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10 Royal Wedding Dresses to Inspire Your Wedding Day Look


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Princess Maxima
Princess Maxima wore a dress designed by Valentino.
Princess Maxima wore a dress designed by Valentino.
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Princess Maxima was married to Prince Willem-Alexander on Feb. 2, 2002, in Amsterdam. Her long-sleeved ivory gown was designed by Valentino and had a train inset with embroidered flowers. Her veil also had a floral design and measured 16 feet -- as long as her train. Her tiara was perhaps the most special part of her wedding-day ensemble. The base was from a tiara worn by Queen Emma, and the stars that adorned it were adapted from one worn by Queen Emma's daughter, Queen Wilhelmina.

TLC Takeaway: Mix and match accessories to create a custom look for your big day. Try wearing multiple necklaces or stacking bracelets for a layered effect. Or, make a one-of-a-kind accessory by pinning your grandmother's cameo brooch and a swatch of lace from your mother's veil in your hair.


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