24 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses That Were Ever Worn

Get ready to be mindblown by the unbelievable prices of these luxury dresses.

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Finding a wedding dress that speaks to your heart can take months. But, do you have the time? Check out the most expensive wedding dresses if you are tired of trials and want to know what is out there in the world of luxury wedding gowns.

Expensive wedding dresses are crafted with attention to detail. Their quality and designs are unmatched. These dresses can also become heirlooms that future generations can cherish.

On a similar note, Alice Vuong, a blogger shared that she had an extravagant wedding, and exceeded the budget for her wedding dress. She said, “I had initially budgeted $1,200 for a wedding dress and ended up spending $500. I bought my dress on eBay for $200. Unfortunately, the sizing was way off from what the seller described so my alterations ended up costing more than the dress itself. The dress was never that important to me but I knew I needed to wear something other than sweatpants to walk down the aisle. I changed out of it as quickly as I could. I couldn’t even last until the end of the night to get the thing off me. It kept getting stepped on and after several hours, it was getting heavy. It hangs in my closet to this day, never to be touched again (i).”

If you want to splurge on a wedding dress and look timeless on your wedding day, we can help. Look through this catalog of the most beautiful and expensive wedding dresses famous brides wore to celebrate womanhood. Swipe up!

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1. Angelababy Wedding Dress – $31 Million

Angelababy wedding dress is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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The Chinese superstar’s wedding dress is among the world’s most expensive wedding dresses to have ever been worn. This dress took five months to complete. It consists of seven petticoats, a 10-foot-long train, and about 100 Chantilly lace roses. This dress truly is a work of art.

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Angelababy’s custom-made Dior wedding gown is crafted from 115 feet of ivory satin organza and 165 feet of tulle.

2. The Diamond Wedding Dress – $12 Million

The Diamond wedding dress is one of the most expensive iconic wedding dresses
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This masterpiece is the result of a collaboration between designer Renee Strauss and jeweler Martin Katz. This iconic dress is designed to ensure the spotlight is never off the bride, literally. Made from 150-carat diamonds and the finest silk, the Diamond Wedding Dress looks almost surreal due to its sparkle!

3. Yumi Katsura’s White Gold Dress – $8.5 Million

Yumi Katsura’s White Gold Dress – $8.5 Million
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This gorgeous bridal dress by Japanese fashion designer Yumi Katsura is made with fine silk and satin. This lavishly expensive gown also features precious gemstones with intricate embellishment. The gown is a handcrafted wedding dress with zari embroidery, and it contains a total of 1,000 pearls and a rare 5-carat white gold diamond embellish.

4. Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress – $4.6 Million

Amal Clooney's wedding dress is one of the most expensive gorgeous bridal dresses
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George and Amal Clooney went all out for their wedding. Amal Clooney’s wedding dress was drop-dead gorgeous. The off-shoulder lace Oscar De La Renta gown was the last gown created by the legendary designer before he passed away. The designer bridal wear was elegant and classic, and its minute fabric detailing made it absolutely stunning.

Fashion Stylist, Eleonora Fiano, shares her insights and says, “These wedding dresses have been among the most viewed and loved in the history of weddings. The public has had the opportunity to follow the weddings of celebrities and royalty and feel part of the ceremony. Such expensive and luxurious wedding dresses definitely represent the dream of a perfect wedding and the crowning love between two people who love each other. However, it’s important to note that the value of a wedding dress lies in the sentimental and emotional significance it holds for the bride and her partner.”

5. Peacock Wedding Dress – $1.5 Million

Peacock wedding dress is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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This wedding dress is quite strange. Made with over 200 peacock feathers, this dress drew quite the attention of animal activists. It is priced at a whopping $1.5 million. The dress does look exquisite, but we are not too sure it is the best option for a bride.

6. Danasha Luxury Gown – $1.5 Million

Danasha's luxury gown is one of the most expensive classy wedding dresses
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This gown was showcased at Miami International Fashion Week. There is something elite and classy about this wedding dress. Made with the finest luxury fabric, this dress is the perfect definition of classy. It is embellished with 75 carats of hand-picked Antwerp diamonds and 250 grams of 18-karat gold. This Danasha luxury gown is truly a work of art to be appreciated for decades to come.

7. Victoria Swarovski’s Crystal Gown – $1 Million

Victoria Swarovski's crystal gown is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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Victoria Swarovski’s wedding dress was a dream. It looked picture-perfect, and it can’t get any more bridal than this. She custom-made her wedding gown with over 500,000 Swarovski crystals, making it drop-dead gorgeous and opulent. The exclusive bridal wear had delicate detailed work, and its plunging neckline made her look like a fairytale princess.

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The wedding gown was designed by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco. It has a classic princess A-line design featuring an opulent skirt and a sheer bodice. It weighed around 100 pounds.

8. Christina Mourad Wedding Dress – $1 Million

Christina Mourad magical wedding dress is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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This is truly one of the most beautiful and extravagant wedding dresses to ever have been made. Designed by none other than Elie Saab himself, this dress was specially designed for his daughter-in-law, Christina. It boasts 500,000 sequins,, embroidered tulle, and a 14-feet long train. Christina Mourad’s wedding dress looks absolutely magical and it is one of the most famous and trendsetting bridal wear.

9. Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy Wedding Gown – $500,000

Kim Kardashian's Givenchy wedding gown is one of the most expensive bridal dresses
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Kim Kardashian looked no less than a dream in this custom-made Givenchy bridal gown. This full-sleeved lace gown with floral fabric stood out and looked oh-so-romantic.

10. Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress – $434,000

Kate Middleton's wedding dress is one of the most expensive iconic wedding dresses
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Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designed by Alexander McQueen was absolutely breathtaking. The Duchess Of Cambridge wore a white gown created by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. This iconic gown was romantic, classic, and ethereal. It was narrow on the waist to accentuate her midsection. The long sleeves and lace collar pay tribute to legendary bridal gown designs, such as Grace Kelly’s wedding dress.

Kate’s dress is a blend of modernity, tradition, and the classic royal vibe.

Her train was up to 9 feet long and adorned with delicate flowers. Queen Elizabeth II gifted Kate a sparkling tiara that had 1000 diamonds.

11. Mauro Adami’s Wedding Dress – $372,000

Mauro Adami's wedding dress is one of the most expensive stunning wedding dresses
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Italian designer Mauro Adami created this platinum masterpiece for his Domo Adami collection. It is a stunning and exceptionally unique platinum wedding gown stitched with 40 meters of silk fabric. This ultra-lavish and expensive wedding gown is adorned with pretty embroidered floral patterns that add stunning detail all over the gown.

12. Platinum Wedding Dress – $250,000

Platinum wedding dress is one of the most expensive classic wedding dresses
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This platinum wedding dress worn by Princess Mary of Denmark is truly a classic. Adorned with precious stones and rare crystals, this dress is one of the most celebrated bridal gowns. Its beauty lies in its details and simplicity. It is priced at $250,000 and is totally worth it.

13. Marie-Chantal Miller – $225,000

Marie-Chantal Miller is one of the most expensive royal wedding dresses
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True to royal fashion, Miller wore a traditional full-sleeved dress. The pearl-encrusted white bridal gown was designed by Valentino Garavani. The dress has a 14-foot Chantilly lace train that makes it look surreal with its elegance and grace.

14. Mariah Carey’s Wedding Dress – $250,000

Mariah Carey's gown is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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Mariah Carey went all out with her wedding dress when she got married to music executive Tommy Mottola. It was estimated to cost around $250,000. This heavy silk ball gown was designed by Valentino, and it truly complimented her personality and style.

15. Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress – £151,000

Princess Diana's wedding dress is one of the most expensive iconic royal dresses
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Princess Diana’s wedding gown was, hands down, one of the most iconic royal gowns. This antique lace gown was made from ivory silk taffeta. The 25-foot train was an exquisite eye-catcher, along with the 153-yard tulle veil. This royal masterpiece will always be our most adored and one of the most unique wedding dresses.

16. 9,999 Carat Gems Wedding Dress – $158,874

Dress made of more than nine thousand carats gems is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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This ornate and detailed wedding dress was made in 2007 in Shangrao, China. It is embellished with gems that amount to 9,999 carats, so the dress only increases in value as the years pass by. The contrast created by the blue jewels on the white gown makes it look like something out of a fairytale.

17. Elizabeth Taylor – $187,931

Elizabeth Taylor has one of the most expensive bridal dresses
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Elizabeth Taylor is the bridal queen of all time. Even though she got married eight times, she still believed in the marital bond and went all out with her wedding dresses. This particular one that she wore when she got married to Conrad Hilton Jr. cost $187,931 and was designed by Helen Rose.

18. Catherine Zeta-Jones – $140,000

Catherine Zeta-Jones has one of the most expensive classy dresses
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Catherine Zeta-Jones rocked a $140,000 Christian Lacroix on her wedding day and truly lived up to her Bond Girl image. The sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline was classy, elegant, and simple. Catherine pulled it off with utmost grace, and her bridal glow completed the look.

19. Imperial Syndicate Gown – $100,000

Mary Joe Connolly's imperial syndicate gown is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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This vintage wedding gown is estimated to cost $100,000. It was worn by Mary Joe Connolly, weighs about 27 pounds, and is a stunning work of art. Since the dress is heavy, it is next to impossible to wear it for more than half an hour at a time.

20. Bach Ngoc Xiem Y’ Wedding Dress – $117,000

Bach Ngoc Xiem Y' dress is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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This gown is still available in the market due to its exorbitant price tag. This beauty is stored in the Ruby Plaza in Hanoi and is truly one of a kind. It is adorned with precious crystals on its neckline, making it lavish and a classic bridal gown.

21. Vera Wang Wedding Dress

Vera Wang bridal gowns are some of the most expensive wedding dresses
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Vera Wang’s bridal gowns are every bride’s dream. Her wedding dresses are larger than life, custom-made bridal gown to perfection, and look absolutely breathtaking. The gowns from her Luxe Collection start from $6,900 and totally worth every penny.

22. Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress – $60,000

Grace Kelly's wedding dress is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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Grace Kelly was a larger-than-life icon. She had an impeccable sense of style for a woman of that era. Her wedding dress was the center of attention and, boy, did everyone fall in love with it. This high-neck, long-sleeved gown featured thousands of pearls. It was truly magnificent and gorgeous.

23. Khadija Uzhakhovz Wedding Dress – £20,000

Khadija Uzhakhovz's wedding dress is one of the most expensive wedding dresses
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Here’s another outstanding work of art by Elie Saab. This stunning wedding dress was custom-made for Khadija Uzhakovz. It was so heavy and extravagant that she needed quite some assistance to move around.

24. Chiara Ferragni’s Wedding Dress – £704,000

Italian fashion designer Chiara Ferragni’s wedding dress was romantic and magical. Her wedding dress was a timeless work of art that looked nothing but stunning. Its beauty lies in the minute details and understated design.

Infographic: Top 6 Expensive Wedding Dresses

How many couture wedding dresses do you know that cost over 1 million dollars? After going through our extensive list, you can definitely say 24! While all of them look stunning, a few are worthy of all the attention. Check them out in this infographic! Scroll down.

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Yes, we know that these listed wedding dresses are pretty expensive, but aren’t they worth buying? Weddings are special, and so should be your wedding attire. Turn the bling on for your big day and take some cues from the above list. From Angelababy’s wedding dress to Yumi Katsura’s white gold dress, Danasha’s luxury gown, Victoria Swarovski’s crystal gown, and more, each wedding dress has a distinctive charm. It is time for you to prepare yourself to be the most beautiful bride ever in a breathtaking dress!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much did Victoria Beckham’s wedding dress cost?

The wedding dress of Victoria Beckham reportedly cost around $100,000.

Why was Serena Williams’s wedding dress so expensive?

Sarah Burton designed Serena Wiliams’s wedding dress that she wore with jewelry by XIV Karats. The jewelry was made of naturally sourced, earth-mined diamonds and gemstones. The dress and jewelry cost around $3.5 million.

How much does a Dior wedding dress cost?

The cost of Dior wedding dresses starts from $100,000.

How much was Priyanka Chopra’s wedding dress?

Priyanka Chopra’s wedding dress reportedly cost around $2 million.

Key Takeaways

  • Expensive wedding dresses are crafted with meticulous attention to detail, offering unparalleled quality and design.
  • Some iconic wedding dresses worn by Angelababy and Amal Clooney have become legendary for their extravagance and elegance.
  • The wedding gown worn by Grace Kelly was the epitome of elegance during her time with its high neck and long sleeves made with lace and seed pearls.

Check out this amazing video to see the top 10 most expensive wedding dresses of all time! From celebrity gowns to royal designs, you won’t want to miss it!

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