The Wedding Dress
For a bride, her dress is the most crucial detail when planning her wedding. Some brides want an elegant gown, some want a tradition gown, and some prefer modern. Today, many brides are wearing two and three gowns so that they can change throughout the day. Most wedding dresses are beautiful, regardless of the style. However, some dresses are absolutely awful. These wedding dresses were so outrageous that we’ll never get over them.
Wallis Simpson was one of the most hated women in Britain. She was going to marry King Edward VIII, but she was a divorcee, which meant that Edward was forbidden to marry her. He abdicated his throne instead, and the two got married. Her dress was far from what you would expect from a royal. It was simple, dull, and ugly.
Emma Thompson always had a style of her own, and that didn’t change just because she was getting married. In 1989, she married actor Kenneth Branagh. Her dress was brightly colored with crazy patterns. The dress was knee-length, and it had really puffy sleeves. As if this weren’t outrageous enough, she topped off the ensemble with a matching hat. It was true, Emma. Today, her dress is often mentioned in “Worst Celebrity Wedding Dresses” lists.
Pin-up actress Raquel Welch married producer Patrick Curtis on Valentine’s Day in 1967. She didn’t choose a traditional dress like the world expected. Instead, she wore a bridal mini-skirt, made from peek-a-boo crochet. On the way to the ceremony, she wore a fur coat. Nothing about her bridal attire was traditional or acceptable.
Supermodel, Kate Moss married musician Jamie Hince in 2011. When she walked down the aisle, she was wearing a cream-colored dress with sequined details and a sheer neckline. The dress was a bit see-through, but Kate was always an adventurous dresser. The dress designer was John Galliano, who was on trial at the time of the wedding for a drunken anti-Semitic tirade. He says that creating Kate’s wedding dress was what helped him get through rehab.
Traditionally, wedding dresses are white or ivory. When Shenae Grimes-Beech married Josh Beech in 2011, she decided to go the exact opposite of traditional. She wore a gorgeous silk Vera Wang wedding dress, and it was black. She also carried red flowers down the aisle to add a gothic vibe. The dress may not have been traditional, but it was gorgeous.
Actor Ice-T and Coco Austin got married in 2005. In June 2011, they decided to renew their vows, and they did it for their fans on their reality show, Ice Loves Coco. She wore a white dress with crystal detailing, but many people have negative things to say about the dress. There wasn’t enough material on top, and it left a little too much to the imagination.
After the major affair that was Prince Harry’s and Megan Markel’s wedding, many people didn’t even realize that Princess Eugenie of York married Jack Brooksbank the same year. Her dress was created by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christoper de Vos, and it was gorgeous. Strangely, she asked that they leave the back open to show off her scar from an operation that she had when he was 12-years-old. It was a strange request, especially for a royal.
Marilyn Monroe married baseball player Joe DiMaggio in 1954. People were excited to see what Marilyn was going to wear, considering that she was one of the most glamorous women in the world at the time. People were very disappointed when they saw that she was wearing a simple brown dress with a jacket. Many believe that she went simple for this wedding because it was her second. Before marrying Joe, she was married to a man named James Dougherty when she was 16-years-old.
Celine Dion and Rene Angeili were married in 1994, and her wedding dress is something that people will never forget. Her headpiece was made from 2,000 Swarovski crystals that had to be sewn right into her hair. She wore a dress that had a train that was 20-feet long, and it took over 1,000 hours to make it. The ceremony was on live TV in Canada, and the reviews of her dress were mixed. Some believed that she looked gorgeous, while others thought that she looked ridiculous.
When John Lennon got married in 1969, it wasn’t your typical wedding. They took a private plane to Gibraltar, for a 10-minute ceremony. The outfit that Yoko chose looked more like something that you would see on the beach. She wore a white mini-dress, sunglasses, a big hat, and socks with tennis shoes.
Of all the outrageous dresses on this list, Pamela Anderson’s “attire” when she married Kid Rock of a yacht was far from traditional. It wasn’t even a dress. During the ceremony, she wore a white bikini with a captain’s hat. The groom didn’t bother to dress up either. He wore jeans, a fedora, and no shirt. Maybe this is why the wedding lasted only 122 days.