Shop Celebrity Wedding Dresses

Celebrity wedding dresses and shoppable versions of each.

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Princess Diana's wedding to Prince Charles back in 1981 remains the fantasy event by which almost all other celebrity wedding since have been judged. While her dress was over-the-top fabulous by '80s standards, the poufy sleeves and ruffled neckline aren't exactly on-trend anymore.
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It's likely that Mariah Carey was going for the Princess Diana look when she married music executive Tommy Mottola in 1993 in a lavish New York ceremony.
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If a bride is insistent on a similar look to Diana's (or Mariah's, for that matter), this Alexander McQueen creation offers the same signature poufy sleeves, V-shaped neckline, and an updated short-in-front silhouette. ($12,395 at Net-a-Porter)
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For another updated take on the look, try J.Crew's full-skirted strapless dress, which features the same cream-colored satin material and a voluminous ruffle at the neckline. ($2,200 at J.Crew)
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Equally trend-setting, though for completely different reasons, Carolyn Bessette's simple, bias-cut Narciso Rodriguez dress in her 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy, Jr. sparked a legion of sexy, minimalist imitation gowns.
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When Courtney Cox and David Arquette married in San Francisco, Cox chose a similarly minimal Valentino gown.
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Fortunately for brides who like Carolyn and Courtney's wedding looks, the minimalist trend is proving incredibly popular at the moment. One Bessette look-a-like is this ultra-simple draped silk gown by Amanda Wakely. ($1,220 at Net-a-Porter)
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The Olsen sisters' line, the Row, has proved an excellent source for upscale, minimalist dressing, and this tank dress is the ultimate example of the aesthetic. ($1,990 at Net-a-Porter)
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After much speculation, Chelsea Clinton walked down the aisle wearing the designer that arguably made bridal into the business it is today: Vera Wang. The dress was characterized by its romantic gown of swirling layers, as well as a sparkly belt designed to flatter the waist.
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David's Bridal
Fortunately for brides-to-be, a very close approximation of Clinton's iconic gown is available at David's Bridal, where Wang has a line of dresses under the label White by Vera Wang. ($1400 at davidsbridal.com)
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When Melania Knauss married Donald Trump in 2005, everyone knew her dress would be over the top. The Dior couture confection she wore, however, was even more ornate than most even imagined. Needless to say, it's not every day that a wedding gown earns a Vogue cover.
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David's Bridal
While it's unlikely that the average woman will be able to wear a one-of-a-kind vintage Dior dress on her wedding day, this White by Vera Wang gown captures the layers upon layers of pleated fabric quite well. $1200, davidsbridal.com
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When Ivanka Trump wed Jared Kushner in 2009, her lacy Vera Wang gown launched a fleet of look-a-like gowns featuring the same more covered-up style, complete with loads of lace details.
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Trump's look, in many ways, was a nod to the bride that epitomized modern ladylike chic: Grace Kelly, who wed Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 wearing a gown with lace sleeves and a spectacular train.
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Fortunately for brides wanting to get the same look, Vera Wang has created a very similar look in her new David's Bridal collection. $1300 at David's Bridal)
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Temperley London has also created a similarly lacy look, though this version is a bit more romantic, with an heirloom appeal. ($8,995 at Net-a-Porter)
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Gwen Stefani's John Galliano-designed dress for her 2002 wedding to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale was the embodiment of her punky-couture fashion tendencies: long, dramatic, with a totally unique ombre-dyed hot pink skirt.
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When burlesque star Dita von Teese married singer Marilyn Manson in 2005, she also opted for color, wearing a striking midnight-purple gown designed by Vivenne Westwood (who also designed the dress Carrie Bradshaw wore in "Sex and the City"). The marriage may not have lasted, but the dress was unforgettable.
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Brides looking to attempt color need to pick a dress that ensures they'll still be the most striking woman in the room. This McQueen dress has a similarly saturated hue as von Teese's gown, and an unmissable ballroom elegance. (Bonus: It's on sale!) ($1,272.25 at The Outnet)
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This bronze-olive gown from BHLDN has a similarly dramatic, ballroom quality, and is especially bridal when topped off with a glittering headband or cage veil. ($1600 at BHLDN)
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David's Bridal
Reese Witherspoon recently wed in a custom, blush-pink Monique Lhullier gown. Brides looking for something similar should try Vera Wang's blush-hued, frothy creation for David's Bridal. ( $1200 at David's Bridal )
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When Portia di Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres got hitched, di Rossi went for a ballerina-inspired, full tulle skirt, creating a very dramatic, princess-y look.
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For a more contemporary take on tulle, try a gown that covers at least a portion of the tulle like this Vera Wang gown for David's Bridal. ($1300 at David's Bridal)
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This Alberta Ferretti take on tulle has a lovely, cascading effect that give the whole gown a cool, asymmetrical look. ($7,385 at Net-a-Porter)
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In one of the most paparazzi-hounded wedding ceremonies of all time, Katie Holmes married Tom Cruise in Italy in 2006. Hype notwithstanding, Holmes was the picture of a young hopeful bride in a feminine off-the-shoulder gown by Giorgio Armani.
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David's Bridal
This Vera Wang for David's Bridal gown conjures a similarly sweet aesthetic, complete with delicate sleeves and lace details. ($800 at David's Bridal)
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Some brides don't opt for dresses at all: Mia Farrow's crisp white suit at her 1966 wedding to Frank Sinatra was the epitome of '60s mods style, complete with a perfect pixie haircut.
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In a similar vein, Bianca Jagger opted for an unexpectedly sultry white suit when she married Mick Jagger in 1971 in St. Tropez, complete with a seriously plunging neckline.
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For the bride who'd rather wear the ladies equivalent of a white tuxedo, we'd suggest a pair of relaxed-fit trousers and a sharp-shouldered blazer like this Alexander McQueen option. ("http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/104792" target="_blank">$1920 at Net-a-Porter)
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For a slightly more feminine look, pair a calf-length cream skirt with this matching Donna Karan jacket, topped off with a jaunty boutonniere. ($1,995 at Net-a-Porter)
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