By Alexia Dellner
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 nuptials will always have a special place in our heart (it wasn’t dubbed “the wedding of the century” for nothing), but when it comes to fashion, the Duchess’s Alexander McQueen number isn’t the only regal gown worth swooning over. Here, 15 royally incredible bridal dresses that have made their mark on history. Spoiler: Major style envy ahead.
1. Meghan Markle
Designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, the Duchess of Sussex opted for an elegant and utterly timeless “boat neck” dress for her May 2018 nuptials to Prince Harry. Channeling some old-school Hollywood vibes (how fitting for the former actress), Markle teamed the sophisticated look with a silk tulle veil and Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara. The result? Totally stunning.
2. Wallis Simpson
OK, so they’re not exactly royals (the Duke of Windsor famously abdicated his throne in order to marry the two-time American divorcée), but this elegant creation is definitely iconic. The low-key ceremony took place in France in 1937, and the Duchess (Simpson) donned a pale blue Mainbocher dress that’s now on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.