For a few short hours on the morning of April 29, the Royal Wedding took our minds away from the revolutions, devastations, and all-around tough times to watch the most anticipated wedding since Charles and Di. With the hype building for months Prince William finally married his sweetheart Catherine Middleton. Kate was the epitome of style and sophistication from her head to her toe and stunned millions of people who watched the historic event take place.
Kate’s dress was designed by Sarah Burton for the House of Alexander McQueen. The simple and elegant design of the dress made Kate look like a modern day princess. The ivory and white silk satin dress was a mixture of traditional and modern. The dress featured long, fitted lace sleeves and a flattering v-neckline. Chantilly lace was hand embroidered and applied onto ivory silk tulle over a fitted Victorian-style fully corseted bodice for a tiny waisted look.
The very full skirt was like the opening of a flower. The slightly padded hips and the folded bustle at the back gave Kate's dress a vintage feel and there have been many comparisons to the movie star Grace Kelly's wedding dress that was worn back in the 1950’s. The train at three feet long was very modest in length and her veil was stunning and set off with a super sparkly diamond “halo” tiara.
Everything about Kate’s appearance was simple and chic and timeless. Although Kate seems to be very fashion-forward with many of her looks, sometimes it’s not always the best option. I think Kate very smartly choose to play it safe as it’s always better to be tasteful and elegant especially when you know the whole world is watching!
By Anne Anne has been with Invitations4Less.com since 2004 and came to us already knowledgeable about social stationery after previous employment with a wholesale printing firm.
Anne is mom to two young children who keep her busy and dreaming of sleep. But she wouldn't have it any other way!