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. And yes, I totally cried.

As we all know now, the dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. 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.