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Top 10 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses


For many brides the dress is almost tantamount to finding ‘the one’ and for a select few this can be at whatever cost. Most brides-to-be however, will be working to a budget and the average wedding dress in the UK will costs around £2,000.

Here are 10 of the world’s most expensive wedding dresses created to make jaws drop and seriously impress.

1 Kim Kardashian

For her 2014 wedding to Kanye West, Kim Kardashian is rumoured to have spent $2 million on a Givenchy gown.

2 Grace Kelly

One of the world’s most famous wedding dresses was worn by the actress Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 and the extravagant gown, which consisted of 100 metres of fine silk, would cost around £50,000 today.

3 The billionaire

When Donald Trump married the model Melanie Knauss in 2005, she went down the aisle in a dress rumoured to be designed by her husband-to-be, and worth more than £115,000. The gown had a 13 ft train and weighed more than 50 lbs.

4 Princess Diana

Another iconic wedding gown was worn by Princess Diana, designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel which is rumoured to have cost £9,000 at the time. The ivory silk taffeta and antique lace dress with a 25-foot train is still highly regarded after it was worn in 1981. It was decorated with hand embroidery, sequins and 10,000 pearls.

wedding dress expensive5 Catherine Zeta Jones

When Catherine Zeta Jones married the actor Michael Douglas in 2000, her custom-made Christian Lacroix gown was worth around £120,000. The hand-beaded gown really made an impact on the bridal gown trends that followed.

6 Duchess of Cambridge

Probably one of the most famous and iconic wedding dresses of modern times, the Alexander McQueen gown worn by the Duchess of Cambridge for her impressive wedding cost £250,000.

7 Platinum

A close runner-up to the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress is a luxurious wedding dress created in 2008 by Mauro Adami which contained more than 100 metres of fabric that were sewn with platinum and silk thread and worth £240,000.

8 Katsura

One of the world’s most expensive wedding dresses was designed by Yumi Katsura, a Japanese designer who created the white gold diamond dress. It is yet to be worn but the five carat gold diamond dress, complete with 1,000 pearls, cost £5 million.

9 Amal Clooney

When Amal Alamuddin married the actor George Clooney, her custom-made Oscar de la Renta gown was worth a rumoured £300,000. Not bad as many experts say her wedding cost around £8million.

10 The most expensive wedding dress and world

Claiming the top spot for the world’s most expensive wedding dress is a creation by the designer Renee Strauss and Martin Katz master jeweller with a diamond encrusted gown worth £7.4 million (pictured right). There are 150 carats worth of diamonds embedded into the gown which was created especially for a bridal show.

Not all of the most impressive wedding dresses and designer dresses are worn by rich people and there are some incredible creations being made for a reasonable price but to the bride they are priceless.

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