First off, I want to say I think Kate Middleton looked gorgeous…she’s very poised, regal and beautiful. I think she would have looked good in a paper bag.
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, was very obviously inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, seen above, which has been the epitome of elegant wedding dresses ever since Kelly wore it in 1956 for her wedding to Prince Rainier. Kate’s wedding dress was much more traditional than what Sara Burton and the label has traditionally designed. However, I happen to prefer Grace Kelly’s dress to Kate Middleton’s. It has a lot more detail than Kate’s did, seen below:
I love the bodice of the Kelly dress, with the tiered waist and lace, paired with the lace veil. Kate’s dress is, I think, a much more conservative version of Grace’s.
Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European editor, said “it’s a traditional style, but it’s been tweaked in a nuanced way.” Bowles said the dress, which was made of ivory and white satin gazar, “has great body and stiffness and architectural drama, but it’s very light and airy. … It’s perfect and highly sophisticated.”
I liked the dress, I didn’t LOVE it. I mean, she looks GORGEOUS. But with a designer like Sarah Burton at your fingertips, I think it would have been fun to add a little edge or uniqueness.
What do you think of the dress? Did you love it?