The Most Expensive Dress Of All Time Costs $17.7 Million

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We’ve featured a lot of red carpet designer dresses with jaw-dropping prices, but nothing compares to this dress we’re putting on the spotlight today. Well, it is touted as “the world’s most expensive dress.” Just how expensive? Try 17.7 million dollars.

The world's most expensive dress designed by Debbie WinghamThe world’s most expensive dress designed by Debbie Wingham

Created by British designer Debbie Wingham, who is also known for her luxurious shoes, the dress itself is actually a simple abaya (the cloak-like dress worn by some women in parts of the Islamic world). But what it lacks in design it more than makes up for in dazzle.

What makes this dress so incomprehensibly expensive is the extremely rare red diamond hanging from its detailed neckline, which alone is valued at 7.4 million dollars.

The most expensive dress of all time is encrusted with 2,000 stones in total, including the star of the show: the world's rarest and most expensive red diamondThe most expensive dress of all time is encrusted with 2,000 stones in total, including the star of the show: the world’s rarest and most expensive red diamond

The rest of the $17.7M price covers the 2,000 black and white diamonds adorning the abaya, all of which have been handstitched into place using a 14-carat white gold thread.

World's rarest (only one in every hundred million diamonds found is in natural red color)World’s rarest (only one in every hundred million diamonds found is in natural red color)

We don’t need to mention how much we love dresses, but when it comes to precious gemstones, a dress might not be the best way to showcase them.

You can barely even see the red diamond, which is unfortunate considering it’s supposed to be what makes this dress the world’s most expensive dress in the first place!

The Abaya, created by British designer Debbie Wingham, is attracting attention because of its £11.7m price tagThe Abaya, created by British designer Debbie Wingham, is attracting attention because of its £11.7m price tag

Who do you think will be snapping up this fancy frock? If you’re lucky enough to be invited, Debbie Wingham is currently holding private consultations and viewings with clients at the Penthouse of the Raffles Hotel in Dubai.

Credit: Adel Hanna / WENN

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