Still wondering if that super pricey dress you checked out online would still be in stock? Or whether that gorgeous gown is worth the more than some few thousand bucks it has writ all over it? Sadly, while our dressy sagas barely spawns more than a certain zeroes on the right, there are celebrities who party away in some of the most exquisitely tailored dresses ever made. Diamond studded, crystal embedded, embellished and crafted to perfection, these are dresses that will take your breath away at the mere sight and mention of it. Here are the 18 most expensive dress in the world which will leave a hole in your pocket but will still have your heart set crazily on them-
#1 Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur – $30 Million
$30 million! Isn’t the price more than hefty enough to shell out even for the most expensive dress in the world? Well, not when the dress in question is Swarovski embedded and diamond crusted on some of the finest luxe maaterials in the world.
Malaysian designer Faiyzali Abdulla sure crafted a stunningly exquisite dress when he put together a mix of taffeta and satin, chiffon and silk to tailor to perfection his Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur dress. And it’s no mean deal either- 751 crystals and a 70 carat pear shapped diamond adorning this outrageous piece of beauty justifies the exemplary price tag and royale name that comes attached with this exclusive beauty.
#2 The Diamond Wedding Gown – $12 million
Source: Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia
When it comes to the list of most expensive dresses in the world it is only apt that some really remarkable wedding gowns would grab the spotlight. And the one at number two on the list sure is a worthy contender. At a jaw dropping 12 million dollars, The Diamond Wedding Gown stands true to its name with the sheen of its diamonds.
Celebrity designer Renee Strauss however does not count only on the gems to prove her worth. The technique embossed on this delicate beauty is equally remarkable. The 150 carats of diamonds that sits magnificently on the finest of silk fabrics gleams with the most astonishing of sparkles every time the bride makes a move. A more than worthy wedding ensemble for sure!
#3 Yumi Katsura White Gold Dress – $8.5 million
At $8.5 million, Japanese designer Yumi Katsura’s namesake White Gold Dress makes it among the most expensive dress in the world. A pristine white broquet dress done up by floral embossings, the exclusive wedding specialty also boasts a rare 5-carat white gold diamond, an 8.8-carat green diamond and 1,000 pearls. No wonder with its extravagance, the stunning dress still manages to find no takers.
#4 Marilyn Monroe white pleated dress – $5.6 million
There perhaps has been no fashion icon as striking as Marilyn Monroe which explains why every list that mentions fashion should indeed have the diva in its midst. And our pick of the most expensive dress in the world bets on one of the legendary actress’ most iconic movies to deliver the wows.
Featuring in the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch, the ivory pleated subway dress donned by Monroe was auctioned for a staggering 4.6 million dollars. Of course the worth has more to do with the name and less with the look but when it’s the Marilyn Monroe herself behind the dress, every single penny is worth the aura she defined.
#5 Jennifer Lawrence in Dior – $4 million
Closer to the times and rooted in reality in the most expensive dress list is Jennifer Lawrence’s voluminous Christian Dior dress. The dress that made history at the 2013 Academy Awards is a really lavish winter- white ball gown, with a tiered skirt so full in its proportion that it made that year’s Best Actress even trip while she made her way onto stage. At $4 million, the pretty pastel dress sure captures the imagination with its aesthetics as well as with the bucks.
#6 Nicole Kidman in Dior – $2 million
Source: The Irish Times
At the 1997 Academy Awards, it wasn’t just the best of best of the cinematic world that created all the buzz. A haute couture Christian dior gown captured world attention by becoming what is perhaps the most iconic Oscar dresses of all times. Donned by actress Nicole Kidman, the chartreuse John Galliano design came at a whopping $2 million and had everyone in tinsel town talking about this sizzling piece of satin gorgeousness.
#7 Maria Grachvogel’s precious dress – $1.8 million
A $1.8 million, Maria Grachgovels’s precious wine reddress that comes encrusted with more than 2,000 diamonds and features also a diamond embedded silk corset makes it to number seven in our list of the most expensive dress in the world.
#8 Danasha Gown – $1.5 Million
One look at the luster that the Danasha gown is resplendent in and you will know just why it packs a punch as one of the most expensive dress in the world. Made with the finest grades of the most luxe fabrics, this $1.5 million piece of ethereality sure is a wonder to behold. Breathtaking and also bedazzling, this one has our fancy with its subtle show of extravagance.
#9 Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday” dress – $1.3 Million
Yet another Marilyn Monroe number that comes super expensive at 1.3 million dollars assert further how influential the diva has been in keeping up with and moulding fashion sensibilities. The Happy Birthday dress as it is famously known was worn by Monroe at the birthday part of the then President John F. Kennedy. The sequined Jean- Louis Berthaulto gown is one really gorgeous number, with its figure hugging appeal, lustrous shine and of course the Marilyn Monroe factor far outreaching its original $12000 worth when it was sold at an auction for a few million dollars.
#10 Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy – $900,000
No iconic dress list would be complete without a mention of Audrey Hepburn’s very famous little black dress from her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And with its $900,00 price tag just somewhat short of a million dollars it occupies also prominent space in the list of most expensive dress in the world.
Perhaps it is Hepburn herself or perhaps it is the allure of this cult Givenchy dress that made her look her charismatic best in the film. Almost six decades later, the dress still retains it’s charm and worth.
#11 Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta – $62,500
Hollywood diva Cameron Diaz had been the blessed celebrity who flaunted a really exquisite gown that comes next on our list of most expensive dresses. A princess style Oscar de la Ranta glamour exuding gown, that comes at 62,500 dollars was rocked by the stunning beauty at the 2010 Academy Awards.
#12 Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress – $388,088
There’s no beating the royalty when it comes to looking gorgeous with all those coffers of wealth on hand. Case in point, Kate Middleton’s $388,088 Alexander McQueen gown that the now Duchess of Sussex wore on her wedding to Prince William.
The design did full justice to the whopping price tag with the laced satin show manifesting in one of the most gorgeous wedding dresses ever seen. Needless to say, the contemporary appeal that nestled traditional elements in the fittingly celebratory dress was worthy of royalty in its every aspect.
#13 Amal Clooney in Oscar de la Renta – $380,000
Another celebrity wedding ensemble that makes it matter as one among the most expensive dress in the world is Alam Clooney’s Oscar de la Renta claim to fashion fame. At some 380,000 dollars, the custom made beautiful off- shoulder white detailing gown was however just the beginning of the assertion of the human rights lawyer boasting a style statement at par with any other Hollywood celebrity.
#14 Mauro Adami Wedding Dress – $372,564
Italian designer Mauro Adami had a rather distinctive approach to glamour when he crafted this stunning wedding dress, that is as remarkable as stunning. Rich silk fabric adorned with attractive floral designs embroidered in exquisite platinum thread makes this $372,564 gown also an elegant presence among the world’s most beautiful dresses.
#15 9,999 Carat Gems Wedding Dress – $158,874
The name says it all! This 9,999 carat gems embedded wedding dress is worth every bit the extravagance at 158,874 dollars. Precious donning the exquisite, celebrity wedding extravagances cannot get dreamier than this!
#16 Princess Diana dress – $125,000
A Catherine Walker custom made dress that the iconic Princess Diana had worn at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival comes across easily as among the most expensive dress in the world with its $125,000 price tag. The silk chiffon gown is a really eye catching mix of golden patterns on a pale white base and is indeed unique in its look as well as its appeal. Royalty and iconic simultaneously could not have been done any better.
#17 Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive $100,000
Cate Blanchett’s sartorial statement at the 2016 Oscars wasn’t just stunning, it came at a whopping price as well. The Armani Prive cap-sleeve seafoam mermaid gown with floral embellishments is a complete show stopper with its very striking appearance. Even otherwise, at 100,000 dollars, the aesthetic piece does make a statement with its extravagance.
#18 Jessica Biel in Chanel: $100,000
Yet another Oscars gown had all it mattered to make it big as one among the expensive dresses. Jessica Biel’s beautiful beaded Chanel gown with button detailing at the back made heads turn at the 86th Annual Academy awards in 2014 Actress. Shimmering its way all over a gorgeous Jessica, the $100,000 worth dress was indeed very much the picture of enchantment and exclusivity.