During these dynamic times where all is expected to happen, seems that we have these constant feelings of being part of a never-ending movie trailer. After a long pause and ongoing changes, we went through due to an intense pandemic year, our shopping habits got effected due to covid-19 but on the core, we still remain a “consumption society”. After some reflections that we all did, I would like to welcome you back on the today’s special edition by doing a retrospective in history, introducing the 10 most iconic weeding dresses of all times.
On that one special day that every woman wants to look gorgeous, elegant, and unique, independently of the diversity in style, arrangements, and timeliness we all want to wear the wedding dress of our dreams.
Ongoing in between a coronavirus fashion epoch we still have collected for you a special edition of the most iconic dresses, starting from what they were made of to what they claimed to represent and what made them so unique to be one of a kind throughout history.
Brace yourself, take a glass of red/white wine and enjoy:
No 1: Princess Elizabeth (later known as Queen Elizabeth) and Prince Philip, 1947, an historical wedding with thousands of royal guest, and ethical fashion selections.
Norman Hartenell was exclusively selected out of all the other designers, and she got to receive such honor in a short period notice of just 3 months before the weeding. The dress had a star-patterned fan-shaped bridal train that was 13 feet (4.0 m) long.
No 2: Marilyn Monroe and James Dougherty, 1942
James Dougherty, a police officer, married 16-year-old Norma Jean Baker, they divorced later in 1946. The girl who would become Marilyn Monroe evoked a traditional girl-next-door in a floor-length A-line dress with sheer long sleeves and a ruffled neckline.
Nr 3: Rita Hayworth in her blue casual style wedding dress, by Jacques Fath, at her wedding to Prince Aly Khan, 1949
Nr 4: Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra, 1951
She looked fashionable in an intricate dress with trim box pleats along the neckline for her wedding to Frank Sinatra.
No 5: Jacqueline Bouvier and John Kennedy, 1953
Bouvier wore a stunning silk-taffeta gown by designer Ann Lowe.
No 6: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, 1954
For her second wedding, Monroe wed baseball player Joe DiMaggio at City Hall in San Francisco. She wore an appropriately demure dark brown suit with a white fur collar, just the thing for a casual elopement with baseball great Joe DiMaggio. They divorced after 274 days.
No 7: Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, 1954
For her first wedding, Hepburn married actor Mel Ferrer in Burgenstock, Switzerland. Her ballerina-length wedding gown featured an accentuated waist and long chiffon sleeves. The dress, created by Pierre Balmain, a French couturier well-known for his sophisticated and elegant designs, was modest and sweet. It had a high collar and a wide sash around her small waist. It was typical of the fifties, and Audrey emphasized this with a pretty halo of fresh flowers in her hair.
Nr 8: Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco, 1956
Costume designer Helen Rose designed her the dress. which included 400 feet of fabric and had hundreds of pearls hand-sewn to the lace.
Nr 9: Prince Charles and Lady Diana, 1981
Prince Charles and Lady Diana married in St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Her dress was made by David and Elizabeth Emanuel and included 10,000 pearls. It was an estimated to cost $115,000.
Nr 10: Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier 1959, she wore a pink gingham dress by Jacques Esterel.