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Sleeves, boat necks and instant cult followings: The best royal wedding dresses in history

Radiant, ravishing, and oh-so regal - there's a reason why these royal brides have set the precedent for bridal fashion.

Just utter the words "royal wedding" and you can bet you'll be met with plentiful prickling ears and turning heads.
Every single time a royal wedding rolls around, people across the world flock to see every last detail, from the low-down on the bride or groom making the daring choice to marry into the regal fold, to the identities of their very carefully picked bridal party.
But perhaps more so than anything else, one of the most hyped and hotly anticipated feats to occur during any royal wedding is the big wedding dress reveal.
In the months leading to the big day, the bets are on as people speculate and envision exactly what the bride will wear.
Will it be modest with sleeves? Feminine with lace? Glamorous with bejewelled embroidery throughout?
Whatever the expectation, you can guarantee the royals have seen and done it all when it comes to bridal fashion, which is exactly why we can't get enough of the archived pictures that showcase the lot of it.
Here, we celebrate the humble art of nailing a royal wedding gown with all the best dresses from the ceremonies we've been privy to witnessing over the years.
Keep scrolling for a regal fashion feast of the eyes...

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