Whether they're rocking daring wedding dress trends or classic wedding gowns, celebrity brides are guilty of eliciting serious bridal envy among the best of us. And while most of their gowns are custom-made, that doesn't mean your own wedding dress can't take inspiration from them. We've rounded up seven of our favorite celebrity bridal looks — and the wedding dresses that make them attainable!
Kate Middleton (Above)
The Duchess of Cambridge became a modern day bridal icon in an Alexander McQueen lace dream. The dress set wedding gown trends for the decade, and surely for years to come. This Sarah Burton-designed masterpiece spawned a number of similar dresses for those who wanted to feel like a princess on their wedding day. The long lace sleeves, deep V-neck, and dramatic skirt still influence today's designs. Take Oscar de la Renta's Alicia, a sweetheart gown in silk faille with Chantilly lace overlay, which can easily mimic the clean lines and ladylike design of Kate's gown.
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While Gwen Stefani's marriage to Gavin Rossdale didn't last (at least it gave us Gwen and Blake!), the vision of her in a silk faille John Galliano for Dior wedding dress will forever hold a place in our hearts as the picture of the alternative bride! Dip-dyed pink, the custom dress epitomized Gwen's own personal flair by merging feminine with edgy. It seems that Gwen was ahead of the times, as ombré is one of today's hottest trends, seen in this slinky &ForLove dress. Its brightly hued pink hemline and modern silhouette are perfect for the bride looking to break with tradition.
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John Galliano kills the wedding dress game again, this time with Kate Moss's understated and breathtaking cream confection she donned to marry Jamie Hince. From a hint of 1920s style and sheer overlay to beaded metallic embellishments and gold accents, this dress has a little bit of everything without being overwhelming. Monique Lhuillier's Sylvie dress embodies Kate Moss's wedding day style, complete with a vintage silhouette, sheer overlay, and delicate embroidery.
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The future Mrs. Clooney turned heads in an iconic French lace Oscar de la Renta a-line gown featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline, hand-embroidered pearls, and sweeping train. While Amal's dress was custom-made, Oscar de la Renta now has a similar inspired gown so other brides can have their own fairytale dress. Featuring a Chantilly and Lyon lace blend with a cathedral-length train, and hand-embroidered lace appliqué, this gown embodies the best of Amal's own dress and is nothing short of romantic.
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While the most controversial of the Kardashian clan has strutted a couple of wedding looks over the years, nothing quite lives up to the ravishing custom haute couture Givenchy gown designed by Riccardo Tisci she donned for the Kimye wedding extravaganza. Balancing traditional and modern, this beauty combined elegant lace sleeves and overlay with a trendy cutout, for an elegant contemporary style. Channel this modern twist in your own wedding dress with Rivini's Selma, a minimalistic silk gown featuring subtle cutouts.
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We swooned over Whitney Port's high-low hemline when she tied the knot with Tim Rosenman in a non-traditional Ashi Studio gown, reportedly inspired by a chandelier. Featuring both a short and long train with lace, silver, and a bodice of pearls, this spectacular dress is the best of both worlds both in function and its contemporary meets romance style. Take your own wedding day fashion risk in this Justin Alexander high-low ballgown. Leggy brides, this one's for you.
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We can't decide what makes our hearts beat more — Sofia's hunky husband Joe Manganiello, or her stunning custom-made Zuhair Murad Couture gown. The silk tulle sheath dress featured a nipped waist and sweetheart neckline to show off her curves, while a detachable full skirt added drama in a spectacular fashion. We fully expect this newly minted bride's coveted look to sweep the aisles this year. Make a grand entrance in Monique Lhuillier's Josette gown, which channels the same silhouette in a striking and slightly ethereal look.
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