Shopping for the gown to wear on “the happiest day of your life”? Stuck for style ideas? We’ve got you covered with these classic celebrity weddings – perfect inspiration for your big day!

These looks are all iconic and defined the style of their time – and for some time afterward, too! Are you planning a wedding? Check out our list of the top 10 best wedding dresses from the last century for dress-spiration…

1. Jacqueline Bouvier marries John F Kennedy

When marrying into such a powerful political family one must bring effortless grace and sophistication – which of course Jackie had, as well as oodles of style, and her extravagant dress is simply an extension of her old-school American charm.

2. Ava Gardner marries Frank Sinatra

Opting away from tradition, Gardner wore a halterneck dress with a sheer shawl in her own signature style. A doubled strand of pearls is added for true icon status.

3. Mia Farrow marries Frank Sinatra

Sinatra obviously loved women with funky, unconventional style – Farrow’s neat skirt suit balanced her edgy crop hairstyle and is effortlessly chic.

4. Audrey Hepburn marries Mel Ferrer

Sartorial queen Audrey Hepburn wore a delicate, tea-length frock in her wedding to Ferrer in 1954 with modest puff sleeves and a high neck. Topped with a flower crown, Hepburn brought the magic with her sweet elfin style.

5. Priscilla Wagner marries Elvis Presley

While the ceremony only lasted eight minutes, the va-va-voom look of Priscilla’s hair and makeup lasted generations. Nothing says Americana like winged eyeliner and a Vegas wedding.

6. Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales

Watched by an estimated global television audience of 750million, Diana’s gown set the fashion for the 80s and ensured brides everywhere wore a meringue dress with puff sleeves. A true fairy tale wedding.

7. Audrey Hepburn marries Andrea Dotti

Because she’s Audrey, she earns two places on this list. The short dress worn at her second wedding, complemented by a chic headscarf, says classic style and unconventional all at once.

8. Kate Middleton marries Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

With a ceremony viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, the royal wedding had everyone in a tizzy – what Kate would wear topped the list of burning questions for many. The gorgeous frock, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, was appropriately modest yet still modern and glamorous. Bridesmaid and sister Pippa Middleton drew attention for her flawless gown also – ultimately, the wedding was a royal hit in the style stakes!

9. Bianca Perez-Mora Macias marries Mick Jagger

A rockstar wedding calls for rockstar attire – no traditional ballgowns or lace here. Instead a chic white suit jacket over a skirt was paired with an oversized hat, a gauzy veil adding wedding glamour. Truly individualist style created an icon for unconventional brides in years to come.

10. Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco

The wedding of the century saw the stunning Kelly in a princess-worthy gown with high-necked lace, a cummerbund waist and voluminous skirts. A real-life fairy tale, the Hollywood starlet retired from acting after her wedding to take up duties as a full-time princess.

What’s your favourite classic wedding dress? Let us know your top picks for wedding inspiration!