The average wedding gown in 2017 cost $1,211, but that doesn’t even come close to some of the most expensive wedding gowns of all time. These designers are always trying to be at the height of fashion and the top of the price range!
Starting back in the 1950s, we have the Imperial Pearl Syndicate gown. Simple in design, this gown was made with over 100,000 cultured pearls on a bed of white satin and a silk ballerina skirt. This gown weighs an astonishing amount at 27 pounds and most models could only stand to wear it for a half an hour at a time! This dress was considered the most expensive gown during its time period, total cost was $100,000!
A more commonly know wedding gown is the custom Alexander McQueen creation that Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day to Prince William designed by Sarah Burton. Kate’s gown featured a Satin Bodice with a slightly padded hip. The attention to detail is truly incredible. The lace was hand placed and sewn onto the bodice, and cascading in the back is a tasteful 9ft train. It was pieced together like petals on a flower and made with ivory silk and hand embroidered flowers. This dress comes in at $388,000!
From a very traditional gown to one that doesn’t quite represent the ideal wedding, we have the Vera Wang Peacock Gown. Vera Wang used the talents of 8 other designers and 2009 male peacock feathers to great the garment. It contains 2009 feathers to commemorate the year when it was created. Each feather had to be individually placed and sew on the base of the dress. Although this gown has yet to be worn at an actual wedding the total cost is $1.5 million dollars!
Our final gown known as The Diamond Wedding Gown was a collaboration between designer Kenee Strauss and jeweler Martin Katz. It is considered the most expensive wedding dress in the world. It was made in 2006 for no particular bride, featuring the finest silks and has over 150 karats of diamonds hand sewn to it. This gown was used just as a display piece for the Ritz-Carlton. If you would like to wear this gown for your wedding, it will set you back $12 million!
Whether your dress was found at a thrift store to a $12 million dollar couture gown, St Croix Cleaners has everything you need. Please check out our wedding alteration services or our cleaning and preservation services for all your bridal needs!