We’ve talked about our favorite on-screen wedding dresses, both in TV and movies. But in the long history of cinematic weddings–and cinematic wedding dresses–there have been a few that haven’t quite hit the mark. Here at Fan C Designs, we like to stay positive, but wedding dresses are our passion. We know what works and what doesn’t. Here are 5 dresses that, to us, just…didn’t work.

Margaret’s Dress from The Proposal

It seems hard to believe that a modern, go-getting character like Margaret from The Proposal would wear a dress like this on her wedding day. We can understand the need to make the family happy, but this off-white, Victorian number seems a bit too far. After all, your wedding day is about you, too.

Marie’s Dress from When Harry Met Sally

Look, everybody knows that in a romantic comedy the best friends are not meant to outshine the main characters, so maybe Carrie Fisher’s wedding dress for the scene in which she married Harry’s best friend wasn’t meant to be that beautiful. Or maybe it was just the 80s. Still, of all of the iconic styles that came out of the 80s, it seems like a good thing that this cinematic wedding dress got left behind.

Kimmy’s Dress from My Best Friend’s Wedding

This wedding dress doesn’t seem to know what it’s trying to do, but it’s doing it loudly. Between the puffy skirt and the odd, angular lines on the off-shoulder sleeves, it wants to be both classic and avant garde…and fails to pull off either. It’s no wonder viewers spend most of the movie rooting for Julia Roberts.

Joy’s Dress in What Happens In Vegas

We swear, we like Cameron Diaz. She’s gorgeous. She’s just had to wear a few disasters when it comes to wedding dresses. In this case, her short ivory number, little more than a wedding t-shirt dress, is meant to be a mess. It’s the kind of dress you wear for a drunken, spur-of-the-moment Vegas wedding…which is sort of the plot of the movie. Still, we couldn’t make this list without this inclusion.

Juliet’s Dress from Love, Actually

There are some dresses that even Keira Knightley can’t pull off. The slim cut fits her frame perfectly, but the sheer material and the long, obvious line down the center look awkward. And honestly, what was the designer thinking with that collar? What is her thing with feathers?

Then again, it all comes down to personal taste. If walking down the aisle in a Victorian gown with a feathered collar and geometric sleeves makes you happy, then by all means. It’s your day!

What are some of your least favorite cinematic wedding dresses?

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