The Most Iconic Wedding-Day Beauty Looks, From Audrey Hepburn To Kate Middleton

Behold, the bridal beauty looks that'll go down in history

Updated 02/08/18

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Sure, you've got your Monday-Friday makeup down pat, but what about your bridal beauty look? Such a big day—some would say, the biggest of days—deserves more than just your everyday lipstick and a swipe of mascara. But where to go for inspiration? The stars, of course! Along with enviable wedding dresses and far-out wedding venues, celebrities are also the source for bridal beauty looks that go beyond just beautiful—they're iconic.

From Elizabeth Taylor's bold brows to Priscilla Presley's voluminous tresses, these are the celebrity wedding-day beauty looks that'll go down in history.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1950

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Over 50 years later and young Elizabeth Taylor is still one of the most beautiful brides, ever. When in doubt, go with a classic beauty look—it stands the test of time.

Jacqueline Kennedy, 1953

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Jackie always knew the power of a smart accessory, so it’s no wonder she managed to make a veil feel just as sophisticated as it does bohemian.

Audrey Hepburn, 1954

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Audrey had the perfect solution to dressing up a super short ‘do—and it was just as on trend then as it is now.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1956

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Take note from Liz and commit to a style that is all your own. Originality is always on trend.

Grace Kelly, 1956

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Grace Kelly certainly embodied her moniker on her wedding day. From her simple, pulled-back hair and red lip to her dreamy lace headpiece, she gave us all the princess vibes a bride-to-be could ask for.

Brigitte Bardot, 1959

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Brigitte chose to keep it simple on her wedding day. The lesson here: Above all, you want to look like yourself on your big day.

Priscilla Presley, 1967

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Mrs. rock and roll royalty, Priscilla Presley has the most recognizable wedding look of the bunch. With her perfect cat eye and larger-than-life locks, her beauty look couldn't be cooler.

Bianca Jagger, 1971

We love Bianca for making a case for a smooth, voluminous blowout and big white hat.

Princess Diana, 1981

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With her feathered fringe and rosy cheeks, Princess Diana made all aspects of her wedding day feel like a page out of a fairy tale.

Mariah Carey, 1993

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Ultimate diva Mariah Carey went big when planning her first wedding to music executive Tommy Mottola—and that included her big, bouncy curls!

Celine Dion, 1994

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Perhaps the most recognizable bridal headpiece ever, we love how it frames Celine’s face and shows off her perfect brows and nude lip.

Cindy Crawford, 1998

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Suddenly we want a destination wedding after seeing Cindy Crawford's beachy bridal waves and barely-there makeup at her seaside ceremony.

Kate Middleton, 2011

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After the 2011 royal wedding, replicas of the new Duchess’ wedding dress skyrocketed in sales and her beauty look became the source of inspiration for so many brides-to-be.

Kate Moss, 2011

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Boho brides everywhere found their wedding-day inspiration when Kate Moss married Jamie Hince in loose waves and a Juliet-cap style veil.

Kim Kardashian, 2014

For her wedding to Kanye West, Kim took an understated approach to her hair and makeup, opting for a more classic look than the over-the-top style of her 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries. While the full skirt and glitzy diamond headband suited her done-up vibes at the time, she took on a much more effortless and European style for her wedding to West—one which we think any glamorous bride should emulate.

Solange Knowles, 2014

Not even her star-studded guest list could take attention away from Solange on her wedding day. She paired her natural-texture hair with a striking bold lip and a glow that not even the best highlighter could impart.

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