For this next addition of Get the Vintage Look, I am highlighting one of the most famous wedding dresses of all time, Grace Kelly’s stunning lace gown. Obviously, I couldn’t do a vintage gown series without bringing this beauty up!

get the vintage look- Grace Kelly | gorgeous modern gowns to give you Grace Kelly's look | Glamour & Grace

The lace sleeve gown Grace Kelly wore to her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 is nothing short of iconic. Designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose, it represents the epitome of classic bridal style. Her look is a popular one of emulate, most recently (and notoriously) Kate Middleton’s wedding gown which was said to be inspired by it.

grace kelly wedding dress

The closest look alike to the Grace Kelly wedding classic I could find was the Katrina gown from Rosa Clara. It has the high rounded collar, long sleeves and lots of lace, just like the original.

Grace Kelly style wedding gown by Rosa Clara | Glamour & Grace

Rosa Clara

If what you love most about the gown is the long lace sleeves, here are a few of my favorites. This is perfect if you are having a winter wedding or a more religious ceremony and need to cover up.

Grace Kelly wedding dress look alikes with lace sleeves | Glamour & Grace

Monique Lhuillier | Amsale

Another favorite feature of Grace Kelly’s gown is the wide cumber bun-like waist band. It is great if you are wanting to flatter your mid-section.

Grace Kelly wedding dress look alikes | Glamour & Grace

Stephanie Allin | Lea-Ann Belter

One of my favorite parts about Grace Kelly’s gown is the billowy satin silk skirt. It is such an elegant look.

Grace Kelly wedding dress look alikes | Glamour & Grace

Pronovias | Rosa Clara

If you are a fan of Grace’s lacey high neckline, here are two fabulous choices. This high neck look is not very common, but is totally sophisticated and chic.

Grace Kelly wedding dress look alikes | Glamour & Grace

Sareh Nouri (image by Laura Gordon) | Cymbeline

grace kelly wedding veil

Instead of a tiara (which was expected for a royal wedding), Grace chose a juliet style veil that was popular for the day. Below are a few of my picks that capture the lace trimmed vintage look.

grace kelly wedding veil look alikes | Glamour & Grace

Twigs & Honey (image by Elizabeth Messina) | Donna Crain | Gilded Shadows

What do you think? Are you loving Grace Kelly’s iconic look too? Is there a vintage bride who’s look you’d love to see modernized? Be sure to check out the first edition of Get the Vintage Look with Jackie O here.

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  1. lena
    May 14, 2014 12:46 pm

    I just can't say no to Grace Kelly–what a gorgeous round up!
  2. Ariana - Hey Wedding Lady
    May 14, 2014 2:32 pm

    I don't think there's a more gorgeous bride to emulate! I love that even Kate Middleton was inspired by Princess Grace on her wedding day - that's a pretty ringing endorsement! These are all such lovely choices to capture her timeless, romantic style!
  3. Nikki Santerre
    May 14, 2014 6:56 pm

    This post is perfectly timed since the Grace Kelly movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week! These gowns are absolutely stunning. What a beautifully graceful, classic style to emulate!
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