A knock-off of Bella Swan's wedding dress (Twilight's heroine played by Kristen Stewart, in case you've been living under a rock for three years) just went on sale at wedding retailer Alfred Angelo (at left) and it got us thinking about memorable movie wedding dresses. Forget about
Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City: We actually loved this big, fat meringue by
Vivian Leigh and Olivia de Havilland in the double wedding scene, Gone With the Wind: Those huge mutton chop sleeves on Scarlett and the weird netting head piece on Melanie still don't ruin this movie for us. Is this the most heart-breaking love triangle wedding ever? Poor, mealy-mouthed, soon-to-be-dead little Charles.
Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face: Who else besides Audrey Hepburn could pull off that tea-length dress?
Father of the Bride (1950) vs. Father of the Bride (1991):
Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antionette: Nothing gets our heart racing more than a good period flick, and this one directed by Sofia Coppola and Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero had the best costumes ever. We don't envy the sexless, loveless marriage that followed, though.
Gene Tierney in Razor's Edge: Based on the W. Somerset Maugham novel of the same name, this movie was set in 1919. It may be our fave fake wedding dress of all time.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Emma: We love us some Jane Austen, and that empire waist? Lovely.
Shari Headley in Coming to America: Come on. You like this movie, too. Admit it. And a big poofy pink dress? It was the 80s! We give it a free pass.
Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson in Bride Wars: Horrid movie, great dresses, both designed by Vera Wang.
Simonetta Stefanelli as Apollonia in The Godfather II: Still can't handle the Sicilian gorgeousness of it all. This is the reason we loved Dolce and Gabbana's spring 2011 collection so much.