Steal that Style – Jacqueline Kennedy Wedding Gown



Jacqueline Bouvier and then Congressman John Kennedy were married on September 12, 1953, at Newport, Rhode Island. The wedding was considered the social event of the season with an estimated 700 guests at the ceremony and 900 at the lavish reception that followed at Hammersmith Farm.

Her wedding dress was created by the African-American designer, Ann Lowe of New York City.The dress is now housed in the Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts.

Credits to Doris Rapp for the fifth picture (also see her amazing gallery on Flickr).
(also see her amazing gallery on Flickr).


  1. #1 by jennifer galick on November 17, 2008 - 02:06

    Jacqueline was an other worldly beauty. There are no imitators. There was and is no one like jackie.

    • #2 by Rachel on August 2, 2011 - 00:14

      I think your so right!!!!

  2. #3 by Fran Egbers on November 17, 2008 - 22:24

    Hoping someone can answer this question. I had read a long time ago that Jackie hated her wedding gown saying it looked like a lampshade. Why with her exquiste taste, would she consent to the design?

  3. #4 by kally on November 17, 2008 - 22:28

    I think that, after a while, every bride wishes that she would have chosen another gown… it’s just a thing we girls do :P. That’s my opinion.

    • #5 by Rachel on August 2, 2011 - 00:16

      That is right!!!!

  4. #6 by Cookie on December 9, 2008 - 00:33

    I do not know how it came about, but Jacqueline Kennedy’s husband was responsible for picking the style of the dress. Ms. Kennedy’s personal taste was much more forward thinking than his, but he wanted something very traditional.

  5. #7 by Marsh Clendening on December 23, 2008 - 21:31

    My understanding Jacqueline Bouvier hated her first dress and her Mother and friend forwarded her to a tiny shop in Harlem and both her Mother and Sen. Kennedy approved of the design. Further – it was hidden that the designer was African American and remained a secret until recently.

    It was said she loved the accent on her small waist and the material of the gown was truly her choice.

    • #8 by James Brown on March 7, 2010 - 05:08

      Your so right, she loved the dress. Plus it was African American designer who design her second dress in which she loved. The first one for what ever reason, it was not worn.

  6. #9 by Claire on November 28, 2009 - 03:41

    According to a biography of Jacqueline Kennedy, Jackie’s mother apparently had a lot of input about the design of the dress. Jackie did think the dress looked like a lampshade because of the ruffles and rosettes on the skirt, and also thought that the top flattened her already nonexistent bust. The fact that the designer, Ann Lowe, was black was not kept secret.

  7. #10 by veronica ann hutch on January 23, 2010 - 04:21

    notify me by mail and also or address 1454 baker st#113 san francisco ca,94115 do you make her dress i want you to make me one but i want creme color sleeveless dress large size 18

    • #11 by kally on January 23, 2010 - 10:32

      i’m not a designer sweatheart :).

  8. #12 by walgreens photo coupon on May 15, 2011 - 23:07

    nice dress,

    @Fran lol yeah if she didn’t like it , it’s odd that she would go with it, perhaps it’s j ust a rumor though, I think it’s nice regardless

  9. #13 by Rachel on July 31, 2011 - 14:18

    How coud she hate the dress!!!!! it is so pretty!!!

  10. #14 by lengdorfb on October 10, 2011 - 13:40

    I have a Kennedy bio which states that the original dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses were ruined in a flood, and that the seamstress made all the replacement dresses in five days.

    • #15 by kally on October 11, 2011 - 23:29

      if that’s true then she did a fabulous job; i’d love to see the original dress 🙂

  11. #16 by Amanda on October 29, 2011 - 08:19

    I think it’s a beautiful dress, but I thought it was made by designer Oleg Cassini.

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