Throughout history, famed wedding dresses have often reflected the times, from Queen Elizabeth’s post-war wedding gown made using fabric purchased with ration cards, to Yoko Ono’s swinging 1960s mini dress and Diana, Princess of Wales’s extravagant 1980s confection complete with 25-foot train (still the longest in royal wedding history).
More recently, celebrity brides have played with wedding dress traditions, from Solange’s white structured jumpsuit to Olivia Palermo’s bridal sweater and Priyanka Chopra’s jaw-dropping oversized veil. And the past year has brought us a whole host of new celebrity weddings to pore over, from the gowns to the guest lists.
From the longest trains to the highest hemlines, look back on Vogue’s edit of the most iconic wedding dresses of all time.
The wedding: Pippa Middleton married James Matthews at St Mark’s Church at Englefield Estate, 2017.
The dress: Pippa Middleton wore a lace gown with a tulle-filled train by British couturier Giles Deacon. The look was teamed with a Stephen Jones pearl-studded veil, a Maidenhair Fern tiara and Manolo Blahnik shoes.
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