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Great Wedding Gown Game – Road Less Traveled Top 15

You have spoken, Baguettes, and a fine collection of lesser-known gowns is before us. Here are your top fifteen choices. The top choices changed quickly so these are not in order of the number of votes received. If you are curious about the vote totals, you can head back and check out the poll results.

We are still winnowing these down, so vote early (the poll closes next Thursday) and vote as often as you like. Next week we will determine the top five and the winner.

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The Brides

Princess Madeleine of Sweden/Valentino – The Princess departed from her mother and sister’s minimalist tendencies and went with a lacey gown from Valentino, worn at a sentimental wedding in a romantic venue.

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Sofia Hellqvist (Princess Sofia of Sweden)/Ida Sjöstedt – This romantic gown was constructed from three shades of white fabric. It was cleverly layered,  featuring a lace bodice over a crepe underdress.

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Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (Sarah Chatto)/Jasper Conran The Tudor-inspired gown was unique and reflected the artistic soul of the wearer.

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Lilian Craig (Princess Lilian of Sweden)/Elizabeth Wondrak – The bride married the love of her life late in life. The coat dress in ice blue shantung was an elegant choice for a soigne princess.

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Marie-Christine of Austria/Yves DoomThe bride wore a fur-trimmed dress by a trusted Belgian designer. Perfect for a winter wedding.

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Crown Princess Elia of Albania/Designer Unknown – The bride was an actress, and she wore a dramatic gown worthy of her profession, satin with mucho embroidery over the bodice and hem.

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Jetsun Pema(Druk Gyaltsuen of Bhutan)/Bhutanese Traditional – Bhutanese clothing is always a combination of brilliant colors, and this was demonstrated to perfection in the Queen’s bridal ensemble.

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Lady Helen Windsor (Lady Helen Taylor)/Catherine Walker – Catherine Walker designed a dress for Lady Helen that reflected the soaring architecture of the wedding venue, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.

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Princess Ingrid of Sweden (Queen Ingrid of Denmark)/Designer Unknown – Not much is known about this dress, including the type of material. It is described as either silk or crepe satin. It’s a flowing gown and a fine example of thirties simplicity.

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Princess Anne/Maureen Baker of Susan Small – Fashioned in the style of the court dress of Elizabeth I, this unique gown was said to be designed, in part, by the wearer. It has never been remotely duplicated on any other royal bride.

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Marie Cavalier (Princess Marie of Denmark)/David Arasa and Claudio Morelli – This gown is covered in Calais lace, immensely appropriate for the dainty French bride.

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Stephanie de Lannoy (HGD of Luxembourg)/Elie Saab – It was just yesterday we visited with this gown, so we’ll let you pop back to that post to soak up the crusty Saab goodness.

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Viktoria Cservenyak/Claes Iversen – That Dutch aesthetic – simple and unadorned – is apparent throughout this gown. The lovely flow and lace detail give it a bit of personality, though.

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 Farah Diba (Empress of Iran)/Dior – None of the Dior gowns worn by the wives of the Shah were low-key. (And yes, more than one wife wore Dior). There were magnificent examples of their kind, though.

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Claire Lademacher (Princess Claire of Luxembourg)/Elie Saab  – Another Saab creation we talked about just yesterday! Here’s the post. Enjoy!

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