Why Hillary Clinton Wore a Dillard’s Dress to Marry Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton on Why She Said Yes to a Dillard's Dress for Her 1975 Wedding to Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton.
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Contrary to many brides, Hillary ClintonLast minute, she said yes to a gown. During an appearance on The Tonight Show, the politician spoke candidly about her unique wedding story. Drew Barrymore Show.

“Is it true that you went to Dillard’s to grab a wedding dress at the last minute for your wedding?” host Drew BarrymoreOn Thursday, September 15, episode 47, a question was raised by 74-year-old former Secretary of State.

“Yes, it is,” revealed the Making Hard ChoicesAuthor, who was accompanied by her daughter Chelsea ClintonThank you for your visit. (The mother and daughter duo promoted their new Apple TV+ show. GutsyThe eight-part documentary series ‘The Trailblazing Women’ features eight episodes.

“Ask her how many she tried on,” Chelsea, 42, interjected, to which Hillary responded: “I found what I wanted … only one.”

The Chicago native went on to explain that she didn’t have much time as Bill Clinton wanted to “hurry” to the alter after asking Hillary to marry him three times.

“My husband had asked me to marry him twice, and I said ‘Not now. No.’ The third time was a charm, and he said, ‘Well, let’s hurry up and do it before you change your mind,” the lawyer said, which prompted the audience to burst into laughter and applause.

Hillary continued: “So, we said, ‘OK, next Saturday.’ My mother comes down with my dad and she says, ‘Can I see your wedding dress?’ And I thought, ‘Oh my gosh! A wedding dress! I need one.’”
The Why I Should Be President author said that’s when she and her mother went to Dillard’s. “Then I found my dress,” Hillary added.

Hillary Clinton on Why She Said Yes to a Dillard's Dress for Her 1975 Wedding to Bill Clinton

Hillary and Bill Clinton
Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock

Hillary and the former President, now 76 years old, tied the knot in 1975 in Fayetteville Arkansas, in front a Methodist minister and some of their closest friends.

To say “I do,” the Yale Law School graduate looked dainty in the department store design, which featured a bohemian silhouette with bell sleeves and lace detailing. Bill wore a dark suit for his part.

Hillary shared a glimpse of the intimate ceremony back in 2020 when she wished her Instagram followers a “Happy Valentine’s Day!” In the shot, the couple flashed wide smiles as they shared a sweet embrace.

They met in 1971 at Yale Law Library. Soon after, they began to date.