It takes two to get married, but only one really counts - just kidding. If you're looking for the perfect wedding dress or gown, we're serving up some inspiration from iconic modern brides.
With a sweetheart neckline, a full skirt and head-to-toe lace, Jessica Simpson's specially designed Vera Wang gown for her marriage to Nick Lachey inspired countless spinoffs. An Adrianna Papell evening gown channels the grace of Jessica's gown at a fraction of the price.
The gossip mags were blinded by Longoria's emerald-cut 5 carat diamond ring from ex Tony Parker, but her wedding dress deserves mention too. The specially-made Angel Sanchez gown was simple in the front to show of this bride's beautiful body, with an amazing train that trailed as she walked to the altar.
During the formal ceremony for her marriage to Prince Rainer III of Monaco, film star Grace Kelly wore a dress befitting of a future princess. Award-winning MGM designer Helen Rose conjured up the silk and lace gown, which took six weeks and three dozen seamstresses to make! A wedding bolero jacket makes any Grace Kelly-inspired dress perfect for cold weather climates.
This former No Doubt lead singer is definitely daring when it comes to fashion, and a formal occasion like a wedding couldn't cramp her sense of style! Stefani stunned fashionistas and traditionalists alike with a wedding dress that faded to pink at the hem. Now, what crazy special occasion shoes could that voluminous skirt have concealed?
The full tulle skirt on de Rossi's Zac Posen dress is straight out of a little girl's dream of her wedding day, while the plunging neckline and exposed back is a bit more mature and risque.
Although Grace Kelly's Helen Rose-designed gown was the inspiration for Ivanka Trump's Vera Wang gown during her marriage to Jared Kushner, Ivanka's bridal look clearly belongs in 2009. Take a leaf from Ivanka's book and add dazzling diamond cluster earrings for sparkle and class.
No traditional wedding dress for this woman: for her wedding to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Bianca wore a white pantsuit made by Saville Row tailor Tommy Nutter, accessorized with a wide brim hat wrapped in a white veil and a floral wrist corsage.
Sandside weddings call for fuss-free bridal clothing, and no wedding dress is more illustrative of this than Cindy Crawford's John Galiano slip dress, which she wore during her 1998 marriage ceremony with Rande Gerber. Body-baring spaghetti strap dresses are inexpensive and go best with slightly wind-tousled hair.
Carolyn Bessette walked down the aisle wearing a sleek Narciso Rodriguez dress in her 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr., and her dress is beautifully appropriate even sixteen years later. Channel her understated chic with a similar body-enhancing white dress and a spritz of classy Coco Chanel perfume on your special day.
Unfortunately for you ladies looking for that fairytale wedding gown, the satin wedding gown that Elizabeth Taylor wore during her 1950 wedding to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton was a custom-designed gift by MGM studios. Feel like a princess in a full-skirted gown with a lacy sweetheart neckline embellished with seed pearl, and pair it with a wedding tiara.
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