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

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

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer Wedding, 1954

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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

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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25th September 1954: Film star couple Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) and Mel Ferrer on their wedding day. Dress designed by Balmain. (Photo by Ernst Haas/Ernst Haas/Getty Images)
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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

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Wedding, 1964

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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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A photo taken on April 19, 1956 shows US actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco during their wedding ceremony in Monaco. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)
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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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Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley wedding photo, wearing tuxedo and wedding dress, smiling and holding hands, during a press conference following their marriage, May, 1967. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
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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

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

Princess Diana, 1981

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LONDON - JULY 29: Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles ride in a carriage after their wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral July 29, 1981 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
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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.

Whitney Houston, 1992

The best advice you can take when planning your wedding is to stray far from the pack. Doing something über-original ensures that your look won’t be outdated by the time your photos come in.

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

Celine Dion marries Rene Angelil in Mirella and Steve Gentile, 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

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

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

See more: Where to Snag These Celebrities's Bridesmaid Dresses for Your Own Bridal Party

Kim Kardashian, 2011

For her over-the-top glamorous wedding to Kris Humphries, Kim opted for the more-is-more option. From the full skirt to the diamond headband, 2011 Kim is your muse if you love glitz and glam.

Kim Kardashian, 2014

For her next wedding, Kim took a different approach to her look. We’re obsessed with her understated hair and classic makeup.

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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