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11. Raquel Welch

In February of 1967, the film star and model wore a short, crochet dress when she married Hollywood producer Patrick Curtis in Paris.  She paired a three-quarter length white fur coat over her dress; an appropriate touch, considering the wedding took place in February.  The adorable dress showed off Welch’s long legs.  This look solidified Welch’s status as a fashion icon.

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 10. Lauren Conrad

Jaws dropped as the style icon walked down the aisle on September 13, 2014.  Conrad accessorized the mermaid-style, crisp white dress with a simple necklace, gold leaf crown and veil (not pictured).  Her fresh face and beachy hair not only made her glow, but proved a demure choice, allowing for the appropriate amount of attention to be given to the dress, the ceremony, and, of course, the couple themselves.   

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9. Mia Farrow

The actress and model married Frank Sinatra (his third wedding) in 1966.  Farrow chose a clean-cut skirt suit, a mature choice considering she was only twenty-one at the time.  Her conservative decision was rumored to be due to her insecurities about the age gap between her and Sinatra, whom at the time was in his fifties.  Sinatra and Farrow were married in fifteen minutes at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.  Albeit a short ceremony, the couple, the dress, and the marriage were one for the ages.

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8. Olivia Palermo

The star married Johannes Huebl on June 29, 2014, after six and a half years of courtship.  In a quiet park in Bedford, New York, the two happily and humbly tied the knot.  Olivia looked flawless.  Opting for a simplistic yet sophisticated dress, her sense of style shined through on her special day. 

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7. Kate Moss

Moss’s wedding stands out among the rest of these wedding looks.  Her ivory embellished dress, designed by John Galliano, was bohemian inspired.  Her new hubby, Jamie Hince, complemented Moss’s off white dress nicely in a slate grey suit.

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6. Bianca Jagger

A white skirt suit by Savile Ro was the ensemble of choice by Mrs. Jagger.  Married in May 1971 to Mick Jagger, the Savile Ro design seemed only fitting considering that the designer had previously designed suits for the Rolling Stones.  The original Savile Ro design included a shirt for Bianca to wear under the jacket, but, to everyone’s surprise, she was four months pregnant. Since the shirt didn’t fit, she opted to wear nothing underneath.  Instead, she completed the look with a wide-brimmed sunhat.

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5. Kate Middleton

With her marriage to Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton marked her debut as the Duchess of Cambridge. Throughout the couple’s six month engagement, the designer was kept a secret, further heightening the anticipation for the big reveal of her gown.  The designer was announced at the last moment as the bride made her entrance into the Abbey: Alexander McQueen and creative director Sarah Burton.

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4. Queen Elizabeth II

In November 1946, Queen Elizabeth married Prince Phillip at the young age of 21.  According to Vogue, the gown was ‘made of ivory duchess satin and decorated with 10,000 imported white pearls, silver thread and tulle embroidery.’ The decadence didn’t stop there.  The extravagant wedding gown had an attachable 15-foot patterned full court train.  And to top it off, Queen Elizabeth II wore a tiara to hold her silk tulle veil in place.

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3. Audrey Hepburn

After meeting on-stage while performing in Broadway’s Ondine.  Audrey Hepburn fell in love and promptly married Mel Ferrer in September of 1954.  As the epitome of class, would you expect Audrey to wear anything less than a ‘full-skirted Fifties ballerina-length’ dress?  The conservative Balmain design will never be forgotten.

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2. Jacqueline Kennedy

New York designer Ann Lowe designed Jackie’s full-skirted dress for her wedding to John F. Kennedy in September 1953.  This iconic look included little white gloves and a full veil.  Jackie O remains one of the top style icons in the fashion industry, remembered best for her class and fine jewelry.

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1. Gene Tierney

As an actress, Tierney was accustomed to the limelight.  On June 1st, 1941, all eyes were most definitely on Tierney as she walked down the aisle in a gown by costume designer Oleg Cassini.  As seen in this beautiful photo, the lace and simplistic cut make this dress iconic.

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Meghan Loftus is a freshman at Saint Louis University studying Entrepreneurship within the John Cook School of Business.  She plans on merging her passion for philanthropy and her love of fashion into her future career within the fashion industry.  Meghan is a big believer in the power of lipstick and the Skinny Vanilla Latte.  To see more of Meghan's writing and personal style, visit her blog, Beyond the Boutique.

 

 

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