24 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses That Were Ever Worn

Written by Pratima Ati

What’s the next big thing that is more special than your wedding ring? Oh, honey, it has got to be your wedding dress!

Wedding dresses carry a special sentimental place in our hearts that we women cherish all our lives.

Many brides are willing to splurge their entire savings on their wedding dress to look unforgettable on their wedding day. Listed below are some of these brides who went a bit extra and picked out the most expensive wedding dress to have ever been worn. Let’s take a look and see just who these bridal queens are and what their lavishly expensive dresses are all about!

1. Angelababy Wedding Dress – $31 Million

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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.

2. The Diamond Wedding Dress – $12 Million

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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

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 hand-stitched zari embroidery. 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

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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 gown was elegant and classic, and its minute fabric detailing made it absolutely stunning.

5. Peacock Wedding Dress – $1.5 Million

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This wedding dress is quite strange. Made with over 200 peacock feathers, this dress drew quite the attention from 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

This gown was showcased at Miami International Fashion Week. There is something elite and classy about this wedding dress. Made with the finest fabrics, 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

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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 gown had delicate detailed work, and its plunging neckline made her look like a fairytale princess.

8. Christina Mourad Wedding Dress – $1 Million

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

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

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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 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 along 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


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 a stunning detail all over the gown.

12. Platinum Wedding Dress – $250,000


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

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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 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

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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 bridal gown.

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

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This 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 is the bridal queen of all time. Despite the fact that 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

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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


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

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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’s bridal gowns are every bride’s dream. Her wedding dresses are larger than life, custom-made 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

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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

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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.

These are 24 of the most expensive wedding dresses to have ever been worn. Being a bride is truly one of the most surreal moments you experience in your life, and your wedding dress captures the essence of those precious moments. Which of these lavishly expensive dresses did you like? Let us know in the comments section below!

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After working in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since. She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives a closure to all the characters living in her drafts. Sometimes, they pass off as poetry too! That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.