I love wedding dresses (actually, all kinds of dresses, but I just love wedding dresses in particular). And whenever there’s a chance for me to get to see them (either in real weddings or Fashion Fridays), I always jump at the chance. I mean, come on, the wedding dress is a HUGE part of every bride’s wedding. If it’s not the first thing you think about, it’s one of the more important things to consider. And depending on your priorities, quite a bit of your budget is allocated to THE dress. Am I right? So that led me to thinking… I wonder how much the most expensive wedding gown is? Well, I’m here today to give you a breakdown of the results I found. (And hint, all of these gowns are waaaaay above six figures. So if you thought your dress was expensive, these will definitely blow yours out of the water.)
Let’s start this list with a rather unusual wedding dress from China. The oriental design, the fiery red color, and the platinum are probably all elements that added to the hefty price tag.
I don’t know what it is about platinum, but the Italian designer Mauro Adami created this gown using high grade silk and platinum thread, hence the metallic color.
When Amal Alamuddin wed George Clooney, they reportedly spent $8 million on their wedding–so what’s $380,000 compared to that, right?
Kate Middleton’s marriage to Prince William was labeled ‘The Wedding of the Century’. And when you’ve got that much pressure to live up to, your gown’s got to be a showstopper. Luckily, the Duchess of Cambridge definitely did not disappoint!
Kim’s custom-made gown was designed by Riccardo Tisci, and came with a large price tag. But honestly, after she donned three Vera Wang gowns in her previous wedding to Kris Humphries, I’m just not surprised.
Lebanese designer Walid Atallah created this masterpiece using 200 grams of real pearls and diamonds. He said the design symbolizes a woman’s transition from a princess to a queen. Well, if this dress will make you a queen, why not?
This jaw-dropping number by Vera Wang is made from 2,000 peacock feathers! So if you want to really stand out (and are willing to spend a fortune), then this dress is for you.
When a dress is made out of 250 grams of 18-karat gold, has 75-karats of handpicked Belgian diamonds, and still claims to be lightweight, then I think the word ‘luxury’ definitely deserves its spot in the name.
Japanese designer Yumi Katsura certainly went all out with this piece. It has 1,000 fine pearls, rare five-karat white gold diamonds, and a green diamond that’s almost ten karats!
This staggering masterpiece by Renee Strauss and Martin Katz is made from 150 carats of diamonds. So if you thought the last two gowns were over the top, this one definitely takes the cake!