The most expensive dress in the world costs—wait for it—millions of dollars. Wedding dresses are notorious for breaking the budget, but celebrities and socialites take wedding dresses to a new level of indulgence.

Curious about the most expensive wedding dress in the world? Read our top 10 list of the most famous, most extravagant, and most expensive wedding dresses ever worn.

10. Christina Mourad’s Wedding Dress – $1 Million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Christina Mourad's Wedding Dress – $1 Million

The last wedding dress on our list is a personal design made for the family. Designed by Elie Swaab, his daughter-in-law Christina Mourad’s wedding dress is a one-of-a-kind piece.

At $1 million, the dress is designed with delicately embroidered tulle, a 14-foot train, and 500,000 sequins. Gifted with a unique and expensive wedding dress, we’re sure Christina Mourad feels like part of the family.

9. Victoria Swarovski’s Crystal Gown – $1 Million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Victoria Swarovski's Crystal Gown – $1 Million

Victoria Swarovski is a famous Austrian singer, TV presenter, and crystal empire heiress. Though she’s known for her media work and rich family in Austria, the rest of the world knows her for her luxurious $1 million crystal wedding gown.

Fitting to her family’s work, her custom-made wedding dress shone with over 500,000 Swarovski crystals. The wedding dress evokes a fairytale while the diamonds add a touch of the opulence and flair she’s known for. 

8. Danasha Luxury Gown – $1.5 Million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Danasha Luxury Gown – $1.5 Million

The diamond-strapped Danasha luxury gown prices in at $1.5 million. This wedding gown was first introduced at the Miami International Fashion Week. Ever since this extravagant gown has been named one of the most expensive wedding dresses in history.

The dress features 75 carats of flawless Antwerp diamonds and 18-karat gold. Though the design looks classic, the dress’s high-quality material and many diamonds boost the price.

7. Peacock Wedding Dress – $1.5 million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Peacock Wedding Dress – $1.5 million

Prepare yourself for one of the most unique – and controversial – luxury wedding dresses on this list. Priced for $1.5 million, the peacock wedding dress was created by the famous designer Vera Wang. The designer spent eight months creating this flashy wedding gown.

For better or worse, Vera Wang’s wedding dress received plenty of media attention.

The peacock wedding dress is made of over 2,000 peacock feathers. The materials are so rare that the dressmakers would have had to collect molten peacock feathers over several years, inciting skepticism from animal rights activists.

6. Angelababy’s Wedding Dress – $1.6 Million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Angelababy's Wedding Dress – $1.6 Million

Hong Kong houses some of the most famous and well-payed models in the world. It’s no surprise that Angelababy, a popular model, actress, and singer in Hong Kong, wore a luxurious $1.6 million dress for her wedding. Though the cost evaluation is an estimate, plenty of experts and amateurs have weighed in for a realistic guess as to what Angelababy’s wedding dress bill might be.

Her wedding dress is a custom-made Dior created with over five months of painstaking craftsmanship. The designers used over 100 feet of ivory satin organza and tulle to make it. 

5. Serena Williams’ Wedding Dress – $3.5 million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Serena Williams' Wedding Dress - $3.5 million

Serena Williams took a break from the tennis court to don a $3.5 million wedding dress. An Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton, the design features a unique feathery texture with a sweetheart neckline and a matching cape. 

Serena Williams didn’t shy away from an original design, and her wedding day smile shows that the price was worth the payoff. Though she splurged on this pricey dress, Serena Williams wore three dresses throughout her wedding.

4. Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress – $4.6 Million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Amal Clooney’s Wedding Dress – $4.6 Million

Amal Clooney, now wife of George Clooney, commissioned a pricey $4.6 million wedding dress for her big day. Created by legendary designer Oscar De La Renta, this dress was his final piece.

The wedding dress off the shoulder with lace trailing down the entire silhouette. An elegant and beautiful design, Amal Clooney had the opportunity to wear Oscar De la Renta’s legacy and the price reflects it.

3. Yumi Katsura’s White Gold Dress – $8.5 Million

Most expensive wedding dress - Yumi Katsura’s White Gold Dress – $8.5 Million

Designer Yumi Katsura made only two white gold dresses valued at $8.5 million. The price is based on the design and exclusivity of the dress, but it’s also based on the designer herself.

Yumi Katsura has made history as a Japanese wedding dress designer. She studied fashion at the acclaimed Les Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale de La Couture Parisienne in Paris and then presented her designs at the first bridal collection show featured in Japan.

2. The Diamond Wedding Dress – $12 Million

Most expensive wedding dress - The Diamond Wedding Dress – $12 Million

This diamond wedding dress, designed by Renee Strauss and Martin Katz, is worth a whopping $12 million. With high-profile clients like Rosanne and Paula Abdul, it’s no wonder that these coveted designers valued their most prized creation at such a high price.

The diamond wedding dress sparkles in the light as it moves, creating a dynamic and unique design. Though you may be desperate to wear this sparkling masterpiece, the designers still haven’t sold the dress, choosing instead to show the dress at wedding exhibitions.

1. Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur – $30 Million

Most expensive wedding dresses - Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur – $30 Million

At $30 million, the Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur has easily been named the most expensive wedding dress in the world. Famous Malaysian designer Faisol Abdullah created this wedding dress with 750 diamond pieces held together by one 70-carat pear-shaped diamond.

Inspired by the poem “The Rose and the Nightingale,” the wedding dress was modeled by Indian actress Kavita Sidhu at the “STYLO Fashion Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur” fashion show. Though the price tag may seem exorbitant, a large portion of the dress’s sale went to the Gaza humanitarian fund.

The Most Expensive Wedding Dresses in the World

How did the cost of these luxurious wedding dresses compare to your expectations?

Celebrities and fashion designers love to test the limits of fashion and value by creating the most expensive wedding dresses to date. These wedding dresses are great fashion inspiration for anyone dreaming of a big, extravagant wedding of their own.

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