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The 13 Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding Looks

With star-studded guest lists, extravagant decor, and million-dollar price tags, celebrity weddings make quite the statement. One of the most show-stopping details? The fashion. From royal couples to A-list movie stars, famous couples treat the aisle like a red carpet, flaunting their very best style when they say “I do.” Take, for example, Bianca and Mick Jagger. This duo set some longstanding trends by introducing the pairings of a bride’s white suit with a chic hat and the groom’s green suit with a floral shirt. Then, Princess Diana and Prince Charles made jaws drop when they walked down the aisle in an extravagant ball gown featuring a 25-foot train and a Royal Navy uniform. More recently, Meghan Markle radiated timeless elegance in a getup that made headlines everywhere—a long-sleeve silk gown with a bateau neckline—while Prince Harry looked dapper by her side in his decorated uniform.

From the 1900s to the present day, celebrity weddings have made their mark on history, and continue to deliver the best big-day fashion inspiration around. Ahead, some of the most iconic celebrity wedding looks of all time.

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles

Princess Diana’s ivory taffeta ball gown, which she sported during her nuptials to Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, was one of the most iconic wedding dresses of the century. Hand-embroidered with sequins, lace, and 10,000 pearls, the ensemble is estimated to have cost $115,000. Its 25-foot train set the record as the longest in royal wedding history. The creation took designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel months to prepare, and it influenced many similar styles.

The groom wore his Royal Navy commander’s full dress uniform for the day. The prince decorated his outfit with the Queen’s Coronation Medal, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, a Maltese cross, and the star emblem as the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate Middleton embodied true royalty in her custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown when she married Prince William on April 29, 2011. Considered to be one of the most influential wedding dresses of all time, the long-sleeve ensemble boasts handmade lace, floral appliqués , a deep V-neck, and an eight-foot train. The Duchess of Cambridge also wore a tiara on loan from Queen Elizabeth II with a mid-length, floral-embroidered veil.

The prince followed royal tradition by donning his Colonel of the Irish Guards uniform, which included a red coat that the Queen reportedly selected. The groom also sported his Royal Air Force wings, the Garter sash and star, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. White gloves and a gold sword sling completed his look.

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Syreeta Wright and Stevie Wonder

For her Detroit nuptials to Stevie Wonder on September 14, 1970, Syreeta Wright channeled a classic look in an A-line ivory gown with a round neckline and statement sleeves. To add a fun flair to her attire, she paired it with a corsage of lilies and had her hair pulled back in two side buns. The “Superstition” singer looked equally stylish in a white floral jacquard tuxedo jacket with black lapels. A black bow tie, snazzy sunglasses, and dazzling jewels completed his ensemble.

Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson

When Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson said “I do” on November 16, 2014, in New Orleans, they rewrote the wedding fashion rulebook. The musician sported a total of six different outfit changes throughout her special day. For the ceremony, she ditched the traditional white dress in favor of a fashion-forward cream-colored jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and a backless cape by Stéphane Rolland. The director’s all-white outfit also defied expectations. He selected a white suit and went for a laid-back look sans tie. Black dress shoes with gold caps brought a glamorous edge to his sleek getup.

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Bianca Jagger and Mick Jagger

For Bianca and Mick Jagger’s vow swap in St. Tropez on May 12, 1971, the actress served as a bridal pioneer in a white skirt suit by Yves Saint Laurent. However, her attire wasn’t just a fashion statement. The bias-cut skirt and Le Smoking jacket discreetly hid her baby bump since she was four months pregnant at the time. The bride’s ivory wide-brimmed hat also sets trends as a replacement for the classic veil.

Mick Jagger also superseded conventional grooms’ attire with an olive green suit and a floral shirt. He topped off his look with a sparkling star-shaped pin.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Yoko Ono and John Lennon got married in style on March 20, 1969 in Gibraltar. The Japanese artist switched it up in a white crepe mini dress with elbow-length sleeves and a ruffled shirt. She accessorized with a floppy sun hat, oversized sunglasses, knee-high socks, and white sneakers. The Beatles musician evoked a casual vibe in a white turtleneck, white suit jacket, corduroy pants, and sneakers.

Diana Ross and Arne Naess Jr.

Diana Ross looked effortlessly elegant in a white satin dress embroidered with pearls when she got married to Arne Naess Jr. on February 1, 1986, in Switzerland. The gown reportedly cost $20,000. The R&B singer also fastened on a veil made of Belgian lace, and framed her face with flowers in her hair. The Norwegian businessman wore a black jacket with a gray vest and charcoal pants for his attire.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth made quite the entrance when she and Prince Philip tied the knot on November 20, 1947. The then-princess walked down the aisle in an ivory duchesse satin dress with long sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, and a 13-foot silk train. The gown was decorated with floral embroidery, crystal embellishments, and 10,000 pearls. She paired her silk tulle veil with Queen Mary’s fringe tiara, which the bride borrowed from her mother.

As a member of the Royal Navy, the Duke of Edinburgh wore his naval uniform decked out in medals. He even used his ceremonial sword to cut the cake.

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco

When Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco on April 19, 1956, the actress didn’t just become royalty, but she also made bridal history. Her lace and silk taffeta gown by Academy Award costume designer Helen Rose is cited as one of the most memorable wedding looks of all time. Its high neckline, long sleeves, fitted bodice, bell-shaped skirt, and three-foot-long train required 30 seamstresses and six weeks to make.

The prince also made an impression in a military uniform, complete with medals, ostrich plumes, a sash, and a scepter, which he designed himself. He sought inspiration for the outfit from Napoleon’s marshals.

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Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley

Priscilla Presley was the picture of ’60s glamor when she married Elvis Presley in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967. The bride wore a silk and chiffon babydoll dress with a beaded neckline and long sleeves. She paired her three-foot veil with a rhinestone-covered crown.

The King of Rock and Roll donned a black tuxedo covered in paisley silk brocade for the big day.

Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy

As Jackie Kennedy walked down the aisle towards John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953, her off-the-shoulder ball gown by designer Ann Lowe made a huge impact. The ivory silk and taffeta dress used 50 yards of material, and the bouffant skirt showcased interwoven tucking bands and wax flowers. A strand of pearls and white gloves gave her attire an air of elegance.

The former president dressed for the occasion in a black coat, striped dress pants, and a floral boutonnière.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

For such a highly anticipated royal wedding, which took place on May 19, 2018, Meghan Markle chose a minimalist dress. The actress donned a long-sleeve silk gown with a bateau neckline, which Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy designed. Her 16-foot veil was embroidered with flowers that each represented a Commonwealth country. To top off her look, she wore Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry sported the Blues and Royals frock coat uniform. The jacket displayed four medal ribbons and his pilot’s wings, which the prince received while serving with the Army Air Corps.

Amal Clooney and George Clooney

During Amal Clooney and George Clooney’s civil ceremony in Venice on September 29, 2014, the barrister was the picture of the sophisticated bride. She revolutionized bridal fashion in a suit by Stella McCartney. The two-piece set included cream wide-leg trousers and a matching top with navy trim, which paired with her wide-brimmed hat.

The groom looked just as dreamy in a gray suit with a striped tie.