Our Favorite Celebrity Wedding Dresses of 2011

As the year draws to an end, I couldn’t help but take a look back at my favorite celebrity wedding dresses of the year. This year’s celebrity wedding list also includes the wedding of the century, and not surprisingly, Kate Middleton’s beyond gorgeous dress is the very first on my favorite list.

Kate gracefully navigated the tremendous pressures of selecting the perfect gown while under the world’s microscope.  She chose a dress that both suited her own personal style and personality and was completely appropriate for her grand Royal Wedding.  Not only was her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress elegant and beautiful, but this iconic dress reintroduced and romanticized lace and sleeves.

Following Kate Middleton’s wedding, US designers and other celebrity brides continued to embraced the trend away from strapless. Each of the following celebrity wedding gowns was not only beautiful, but truly reflected the bride’s own unique style. (Just what a wedding dress should do.)

Kate Moss wearing Galliano, Lauren Bush wearing Ralph Lauren

Amy Smart wearing Carolina Herrera Columbine, Molly Sims wearing Marchesa

Classic and understated gowns will always be a favorite of mine. Simplicity speaks volumes and truly showcases a bride’s radiance. I love Reese Witherspoon’s gown for its modern blush pink hue, and Lily Aldridge’s Vera Wang is so beautiful and timeless that her wedding photos will never be dated.

Reese Witherspoon wearing Monique Lhuillier, Lily Aldridge wearing Vera Wang

Looking back at the year’s glamorous celebrity wedding gowns, there are six gowns that make my favorites list. The ruffles, tiers and textures found in the skirts is so on-trend.  And of course we love that Kim Zolciak has embraced the trend towards buying preowned!

Dylan Lauren wearing Ralph Lauren, America Ferrera wearing Christos J’Adore


Kim Kardashian wearing Vera Wang, Candice Crawford wearing St. Pucchi 9264

Nikki Reed wearing Tacori, Kim Zolciak wearing Baracci

Tell us, which of these celebrity gowns is your favorite?



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Reese Witherspoon’s Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress

Yea! We can finally see pictures of Reese Witherspoon’s Monique Lhuillier wedding dress! Her gorgeous blush colored gown was the perfect match to her romantic and rustic wedding.

Images courtesy of Monique Lhuillier and People

Described in People magazine as  having a”chantilly lace corset bodice and full tulle A-line skirt” her custom gown is similar to Monique Lhuillier’s Grace dress which features  an ivory re-embroidered lace corset bodice sheath and a detachable ivory tulle skirt.

Monique Lhuillier Grace, Currently available PreOwned, Size 2

And if you are loving Reese’s pretty in pink style, take a look at these romantic blush colored gowns currently available PreOwned.

L to R: Eugenia, Lazaro LZ 3761, Christos Kandace

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Short (And Fun!) Reception Dresses

Reese Witherspoon is the latest celebrity bride to switch from her ceremony dress to a shorter reception dress at her wedding.  What better to tell your guests that you are ready to kick the celebration into high gear?  Not to mention a great way to show off your first dance moves!

There are so many different times during your reception when you can reveal a second dress.  Your entrance, after dinner, at the first dance – or whenever is most right for you.

And if are thinking about a second dress, take a peek at some of our favorite short dresses currently available.

L to R: Melissa Sweet Billie, Amsale Danielle Priscilla of Boston Drew, Galina, Naeem Kahan, Amsale

Want to find your perfect reception dress?  Use our advanced search and search by dress length.

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