10 Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Vintage Royal Wedding Gowns
There's a long history of royal brides whose dresses have caught the attention of the world. Dressed in renowned designers like Dior and Balenciaga, the princesses and queens of the past set the style standards high for the elegant women who came after.
While trends have come and gone over the past decades, these classic gowns will remain iconic, no matter how many years pass. Read on to see 10 inspiring royal brides wearing the elegant white gowns that will withstand the test of time.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, 1960
Princess Margaret married Antony Armstrong-Jones wearing a gown designed by Norman Hartnell.
Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1978
The then-21-year-old Caroline married Philippe Junot wearing a gown by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior.
Queen Silvia of Sweden, 1976
Silvia Sommerlath married King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden wearing a simple yet elegant gown by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior complete with a 12-foot train.
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, 1966
Princess Beatrix married Claus von Amsberg dressed in a gown by Caroline Bergé-Farwick of Maison Linette, a couturier to the royal family.
Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, 1956
Actress Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco dressed in a gown created by MGM costume designer Helen Rose.
Princess Diana of Wales, 1981
Diana Spencer wore a gown by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for her wedding to Prince Charles.
Queen Fabiola of Belgium, 1969
Fabiola de Mora y Aragón chose a high-necked gown designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga to marry King Baudouin of Belgium.
Princess Sophie of Spain, 1962
Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark married Prince Juan Carlos of Spain dressed in a gown by Jean Dessès.
Duchess Fergie of York, 1986
Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew, Duke of York dressed in a gown by Lindka Cierach.
Queen Rania of Jordan, 1993
Rania married then-Prince Abdullah Bin Al Hussein of Jordan wearing a gown by British designer Bruce Oldfield.