Nothing draws an audience quite like a royal wedding. They’re romantic and elaborate affairs that reverberate through the ages. They kickstart fashion trends that span generations and become pillars of culture.
Before Kate Middleton’s wedding dress made her the bride-to-be, there was another princess in the public eye. Prior to taking on her new role as Princess Grace of Monaco, Grace Kelly was already a household name in American cinema.
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In celebration of what would have been her 88th birthday, we’ve put together bridal looks to help you emulate one of the most iconic wedding gowns on record. From neck to train, here are some standout features to help you achieve the majesty of Grace Kelly’s wedding dress.
Reportedly, over 400 yards of fabric were used to make Grace Kelly’s wedding gown. Much of that, including the cummerbund that gave the dress its iconic silhouette, was fashioned from Silk Faille. This satin bridal ball gown offers a similar shape and classic overall feel.
Rose Point Lace
Like her, the 125-year-old imported Brussels lace that comprised Kelly’s bodice and sleeves was truly one of a kind. But rose point lace remains a regal way to pull your vintage-inspired wedding dress together. This Morilee beauty features the delicate lacework, framed with sheer full length sleeves, off the shoulder neckline and illusion back.
Before strapless wedding dresses were all the rage, a more demure silhouette graced the aisle. Long sleeve lace bridal gowns like the one Grace Kelly wore prove that you don’t need to show a ton of skin to be sexy. We love the way this bohemian-inspired wedding dress modernizes her timeless look.
Nothing says royal wedding like a Chapel train. To qualify as such, you need a minimum of three feet trailing down the aisle behind you. Kelly’s wedding dress train was overlaid with delicate lace from her veil, but this v-neck Allure bridal gown keeps it crisp yet ethereal with a smooth silk follow-through.
Regardless of which feature is your personal favorite, the high neckline on Grace Kelly’s wedding dress sets it apart from other famous looks. This Maggie Sottero Bridals lace bridal gown offers a sophisticated take on a true classic.
Modern Grace Kelly Wedding Dress
Want to infuse some of that Grace Kelly charm into your wedding look while still making it your own? Try this modernized Grace Kelly-inspired wedding dress from Maggie Sottero. It’s a touch of sleek and dash of bohemian that retains the gown’s original charm.
Which Grace Kelly inspired bridal look will you don for your Prince Charming?