Last updated on Jun 10th, 2021 at 05:09 pm

Royal wedding dresses 

Looking at it now, it’s hard to believe that Princess Diana’s wedding dress was envied by women all over the world in 1981. Back then, her dress was the epitome of how a princess bride should look on her wedding day. Today, it’s considered completely OTT and looks more like the dresses you see on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Getting married in 2017 and want to look like a princess?

Well, if you’re into classic, vintage vibes or prefer a more modern look, you might just find some inspiration in this gallery. While not all of the dresses as a whole may appeal to you, you might see a detail or two that you like.

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Personally, I adore the top half of Princess Grace’s dress and the bottom half of Princess Charlene’s – not together of course, but both are so beautiful and delicate.

Take a trip down memory lane with us – we’re looking at royal wedding dresses and how they’ve changed over the years. We’re throwing it all the way back to 1947 – a whopping 69 years ago!

How amazing to know that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been married for that long? WOW! We start our gallery with photos from their wedding … 

1947

Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey, London after their wedding on 20th November 1947. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images).
Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey, London after their wedding on 20th November 1947. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images).
British Royalty, pic: 20th November 1947, Buckingham Palace, London, The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh showing the Princess looking radiant after the wedding at Westminster Abbey (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
British Royalty, pic: 20th November 1947, Buckingham Palace, London, The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh showing the Princess looking radiant after the wedding at Westminster Abbey (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)