I, like most of the world, am a sucker for celebrity wedding dresses. But since affording a haute couture gown is
probably definitely not in my future, I decided to comb through the depths of the internet to find the prettiest, celebrity-inspired wedding dresses that I can actually afford (read: price tags that won't demolish my bank account). Ahead, the 15 best wedding gowns of all time—including those worn by models, athletes, and royalty—and their damn similar dupes that you can shop right this very second.
The big reveal of Meghan Markle’s royal wedding gown was well worth the wait—the (now) Duchess of Sussex opted for a timeless, boatneck Givenchy dress that screamed sophistication. The ideal combination of timeless and romantic, I have a feeling this gown will inspire brides for years to come.
Lucky for you, stealing the Duchess’ look doesn’t have to come with a designer price tag. This simple, über-flattering gown is a budget-friendly and gorgeous option for brides-to-be.
SHOP SIMILAR: BHLDN Bacall Gown, $900
Of course one dress wasn't enough for Meghan—she who has become a legit style icon in the past year—which is why I wasn't even surprised when she rolled up to the evening reception in a crazy-chic high-neck Stella McCartney gown.
Cop Meghan's dress with this silky, halter-top gown by Galvan. It's understated but guaranteed to make an impression.
SHOP SIMILAR: Galvan Silk-Satin Halterneck Gown, $1,995
Williams wore not one, not two, but three dresses during her wedding to Alexis Ohanian. The tennis pro changed into a short Versace dress (adorned with feathers and beads) for the reception—the hemline and fun details made for the perfect dancing dress.
Prepare to dance the night away like Serena in this fringe-y piece by BHLDN.
SHOP SIMILAR: BHLDN Promenade Dress, $190
Google the definition of "fairytale" and I'm pretty sure a photo of Miranda Kerr's wedding gown will pop up. The model wore a stunning Dior Haute Couture gown on her big day with Evan Spiegel. The dress is loosely inspired by Grace Kelley's iconic 1956 wedding gown (namely in the cut and fit).
For a similar, long-sleeve gown, look no further than this Givenchy dress, which is adorned with faux pearls along the neckline.
SHOP SIMILAR: Givenchy Crystal and Faux-Pearl Embellished Gown, $1,717
Kate Middleton's royal wedding gown was a lot different than Meghan's—the Duchess of Cambridge wore a long-sleeve, lace Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton gown with a deep-v neckline. With an impeccably tailoried waist, the dress made for a ridiculously pretty ensemble.
The OITNB and The Handmaid's Tale actress opted for a gorgeous Christian Siriano gown for her wedding to writer Lauren Morelli. "Having spent years in an orange jumpsuit, Samira really wanted to have her fairytale wedding moment and therefore opted for a more traditional look," the designer told People.
This off-the-shoulder gown by Sareh Nouri offers an elegant, über-romantic look that mirrors Wiley's.
SHOP SIMILAR: Sareh Nouri Ethel Off the Shoulder Shantung Mermaid Gown, $4,995
I'm a sucker for alternative wedding dresses, hence why I was super keen on Kaley Cuoco's reception jumpsuit. The actress went for a white-lace one-piece with a plunging neckline, because why not.
Either fasten the top button for a more conservative look, or let it fly like Cuoco—this deep-v jumpsuit by Rosie Assoulin is a surefire win.
SHOP SIMILAR: Rosie Assoulin Long Sleeve Jumpsuit, $1,195
Considering Teigen could have worn a paper bag to her wedding and still shown up on my best dressed list, it didn't take much for the model to stun. But Teigen certainly knocked it out of the park in this super-extra Vera Wang gown (one of three gowns the model wore on her big day).
This Watters gown is simple and extra—the lace-covered corset serves as the perfect companion to the large, billowing skirt.
SHOP SIMILAR: Watters Marjorie Beaded Corset, $1,690
Kate's younger sister chose a bespoke Giles Deacon gown for her big day. "I wanted that 'how-was-that-done?' factor," Deacon told Business of Fashion of his process. "It’s all hand-pieced which is why you don’t actually see a seam."
Corded lace and delicate organza flowers make this White by Vera Wang both special and classic—and very similar to Pippa's.
SHOP SIMILAR: White by Vera Wang Short Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress, $1,298
Emmy Rossum was the epitome of chic at her ceremony, thanks to her simple and elegant Carolina Herrera gown. "As soon as I got engaged, I immediately knew that I wanted Mrs. Herrera to make my wedding dress," the actress told Vogue.
This fitted, off-the-shoulder gown by Katie May pays homage to the simplicity—and elegance—of Rossum's look.
SHOP SIMILAR: Katie May Legacy Gown, $295
John Galliano was the mastermind behind Kate Moss' vintage-inspired wedding gown. The subtle accents and sheer fabric were super on-brand for Moss; the model is the queen of cool, laid-back style.
Although this BHLDN gown calls on lace rather than jewels, the sheer straps are a damn-close dupe to that of Moss'.
SHOP SIMILAR: BHLDN Cecily Gown, $1,175
Kate Upton was glowing in sheer, lace-y gown by Valentino. "They are the best at creating delicate, beautiful lace and details, and their Italian heritage kept the fashion and feel authentic to our venue," Upton told Vogue. "The design process was extremely collaborative, so I was able to really include my personal style and create my dream dress."
Channel your inner Kate Upton with this body-hugging gown by Rosa Carla.
SHOP SIMILAR: Rosa Carla Adalia Lace Mermaid Gown, $2,075
Leave it to Kim Kardashian to perfect the art of showing skin on your wedding day—the bride opted for a Givenchy Haute Couture gown with lace and sheer panelling throughout.
Get inspired by Kim with this stomach-bearing gown by BHLDN (the soft, floral lace is the perfect demure offset to the cutouts).
SHOP SIMILAR: BHLDN Celestine Gown, $850
Poppy Delevingne had two wedding ceremonies—for her second, the bride wore a gorgeous Emilio Pucci gown. The floral embellishments added a unique element to an otherwise classic silhouette.
This understated Temperley London Bridal gown features the prettiest flower embroidery.
SHOP SIMILAR: Temperly London Bridal Lucille Embellished A-Line Dress, $8,415
Allison Williams wore a gorgeous, hand-crafted Oscar de La Renta gown for her wedding to Ricky Van Veen. "I wanted sleeves because I'm always cold," the actress told Page Six about how she chose the design.
Looking for sleeves? This Nouvelle Amsale gown has your name written all over it.
SHOP SIMILAR: Nouvelle Amsale Noelle Long Sleeve Lace & Crepe Gown, $2,475