Famed wedding dresses throughout history have come in every silhouette, style, and (sometimes) in color—and they often reflect the times. Queen Elizabeth’s post-war wedding gown was made of fabric purchased with ration cards, Yoko Ono's oh-so-sixties wedding look bucked tradition in more ways than one, Diana, Princess of Wales’s extravagant ’80s confection included a 25-foot train (which is still the longest in royal wedding history), and most recently, Priyanka Chopra wowed the world with her Mandarin-collared embroidered column gown by iconic American designer Ralph Lauren, complete with 75-foot veil.
When it comes to twenty-first century brides, we've watched as Kate Moss ushered in a new kind of Bohemian bridal spirit, Portia de Rossi made blush for bridal a mainstay, Solange Knowles introduced us to the bridal jumpsuit, and the new wave of royals inspired the newly betrothed across the world. There were the brides who bucked tradition in their own ways, like Zoe Kravitz, Hailey Baldwin Bieber, and Chiara Ferragni, who have blurred the lines between the runway and the aisle.
Going against the bridal status quo isn't a prerequisite to being remembered, but it's the most traditional and alternative bridal looks that are typically the most unforgettable. From Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, to Beyoncé, Amal Clooney, and all the celebrities, artists, and royals in between, these are the most iconic wedding dresses of all time (from the most recent to back in time) that have made their mark on history, and on fashion.