day. After all, it's her big day and she'll be walking down the aisle with all eyes on her. Why wouldn't she want to look her best?
Most regular brides have to worry about budget when it comes to their wedding gown. Sure, they may be willing to splurge a little bit, but they can't exactly drop tens of thousands of dollars on a dress for one day. Celebrities don't really have that issue.
While they may worry about keeping the paparazzi out of their wedding, they're not particularly concerned about the price tag of their dress. Plus, celebrities walk the red carpet in stunning designer gowns so often that their wedding dress needs to be something truly spectacular.
There are endless styles of wedding dresses, from strapless to long-sleeve, satin to lace. There are all sorts of different cuts that accentuate different parts of the body, highlighting certain areas and hiding others. And, thanks to the help of their glam squad, the celebrities on this list managed to find dresses that make them look incredible.
Here are 25 celebrity wedding dresses that are totally dreamy.
25 Grace Kelly's Iconic, Classic Gown
When you think of iconic celebrity wedding gowns, Grace Kelly's is one of the first that comes to mind. First of all, it's hopelessly elegant, with long sleeves and a delicate high neck.
Then, of course, there's the fact that the bodice is made from Brussels lace, which is super delicate and lovely.
There were tons of hand-sewn pearls scattered across the dress and a long train. The overall effect of the dress crafted by costume designer Helen Rose was absolutely breathtaking—when she walked down the aisle to marry Prince Rainier III, Grace looked exactly like the princess she was about to become.
24 Priyanka Chopra's Vibrant Custom Lehenga
At her wedding to pop star Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra wore two stunning dresses. The first was a long-sleeve A-line Ralph Lauren gown with an absolutely amazing 75-foot veil. It was definitely beautiful, but it didn't hold a candle to what she wore for their Hindu ceremony. For that, she rocked a custom red lehenga created especially for her by designer Sabyasachi Mukherji.
It took a team of over 100 people more than 3,720 hours to create the masterpiece. It's basically a work of art—and the vibrant shade of red looked so, so amazing on her. We love that she stayed true to her heritage and had a Hindu ceremony as well.
23 Kim Kardashian's Lace Gown
Kim Kardashian has been photographed so many times she's likely lost count. Between her different promotional projects for the family's reality show and all the paparazzi shots capturing her daily looks, she's always in front of the camera.
So, for a day as special as her wedding, she had to go big—she couldn't just pick any dress.
Luckily, Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy is a close friend of hers, and she had him craft her a custom lace mermaid dress that showed off everything she wanted to highlight on her special day. It was definitely way more her personality than the strapless gown she wore at her wedding to Kris Humphries.
22 Gwen Stefani's Punk Rock Dip Dyed Dress
We absolutely cannot wait to see what kind of gown Gwen wears when she walks down the aisle with Blake Shelton. After all, she proved at her first wedding that she's not afraid to pick a dress that showcases her personality.
When she wed rock star Gavin Rossdale all the way back in 2002, she wore a John Galliano dress that had a white bodice that transitioned to a dip-dyed pink skirt. The silhouette itself is classic, but the shock of pink definitely makes it a bit edgy—and totally perfect for Gwen. Perhaps she'll go for an all red or all pink dress for her second walk down the aisle.
21 Nikki Reed's Boho Chic Gown
Many celebrity brides who opt to have small, private weddings end up selecting a wedding dress that has a bit of a bohemian vibe, Nikki Reed included.
She married fellow actor Ian Somerhalder in a small ceremony back in 2015, where she rocked a gorgeous backless boho gown by designer Claire Pettibone.
It had three-quarter length sleeves, beautiful lace detailing, and a gorgeous train. She passed on the dramatic veil, instead opting to let her hair loose in a half-up style that allowed her new hubby to literally sweep her off her feet. She looks completely beautiful, and more importantly, totally happy.
20 Allison Williams' Feminine Masterpiece
Alison Williams has always been someone who had more of a traditional sense of style. Sure, she always looks amazing on the red carpet, but she's generally not the one who is wearing something super edgy. So, when it came to her wedding dress, she went with a fairly classic, feminine look—and it suits her perfectly.
Williams opted for a custom dress by Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta. The dress had illusion long sleeves, a beautiful A-line silhouette, and floral embroidery that gave it a major romantic vibe. It was the perfect look for their country ranch wedding held in Wyoming.
19 Miranda Kerr's Satin Stunner
Supermodels have the ability to rock just about any silhouette—which probably makes it tough to decide on what to wear for something like your wedding!
When Miranda Kerr walked down the aisle to wed Evan Spiegel, she channeled some major Grace Kelly vibes in a dress that was super elegant and almost old-fashioned.
Maria Grazia Chirui of Dior created the gown, and it was a total breath of fresh air. Lace has become a huge trend in wedding gowns, so we love that Kerr went for an opaque satin with floral appliques instead. It was a unique and totally gorgeous look.
18 Nicky Hilton's Regal Valentino
To say Nicky Hilton was channeling Grace Kelly in her wedding dress would be an understatement—she's serving up some major Royal vibes in this dress! Hilton has always had a fairly classic style, so she's obviously not going to go over the top in a dress that seems out of character for her. So, when it came time to find her dress to walk down the aisle towards James Rothchild in, she went for a Maison Valentino gown with long lace sleeves and a high collar. It's super chic, super regal, and looks amazing on her.
The super-dramatic cathedral-length veil makes a huge statement as well.
17 Olivia Palermo's Fashion-Forward Frock
Olivia Palermo is best known for her incredible sense of style, so you know she has to bring some major fashion inspiration to something like her own wedding! When she was looking for a gown for her wedding to Johannes Huebl, she probably considered a lot of options—and we love the one she ended up picking.
She rocked a Carolina Herrera look that was actually three pieces—a cashmere sweater, white shorts, and a romantic tulle skirt overlay. The look is totally avant-garde and a major departure from traditional wedding looks—and we love it. She really thought outside the box.
16 Hilary Swank's Ethereal Elie Saab Creation
Hilary Swank has worn a lot of stunning gowns on the red carpet over the years.
So, when it came time to pick her wedding dress, she had a tough time deciding—but ultimately went with a gown by Elie Saab.
She raved about the selection to Vogue, saying that "I've loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled to have him design my dress. I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he delivered — designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations. It was everything I imagined and more." Too cute!
15 Karlie Kloss' Delicate Dress
Karlie Kloss could have worn just about any dress when she married Joshua Kushner. After all, she's a supermodel—she can pull off literally any silhouette. For her wedding, though, she didn't want some type of crazy couture creation—she wanted a classic, elegant look, and that's exactly what she ended up picking.
She went for a bespoke Dior gown with a V-neck neckline, long sleeves in a sheer fabric, a full skirt for a romantic vibe, and a sweet little silk bow at the waist. She added a cathedral-length veil to really amp up the drama and ended up looking absolutely amazing.
14 Portia De Rossi's Backless Bridal Look
When it comes to deciding what to wear for your wedding, you should rock whatever you feel comfortable in. When Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi got married back in 2008, they both looked for something special to wear on the big day. DeGeneres ended up going for a suit in classic cream.
De Rossi went for a gown, but she didn't go for classic white or cream—she picked a halter-style dress with a fluffy ball gown skirt in a shade of pink.
The Zac Posen creation looked amazing on her, and the pink matched the shade of the diamond in her engagement ring. So, it was the perfect dress for her!
13 Sarah Jessica Parker's Outside The Box Black Gown
Sarah Jessica Parker wore a ton of fashion-forward outfits over the years when she played Carrie Bradshaw on screen. In fact, she even wore a few wedding dresses in a montage in the first movie. However, when it came to her own wedding, she went for a more untraditional option. She and Matthew Broderick were set to tie the knot in 1997, and she ended up finding a stunning Morgan Le Fay dress in one of her favourite stores.
The only catch was that it was black—which Parker loved because she assumed it would mean people wouldn't pay as much attention to it. Her plan kind of backfired—the bold shade makes it one of the most memorable celebrity wedding dresses.
12 Kate Upton's Long-Sleeve Lace Stunner
There was a time when you really couldn't find any wedding dresses that weren't strapless. However, celebrities are making the long-sleeved bridal look more and more popular, Kate Upton included.
When it came time to marry her professional baseball player partner Justin Verlander, she went for a long-sleeve gown in a beautiful lace with an illusion bodice.
The look is totally old Hollywood, and the fuller skirt is super romantic. It's the perfect gown for a wedding extravaganza, and she looked absolutely stunning. Everything about the gown was just super flattering on her, and we love that she went with a half-up side-swept style for her hair.
11 Priscilla Presley's Vintage Va-Va-Voom
You can't talk about celebrity wedding dresses without revisiting some old classics, like Priscilla Presley's. When she married the legendary Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, she actually rocked a wedding dress that she designed herself. It was a silk-chiffon gown with stunning seed pearl details, and she rocked it with an oh-so-retro bouffant hairstyle and a sassy, short veil.
We hope more and more retro wedding looks come back in style, because some of them are just so amazing. We could totally see a modern bride rocking this exact dress (although perhaps with a more modern hairstyle to make it a bit more contemporary).
10 Kelly Clarkson's Relaxed Yet Chic Look
While Kelly Clarkson walks the red carpet at awards shows and performs on stage, she's never really been the high-maintenance, Hollywood type. So, it's no surprise that she didn't plan an extravagant wedding—instead, she opted for a low-key celebration at a hotel in Tennessee.
Her gown, though, was absolutely gorgeous—it was a long-sleeved dress by the designer Temperley that had some major boho vibes.
Kelly paired the gown with a beautiful silver headpiece that just amped up the romantic feel of the dress. It's the perfect pick for a low key celebration and it looked really incredible on her.
9 Ciara's Full Glam Masterpiece
Ciara married pro football player Russell Wilson at a literal castle—so you know the dress had to bring some major drama! She worked with Peter Dundas, a designer who was with Roberto Cavalli at the time, to create a totally over the top wedding dress that would have all eyes on her. The gown itself has a trumpet silhouette that shows off Ciara's physique, and there's a super dramatic train and overlay skirt to make a major style statement.
It's a little bit classic, a little bit glam, and a little bit over the top—so, probably everything that Ciara wanted for her big day. We especially love the incredible sleeve details.
8 Ashlee Simpson's Boho Bridal Look
When Ashlee Simpson walked down the aisle a second time, to marry current hubby Evan Ross, she wanted to channel some major bohemian vibes. So, she ended up picking a dress that wasn't even a dress—it was a two-piece!
She walked down the aisle in a Houghton three-quarter sleeve lace crop top as well as a long lace skirt.
She added to the look by incorporating a tulle veil and a beaded headband for that true boho feel. She looked absolutely gorgeous, and we love that she thought outside the box. You don't automatically have to go for a dress for your big day—a two-piece ensemble can be totally chic!
7 Idina Menzel's Boho-Chic Off-The-Shoulder Dress
Idina Menzel's wedding dress for when she married fellow Broadway star Aaron Lohr looks super vintage in the best possible way. Though she definitely can channel some major drama in her look, and has on the red carpet time and time again, she went for a different approach on her big day.
She rocked a floor-length lace sheath dress that had one super romantic detail—off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves. It's not a look you see very often nowadays, but she pulled it off flawlessly. In fact, it kind of makes us want to incorporate a few more flutter-sleeve pieces in our own wardrobe!
6 Sofia Vergara's Stunning Detachable Skirt Gown
Sofia Vergara is a staple on red carpet Best Dressed lists, and for one specific reason—she knows exactly what works for her. She sticks to certain silhouettes that she knows she looks amazing in, and that's exactly what she did on her wedding day.
Her beautiful Zuhair Murad dress had a gorgeous embroidered bodice, and a really neat feature—a detachable skirt.
So, she could rock some major drama as she was walking down the aisle at the ceremony, and then take the skirt off later to shake it on the dance floor. Talk about a perfect solution! Who needs two dresses when you have such a clever dress?
5 Mia Farrow's Bridal Mini Dress
When it comes to your wedding dress, you should rock whatever you feel amazing in—even if that's not a long gown. When Mia Farrow married the legendary Frank Sinatra, she was just 21 years old and wasn't really feeling a floor-length gown. I mean, it was the '60s! Minis were in!
So, instead of a traditional dress, she picked a mini dress that she paired with a boxy matching jacket for a super sweet matched ensemble.
It may not be what you initially think of when you think of bridal attire, but she looked super cute in it. Brides who want something beyond the floor-length gown could take some major style inspiration from her!
4 Cindy Crawford's Beach-Ready Bridal Look
When Cindy Crawford married Rande Gerber, they planned on a beach wedding. Logistically, a super heavy, lace, floor-length gown would be totally unsuitable for the location—so Crawford didn't opt for anything like that. Instead, she picked a John Galliano slip dress that she wore with bare feet, minimal makeup, and sun-kissed, tousled hair. She would have looked gorgeous in anything she wore, but we have to admit, the beachy vibe is a great look for her.
We love that she wasn't afraid to go a bit more casual for her wedding, and she looks really happy on her big day, which is the most important thing!
3 Alicia Keys' Grecian-Inspired Gown
When Alicia Keys married rapper Swizz Beatz back in 2010, their wedding had a bit of a Mediterranean vibe. So, she opted for a dress that complimented the location and had a distinct Grecian vibe.
The Vera Wang number was classic and romantic, with flowing fabric, in a beautiful shade of ivory.
She paired it with a bit of a dramatic headpiece to put her own spin on the look, and we absolutely love the end result. She looks amazing, and the headpiece adds a bit of an unexpected twist to an otherwise standard Greek goddess-inspired gown. She definitely made the right choice with this one!
2 Gabrielle Union's Gorgeous Look
When Gabrielle Union married professional basketball player Dwyane Wade, she knew all eyes would be on her at the wedding. She ended up going with designer Dennis Basso and selecting a custom gown that had a super classic silhouette—fitted bodice, and full skirt with some cute pleated details at the waist.
Rather than rocking a traditional black suit or tuxedo, Dwyane Wade went for an all-white look, which looked absolutely amazing next to Union's dress. They were definitely a showstopping couple—and obviously not afraid to have a little fun on their big day! Union would look amazing in anything, but she looks especially stunning in this gown.
1 Amal Clooney's Total Showstopper
Amal Clooney certainly had a surprising path to the altar. She went from a hugely successful human rights lawyer to a hugely successful human rights lawyer who was also married to one of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Since she knew all eyes were going to be on their wedding, she probably wanted to make sure she looked amazing—and she definitely did.
She opted for an Oscar de la Renta gown with a long train, pearl and diamante accents, lace, and an off the shoulder top. The result is classically elegant yet a little bit unexpected—it basically sums up Amal Clooney perfectly!
Sources: The Knot, Elle, ET Online, InStyle