Grace Kelly Wore a Second (Pink!) Wedding Dress
There's no debate that Grace Kelly had one of the best wedding dresses of all time. The American princess still influences bridal fashion to this day, with notable trendsetters Duchess of Cambridge and Miranda Kerr
But while the long-sleeved gown by costume designer Helen Rose still makes best-dressed lists, many people forget that the Oscar winner actually wore two wedding looks on that April weekend in 1956.
The day before she wed Prince Rainer III of Monaco at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Kelly said "I do" for the first time in a civil ceremony at the royal palace.
Rose, who also outfitted the actress in four films, designed the two-piece ensemble as well. Covered with hand-run Alençon lace, the taffeta suit paired a tea-length skirt with a fitted bodice and rounded collar. The fabric also featured additional embroidery with silk thread for a brocaded effect.
Unlike her ivory gown the following day, the pale pink outfit fell somewhere between champagne, tan and blush. Sporting a Juliet cap and kid gloves, Kelly looked every bit a bona fide princess.
Of course, the stylish star didn't stay in that outfit for long. She changed into another tea-length dress to accept public congratulations at
While Kelly's to rock multiple looks on her big day, .
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