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A fancy wedding dress with an old-fashioned style of skirt, usually full length and bell-shaped, and plenty of trimmings such as pearls, flowers, lace, GiantPoofySleeves, a GiantWaistRibbon, a long train, a large veil, etc. After all, what's a WeddingDay without some CostumePorn? And since Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible, even a SimpleYetOpulent dress can work.

The main reason for such dresses (''and perhaps the key to this trope over any other wedding dress'') is the notion that many women like to [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses "feel like a Princess"]] on their wedding day (even if she is [[RoyalBlood already royalty]]), and wearing such a dress is at least one way to carry out that wish. She's probably had this desire ever since she was a small child in her PrincessPhase. Back then she probably had everything planned out, except for who the groom was, [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend maybe]].

And this kind of dress is TruthInTelevision, as any [[FashionMagazine Bridal Magazine]] will show loads of these, at least as much as the modest and sensible dresses.

Sometimes it doesn't even have to be worn at a wedding. It can show up in a bridal FashionShow, or be one of several dresses a character tries on for her wedding (often a dress that she turns down due to either cost or it genuinely not being the kind of dress she wants).

When it is a wedding, this tends to be worn by younger women. Older women are usually seen as [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids not being so naive]] about how wedding should go (even if they aren't [[SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids above romance]]).

Now as the name indicates, this dress is likely to show up at [[HappilyEverAfter the end of]] some {{Fairy Tale}}s--or at least modern works of them. (Genuine folk fairy tales tend to skip over the satorial details to lavish attention on the villain's horrific death. Illustrated versions may show it, though.)

It isn't immune to being ImpossiblyTackyClothes if either the bride has little taste or she is forced to wear such a dress. It also isn't immune from being DoomedNewClothes or a BloodSplatteredWeddingDress, unless it's a live action work and the dress is too expensive to wreck.

Name comes from the term "fairytale wedding", which is meant to evoke old-fashioned grandeur and elegance (look for the newlyweds to leave in a horse drawn carriage), which includes the dress, and is quite popular in WeddingsInJapan.

It can overlap with WomanInWhite if the white dress she wears all the time is her wedding dress (often when widowed).

A SubTrope of PimpedOutDress.

Compare VirginInAWhiteDress, HappyHolidaysDress, ElegantGothicLolita, LittleBlackDress, PinkMeansFeminine.


[[folder: Note: ]]
Since this involves weddings, some of these entries will be spoilers. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.'''


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Princess Martina's dress at the end of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Next''. Sylphiel and Amelia positively swoon over how lovely she looks in it.
* The Love Angel dresses in ''Manga/WeddingPeach'', as well a most of the actual wedding dresses.
* An wedding themed episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' featured lots of these. It's a plot point, since the whole episode relays in WeddingsInJapan imaginery ''and'' a wedding dress contest [[spoiler: that get crashed by Nephrite's BrainwashedAndCrazy victim who's then stopped and released by the Senshi.]]
** [[spoiler: In the final chapter of the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], Usagi finally wears one for her wedding to Mamoru.]]
* A couple of dresses in ''Manga/LoveHina'', including Naru's when she marries Keitaro.
* A potential dress for the princess in ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''/''Anime/GoLion'' is made, and then modeled, although the series ends before she even gets engaged.
* Clarice's wedding dress in ''Lupin III: Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''. Former princess Sayako of Japan (who gave up her title to marry a commoner) liked it so much that [[TheRedStapler she had a real-world one made for her wedding dress]].
* In the Toei anime of ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Yu-Gi-Oh!]]'': Honda fantasizes about marrying Miho, with her wearing one of these.
* In ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'', while watching jellyfish at the aquarium, Tsukimi's mother promised to make her a wedding dress just like that, fit for a princess. Though she then said, "Or is it weird that jellyfish remind me of princesses?"
* In Episode 3 of ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Cutey Honey Flash]]'' there are four such wedding dresses that the episode plot revolves around.
* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' Kahlua Shuzen's dress is similar to something bride would wear on her wedding (except maybe the boots and the slit}.
* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'', Yuki and Yuno go to a marriage simulation place, and in their "wedding photo" Yuno is wearing one of these.
* In the ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' anime, Meiling stops by a boutique and is entranced at the sight of one of these.
* In ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', [[spoiler: Yukime]]'s wedding dress is so gorgeous that [[CostumePorn a two-pages illustration is used to show it off]].
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Yumi Miyamoto briefly wears one when she and Takagi are chosen as {{body double}}s for an about-to-marry couple threatened by a SerialKiller. [[spoiler: When Sato realises ''who'' the culpit is, she switches places with Yumi and gets to wear the dress as well.]]
* Sena Nakajima (née Wakabayashi) from ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' wore a really lovely gown when she [[MayDecemberRomance married]] [[CoolOldGuy Ken's father]]. [[spoiler: Miyuki gets to wear it briefly when she gets to give Ken a kiss on the cheek, making herself pass as Sena.]]
* In the "Eikoden" OVA to ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka wears a Western wedding dress when she marries [[spoiler: Tamahome]] Taka. It's fairly simple, compared to [[WeddingsInJapan Western-style dresses worn by other anime women]], and certainly compared to many RealLife wedding dresses from the late 80's and early 90's, except it has large fabric (tulle?) roses at the waist and shoulders.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/XMen'':
** In WesternAnimation/XMen's first cartoon, Comicbook/JeanGrey's wedding dresses (they had to get married twice, it's a long story) fit this.
** Lorna Dane's dress in the unfortunately derailed would-be wedding.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** One appears in ''ComicBook/SupermanTheWeddingAlbum''. However while Ellen Lane thinks it looks wonderful, Lois herself absolutely loathes it. It isn't the dress she wears for the actual wedding.
** In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 "Candor"]], [[ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} Saturn Queen]], who is mind-controlling Kara Zor-El into marrying Ultraman, gets her wear a sumptuous, multilayered, pink-and-golden wedding gown, complete with a three-pronged crown ornamented with red beads.
* Brittany's wedding dress malfunction in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger''. As a were-cheetah, she planned to marry in her lovely, spotted, eight-foot-tall furry form. The dressmaker, apparently never having seen Brittany, sized the dress for human proportions instead, somehow overlooking fitting sessions or phone verifications. Her barbarian grandmother literally forged her a proper Barbarian-tribe substitute dress: traditional Valkyrie-ish armor. Just when it looked as though Brittany would actually have to wear that, her arch-mage dad conjured a magical wedding dress out of a dream: perfect in every way. She was, of course, overjoyed.
* Being a book about modelling, ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' has a number of them.
* Golden Eyes' dress in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI serial ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill'' is what happens when PimpedOutDress gets combined with WartimeWedding. The accompanying text admits that the heroine "spent her heart out on the misty froth and silver of bride-white," while [[http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/19.php#anchor the illustration itself]] shows the bride swathed in billowing lace and carrying not just a bouquet, but an ''armful'' of pink roses. The wedding itself is explicitly compared to the ending of a fairy tale in the opening paragraph:
--> "All good faery-tales have a Prince and a Princess, and a faithful Comrade, and Love, and Adventure, and War, and terrible Barriers that rear themselves between the Prince and the Princess, and a Wedding with bride-roses and white slippers—and nobody ever dies in a good faery-tale, or doesn’t get what they want—except the wicked Ogre in the tale. So this tale, too! On a bright, crisp day in Sunny France Golden-Eyes and Bill got what they wanted—one another. The Ogre—War—was dead. [sic]"

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In an [[http://wendynerdwrites.tumblr.com/post/102072947402/so-properly-interpreting-sansas-official-wedding untitled]] ''Literature/GameOfThrones'' fic, medieval heiress Sansa has a multilayered gown of silk and gossamer, ornamented with crystal beads and sleeves that almost touch the floor.
* KhaosOmega has only deployed this once minus the sleeves. As this is a strapless complete bridal gown designed for Anise Azeat's true form deployed at the end of chapter 4 in 'Amethyst Beginnings' it serves as a reminder for Anise of the fact Soul Bonds essentially mean the two linked parties are already married. (Jet, upon seeing her wearing it, chooses that moment to propose to her, which she accepts, firing off a massive amount of golden light that due to the gown allows the two to become truly married without an actual wedding ceremony).

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The dress at the end of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', even though it's less fancy than her iconic dress (which is irrelevant to the trope, in case anyone wondered).
* Ariel's dress at the end of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* The [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration magically created]] dress at the end of ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
* Rapunzel's wedding dress in the sequel short ''[[{{Disney/Tangled}} Tangled Ever After]]'', which is actually a white PaletteSwap of her celebration dress (with a train as long as her hair had been).
* Jasmine's wedding dress in ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.
* Mulan's wedding dress at the end of ''Disney/MulanII'' combines this with LadyInRed, since in ancient China, the bride's dress was colored red.
* The Franchise/DisneyPrincess franchise gave [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]], and [[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast Belle]] their own wedding dresses, since we do not actually see them marry at the end of their films.
* Elizabeth and a mouse wear matching ones at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Amidala's dress at the end of ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' was just [[UnlimitedWardrobe one of her many fancy outfits]]. This one was influenced by TheEdwardianEra style wedding dress.
* Queen Louise's [[http://maceddy.com/jeanette-macdonald-the-love-parade-wedding-gown-up-for-auction/ beaded wedding dress]] in ''Film/TheLoveParade'' (1929). Not only does it appear in a royal wedding scene with all the pomp that implies, but it was a trend-setter at the time (stores offered copies of the dress for real-life brides who wanted the same look.
* The classic dress Ellen wears at the end of ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' (1934).
* The above is given a WholeCostumeReference in the American version of ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''.
* Elizabeth Swann has one in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''. Things don't go to plan.
* Mary's dress in ''Film/WhatPriceHollywood''. It gets torn to pieces by rabid fans.
* Buttercup's silver wedding dress in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
* The would-be wedding dress at the beginning of ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', and another one that shows up at the end.
* Several of the dresses in ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''.
* In ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'', Toula finds her dress overdone, at least with the veil on.
-->'''Toula:''' ''[upon seeing herself in the mirror]'' I'm a snow beast.
* The dress at the end of ''Film/ComingToAmerica''.
* Worn in a fantasy sequence in ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice''.
* [[http://hollywoodmoviecostumesandprops.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/wedding-dress-from-father-of-bride.html Annie's wedding dress]] in ''Film/FatherOfTheBride1991''.
* ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' has Maria's wedding gown, which fits the bill superbly, including a cathedral-length veil.
* The photo shoot and final selection for Carrie's big day in the first ''Film/{{Sex and the City}}'' movie. The bird on her head is the kicker. http://www.celebritybrideguide.com/sex-and-the-city-wedding-dress-sells-out/
* ''Film/{{Gia}}'' includes a FashionShow where Gia models [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gia_dress_muff_618.jpg a violet wedding dress]] where the bouquet is [[PrettyInMink a white fox muff]] with pink flowers (she even does a BouquetToss with it when she reaches the end of the runway).
* Kate Hudson wears one in the movie ''Film/BrideWars''. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/05/bride-wars-vera-wang-wedding-dress-kate-hudson.jpg And a big deal is made about how it was designed by Vera Wang.]]
* Naturally, Creator/LilyJames gets a [[http://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/02/11/54db6c59abcd32906da3cf47_cinderella-disney-costume-vf.jpg gorgeous wedding dress]] as Ella in ''Film/Cinderella2015'' -- full skirt, long chiffon sleeves, corseted bodice, the works. Fittingly for Ella, the skirt and bodice also feature pastel appliqué flowers.

* Shows up in the Literature/{{Honorverse}} ([[TropeOverdosed what doesn't?]]), specifically ''A Rising Thunder'', when Rivka Rosenfeld marries her fiancé, Crown Prince Roger of the Star Empire of Manticore. Honor Harrington, serving as maid of honor, explicitly notes that while [[SimpleYetOpulent the dress is not overly frilly, as per Rivka's wishes, anyone who knows anything about fabric and gown construction will know just how outrageously expensive the gown was]], as fitting a future empress consort.
* When Queen Ehlana marries in ''Literature/TheSapphireRose'', her gown is described as being this, including having floor-length sleeves turned back partway to show the gold fabric beneath the white. The narration even notes that those in attendance are expected to view her "not as a woman so much as a work of art." Because the wedding was arranged on relatively short notice, the groom wonders if the gown was put together by magic, which is entirely possible.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Mimi's dress in ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', although it still had touches of her [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes fashion eccentricities]]. Also, Kate had a couple.
* Alice Tinker's wedding dress in ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'' episode "Love & Marriage", although being [[CloudCuckoolander Alice]] it has a few unique additions of her own, such as a headpiece that looks like a glass sculpture with hearts hanging from it, fairy lights, and an illuminated bodice reading "I Love Hugo".[[labelnote:*]]Her original design was even weirder: "And for the train, I thought ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''..."[[/labelnote]]
* One of the minor characters on ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow'' got married, and his wife wanted a literal fairytale wedding, with her and the bridesmaids in Literature/{{Cinderella}}-esque gowns.
* Amy and Donna's dresses when they get married in ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* Darlene's wedding dress in ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''. Originally her grandmother Bev's, its old-fashioned look fit in nicely with Darlene's goth style.
* Phoebe's wedding dress in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' fits this, since her romance ideas came from "Literature/{{Cinderella}}."
* Worn as part of a FashionShow in ''Film/{{Gia}}'', with a huge [[PrettyInMink white fox muff]] that had a bouquet attached. She even tossed the muff when she got to the end of the runway.
* In ''Series/DaddysDaughters'', Dasha wears [[http://www.kino-teatr.ru/kino/movie/ros/11878/foto/i2/154099/ one to her wedding,]] making it [[{{Goth}} the first time she has worn white]].
* Many dresses featured on ''Series/{{Say Yes to the Dress}}''.
* As mentioned below in the real life section, this is often (but not always) the case with weddings in the Traveller and Romany Gypsy Communities, to the extent there is a RealityTelevision show about it: ''My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding''. This is, however, contested by many within the Traveller and Romany Gypsy communities who state that the prevalence of these dresses is overexaggerated greatly, mainly by Thelma Madine the (non-traveller) woman who creates them and makes a lot of money from them.
* Guinevere's coronation gown in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. It's unclear whether her coronation doubles as her wedding, but it's still a pimped-out frock and it still involves a ceremony that signifies her marriage to a man.
* In the ''Series/FourWeddings'' episode "And a Shark Tank", [[http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/four-weddings/season-3-episode-7-pictures1.htm Celeste wears]] a dress with a bunched and puffed overskirt that can be removed to show a short [[FluffyFashionFeathers feather skirt]] an elaborate handmade bodice with leaf-like decorations, and [[PrettyInMink a white rabbit wrap (with two puffballs)]] over the dress.
* Several in ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* Grace tries one on in ''Series/WillAndGrace'', but settles for something more understated and fashionable for her own wedding.
* Despite the unflattering focus on the brides in ''Series/{{Bridezillas}},'' those women still often get very pretty gowns.
* On ''Series/RaisingHope'', Virginia's {{Jerkass}} cousin Delilah had always dreamed of having a pink wedding dress with a huge train carried by Music/MichaelJackson, when she was a teenager back in TheEighties or early in TheNineties. When she finally ''does'' get married in her late 30's or early 40's, she finally gets her wish. Including the part about Michael Jackson (or at least an MJ impersonator) carrying her train.
** Later in the series, Virginia's father offers to give her the wedding ''she'' always dreamed of, but never got. Virginia wears the same dress Princess Diana wore to her wedding to Prince Charles, to renew her vows to Burt. (Prince Charles' outfit is also worn by Burt.)
* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam explains that the wedding dress as ''we'' know it is NewerThanTheyThink. Up until the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert, brides wore nice dresses (if their families were wealthy) or everyday, casual dresses (if their families were not so wealthy). Brides began copying Queen Victoria's then-iconic white dress, but only if they were wealthy, because back then, a dress like that would have been too expensive and impractical for most women (or their parents) to justify, especially as it was only going to be worn once. (Furthermore, most Western weddings were much simpler affairs up until that point, sometimes wedged into other unrelated social events.) That changed in TheThirties, despite a little bump in the road known as The Great Depression, with the advent of bridal magazines that encouraged increasingly lavish wedding celebrations and elaborate dresses. The idea of [[VirginInAWhiteDress the white dress signifying the bride's virginity]] (as opposed to how wealthy her parents were) came even later, about TheFifties or so.

* Although Music/{{Beyonce}} kept her actual wedding dress a secret, she's worn a couple for performances. One for a video, and [[http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2019131/beyonce-wedding-dress-07/ this one]] with a [[FluffyFashionFeathers feather-trimmed skirt]] for the 2009 Creator/{{BET}} awards.
* One shows up in Music/LindseyStirling's remix of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', when she stands on the stage of an empty theater.
* [[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Margarita Blankenheim]] wears one throughout Gift From The Princess Who Brought Sleep. [[spoiler: This is rather ironic, as the [[KillEmAll events of the song]] [[YourCheatingHeart were brought on by her husband's cheating.]]

* Christine wears a gorgeously ornate wedding dress, complete with a train, floor-length veil, and lace spiralling up the skirt, in the final scene of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Unfortunately for her, though, she's only wearing it because her StalkerWithACrush the Phantom ''made'' her do so as part of his ScarpiaUltimatum, so she has rather more pressing matters on her mind than looking like a princess.
* In ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', Maria wears an elaborate wedding dress with a train, and there is a scene where the nuns help her into it and allow her to admire herself in a mirror for the sake of CostumePorn.

* Some of {{Franchise/Barbie}}'s wedding outfits, but not all of them.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Peach's dress when [[HypnotizeThePrincess she was forced]] to marry Bowser, was basically a white version of her usual dress, but still was of a form that fit this trope. She was given a new, actual wedding dress for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' as another forced wedding to Bowser was the primary plot point.
* Yuna's would-be wedding dress in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' counts, despite the [[ShowgirlSkirt atypical cut]] of the skirt. It has stylized feathery wings, a massive feather-lined train, and a veil long enough to ''cover said train.''
* Ashe's dress at the beginning of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''.
* Medea's dress at the end of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.
* In ''{{Medieval}} II: Total War'', the cinematic for the marriage of one of your royal family's daughters shows her entering the cathedral in one of these. The train of the dress is at least ten feet.
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '97'', if you had Mai face off Andy, she'd show up in a fancy wedding dress just before the fight to tease him, then quickly change into her trademark clothing and throw the bouquet - which a deathly embarrassed Andy would hide in his clothing.
** In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '02'', Mai wears it again in a finishing move ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEaUIjVjKXE see here]]).
* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Mega Gardevoir's skirt is upgraded to look like this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' opens with the title character's wedding to KingArthur, while wearing an extremely elaborate gown her servants have spent years to create.
* Freudia Neuwahl's outfits in the ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' series give off a vibe that makes it look like she's wearing a wedding dress. In ''Freudenstachel'', a sash is worn around her outfit's waist, which makes it look as if its skirt were separable from its top.
* In the mobile phone game ''VideoGame/LoveNikkiDressUpQueen'', a craftable wedding dress called Realized Dream is this style. It's also the only wedding dress in the game that's not from an event, making it necessary to craft for a level requiring a wedding dress if you didn't start playing until after the wedding event.

* In this [[http://nonadventures.com/2009/08/29/tying-the-not/ strip of]] ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', which spoofed the RunawayBride trope.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In proving the "fairy tale" part right, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick revealed that her [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Arwen]] costume in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' was an adapted wedding dress (and that the cast stepped on the train many times).

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Erin's dress in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "I Don't," pictured above.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Ticketmaster," Rarity imagines herself marrying Princess Celestia's nephew while wearing one of these (with a rather long train), despite being a unicorn. [[http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg78/evalana/blog/mlpfim_ep0319.png Pic here.]]
** Done again in the season 2 finale, "A Canterlot Wedding;" this time, it's worn by Princess Cadance, who's marrying Twilight Sparkle's older brother, Shining Armor. [[spoiler:And by [[{{Doppelganger}} Changeling]] [[BigBad Queen Chrysalis]], disguised as her.]]
* Lois's dress in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', which can be seen on a picture on the house stairway.
* Hayley wore one in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', although she was {{Brainwashed}}.
* Kimber wears one in the second half of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' two-parter "Hollywood Jem" episode, with all the other Holograms (minus Jem, as Jerrica was the maid of honor, instead) being her bridesmaids. It was complete with a long train and many other frills fitting an 80s wedding dress. [[spoiler: She was to marry Jeff, her ''[[YourCheatingHeart other]]'' [[YourCheatingHeart boyfriend]], but they ultimately decided not to go through it.]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* As noted, this is common in royal weddings.
** The TropeCodifier was [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Queen Victoria]], who popularized the bride wearing white; previously, wedding dresses were normally just variations of typical pimped out dresses.
** The future Queen Elizabeth II's dress.
** Princess Diana's dress, although she [[WTHCostumingDepartment hoped the moths had gotten to it]].
** Kate Middleton's dress ([[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/people/kate-middletons-wedding-dress-in-pictures/ shown here]]) is in the "fitted princess" style. With just a fair amount of lace, it's quite a SimpleYetOpulent dress.
** Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, was married three times. Although his first wife, Princess Fawzia of Egypt, wore a relatively simple dress, his next two wore gowns that fit this. His second, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, wore the most extravagant (seen [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/8637723@N05/3607520259/ here]] and [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/8637723@N05/3609540441/in/photostream/ here]]), with a dress loaded with trimmings of gauze and [[FluffyFashionFeathers soft feathers]].
** Creator/GraceKelly's wedding dress was designed by [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]]-winning costume designer Helen Rose, and 36 seamstresses worked on it for six weeks. Parts of the dress were made of nineteenth-century Brussels needle lace. Today, it's [[http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/56621.html displayed]] at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
* Music/CelineDion's wedding dress even had a matching [[PrettyInMink white mink jacket]] to wear outside in the cold.
* There are Franchise/HelloKitty themed weddings that includes several dresses like these. Think this is a joke? See [[http://forladiesbyladies.com/index.php/2009/03/20/hello-kitty-weddings-goodbye-to-good-taste/ here]] and [[http://www.kittyhell.com/2009/11/23/hello-kitty-wedding-dress/ here]].
* And, of course, there are wedding dresses based on Franchise/DisneyPrincess dresses, which can be viewed [[http://www.disneybridal.com/ here]]. The dresses aren't necessarily based on what the girls wear in their movies, but capture their look and feel. Yet some forgo the traditional bell shape (the one for [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] is obviously mermaid-style, for instance), but still fit this trope otherwise.
* Many wealthier Irish Travellers are notorious for having lavish weddings with large, poofy gowns. (See examples [[http://chateaudelu.blogspot.com/2009/05/irish-traveller-update_21.html here]], [[http://irishfireside.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/travellerphoto.jpg here]], and [[http://tackyweddings.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/youngestbrides_450x250.jpg here.]]
* Fashion designer Vera Wang became a household name due to this trope. While wedding dresses aren't the only thing she designs, it's what she's best known for.