Top 10 Most Expensive Designer Wedding Dresses
The average price of a wedding dress today is $1,211.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a whole bunch that cost a whole lot more.
Here are the top 10 most expensive wedding dresses, ranging from $20,000, all the way up to $1.5 million.
10. Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy Dress – $400,000
For Kim Kardashian’s third wedding to Kanye West, she wore a $400,000 Givenchy dress designed by Riccardo Tisci.
The dress was given a glimpse on her reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and it was same price as Princess Kate’s dress.
The elegant lace dress had a sheer back and long train.
It was certainly not what anyone would expect, but then again, when does Kim Kardashian not surprise us?
9. Peacock Dress By Vera Wang – $1.5 million
This is truly the most unique wedding dress ever made.
Designed by Vera Wang, it is made of peacock feathers, for the bride who really wants to stand out and go the non-traditional route.
Designed in 2009, it’s made of 2009 male peacock feathers to commemorate the year it was made.
Featuring a very long, round train, it’s rumored that Jennifer Lopez was supposed to wear it to her wedding to Ben Affleck, but those nuptials never happened.
8. Victoria Beckham’s Vera Wang Dress – $100,000
When she wed David Beckham, way back in 1999, Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams wore a Vera Wang gown, which reportedly cost $100,000.
Victoria loved her rather timeless, structured ball-gown wedding dress so much, she still has it in her closet, hoping that one day, her daughter Harper will want to wear it.
It’s a known fact that Mrs. Beckham gives most of her clothing away to be auctioned off to charity, but hasn’t had the the heart to sell off her beloved and very expensive Vera Wang gown.
7. Chelsea Clinton’s Vera Wang Dress – $32,000
Former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton was married to Marc Mezinsky, in 2010, in a lavish $3 million ceremony.
Her dress, which was designed by Vera Wang, is rumored to have cost approximately $32k. Luckily, the United States government wasn’t paying for it.
The dress, a strapless, beaded gown was made of yards of ivory silk organza that had slightly gathered with a diagonal pleat of tulle on the bodice.
6. Zim Zolciak’s Baracci Gown – $58,000
Former Real Housewife of Atlanta, Zim Zolciak married Atlanta Falcon Kroy Bierman, in 2011, wearing a very expensive gown from Beverly Hills fashion house Baracci.
This silver Duchess Satin dress reportedly weighed 32 pounds, and was embellished with lace, pearls, beads and Swarovski crystals.
5. Jessica Biel’s Giambattista Valli Dress – $100,000+
Jessica Biel’s beautiful pink dress for her wedding to Justin Timberlake, was stunning both in looks and in price.
The exact dollar amount has not been revealed, but it’s rumored to have cost Mrs. Timberlake upwards of six-figures.
In 2013, Biel discussed the dress in an interview with Elle magazine,
“I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear.
I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least."
4. Princess Diana’s Dress – $150,000
Princess Diana wore a legendary wedding dress for her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles.
Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, within hours of the wedding, tons of other designers were ordered to copy the dress so every bride in England and throughout the world could feel like Diana on their big day too.
The dress was made of silk taffeta and antique lace embellished with over 1,000 pearls and sequins.
3. Madonna’s Stella McCartney Dress – $80,000
For her 2000 wedding to director Guy Ritchie, Madonna wore an $80,000 dress designed by her friend Stella McCartney.
This strapless dress was made of ivory colored silk. She also wore an antique lace veil and a 37 carat diamond cross necklace.
2. Nicole Richie’s Marchesa Dress – $20,000
This dress Nicole Richie wore for her 2010 wedding to rock star Joel Madden, was designed by Marchesa.
But the dress pictured above was only one of three she wore to her wedding by the same designer.
Way over the top, the bottom of the dress alone was made of more that 100 yards of silk organza tulle, shaped into beautiful petals.
1. Amal Alamuddin’s Oscar De La Renta Gown – $380,000
For her wedding to George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin wore a stunning Oscar De La Renta gown.
So why that designer in particular? Alamuddin told Vogue,
“George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress.
Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.”
This off-the shoulder dress featured 14 yards of Chantilly lace appliqués, which were embellished by hand with beading and embroidery.
What a dreaming wedding dress.