The Most Expensive Wedding Dresses Of All Time

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Aug 1 2019 / 12:10 PM

Taking "dress to impress" to a whole other level...

The Most Expensive Wedding Dresses Of All Time

From the wedding dresses worn by celebrities such as Meghan Markle and Chiara Ferragni to some of the most extravagant couture gowns in history - these are the most expensive wedding dresses ever to be made...

Christina Mourad 

Christina Mourad said "I do" to Elie Saab Jr. in one of the most opulent wedding ceremonies in Lebanon. The Bride wore not one but three gowns from the Beirut-based designer. For the ceremony, Mourad was clad in a custom Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with over 500,000 sequins hand-sewn with champagne lurex threads and a 4.5 metres trails in the religious ceremony in Bkerki. The cost of the ivory gown is unknown but Rose Leslie's was rumoured to cost $20,000 (Dhs73,000), according to Entertainment Tonight. Times that by three - as per Mourad's two additional dresses - and that could bring the potential cost to Dhs219,000. 

Janaina Cardoso

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Janaina Cardoso, who wore a custom Elie Saab gown, and Imran Hussain tied the knot in perhaps the most opulent wedding reception hosted in Burj Al Arab. The entire wedding set the couple back Dhs7 million, so we'll let you do the guessing around how much the dress cost.  

Meghan Markle 

The price of Meghan Markle's custom Haute Couture Givenchy gown remains enigmatic, but experts estimate the price tag to be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Regardless of the price, Givenchy's creative director, Claire Waight Keller did an excellent job embroidering the 53 countries of the Commonwealth in the magnificent veil. 

Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni's wedding was the royal wedding of the influencers reporting an audience-driven media impact of Dhs132 million and 67 million online interactions. The bride met the high expectations of wearing gowns that took 1,600+hours production by Maria Grazia Chiuri with a digital and social value of approximately Dhs19 million dollars. 

Princess Diana

Princess Diana's David Emanuel wedding dress cost just Dhs47,000 at the time but, as one of the most iconic wedding gowns of all time, more appropriate estimates of over Dhs418,000 have been placed on it now.

Khadija Uzhakhovs


Perhaps not a household name, but this daughter of a Russian billionaire became Insta-famous thanks to her Elie Saab gown, which cost a reported Dhs94,000.

Martin Katx x Renee Strauss

When jewellers Martin Katz teamed up with dressmaker Renee Strauss, the product was always going to be something special. In fact, at just over Dhs39 million, it became the most expensive wedding dress in history - incorporating more than 150 carats of diamonds.

Yumi Katsura

Yumi Katsura

Designer Yumi Katsura's White Gold Diamond dress is valued at a whopping Dhs26 million and features a rare 5-carat white gold diamond, an 8.8-carat green diamond and 1,000 pearls. Sadly, there's yet to be a bride brave enough to wear it.

Kim Kardashian West 

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Would you expect anything less than a Dhs1,469,180 custom-made Givenchy gown from Mrs Kardashian West?

Domo Adami

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If you have a spare Dhs1.2 million why not spend it on 40-metres of fabric spun from silk and platinum thread in this dress designed by Domo Adami?



The haute couture Dior gown that Chinese-Hong Kong model, actress, and singer Angelababy wore on her wedding day may not have a price tag attributed to it, but considering the five months it took to make and the 115 feet of satin organza used, it is safe to say that the cost was high.

Vera Wang

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Vera Wang reportedly spent two months with seven other designers finishing this epic wedding gown made from 2,009 peacock feathers. No wonder the price tag is around Dhs3.67 million, then.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Rumour has it that Kate's bespoke Alexander McQueen gown cost around Dhs1.3 million, but nothing has been officially confirmed by Clarence House.

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel's custom pink Giambattista Valli dress is reported to have cost upwards of Dhs365,000.

Amal Clooney

George and Amal Clooney's whole wedding reportedly cost around Dhs41,795,000 million, including the bride's stunning Dhs1,395,720 custom Oscar de la Renta gown.