Hoorah! Married at last!
It was never going to be easy for her to find the perfect dress, one which would be conservative enough for the royals, but also true to her personality, but Kate Middleton’s Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress has hit the nail on the head, according to various fashion experts.
She was heavily involved in the designing stage of her ivory & satin Alexander McQueen dress, and her and Burton had to make sure it kept in with McQueen’s eye for detail.
Some say that her dress sense has become a bit demure of late, but her dress was slightly more understated than what I imagined. It featured a lace appliqué bodice, (with 9ft train, held by her sister Pippa!), and Kate took inspiration from Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, with long sleeves.
She accessorised her veil with a diamond tiara by Cartier, lent to her by the Queen for the occasion, and a gorgeous pair of earrings, a gift to her from her parents.
Her wedding shoes matched the dress of course, and were hand-made out of ivory satin, and were embroidered with lace.
Many a fashion designer has offered their praise for Burton’s creation, with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld saying: “Alexander McQueen’s dresses are always very elegant. It’s very pretty, and relatively classic, but that goes with the decor, with a little touch of the 1950s that recalls Marilyn Monroe or Queen Elizabeth’s dress. The lace is pretty, especially the embroidered veil and the tiara not too high, without too heavy a bun. It’s ravishing and the length of the train is perfect. It’s all elegant and chic — you don’t need to be born a royal princess to be like that.”
Congratulations Wills & Kate!
Looking stunning, wearing many jewels!