If not an exaggeration, I’d certainly say that wedding is probably the only opportunity when all brides spend the day feeling like a princess. Regardless of any religion and cultures, wedding has always been a dream affair for any bride and the groom across the world. Whether or not brides would wish for an over-the-top dress designs for their wedding, wedding dresses are obviously the major part in the planning for the big day! Wedding dresses these days come in various different forms and shapes to suit the needs of different people. But some have been known to be overtly lavish, the most expensive and extremely grand as well. Here’s what we picked up to publish, ten of the most expensive wedding dress designs in the world. Let Elist10 give you the privilege to forget about how much you had spent on your wedding dress or planning to outline your budget for your wedding, and rather join us in slavering over the most expensive wedding dress designs in this planet.
10. Imperial Pearl Syndicate Gown (Price: $100,000)
Imperial Pearl Syndicate Gown—one of the most stunning wedding dresses designed back in the ’50s. It was undoubtedly the most expensive dresses ever constructed during 1950s costing $100,000. This amazingly bedazing dress was owned by the Imperial Pearl Syndicate. Weighing 27 pounds and made from silk and satin, the dress took 15 long years to collect more than 100,000 pre-war cultured pearls and 8 designers took 2 months to complete this wedding dress.
9. ‘Bach Ngoc Xiem Y’ Wedding Gown (Price: $117,000)
A beautiful while silk and satin bridal gown, yet another design from Asia, but hails from Vietnam. Anyone who sees the dress in person is sure to be impressed with its design. The gown per se is embellished with 222 diamonds and 100 rubies. It was displayed at the Ruby Plaza in Hanoi. No doubt, Bach Ngoc Xiem Y is not for commoners. It’s only for the seriously wealthy bride-to-be, with its worth of $117,000.
8. Wedding Dress with 9999 carats of gems (Price: $154,000)
Adorned with 9999 carats (which is about 2 kg) of gems, this wedding dress is another Chinese creation known as one of the costliest wedding dress designs in the world. Designed by a Hong Kong based jewelry designer, the dress was displayed in 2007 at a jewelry store of Shangrao in Jiangxi Province. With its valuation of 999,999 Yuan ($154,000), this gem-studded dress deservedly one of the most expensive wedding dress designs ever made.
7.Platinum Wedding Dress (Price: $250,000)
Are you ready to cast your bright beady eyes on a gorgeous platinum dress that will cost you a fortune? Platinum Wedding Dress—an eye-catching wedding dress stands out not only because of its bright red color but also because it was made of platinum. It was on show at a shopping center in Wuhu, China. During the show in 2007, the pretty Platinum Wedding dress was valued at $250,000.
6. Mauro Adami Wedding Dress (Price: $400,300)
Italian designer Mauro Adami and his creative spirit led to the creation of one of the costliest wedding dresses of all time worth $400,300. He made this dress out of 40 meters of fabric spun from platinum and silk thread. Actually, the dress has been created to be the part of the Domo Adami Collection in 2008. The floral arrangement on the gown’s end and the off-shoulder sleeves make it look awesomely charismatic.
5. Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress (Price: $416,700)
Lately on the day of her fairy tale wedding with Prince William, Kate Middleton wore one of the most lavish and expensive wedding dresses worth $416,000. Designed by Sarah Burton, who is the creative director at Alexander McQueen, the wedding dress was actually an ivory gown made from extremely elusive high-class fabrics with lace applique bodice which was decorated individually representing four different nations. For England, the French and English Chantilly lace roses were applied while thistles were used for Scotland. Shamrocks were used for Ireland and Daffodils for the Wales. The train of this spectacular gown was 2.7 meters long.
4. Danasha Luxury Gown (Price: $1.5 million)
It’s during the Miami International Fashion Week in 2010 that Jad Ghandour and Dansha Luxury, the popular fashion designers, introduced a grand dress called Danasha Luxury Gown valued at $1.5 million. This design features 250 grams of 18 carat gold and excellent quality diamonds of 75 carats which were reportedly been handpicked from Antwerp city of Belgium. Made with Taffeta, the dress and all the jewels were completely handmade.
3. Peacock Wedding Dress (Price: $1.5 million)
With its worth valued at $1.5 million, The Peacock Wedding Dress is known to be the world’s third most expensive wedding dress design. The renowned designer Vera Wang unveiled this amazing wedding dress at the wedding expo held in Nanjing of China’s Jiangsu Province. This dress was fashioned out or 2009 pieces of male peacock feathers and have reportedly took eight handicraftsmen two months to finish. No doubt, the Peacock Feather Wedding Dress is one of the most creative and unique wedding dress designs created ever.
2. White Gold Diamond Dress (Price: $8.5 million)
White Gold Diamond Dress is touted as the second most expensive wedding dress in the world till the date. The dress was designed by a Japanese designer Yumi Katsura, who’s also known to be one of the most gifted wedding dress designers in the world. Katsura created this sparkling wedding dress featuring 1000 pearls, a rare 5 carat white gold diamond, 8.8 carat emerald, as well as delicate zari embroidery sewed into the silk. However, Yumi’s most expensive bridal dress is yet to get the perfect bride who can afford and fancy it.
1. The Diamond Wedding Gown (Price: $12 million)
Designed by Martin Katz Jewelers and Renee Strauss, the most expensive wedding gown ever designed in the history—The Diamond Wedding Gown is valuated at a whopping $12 million. Martin is a prominent bridal couture designer and Renee Strauss is the owner of a popular bridal salon in Beverly Hills. This wedding gown was made to celebrate the outstanding Bridal Show at Ritz-Carlton held in 2006. The magnificent design featured 150 carats of excellent quality diamonds enlaced throughout the dress.
However the price tag is kept under wraps, we can get to read about a handful of dresses (mostly of celebrities) that are said to be among the most expensive dresses ever designed in the world. There are some dresses as impressive as any, but couldn’t make our list of top 10 most expensive wedding dress designs. If only their prices were known, I’d certainly mention the stunning wedding dresses of Princess Diana (which is often touted to be priceless and one of the most famous wedding dresses of all time), Victoria Beckham, Melania Knauss, and Gracy Kelly. Having said this, the ones I have included may not be the fully-approved contenders of this list. But, as per the statistics available till the date, the dresses in this list are compiled to be the most expensive wedding dresses ever created. If you are a millionaire or a billionaire, you can make your wedding dresses top the list!
Arun is an IT-gradate. But writing is something he has innate passion for. He loves to explore new things, places and ideas.