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Iconic Wedding Dresses: Chelsea Clinton

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 16, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Rivini, Jasmine Couture, Enzoani, and Sottero and Midgely 

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wore not one but two Vera Wang wedding gowns for her July 2010 wedding to Marc Mezvinksy at Astor Courts Estate in Rhinebeck, N.Y. At her interfaith ceremony, almost 400 guests watched her walk down the aisle next to father, Bill, wearing an ivory strapless gown with a raw-edge silk organza skirt and embellished belt, and following, she slipped on a silk tulle cross-back Grecian gown before she took the floor with her hubby for a choreographed dance to Etta James’ “At Last.” Her bridesmaids also wore Vera Wang, strapless bias-cut lavender chiffon dresses with a side draped bow, but her mother, Hillary, chose not too. Instead, she wore an off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta fuchsia ombre gown. Check out our favorite look-a-likes above.

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Iconic Wedding Dresses: Carolyn Bessette

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 15, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Ines di Santo, Vera Wang, Nicole Miller and Amanda Garrett

Carolyn Bessette wore a bias-cut silk crepe wedding dress complete with opera-length gloves at her September 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. at Georgia’s First American Baptist Church. She asked close friend Narciso Rodriguez to create a minimalist look that ultimately launched his career, but (fun fact) the couple’s planners used fashion designer Nicole Miller’s name instead as a ruse to keep their wedding under wraps. And it worked! Check out of favorite look-a-likes above.

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Iconic Wedding Dresses: Gwen Stefani

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 14, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Mark Zunino, Heidi Elnora, Austin Scarlett, and Oscar de la Renta 

Punk pop star Gwen Stefani surprised us all when she walked down the aisle wearing an off-the-shoulder silk faille wedding dress complete with an ombre train at her September 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale in London’s Covent Garden. The custom dress and antique lace veil were both created by former Christian Dior designer John Galliano and donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum after the wedding. “But it’s a work of art,” said Stefani in Elle UK magazine. “It needed to be seen.” It’s safe to say she started the pink wedding dress trend we’ve seen other celebrities wear on their big day, including Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, and Anne Hathaway. Check out our favorite look-a-likes above.

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Iconic Wedding Dresses: Audrey Hepburn

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 13, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Theia, Fancy Bridal, Jenny Packham, and Romona Keveza 

Who can forget the only iconic wedding dress that wasn’t actually worn for a wedding? Audrey Hepburn’s in the 1957 movie Funny Face started the tea-length trend featuring capped sleeves, bateau neckline, and ball gown skirt. Three years earlier, Hepburn wore a wreath full of fresh roses in place of a veil or headpiece at her first marriage to Mel Ferrer. Her tea-length wedding dress designed by Pierre Balmain was almost identical to the one worn in Funny Face, but instead had wide chiffon long-sleeves. This utterly feminine style is short and sweet and shows off your ankles unlike most other traditional (long) wedding dresses. Plus, an added bonus, it’s easy to dance in! Check out our favorite look-a-likes above.

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Iconic Wedding Dresses: Kate Middleton

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 12, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, and Caroline Herrera

This week on the blog, we’re looking back at some of the world’s most iconic wedding dresses that have recently re-emerged on the runways. Who can forget when Kate Middleton married Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011? Throughout their six-month engagement, Kate’s dress designer was kept a secret. It wasn’t until she walked down the aisle that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton announced she was behind the custom v-neck, long sleeved wedding gown, which featured a full skirt and almost 7-foot long train. This sought-after classic was inspired by nature and the Victorian age. Details included hand-cut flowers embroidered on the lace and 58 buttons fastened by Rouleau loops on the back of her dress. However, Kate’s dress wasn’t the only one that stole the spotlight. Her younger sister, Pippa, wore a cowl neck, capped-sleeved dress that fitted to her body. Check out our favorite look-a-likes above!

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