by Tony Joshie
Appearing beautiful and gorgeous on the wedding day is every lady's desire as this special day is one of the memorable days of their lives. To achieve this, the wedding dress is essential. The Brides-to-be devout much effort and money to choosing and purchasing their wedding dresses to pick the worthwhile one.
Over time, the color white dominates all other colors, and all ladies want to appear in it on their special day. This trend was ignited by a woman called Queen Victoria. In 1840, she got married to Prince Albert. She was expected to wear a red gown for this occasion since she belongs to the royal family; instead, she wore a white silk- satin and lace gown. Back then, the color white is known for mourning by the traditionalist. But she came out in her unique style, and this color looks fascinating to other women, which makes the white color become the popular choice of people for a wedding dress all around the world.
Although the majority believe that the color white denotes purity, therefore every lady must appear in a white dress on their wedding day. But it is not compulsory, as every lady can appear in her most preferred style. Many celebrities such as Jessica Biel, Dita Von Teese, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, among others, annul the trend and rock other colors for their wedding.
The primary factor influencing the choice of a wedding dress is the price, which solely depends on their weight and raw materials used in designing them. The more classic you want to be as a bride, the more money you will spend. Therefore, put your pocket into consideration before picking one. The prices of wedding dresses increase every year rapidly, and according to strategy.com, by 2024, the bridal wear market is said to have increased to over $73 billion.
The table below shows the Top 10 most expensive wedding dresses and their prices.
|The diamond wedding gown||$12 Million||Silk (150 carats of diamonds)|
|Kim Kardashian Givenchy||$500,000||Lace panels, pearls, a cathedral-length veil, and a trumpet silhouette|
|Yumi Katsurawhite Gold dress||$8.5 Million||Silk and satin (1000 pearls, 5- carat white gold diamonds, and most importantly, 8.8 - carat green diamond.|
|Victoria Swaroski's crystal gown||$1 Million||500,000 crystals with an average weight of 100 pounds or 46kg.|
|Danasha Luxury Gown||Antwerp of 75 carats, 250 grams of 18-carat gold, and Belgium diamond|
|Kate Middleton's Alexandra Mcqueen||$388,088||Fabrics such as French Chantilly, ivory, satin organizer, and English Cluny lace.|
|Domo Adami's platinum dress||$372,564||40 meters of silk fabric and a platinum thread beautifully decorated with an embroidered floral pattern.|
|Vera Wang's peacock wedding dress||$1.5 Million||Feathers of Peacock.|
|9,999 Carat Gems wedding dress||$158,874||Embedded with precious gems.|
|Platinum wedding dress||$250,000||Gold and Diamond.|
The term "two heads are better than one" was right as far as this dress is concerned. This is because it took the collaboration of Rene Strauss, a designer, and Martin Kartz, a jeweler, to achieve this masterpiece. Both designers are renowned in Beverly Hills. This diamond gown happens to be one of the most expensive. The makers are not in a hurry to sell it out because they are using it as an object for promoting their designs at luxury fashion and bridal exhibitions. The stunning gown is made up of Silk, and 150 carats of diamonds. The sparkling characteristic of a diamond when light shines on it makes the bride radiant and elegant when she is in motion. You sure can try it out if you have the cash!
The dress got its name from its maker, Katsura, a craftswoman and a Japanese fashion designer. She has been devoted to the business for over 50years, and of course, she is fulfilled. Her designs are always extraordinary because of her course of study (fashion) at the schools in the Parisian sewing trade chamber. She was honored to showcase her products at the bridal collection show (the first ever) that took place in Japan, and in 1981, she became famous and extended her business to England, the US, and France. The dress was made from the finest Silk and satin. It has some beautiful features such as a varieties of precious gemstones, including 1000 pearls, 5- carat white gold diamonds, and, most importantly, 8.8 - carat green diamond with an intricate Zari embroidery that is hand-stitched. They are only two of this design in the world, and no one has ever worn it.
This gown is entirely a work of art. In the year 2010, the dress was revealed in Miami during the international fashion week. It consists of selected Antwerp of 75 carats, 250 grams of 18-carat gold, and Belgium diamond. This gown was crafted beautifully with the finest materials. It was designed by Jad Ghandour and Danasha luxury.
The designer, Vera Wang, took this wedding gown to another level as it was different from others. This unique wedding dress was made from the feathers of a peacock. Imagine how many feathers would have made up this incredible dress. According to research, a male peacock drops close to 200 feathers every molting season. So the feathers of more than ten birds, which sum up to 2000 feathers averagely, were gathered and stitched together by ten artisans to achieve the dress. It was designed in the year 2009 with a pretty long and round train. As beautiful as this dress is, some tradition does not encourage it for brides due to the belief that peacock's feathers bring bad luck. If you believe too, it's advisable not to buy it. The creativity and price awarded it a rank in the bridal wear market.
This is purely a crystal dress. Michael Cinco crafted it with 500,000 crystals with an average weight of 100 pounds or 46kg. If you are thinking if it will be heavy or not? No doubt it is! T he gown also features palettes, laser-cut flowers on the princess-cut, A-line skirt, and sheer bodice. It has a 6-meter long train, which makes it incredibly gorgeous. Since crystals are known for their sparkling features, this gives the bride a dazzling look.
Kim Kardashian walked down the aisle with her adorable Givenchy gown when she married her charming prince (Kanye). It was a custom-made dress that was designed by Riccardo Tisci. It's a long sleeves gown with lace panels, pearls, a cathedral-length veil, and a trumpet silhouette. All these made it to be gorgeous and stunning.
Talking about a classic dress that combines ancient and modern design, Kate Middleton's gown is the one! This gorgeous dress was designed by Sarah Burton and was worn by Kate to marry Prince William. It is made up of expensive fabrics such as French Chantilly, ivory, satin organizer, and English Cluny lace. Looking glamourous and romantic on your wedding day isn't a bad idea as this dress provides you with the vibe due to its narrowness on the waist, which brings out the mid-section perfectly. It has a 9 feet long train with a sheer back. The long sleeves and lace collar exhibit the old form of design, which honors the ancient design of Grace Kelly's wedding gown and a host of others. Right at the gown's bottom is a design that looks like a blossoming flower decorated with soft pleating, which opens to the ground and with a 10 feet long train. According to a designer, Mark Badgley, the gown is said to be evergreen due to how it was designed, and in the next years to come, it will still be in Vogue.
Floral designs are known for their eye-catchy features, and this makes the dress exceptional. An Italian designer called Mauro Adami designed the dress in 2008, and it was such a beauty to behold. The gown was sewn using 40 meters of silk fabric and a platinum thread. It was then decorated beautifully with an embroidered floral pattern and a neckline that adds beauty and confidence to the bride. All these kept the dress among the top list ever since it was crafted. Walking down the aisle with this adorable gown wouldn't be a bad idea!
It is designed in an Eastern way and would be a perfect choice for Asian brides who do not want to follow the tradition of white gown for every wedding. It is a beautiful red gown made with Platinum (one of the most expensive metals) with gold embroidery, making it glitter even from afar. It was displayed in China's Anhui province. Most wedding gowns are made from Gold and Diamond, but that of Platinum is rare, and this gave it an edge over other designs. It was perfectly decorated with other precious gems. You can take your wedding to another level by considering this gorgeous dress which keeps you in awe even after the wedding.
If you are looking for a dress that will make your wedding glamorous and also yield money for you in the nearest future? This dress is the perfect one! This is because the dress is embedded with precious gems that rise in value yearly, thereby bringing about an increase in your net worth. It was made in Shingrao Jiangxi province, China, in the year 2007. Among the jewel is a contrasting blue color that resembles something from a fairy tale. Consider this expensive dress as an investment that pays off.
Wedding gowns are usually made with rare or unique materials that typically make them beautiful and also expensive. The majority of the wedding dresses listed above can only be worn by some certain class of people who can afford them.
About Tony Joshie
Tony's journey as a blogger began several years ago when he discovered his love for the visual arts. Fascinated by the stories behind the masterpieces and the artistic techniques employed by renowned artists, he started sharing his thoughts and interpretations on his blog.