A princess bride look featuring a gown from Oleg Cassini, exclusively at David's Bridal

Princess Wedding Dress Inspiration

For a wedding day that feels royal.

As the world waits to see what Meghan Markle will wear to the Royal Wedding this spring (see our designers’ predictions here), we’re revisiting a few of our favorite royal brides from the past for the ultimate princess wedding dress inspiration. See their bridal looks below and tips to create your own fairytale wedding outfit.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly changed the princess-bride game when she said ‘I do’ in an impeccable ceremony to Prince Rainer III of Monaco with a wedding dress to match. The iconic Grace Kelly wedding dress features long lace sleeves, a high neckline, full ball gown skirt, and tiara to complete the polished and timeless look. To this day, brides everywhere still covet a princess wedding dress like hers.

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Kate Middleton

This generation’s princess bride, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is said to have been inspired by Kelly’s renowned bridal look for her wedding to Prince William in 2011. With similar lace long sleeves and ball gown silhouette, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is proof that timeless wedding style is always in style.

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Now that you have some princess bride inspiration, it’s time to shop for your own princess wedding dress. Keep an eye out for these elegant bridal details:

Silhouette. A ball gown is an iconic wedding dress silhouette. The traditional voluminous bell shape is perfect for a formal affair, especially when paired with a long train for the walk down the aisle.

Sleeves. Off-the-shoulder necklines, long sleeves, or both, are additional dress details that favored by both real and fictional princesses.

Bodice. From a Basque waistline to a corset, consider a dress that cinches your waist to enhance the drama of a ball gown wedding dress.

Finishing touches. Nothing completes a princess look quite like a sparkling tiara and longer-than-long cathedral veil. Add bold, statement jewels for accessories that withstand the test of time.

Explore our Oleg Cassini collection for wedding gowns that are regal, opulent and effortlessly timeless. Book your appointment to build your princess-inspired bridal look.Princess Wedding Dress Inspiration

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