More often than not, women will look back at gowns that have stood the test of time and have captivated audiences for decades after they were first worn.
From the regal glamour of Kate Middleton's wedding dress to the late Princess Diana's fairy-tale creation, certain designs have truly changed the course of bridal fashion.
Click on the photo below for the most iconic wedding dresses of all time, as explained by Eleanor Thompson, author of The Wedding Dress.
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The Wedding Dress, which will be released on 17 March by Prestel Publishing, reveals the secrets and details behind each gown.