Royal Wedding Gowns Throughout the Years: Modest Wedding Inspiration

Every girl wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day. So, in honor of the fact that we all deserve to feel like royalty from time to time, we’ve brought you some of the most beautiful royal wedding dresses from decades past.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton

Duchess Kate Middleton Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress
As Kate Middleton walked down the aisle with two billion viewers onlooking in 2011, her Alexander McQueen wedding dress became instantly iconic and has inspired countless brides since.

Duchess of Kent Katharine Worsley

Duchess of Kent Katharine Worsley John Cavanagh Royal Wedding Dress
When Katharine Worsley walked down the aisle to wed Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, she did so in a gorgeous, ivory gown designed by Irish couturier John Cavanagh.

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle Givenchy Wedding Gown
Though relations have since soured between the Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family, on her wedding day Meghan Markle looked completely stunning in her GIvenchy gown.

Princess Alexandra of Kent

Princess Alexandra of Kent John Cavanagh Modest Royal Wedding Dress
Like her sister-in-law the Duchess of Kent, Princess Alexandra also chose designer John Cavanagh to design her stunning, modest wedding gown.

Princess Beatrice of York

Princess Beatrice of York
Although Princess Beatrice’s wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi was delayed due to Covid, she still managed to look stunning in a gown borrowed from her grandmother, Elizabeth II of England.

Princess Claire of Luxembourg

Princess Claire Of Luxembourg Elie Saab Couture
When Princess Claire of Luxembourg wed in 2012 to Grand Duke Guillaume, she chose to wear this gorgeous couture gown by Elie Saab.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana Wedding Dress Elizabeth Emanuel
Despite the tragedy that followed her fairy tale wedding, Lady Diana Spencer looked radiant in her wedding gown as she married Prince Charles.

Princess Ekaterina of Hanover

Princess Ekaterina of Hanover Sandra Mansour Wedding Gown
Princess Ekaterina of Hanover looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day, wearing a modest lace gown designed by Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour.

Princess Eugenie of York

Princess Eugenie York Wedding Gown
Princess Eugenie of York not only walked down the aisle in a gorgeous gown designed by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, her gown also had a lowered back bodice revealing her well-healed surgical scars that repaired her scoliosis, in honor of the surgeons who so skillfully operated on her.

Princess Grace of Monaco

Princess Grace Kelly Monaco Wedding Dress
Princess Grace of Monaco (formerly Hollywood star Grace Kelly) walked down the aisle to marry Prince Rainer III in a gown designed by costumer Helen Rose that has since become one of the most famous wedding dresses on the planet.