While many of these dresses only exist to serve the performances around them, others are the highlight. But even as some wedding gowns make us gasp, cry, or sit in absolute silence, they are rarely as iconic as those on our list.
Mae Clarke’s romantic long-sleeve gown was covered with delicate lace. Clarke’s dress was truly stunning and timeless, and she looked so elegant and innocent when posing next to Frankenstein.
The ensemble was complete with a tulle veil and headpiece for Elizabeth Lavenza’s wedding to Henry, the monster’s creator.
The Philadelphia Story, 1940
Katharine Hepburn’s bridal look was all at once classy and feminine with her chiffon-ruffled wedding gown. The way the skirt portion of her dress flowed as she walked only added to the elegance.
Hepburn also wore a wide-brimmed hat, which really fit the bold and elegant character of Tracy Lord in the classic film.
Father of the Bride, 1950
Elizabeth Taylor was always captivatingly beautiful, but she was absolutely stunning in this satin and lace dress for Kay Banks's wedding.
Taylor’s first wedding to Conrad Hilton also coordinated with the release of the "Father of the Bride" film. She even wore Helen Rose designs for both the film and her real-life wedding.
How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953
Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall) wore an ultra-elegant lace, boat-neck gown with a sheer white sun hat for her marriage to millionaire J.D. Hanley.
The dress was chic and iconic for both Bacall and the charming film about women on a mission to, well, marry a millionaire.
Funny Face, 1957
Jo Stockton’s dress was charming yet simple, but it only amplified Audrey Hepburn’s abundant natural beauty.
The short, tulle dress was designed by Hubert de Givenchy for the film and though she looks sad now, Jo Stockton would have a blissful ending.
The Sound of Music, 1965
For a good portion of "The Sound of Music," Maria (Julie Andrews) is seen in very plain clothes.
But she really drew attention in her elegant structured satin gown, elaborate headpiece, and simple veil when she finally marries Captain Von Trapp.
The Graduate, 1967
Though the film may not be centered around finding true, lasting love, Elaine Robinson's (Katharine Ross) pretty, the bohemian wedding gown was striking and fitting for the iconic 60s flick.
Her elegant peasant-inspired wedding gown looked as good in the back of a getaway vehicle as it did going down the aisle.
Funny Girl, 1968
Though we did not see the actual wedding dress that Fanny Brice wore when she married Nick Arnstein.
Barbra Streisand was wearing an eye-catching empire wedding gown for her performance with the Ziegfeld Follies when the two characters fell for each other. It was another dress that was beautiful for the time.
Yours, Mine, and Ours, 1968
The second wedding of Helen North (played by Lucille Ball) begged for something other than a white dress.
Helen’s blue brocade dress and lace veil created a regal ensemble for the bride that was still feminine and beautiful. It was also part of a special moment for the couple before all the chaos began with their 18 children.
The Princess Bride, 1987
Robin Wright was the definition of a princess bride with her empire waist wedding gown.
For the 1987 film, the gown also featured ornate beading and embroidered details, perfect for royalty.
Steel Magnolias, 1989
For her marriage to Jackson in Steel Magnolias, Shelby’s wedding dress was totally breathtaking. The off-the-shoulder ball gown had a subtle, sweetheart neckline and was completed with delicate details (silk buttons and a floral embellishment) on the back.
The eye-catching ensemble perfectly complemented Shelby’s voluminous, romantic hairstyle for her big day.
Coming to America, 1988
The highly unconventional pink dress worn by Lisa McDowell (Shari Headley) was eye-catching in more ways than one.
The light pink strapless tulle ball gown was completed with a gold crown for her marriage to Prince Akeem.
Father of the Bride, 1991
The film may have centered around George Banks adjusting to his little girl growing up and getting married, but when Annie walked down the aisle, all eyes were on her and that dress.
The silky lace gown was typical of '90s style, with a full skirt and lots of luxurious details.
Four Weddings and a Funeral, 1994
In one of the four weddings that took place in the film "Four Weddings and a Funeral," Carrie’s (Andie MacDowell) look stole the show.
The dress was an off-the-shoulder, A-line design with a draped skirt. It was all-at-once striking, elegant yet bold.
Romeo + Juliet, 1996
For her marriage to Romeo (a.k.a. Leonardo DiCaprio), Juliet’s (Claire Danes) simple silk gown was still very lovely.
The sleeveless, minimalist dress had charming silk buttons down the front, which added a youthful and feminine touch.
Fans rejoiced when Emma Woodhouse finally wed Mr. Knightley in the movie "Emma."
Her dress, of course, reflected the bridal fashion of the time with its cap sleeves and empire-waist. The delicate lace on the sheer sleeves was especially beautiful!
Runaway Bride, 1999
It wasn't her final wedding dress (or wedding), but Maggie Carpenter's (Julia Roberts) gown was truly a timeless look.
With its full skirt and illusion neckline, it became the gown that all fans would remember in the iconic scene when she rode off into the sunset on a FedEx truck.
The Best Man, 1999
Illusion necklines were apparently very popular in the 90s, as we see them featured in many movies, including this one.
For Mia Morgan's wedding in "The Best Man," (Monica Calhoun) donned a long-sleeve satin gown with an illusion neckline and a fitted bodice that created a hybrid modern and classic look.
The Wedding Planner, 2001
As a wedding planner, Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) had seen her share of wedding ceremonies and dresses.
She chose a boat-neck taffeta mini dress for her courthouse nuptials to Massimo in "The Wedding Planner." The veiled pillbox cap added a vintage touch that perfectly suited the classy bride.
Sweet Home Alabama, 2002
At the wedding of Melanie Smoother and Andrew Hennings, Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) came down the aisle in an understated cap-sleeve gown with a small veil.
The simple ensemble still culminated in a knockout Southern Belle look, which was perfect for the knockout punch that happened later in the ceremony.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002
Toula Portokalos just wanted to marry Ian Miller in a simple ceremony, but then her traditional Greek family got involved.
Toula’s dress was one for the books with the over-the-top frills, complete with a small bouquet of flowers on the neckline! It was the perfect over-the-top wedding dress for a big fat Greek wedding.
Love Actually, 2003
"Love Actually" is a movie that makes couples discover how complicated relationships can be, but Juliet’s (Keira Knightley) avant-garde wedding dress proved how beautiful a happy ending can be.
Her dress was quite the show-stopper with its sheer, feathered overcoat. Her dress was simple and modern, with a small feather fascinator that completed Juliet’s unique bridal look.
The Notebook, 2004
Allie Hamilton's dress for her almost-wedding to Lon Hammond was a strikingly beautiful lace number.
Indicative of the 1940s, the dress featured front buttons, an illusion neckline, and lots of lace. It also featured long, elegant sleeves and a long veil with an ornate headpiece.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, 2004
The dress worn by Princess of Genovia, Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi (or simply Princess Mia), certainly had the same essence as that of other royal brides.
The abundance of lace, long sleeves, A-line silhouette, and off-the-shoulder design were all details typically found in gowns worn by real-life royalty like Grace Kelly and Princess Diana.
Charlotte Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) may have often gone head-to-head with her monster-in-law Viola Fields (Jane Fonda), but she still managed to do it in amplified elegance on her wedding day.
Though Viola tried to steal the show in a wedding dress of her own, she could not match Charlotte’s glamorous silk taffeta gown, complete with matching gloves.
The Wedding Date, 2005
In "The Wedding Date," bride Amy chose a sleeveless, v-neck satin gown with a ruffled chiffon train for her countryside wedding.
The dual spaghetti straps created an unexpected ethereal look that was completed with a delicate tiara.
Sex and the City, 2008
With its superior designer structuring and layers of satin, this strapless satin ball gown was perfect for the grand wedding of Carrie Bradshaw and John James Preston.
Though the elaborate Vivienne Westwood design that Sarah Jessica Parker wore for the movie never made it down the aisle, it was displayed in all its glory outside the New York Public Library.
27 Dresses, 2008
Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) had seen her share of both bridesmaids and wedding dresses. When it came time for her own ceremony, she selected a simple silhouette for her beach wedding.
The sleeveless A-line gown was truly the centerpiece of the ceremony as Jane finally got to head to the altar herself.
Mamma Mia!, 2008
The empire waist, tulle, and blue details, the beaded wedding gown that Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) wore was just right for her Grecian-style wedding.
The bohemian-style dress had small, blue flowers that enhanced the romantic, feminine look.
Marley & Me, 2008
You may not expect to see a sleeveless dress at a winter wedding, but that’s just what Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) wore in "Marley & Me."
The beautiful dress featured a ruffled neckline that added visual interest to the understated sheath. It also looked particularly lovely with the falling snow.
The Time Traveler's Wife, 2009
As a time traveler's wife, Clare (Rachel McAdams) had to spend her wedding night alone. But she was still able to enjoy wearing a gorgeous dress!
The strapless, belted ball gown was a truly timeless (sorry) look that would complement any wedding style or theme.
Bride Wars, 2009
The high-maintenance bride, Liv (Kate Hudson), had a very fashion-forward dress.
For her marriage at The Plaza in New York City, she chose a strapless, drop-waist tulle ball gown with a lace bodice. The look was accented with a purple velvet sash and a bright bouquet of flowers.
The film itself may not have been full of marital bliss, but Justine's strapless chiffon wedding dress was perfect for her special day.
The chiffon flower accent at the hip added a subtle bohemian flair to this otherwise traditional, strapless gown.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, 2011
Bella and Edward were married in the forest in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony.
Her dress was reminiscent of old-world elegance with its seamed bodice, long sleeves, and elaborate lace back.
Jumping the Broom, 2011
For Sabrina and Jason’s "I do" at their waterfront ceremony, actress Paula Patton wore a strapless, A-line dress.
The classic gown was beautifully accented with a jeweled centerpiece on the bodice.
Great Expectations, 2012
Miss Havisham (Helena Bonham Carter) wore what looked to be a very heavy dress for her big day.
The dress had a multi-textured look with all of its ruffled material and teardrop sleeves.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) wore a futuristic-looking wedding dress for the Quarter Quell's opening ceremony. She donned the dress per President Snow's request, which had a mermaid silhouette that flared out at the bottom.
The gown also featured a glittering, silver casing that wrapped around the bodice, which was very Capitol chic.
The Great Gatsby, 2013
Daisy Buchanan's (Carey Mulligan) 1920s gown in "The Great Gatsby" was full of glamorous details.
With its A-line skirt, chiffon cap sleeves, and brocade bodice, it was beautiful enough even for a modern bride.
The Age of Adaline, 2015
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) got married in a wedding dress that was the epitome of vintage elegance.
With the lace features on the front and the satin sleeves and skirt, it was a gown that was as timeless as Adaline herself.
The Vow, 2012
Actress Rachel McAdams has worn quite a few wedding dresses throughout her career. For her role as Paige in "The Vow," she wore a fun and frilly pink dress. It was short and playful, perfect for their wedding!
The rosy dress had a banded sash at the waist as well as sequined flowers embellished on the skirt-perfect for an unconventional bride.
The Proposal, 2009
The wedding dress gifted to Maggie (Sandra Bullock) by Grandma Annie (Betty White) certainly needed some tailoring when she first tried it on; who could forget that scene?
When it was finally finished, and Maggie walked down the aisle, the vintage silk gown was a champagne-colored dream! The drapey sleeves and gathered bodice helped to add some shape to the revamped dress.
Andalusia's dress in Disney’s Enchanted was really the stuff fairytales are made of! The puffy sleeves and voluminous hoop skirt were just what you would imagine a princess might wear.
Unfortunately for Andalasia, she wouldn’t get to take that dress down the aisle, but she still got her prince in the end, and isn't that way better in some aspects?
The Theory of Everything, 2014
Jane’s (Felicity Jones) wedding dress really allowed her abundant natural beauty to shine as it was simple and streamlined.
The modest yet pretty dress had a flowing skirt and a lace-filled empire waist that was very fitting for her countryside wedding to Stephen.
The Wolf of Wall Street, 2013
Naomi Lapaglia (Margot Robbie) wore a classic 80s bridal style for her marriage to con man Jordan Belfort. The bodice was covered in sequins and had tons of tulle throughout the hoop skirt.
To some, the dress may seem overstated, but at the time this movie was set in, it was quite the fashion.
About Time, 2013
Rachel McAdams has worn several wedding dresses during her cinematic career, but this is her most unique one yet! As Mary in "About Time," she wore a bold, candy apple red dress for her nuptials to Tim.
Though highly unconventional (and some may say controversial), the deep, red dress was very beautiful with the rosette detail on the cap sleeves and scoop neckline.
The Godfather, 1972
In the often-forgotten first wedding of Michael Corleone, his bride Apollonia wore a traditional style gown.
The dress had long sleeves, a high collar, and lace from top to bottom. To complement the look, she also wore a matching veil and floral headpiece.
Gone with the Wind, 1939
In her marriage to Charles Hamilton, firecracker Scarlett O’Hara wore a luxurious, silky ensemble.
Her long-sleeved gown had enormous, puffy sleeves, elaborate floral appliques, and silk gloves to match.
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
It’s only the very best for Singapore’s elite. Araminta wore an exquisite wedding dress that was smattered with gold crystals across the bodice and had layers of silk and tulle staggered throughout the skirt.
The wedding scene was incredibly colorful, and the dress reportedly took inspiration from swan lake in its design.
And God Created Woman, 1956
Oh, Brigitte Bardot. So effortlessly beautiful - and then they went and put her in a wedding dress. Mon Dieu! With the chic, short veil with embroidery and the dress with a neckline that gracefully caresses her neck..we’re totally flawed. This was, of course, Juliet's wedding dress in the film “…And God Created Woman.”
It’s probably one of the most iconic on our list - and we love how art imitates life, with Bardot’s own wedding dress (to the film director, Roger Vadim) mirroring the film’s dress!
Ever After, 1998
So we feel that this film is GROSSLY underrated! We love Drew Barrymore in the “Cinderella”-like film, “Ever After.” It essentially follows the storyline of the classic we all know and loves except it’s set in France, in a dreamy 1700s-style setting. This gown, referred to as the ‘breathe’ gown, (watch the movie for context!), is one of our favorite wedding dresses.
In the twist of the film, she isn’t actually getting married in the scene - but borrows her mother’s wedding dress. Also, peep the “glass slippers” by Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Little Mermaid, 1989
Most of us agree that “The Little Mermaid” is definitely an iconic film - and that wedding dress probably influenced a lot of little girls (and boys) that day!
Sure, looking back on it, the dress isn’t exactly one that dreams are made of (and we kinda dug Ursula’s wedding dress) - but hey, Ariel was 16 and in love! She definitely had no care for what her wedding dress looked like, as long as she got her Prince Eric.
The Young Victoria, 2009
Honestly, it was inevitable that this dress would make our list. It is just so beautiful and so utterly perfect for Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria, we had to share it with y’all! The 17th-century wedding gown in the period piece, “The Young Victoria” was actually the first to start the trend of donning white at your wedding.
Designer Sandy Powell proudly told “Vogue” that she scoured “flea markets in London and Paris and bought lace and jewelry from vintage dealers.” Incredible.
When you hear “Cinderella” or “Disney” you are immediately transported back to your childhood, and the image of a princess is conjured in your mind! Disney characters’ dresses are basically the mold for wedding gowns (like hello, look at Elsa in “Frozen” - her day dress is stunning). But we’re looking at the live-action remake of the Disney classic.
Lily James wears a beige, silk-organza gown with long sleeves and hand-painted florals. With its long train and sharp bodice, it was fit for a princess!
Pride and Prejudice, 1995
While many of us think of the 2005 rendition of “Pride and Prejudice” which starred Keira Knightley, the dress we’re referring to is in the 1995 version.
Ms. Elizabeth Bennet is shown marrying Mr. Darcy in the 1995 film (this scene is left out in the 2005 one!) and is wearing a very fitting, period-style wedding dress and bonnet. We love the romanticism of it, even if you wouldn’t see one commonly worn at a modern wedding!
It Happened One Night, 1934
This number has to be one of the more form-fitting of the bunch, and in this silk-satin, it definitely makes Claudette Colbert the belle of the ball! With a flurry of organza enshrouding her (yes, that is one long veil), and her hair pinned back in a 30s style do, she looks positively elegant.
With flowers embroidered along the neckline and matching satin gloves, Robert Kalloch designed a winner!
Here Comes the Groom, 1934
Patricia Ellis is an absolute vision in Edith Head’s creation. The body-skimming silk-satin wedding dress hits just above the floor and hugs her curves all the way down! With a ruffled effect and a one-shoulder neckline, it’s romantic and dreamy but also quite modern.
The 1930s were not afraid to be a little sexy! With a hand-embellished veil that drapes well beyond her derriere, Ellis is absolutely breathtaking. We wouldn’t mind wearing that to our wedding!
Out of Africa, 1985
Meryl Streep is one of the most revered actresses of her generation, and weren’t we in for a treat when we got to see her in a wedding outfit in the film “Out of Africa”? Milena Canonero told the media that she researched for many months before constructing the costume for the 1985 film.
Karen Blixen (who is the character portrayed by Streep) wrote in her letters about her “wedding suit” - and Canonero took this as inspiration. The added touch of a white silk hat made it “a little more…I decided to make it very French, a la mode.” Love!
Dark Victory, 1939
Bette Davis (yes, Kim Carne’s song is about this actress and her eyes!), who portrayed Judith Traherne in the 1939 “Dark Victory” is ethereal in her wedding gown and cap.
The halter neckline and graduated tulle skirt are elegant and yet a little cheeky, almost like Marilyn Monroe (though this was before her time!). Simple pearls and simple lines made this look a hit!
Kill Bill II, 2004
It may be a little difficult to design for a pregnant bride - but when you’re working with someone with a figure like Uma Thurman, it can’t be all that hard! For those Tarantino fans, you’ll know that immediately after that flashback, a massacre follows.
That also may be why the wedding dress image is so ingrained in our minds. But this pretty long-sleeve number with delicate lace makes the assassin look girl-next-door!
The Razor’s Edge, 1944
Oleg Cassini really made it his mission to enter the history books with this dress (whether on purpose or not), and we are obsessed with this dress. Gene Tierney, who was in fact, Cassini’s own bride at the time, wore the all-over lace wedding gown in the 1946 film.
The form-fitting and high-necked dress were paired with a long, thin veil, matching cap, and a train!
The Long, Long Trailer, 1953
It’s bound to be a hit when film-fashion legend Helen Rose designs the dress! In the film “The Long, Long Trailer”, Lucille Ball wears the gorgeous, extremely lacy dress in the 1953 film. The all-over lace with high neck and matching headpiece is elegant and yet, very dramatic!
To pair with the gown is a shorter veil (the right choice, we think!). We’re all for over-the-top costume design, and this dress is iconic!
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953
While you probably remember this film for the pink satin dress and matching gloves (and that diamond choker!), we did want to acknowledge the perfectly pretty wedding dresses that Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell wore when they walked down the aisle.
The tea-length skirts may seem a little old-fashioned, but they were drawn from the imagination of legend William Travilla! The mock-neck in white lace, which hugs the body before splitting at the bag is a beautiful foil for the bodice!
Mirror Mirror, 2012
Julia Roberts was planning on being the fairest of them all in her rendition of the Evil Queen in “Mirror Mirror.” Roberts isn’t unfamiliar with wearing a wedding dress or two for a film, but this one certainly takes the cake as the most dramatic! Eiko Ishioka worked tirelessly on the handmade gown, using 25-35 yards of fabric!
To gain its massive voluminous skirt, wired cages and corsets were required. It also weighed…sixty, yes, sixty pounds! A feat of costume design, in our opinion!
High Society, 1956
Any brides out there peeping at iconic films for some dress inspiration? Grace Kelly is often a muse for many brides-to-be, not excluding her own gown, which she wore when she was Princess of Monaco. But we’re here for the dress in “High Society,” which was based on the film “The Philadelphia Story.”
The dress is absolutely stunning - with a floral organza overlay and a large, voluminous skirt. Matching white gloves and a pop of cherry lipstick make Kelly look otherworldly. You can thank Helen Rose for this look!
Sophia Loren is exotically stunning in this gown, which pinches in her curves and accentuates her body shape so beautifully it hurts! The all-over lace bodice with fabric-covered buttons cascades down her front then explodes out into a large skirt also made with lace.
The 1958 film, which saw Cary Grant and Sophia Loren’s characters marry, had Loren wear an Edith Head-designed wedding dress. We are living for that soutache on net overlay! We almost think it’s an ode to Grace Kelly!
Come Dance With Me, 1959
Hands down, this is one of our favorite dresses of all time. Like, we have this image in our heads when we think of an iconic wedding dress and wedding dress that we’d like to wear if we ever walk down the aisle.
Bardot is, of course, a goddess, and her beauty is tripled in this Jacques Esterel bridal gown. The delicate floral lace hugs her upper body, brought in to show off her tiny waist before expanding outwards in a voluminous triumph! Regal, refined, but oh-so-dramatic.
Vice and Virtue, 1963
While the majority of wedding dresses on this list have been more conservative, this one definitely blows all of those out of the water! When you’ve got Catherine Deneuve as your lead, you know she’s got the legs to pull off this look!
The French dame was jaw-dropping in the rather short wedding dress. The film, “Vice and Virtue”, which debuted in 1963, was a wartime movie, with the famous still of Deneuve’s dress exposing her undies!
Viva Las Vegas, 1964
Vivaaaaa oh vivaaa…Las Vegas!! Sorry, we couldn’t resist. Ann-Margret is a demure dame in the movie when she marries Elvis Presley’s character in the film.
The short sleeve dress is perfectly pretty for the summer-time shot wedding scene. With its simple lines and fabric, it hits the mark and gives you the vibe of “wedding.” It’s iconic for its simplicity!
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969
Trust a Bond girl to also be a badass bride. But also to wear a jumpsuit! No slinky dresses or low-cut necklines - we have a woman here who may just be carrying a weapon on her thigh. Worn by Diana Rigg, the crochet-style lace is a perfect ode to the 1960s and was designed by Marjory Cornelius.
Fun fact: she was Bond’s one wife in the franchise - and we’re happy to see her dressed that way!
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, 2002
For those costume-design geeks, you’d probably know the bit of trivia about the wedding dress Natalie Portman wore in the 2002 “Star Wars” flick. Trisha Biggar, the costume designer created the dress out of an antique bedspread.
The intricate pearl-studded and scroll-covered gown is seriously something else - and totally fitting for the intergalactic saga. It was the perfect starting point for the gown - and we love how Biggar transformed it into such an iconic bridal look!
Moulin Rouge!, 2001
Nicole Kidman is an absolute vision in the entire film, “Moulin Rouge!” - and her wedding dress look is no exception. While playing the illustrious Satine, the gorgeous courtesan, Kidman is wearing a stunning figure-hugging strapless dress. Catherine Martin won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, and we know why.
Adorned with Hindi-style jewelry and the gown with intricate silver metallic embroidery, it’s honestly a work of art. We cannot gush enough about how much we love this look!
The Phantom of the Opera, 2004
Pretty sure that when “The Phantom of the Opera” came out and was starring Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler, we all had a conniption. And honestly, the obsession with the musical movie is real! But let’s talk about that dress. Designed and crafted by Alexandra Byrne, the off-shoulder, lace-trimmed ivory-hued gown perfectly captures the spirit of Christine.
It captures her virtue and innocence and, yet, is effortlessly dramatic. We adore this dress and adore this film!
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 2005
We had to include a little Brangelina action on this list (and also let’s remember Jolie’s own iconic wedding gown with pictures drawn by her children), and we are bringing to you the dress from 2005, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Created by Michael Kaplan, the dress is simple, elegant, and very much a ‘city hall’ vibe.
The off-the-shoulder dress and the almost-sculpted bodice fits down Jolie’s body to a straight skirt. It cuts just below the knee and is paired with a short veil. Chic!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 2006
Knightley reprised her role as Elizabeth Swann in the film series “Pirates of the Caribbean.” While the wedding dress, which was made from gold silk taffeta and studded with pearls, did not, in fact, make it down the aisle, it was a feat for costume design!
The dress was also a key part of the plot of the film - the pirates believed it to be haunted before it was then lost forever to the heart of the sea! We live for the drama - but at least the dress was captured in movie stills!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1, 2010
It makes sense that there’s at least one wedding in the “Harry Potter” franchise - there were, after all, almost ten books and films! The magical series did not disappoint - and the gown, which was for Fleur Delacour’s wedding to Charlie Weasley, was designed aptly by a French designer.
Jany Temime lent their design prowess to create the dress, inspired by love - choosing facing phoenixes to form the shape of a heart! Love love love!
Don’t even start us on that scene where they are trying on wedding dresses at Rose Byrne’s fancy atelier - but! Let’s talk about the dress that ended up coming out of the Parisian atelier - the final result after months of waiting! According to the costume designer, the idea was to design a dress that looked haute couture (remember how Rose Byrne’s character was rather high and mighty?), but also was wearable!
Leesa Evans designed the dress for the 2011 film - and was apparently inspired by some of the more over-the-top designs by McQueen and Elie Saab.
The Black Orchid, 1958
Besides holding the record for the first Award for a non-English film at the Oscars, Sophia Loren also holds the record number of Best Actress awards for the David di Donatello prize. She dedicated herself to the role of Rose Bianco in the movie "The Black Orchid" and gave an unforgettable appearance.
There was no need for a ravishing gown, and Sophia looked stunning in the simple full-length skirt and sleeves dress. The floral accent on each side adds to her unparalleled beauty.
Bride of Frankenstein, 1935
Bride of Frankenstein" could be labeled a star-crossed love story just as much as it's labeled a horror film. As a sequel to "Son of Frankenstein, "this film digs a little deeper into the troubled psyche of the monster as he tries to grapple with his own existence and the terror he's caused. And what about the wedding dress?
Elsa Lanchester and the scriptwriters took everything here to the extreme and brought to life a wedding gown made up of bandages, gloves, and surgical sheets. We can argue about the outcome of the dress however, it does bring out the horrors of the character, which was the purpose in the first place.
Legendary Ginger Rogers starred alongside her never-dying partner Fred Astaire in the movie "Carefree" in 1938. In those years, movies were still in black and white, the movie stars were real icons, and fashion was timeless. And so was the wedding dress Roger wore in the movie.
The dress was designed by Edward Stevenson and Howard Greer. It features layers of lace comfortably enveloping one another, creating a stunning gown that did wonders on the bride.
The movie (based on the play) was released in 1955 and was innovative in many fashion pieces. The wedding dress worn by Shirley Jones was designed by Charles Arrico and stayed within the modest, simple, yet elegant boundaries.
It has a frilly neckline and a refreshing green ribbon around the waist and preserves the character in a sweet and charming manner. There was no need for an extravaganza gown, and Jones looked adorable.
In the movie "Penelope," which was released in 1966, the entire costume collection in the movie cost the production a whopping $250K. This includes the wonderfully designed wedding gown designed by Edith Head. This stunning piece was only one of many that were featured in the movie.
Only in the glorious 1960s could a designer come up with such an exquisite creation of a netted veil that covered the arms and placed over a knee-length straight-line dress. So beautiful, so chic, so Edith Head.
Two Weeks in September 1967
When Tanine Autré was asked to design a dress for the movie "Two Weeks in September" ("A Coeur Joie"), no one imagined she would come up with such a creation. The movie was a success not because of the great storyline but because of the glamorous Brigitte Bardot and everything she brought with her.
The memorable wedding dress worn by the star was adorned with feathers along the entire gown and transparent sleeves that lightened up the relatively modest appearance yet completed a feminine and enchanting look.
The Duchess, 2008
It is not surprising that this dress won the Acadamy Award for best costume in the 2008 drama movie "The Duchess." Michael O'Connor grasped his award and said that the entire plot is about people who were judged for what they wore; therefore, there were no boundaries.
Keira Knightley (who is stunning regardless of the dress) wore no less than a work of art. The capacious dress could not be ignored, and it looks like she was brought out straight from 1700 Devonshire.
To this day, actress Michelle Pfeiffer remains one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. It was challenging for her to break out of the typecast she was best associated with in the ‘70s, but it was worth the effort. In "Scarface," that reputation is polished off.
In the movie, Al Pacino takes Pfeiffer's wind when he shows up in an untraditional white wedding suit, however, the wedding dress Pfeiffer wears is equally remarkable with its full-length sleeves and a wide and open neckline.
Muriel's Wedding, 1994
The movie "Muriel's Wedding" is all about brides, grooms, weddings, and of course, dresses. The AbbA Freak geek, played by Toni Collete, takes her wedding gown all the way, which is expected from such a character. Even the crown on her head allows Collette to slip into the role to the extreme.
The dress has everything to (and on) it. Lace-designed pattern, and a wide neckline, giving it an 18th-century touch. The cream flower arrangement could not fit in more perfectly, so no wonder this costume was nominated for a few awards.
Marie Antoinette, 2006
When a designer is working on a wedding dress ( or any other costume for this matter) for a movie like "Marie Antoinette," there is no room for mistakes. Now, the real Marie Antoinette wore a dress that was covered in diamonds, however, we feel Milena Canonero's interpretation is perfect.
The movie is a biography of one of the most famous historical figures in France's long history. It wouldn't be possible to shoot a film about the infamous and doomed french queen Marie Antoinette without having Kirsten Dunst play the role. Not only is she a phenomenal actress, but she wore the golden gown dress to perfection.
Les Misérables, 2012
Paco Delgado took the creation of the outstanding wedding dress very seriously. When he began working on it, he opened the books and wanted to better understand what features he could add to the design to emphasize that time of age. He said that the book goes down to details when it comes to how people walked, how they ate, and how, obviously, what they wore.
This wedding dress says Pris, it says prestige and simplicity at the same time. It screams freedom and calls for modesty. And all of these elements together create a magnificent piece in a magnificent movie.
This dress has to be one of our favorites, and it has a heartwarming story behind it. Initially, the costume designer for "Joy" was supposed to make a dress from scratch, however, while wandering in a vintage shop, his eyes came across a dress that he knew would be perfect for the movie.
The dress he found only needed some small alterations, and it was ready to be worn. Jennifer Lawrence, who played the role of Joy, through rays of light onto this vintage gown, which she wore in a timeless and flawless way.
Muppets Most Wanted, 2014
If there is one woman (or animal woman) that was born to be a bride, it has to be Miss Piggy. When it was finally time for Piggy to marry her green Prince Charming, only the best could do, and she went for a Vivienne Westwood-designed dress.
The dress is called a Court dress, inspired by 17th century England and is one of Westwood's favorite designs. Now, although it's supposed to be a dress for royalty, at the least, the dress that Miss Piggy wore was actually made of..... recycled water bottles.
The Hangover, 2009
In 2009, Sasha Barrese was not one to envy when she was almost ditched at her wedding ceremony. Saying that when it comes to the dress she was wearing, envious is the only word to describe our feelings.
The A-Line pure white gown was classic, sweet, and what we call a perfect wedding dress. The top part was created with layers of silky fabric, followed by a soft full-length skirt. A true princess.
I Love You, Man, 2009
"I Love You, Man" is a comedy movie that came out in 2009, taking us through the amusing story of one groom, one best man, and a bride. Rashida Jones, who plays Zooey the bride, couldn't fit in a more immaculate way into the J.Crew creation.
It's a simple sleeveless dress with two thin straps on the shoulders, however, the bow on the waist gives the final scene in the movie a genuine Cinderella touch.
What Happens in Vegas, 2008
In "What Happens in Vegas," Cameron Diaz adorned her wedding dress with a Rock N Roll touch. She wears a short pearl mini dress, and attached is a full-length veil and countless beads and neckless. She resembles more than anything a 1980 pop star
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, the dress designer, said that she took inspiration from the contemporary urban New Yorkers and the way they dress and present themselves.
The Good Shepherd, 2006
Angelina Jolie looks absolutely amazing in anything she wears, and in "The Good Shepherd," there was no exception. The art-deco-inspired unique wedding dress was made of shiny satin and suited the vintage curls that bounced off Jolie's head in such an authentic way.
Ann Roth, the dress designer, was able to transform Jolie back to the 1930s, where the plot of the movie takes place. The movie, based on true events, had mixed reviews, however, when it comes to the dress, we are united.
Rum Runners, 1971
The movie "Rum Runners" is a movie about many things. It's a tale about two best friends; it's a story about borders and boundaries, and it's a story about a wonderful wedding dress worn by the almighty Bridgit Bardot.
The plot takes place in the 1920s, and the dress designer, Jacques Fonteray, manages to bring an enduring piece, vintage and prestigious, while still remaining fresh and precise.
Paris Honeymoon, 1939
Even in 1939, when the whole world was unstable, the dresses in the land of movies were never neglected, and everything was put into the design. Take a look at the dress Shirley Ross in the movie "Paris Honeymoon," a gown that could easily still be worn today.
A ruffle chiffon skirt attached to a fitted bodice and diaphanous sleeves and perfect for all the dance routines in the movie. It was fit for royalty, and Shirley Ross, in this movie, is, no doubt, royal.
I Give it a Year, 2013
"I Give it a Year" was released in 2013 and features the downside of marriage, relationships, and weddings. One thing that stands out and remains in the limelight is the dress worn by Rose Byrne and designed by Charlotte Walter.
It features a shimmering full-length gown with seethrough shoulder-cut sleeves and a small but adorable bow tie at the back of the dress. For sure, this dress was one of the best parts of the wedding.
In the 1967 production of "Camelot," the scene when king Arthur weds Guinevere (played by Vanessa Redgrave) is adorned with glamour and prestige as befits a king and queen. The wedding dress, too, was distinguished and received a unique and modern touch.
The dress's train was covered in hundreds of pumpkin seeds. It was a classic gown that could have easily been worn in the British monarchy's ancient days.
The Brady Girls Get Married, 1981
"The Brady Girls Get Married" was a TV reunion of "The Brady Bunch." Initially, it was supposed to be a full-length movie, however, at the last minute, it was divided into half-hour episodes. Like everything, even the wedding was done in a Brady way, and the two older girls of the family got married together.
Jan (Eve Plumb) and Marcia (Maureen McCormick) did everything alike, except for the wedding dress, as they both chose completely different designs. One reflected a more conservative and modest look, while the other allowed lace to be dominant and become slightly more updated and daring.
Sense and Sensibility, 1995
Emma Thompson plays Elinor, Marianne's sister, in the wonderful 1995 interpretation of one of Jane Austin's greatest novels. Jenny Beavan designed the entire costume wardrobe for the movie, including Elinor's wedding dress.
What seems at first glance to be a simple and nothing out-of-the-ordinary dress is, in fact, one of the significant elements of the movie. The printed muslin and lace trim fit perfectly for that time of age, making this the best version of the novel and as authentic as possible.