One of the most popular TV wedding in history was undoubtedly the wedding of "Friends" characters Monica Gellar and Chandler Bing in 2001.
Monica's look was fairly minimalist in a clean and unembellished House of Bianchi wedding gown accented with cathedral veil and loose waves. Her wedding day look was also accented with minimal jewelry including a simple bracelet, earrings and necklace.
According to one source I found, Monica's gown was designed by House of Bianchi, a bridal gown manufacturer who closed its doors the same year as Monica's TV wedding.
What a shame because this classic fit-to-flare A-line sleeveless gown with double v-neck and no waist princess seams looks just as chic today as it did in 2001! This gown is universally flattering and would look great on virtually all body types.
One of the features of this gown that makes it a timeless classic is the sleek and discreet lack of embellishment on the dress. There is absolutely no beading, tulle, or floral accent, just a clean silhouette that enhances all of Monica's natural assets and beauty.
If you ever watched "Friends" you know Monica had a thin and fairly linear body type. She had a smaller bottom and a larger, more athletic top making her more of an apple body type making this gown an excellent choice for her.
Because she is more of an apple, the princess seams with no waistline helps elongate and flatter her short and high waist. The gentle silhouette of the gown is a loose fit-to-flare that is a bit A-line as well, which helps to create curves. And of course the V-neck gown highlights her just right bust line, arguably her shapeliest feature.
Here is a picture of the back of the gown which has been nicely bustled for Monica's dance with her new hubby Chandler. The train appears to be tacked up to the outside of the gown, right at the back flare, making this a classic American bustle.
All credits: Various sources.
Up next: How you can achieve Monica's timeless and classic look!