10 Royal Wedding Dresses to Inspire Your Wedding Day Look


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Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly looked modest but beautiful on her wedding day.
Grace Kelly looked modest but beautiful on her wedding day.
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Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco on April 19, 1956. Her gown was designed by MGM studio costume designer, Helen Rose, and it was a gift from Kelly's movie studio. It took a team of more than a dozen seamstresses six weeks to complete the garment. The dress featured 125-year old Valenciennes rose-point lace, silk taffeta, 98 yards of tulle and bows that were fastened all the way down the train. With a high collar and small buttons trimming the bodice, it was a modest dress designed with a Catholic ceremony in mind. Kelly was released from her film contract in exchange for the studio's rights to film the ceremony in Monaco. Today, you can see the dress in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

TLC Takeaway: You don't have to be flashy to capture attention on your wedding day. Small details and embellishments, such as buttons and bows, can have a major (and classy!) impact.

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