Most of us will have a couple of nice dresses hanging in the wardrobe for special occasions. Maybe a few for summer holidays and the essential little black dress for formal events and while they may add up to a couple of hundred pounds, unless you’re rich and famous, they are not likely to run into the thousands or even millions! Believe it or not, there are dresses that sell for millions. Dresses that are incredibly rare or once belonged to royalty or a celebrity who is no longer with us. Perhaps they are adorned with hundreds of diamonds and crystals. Here are some of the most expensive dresses in the world:
#1 Precious Dress by Maria Grachvogel
This dress costs $1.8 million and that’s because it is encrusted with over 2000 diamonds. The silk corset is also adorned with the precious stones with the dress being unveiled for the first time at one of Maria Grachvogel’s fashion shows. It’s a stunning red dress that catches the light from every direction. You’d certainly feel a million dollars wearing this dress! For designing your own unique fashion statement, get Dressmaking Fabric at http://www.quality-fabrics.co.uk/dressmaking-fabrics-14-c.asp
#2 Black Diamond Dress by Debbie Wingham
Sewing diamonds onto things really does up the price and this little black dress will set you back a cool $5.5 million. Debbie Wingham is a British designer who unveiled this amazing number at the Kiev Fashion Show. It’s adorned with 1000 black and white diamonds and weighs 29 pounds so probably not the most comfortable garment to wear.
#3 Abaya Dress by Debbie Wingham
Another dress by the British designer is the ‘abaya’ which a traditional Muslim dress. What makes this one so special is that it’s the most expensive of its kind in the world. Adorned with more than 2000 black and white diamonds, as well as an incredibly rare red diamond, the only one of its kind yet discovered. Also decorated with 14-karat gold, this dress could only be worn by the wife of a very rich sultan, with a price tag of $17.6 million.
#4 Happy Birthday Dress
Remember the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore as she attended President John F. Kennedy’s birthday celebrations? She famously serenaded him whilst looking absolutely gorgeous in a slinky dress designed by Jean-Louis Berthaulto in 1961. No diamonds, just sequins that sparkle like diamonds with an original price tag of just $12,000. Recently it sold for much more at auction, reaching $1.3 million.
#5 The Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur by Faiyzali Abdullah
This is the most expensive dress that has ever been made. To buy this astounding red dress would cost you $30 million. The dress is beautifully made from silk, chiffon, taffeta and satin and encrusted with no less than 751 Swarovski crystals and a 70-carat pear-shaped diamond. It was first revealed to the world during the 2009 Stylo Fashion Grand Prix festival and was sure to have seriously wowed the spectators.