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April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding; Catherine's Dress

Let's start off with the dress since that's what I was most looking forward to. When Catherine stepped out of the doorway and into the car, the world got their first glimpse of the dress. All I could see was lace, long sleeves and a v-neckline. I was instantly impressed. {I totally cried.}

As we all know now, the dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Miss Middleton worked closely with Burton in formulating the design of her dress. It's made from hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace. She wore matching shoes by Alexander McQueen. {I want to see a picture of the shoes!} The train is over six feet long. She wore a Cartier Halo tiara which was given to the Queen by her mother when she turned 18.

I'm not a lace kind of girl, but Catherine looks absolutely stunning. She wore a dress that looks both vintage and modern. Did anyone else immediately think of Grace Kelly? She definitely looks like a Princess marrying her Prince.













Were you a fan of the dress?

all info & images from Vogue & InStyle

25 comments

silvergirl said...

Turned on the tv as soon as I got up this morning to see the dress. I don't know if it is what I expected but I really like it!
Get ready to see thousands of replicas this summer!!!
Brett

Kristina P. said...

I was waiting to see the dress. I knew it would have sleeves, as is the tradition for royal weddings, and it didn't disappoint. I LOVE lace. If I were to do it again, I would totally have lace on my dress.

My only complaint? Not enough sideboob. :)

Jenn said...

I loved the dress! Beautiful! :)

Heather Reese said...

I loved it! And I REALLY liked Pippa's dress!

Simone said...

I LOVED IT.....and cried nearly the whole morning!!!

The dress was perfect for her, LOVED the lace....I thought Grace Kelly too.

I just loved that Catherine looked SO radiant and happy all day long, she just smiled so naturally...that girl was meant to be a Princess :)

Great pics :)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I just posted about this too!
I was not crazy about the dress. I would have loved to see less lace + a more modern look. But she was still stunning!

Jessa Smith said...

Grace Kelly is the first thing I thought too - very royal!

Natalie said...

ABC compared her to Grace Kelly as well. They put them both side by side & each were just stunning.

Personally, I like the lace. We knew she would have her shoulders covered & little cleavage. I think it looks beautiful & classic- which is just the look you want on your wedding day IMO.
It reminds me so much of my grandmother's wedding dress that it almost makes me wish I had gone that route when I picked mine.

Katie said...

I actually avoided that whole "getting up at 4am to watch the wedding" thing, but I did check out CNN this morning when I got to work just to see the dress. Honestly, I think it's super classy and looked fantastic on her. I imagine (given the cultural differences between Britian and US, not to mention she was marrying the crown prince in the biggest cathedral in England) that she had a few restrictions to work around, and the dress is really modern yet classy.

Talia said...

In one word --- STUNNING!

LouBoo said...

I gotta say - I adored the dress, can't stop thinking about it now! I, like Simone booed most of the way through - my kids were looking at me like I was insane. Not sure why it made me so emotional but must be something to do with her looking so happy and so...relaxed! Wonderful happy day. Lou x

Ashley said...

I loved the dress and thought she looked beautiful!

tara said...

I loved her dress!! She looks SO beautiful!

Nikosmommy said...

Loved it, so perfect for her! Sarah Burton rocked it!!!!


If it were me I would have gone for more poof and bling but this dress just screams Kate's style! Perfect!!!!

Cathy said...

I love the dress! So classic. So elegant. So timeless. Stunning!

Myra said...

She is pure elegance! I immediately thought Grace Kelley when I saw the dress too. When I get home from work later, I will begin my full stalking of the entire wedding and watch the entire coverage of it!

Jen said...

I LOVED her dress. I thought it was perfect and yeah, I totally cried.

MiMi said...

The dress surprised me because I was imagining more modern...however, she was respectful and traditional and beautiful, so I think it was a great pick. And she is so beautiful she could wear a potato sack and look brilliant. I hope they don't do to her what they did to Di.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I would never choose it for myself but over and over again LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! She looked amazing and I can't wait to get home and see the footage that I have on my DVR!!! Thank you for all these recaps girl! knew I could count on you!

P.S. Home girl is bringing sleeves back and as a girl w/ current bingo arms I am so happy! ;)

Christine said...

I loved this dress. The way it fit her, the fabric, the design. Perfect.

Jennee said...

I love love love love love the dress! Beautiful!

Krista said...

YES YES YES!!!

April said...

Breathtaking and stunning!!! Such a gorgeous bride!!

AMY said...

I think she was BEAUTIFUL! The dress was gorgeous on her!

Karen Peterson said...

I loved, loved, loved the dress and immediately thought of Grace Kelly when I saw her. So I was thrilled later in the day when I was watching one of those style shows or something and they said that Kate used Grace Kelly's style as her inspiration. They did a phenomenal job. It's a perfect dress for the future Queen.