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    13 Movies Wedding Dresses I Object To And 13 I Adore

    Katniss's wedding dress in Catching Fire is tremendous.

    1. Cinderella's gorgeous, delicate dress from Cinderella (2015).

    Cinderella wearing a bug dress with sheer sleeves and flower embroidery on the bottom
    Walt Disney Pictures

    I would wear this gown in a heartbeat. The way it's both effortless and detailed is, in the words of Lorraine Baines McFly from Back to the Future, "an absolute dream."

    A yes.

    Cinderella wearing a bug dress with sheer sleeves and flower embroidery on the bottom
    Walt Disney Pictures

    2. Juliet's quite strange wedding dress in Love Actually.

    Juliet wearing a long-sleeve dress that's partially a cape
    Universal Pictures

    The back is lovely, but good god do I detest the front. Why is it kind of a cape? Why is there feather-y stuff at the top? Nope.

    A no.

    Juliet wearing a long-sleeve dress
    Universal Pictures

    3. Zooey's simple stunner in I Love You, Man.

    Zooey wearing a simple dress with smaller straps
    Dreamworks Pictures

    Though normally I don't enjoy bows and belts on wedding dresses, the casual, calm confidence here makes the makes the belt/bow work. It's like the outfit doesn't give a shit about the wedding but definitely gives a shit about the marriage, which I find stellar.

    A yes.

    Zooey wearing a simple dress with smaller straps
    Dreamworks Pictures

    4. This confusing dress from Runaway Bride.

    Paramount Pictures

    I don't understand the fabric situation on the bottom. It's as if this was originally two different dresses, and the top part isn't sufficiently beautiful to make up for it.

    A no.

    Maggie wearing a long-sleeve wedding dress
    Paramount Pictures

    5. Katniss's sneaky wedding dress from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

    Katniss in an elaborate wedding dress
    Lionsgate

    When I'd forgotten this turned into a Mockingjay dress, I didn't appreciate it because I thought it had too much going on while also being kind of predictably boring. But two dresses in one, via flames? A winner.

    A yes.

    Katniss in an elaborate wedding dress, then she spins and the dress morphs through fire to become a dress with wings
    Lionsgate

    6. Ariel's somehow tame dress in The Little Mermaid.

    Ariel wearing a dress with big shoulders and then tight sleeves
    Walt Disney Pictures

    The sleeves are nothing short of ooooooof, but despite how noteworthy they are in a negative way, the dress, all together, is pretty much a nothing. I don't know how.

    A no.

    Ariel wearing a dress with big shoulders and then tight sleeves
    Paramount Pictures

    7. Maria's elegant dress in The Sound of Music.

    Maria wearing a long-sleeve ballgown with a long veil
    Twentieth Century Fox

    The collar is too high, but that's okay. It don't care all that much because this wedding dress is simple, traditionally classy, and cool. If only I could say the same about me.

    A yes.

    Maria wearing a long-sleeve ballgown with a long veil
    Twentieth Century Fox

    8. Sophie's Free People-esque wedding dress from Mamma Mia!.

    Sophie wearing a flowy, kind of ruffly dress
    Universal Pictures

    I love the vibe it's going for, but the execution is not good. It feels like the dress wants to be like Zooey's from I Love You, Man (#3), but there's too much fabric in the way.

    A no.

    Sophie wearing a flowy, kind of ruffly dress
    Universal Pictures

    9. Grace's phenomenal dress from Ready or Not.

    Grace wearing a long-sleeve dress with a bodice and a flare skirt
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    I fucking love it. This is the exact mood, comfortability, and dance-ability I would want in a wedding dress. If the bodice were slightly higher, it would be 100% perfect.

    A yes.

    Grace wearing a long-sleeve dress with a bodice and a flare skirt
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    10. Mia's forgettable dress in The Best Man.

    Mia wearing a ballgown with sheer sleeves and flowers on the back
    40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

    The best part about it is the sheer sleeves, but other than that, I feel so little about this that it circles back around to being bad. Plus, no to the flowers on the back.

    A no.

    Mia wearing a ballgown with sheer sleeves and flowers on the back
    40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

    11. This large dress from Runaway Bride.

    Maggie wearing an off-the-shoulder ballgown
    Paramount Pictures

    I'm not a fan of the tiny little ruffly sleeves, but it's not a large enough issue to overpower the fact that I'm fond of everything else. Big skirts are super fun.

    A yes.

    Maggie wearing an off-the-shoulder ballgown
    Paramount Pictures

    12. Mary's red wedding dress in About Time.

    Mary wearing a non-white dress with ruffles on the small sleeves
    Working Title Films

    There is only one single reason this gown isn't a yes: the little ruffly sleeves. Unlike with the last one, these little ruffly sleeves are too much ruffle for me to get past.

    A no.

    Mary wearing a non-white dress with ruffles on the small sleeves
    Working Title Films

    13. Cinderella's fairy tale-y dress in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.

    Cinderella wearing a ballgown with mesh off-the-shoulder sleeves and some sparkles
    Walt Disney Television

    It's not my style – I wouldn't wear it because of those sleeve things and the sparkles on the top – but it's so right for Cinderella that this has to be a yes.

    A yes.

    Cinderella wearing a ballgown with mesh off-the-shoulder sleeves and some sparkles
    Walt Disney Television

    14. Toula's big wedding dress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

    Toula wearing an embroidered ballgown with a large veil
    Gold Circle Films

    There's too much going on by 125%. I'm positive about the overlay stuff and the skirt is solid, but I think the rest of it should go find another gown to be with.

    A no.

    Toula wearing an embroidered ballgown with a large veil
    Gold Circle Films

    15. Giselle's gigantic wedding dress in Enchanted.

    Giselle wearing a huge ballgown with poofy cap sleeves
    Walt Disney Pictures

    True, it's extremely big and poofy, and that's why the dress from My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a no, but this one sinks its teeth into the princess-ness so well that it's great. A flawless parody.

    A yes.

    Giselle wearing a huge ballgown with poofy cap sleeves
    Walt Disney Pictures

    16. Margaret's dated dress from The Proposal.

    Margaret wearing a very old timey, long-sleeve dress
    Touchstone Pictures

    The fabric and color are wonderful, and I really like wedding dresses with long sleeves, but, look, the chest part makes this look like what the ghost who's haunting you is wearing.

    A no.

    Margaret wearing a very old timey, long-sleeve dress
    Touchstone Pictures

    17. The tea length wedding dress Jo wears in Funny Face.

    Jo wearing a midi fit-and-flare dress with a low waist
    Paramount Pictures

    The low waist isn't my taste, but I can see that the dress is outstanding if it's your kind of thing, so it's a victory.

    A yes.

    Jo wearing a midi fit-and-flare dress with a low waist
    Paramount Pictures

    18. This dress Buttercup wears in The Princess Bride.

    Buttercup wearing a long-sleeve wedding dress
    Act III Communications

    There's something magical about a light blue, old-timey dress, and the crown is aces. I almost like it all. But, alas, it's simply too nightgown-y for me.

    A no.

    Buttercup wearing a long-sleeve wedding dress
    Act III Communications

    19. Bella's timeless dress in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.

    Bella wearing a long-sleeve dress and a long veil
    Summit Entertainment

    She's, what, 18, and she's marrying an old, old vampire man, but cast that aside and the dress is exquisite! The back is fancy in such a fun way and the front is unique without being too much.

    A yes.

    Bella wearing a long-sleeve dress and a long veil
    Summit Entertainment

    20. Jane's uninteresting wedding dress at the end of 27 Dresses.

    Jane wearing a wedding dress with thick straps
    Fox 2000 Pictures

    Something about the combination of the fabric and the neckline makes me feel a strong eh. My apologies if you love this gown, but I find it dull.

    A no.

    Jane wearing a wedding dress with thick straps
    Fox 2000 Pictures

    21. Araminta's gold wedding dress in Crazy Rich Asians.

    Araminta wearing a high-low dress with ruffles
    Warner Bros.

    Ruffles and that transparent mesh stuff on a bodice aren't usually my cup of tea, but this is undeniably awesome. It's the kind of dress a secret agent would wear.

    A yes.

    Araminta wearing a high-low dress with ruffles
    Warner Bros.

    22. Mia's dress from the seminal film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

    Mia wearing an off-the-shoulder dress with embroidery that stops at her hips
    Walt Disney Pictures

    OK, so I would like it fine if the embroidery-esque part were over the whole gown, but as it is, I make an ew face every time I look at it for too long.

    A no.

    Walt Disney Pictures

    23. Cinderella's classic wedding dress in Cinderella (1950).

    Cinderella wearing a long-sleeve dress
    Walt Disney Productions

    If you prefer your wedding dresses ornate, I understand why this one might be a hard pass, but I adore it. It's so pretty and easy-breezy while still having a big, dance-y skirt. The dress rocks. (Do people actually say "rocks"?)

    A yes.

    Cinderella wearing a long-sleeve dress
    Walt Disney Productions

    24. This bubble-esque dress from Runaway Bride.

    Maggie wearing a dress with mesh on the top
    Paramount Pictures

    The stripe thing at the bottom is fun, but the shape of the dress and the collar are fine-to-bad. Basically, this is a whatever I don't have any malice toward.

    A no.

    Maggie wearing a dress with mesh on the top
    Paramount Pictures

    25. Kay's very, very elaborate dress in Father of the Bride (1950).

    Kay wearing a huge, elaborate dress with a collar
    Transcendental Graphics / Getty Images

    I'm sure you know by now that, generally, I favor fairly relaxed wedding dresses, but that doesn't apply at the moment because oh my god, what a dress. Would I wear it? No, probably not. Would I gasp, utterly thrilled if my friend wore it? No question.

    A yes.

    Kay wearing a huge, elaborate dress with a collar
    Fpg / Getty Images

    26. And finally, Lillian's canonically awful dress in Bridesmaids.

    Lillian wearing an extremely poofy dress
    Universal Pictures

    The whole point of this gown is that it's terrible, so it's a compliment to the Bridesmaids costume designer to say that the only non-ransom context in which I would wear this dress to my actual wedding is if it were a joke. Which, honestly, I would do.

    A no.

    Lillian wearing an extremely poofy dress
    Universal Pictures

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