This year was a banner one for celebrity engagements. A$AP Rocky put a ring on Chanel Iman in secret. Les Mis actor Eddie Redmayne proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Hannah Bagshawe. And Girls‘ Allison Williams stepped out with a sparkler on her left hand. So did Pippa Middleton, Mila Kunis and Elizabeth Olsen. There must be something in the water.
With all these celebrities gearing up for the big day, we can’t help but think of the A-listers who’ve already taken the plunge — and made wedding history. Jackie O‘s gown by Ann Lowe is immortalized. It even has its own Wiki page. Elizabeth Taylor smashed wedding dress records across the globe when her Helen Rose gown, worn for her first nuptials to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr. in 1950, fetched $188,175 at auction courtesy of a mystery telephone bidder in 2013. But that’s not all. To kick off Bridal Week, we’ve rounded up 20 of the most beautiful wedding dresses worth a second look. Prepare yourselves.