The dress that wowed millions

Well, I was wrong.

As Catherine Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out of her Rolls Royce at Westminster Abbey this morning, a  real-life fashion fairytale came true. Sarah Burton, head designer of Alexander McQueen and successor of the British label after its founder’s untimely death, has successfully pulled off the ultimate honour of creating a beautiful and elegant wedding gown for our country’s future Queen.

Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton waves to the crowd (Pic:AFP/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton enters Westminster Abbey with her father, her exquisite train held by sister and Maid of Honour Pippa.

Months of speculation have culminated in this big reveal and in a stroke of pure genius, the Duchess’ ivory satin dress both echoes the classicism and elegance of years gone by, while simultaneously symbolising the breath of fresh air its wearer will undoubtedly bring to the British monarchy.

Just married! HRH Princess Catherine emerges from Westminster Abbey, wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, holding hands with her new husband Prince William

Kate and William emerge from the Abbey as husband and wife.

The sweetheart neckline, full skirt and delicate lace sleeves are reminiscent of the gown Grace Kelly wore for her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier, another stunning and ladylike Princess beloved the world over.

 

Grace Kelly in her wedding dress, 1956.

Kate Middleton making her way from the Goring Hotel to Westminster Abbey with her father Michael.

An absolute triumph, both for the radiant Kate herself and indeed for the whole of Britain.

Posted by: Brodie

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3 responses to “The dress that wowed millions

  1. Ruth Elliott

    Happy Day for London! I enjoyed watching the wedding this morning and wish you both many happy years together. Stay committed to each other.

  2. Robyn Knights

    The new Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning – her mother Mrs. Middleton, I thought looked very classy and her brother did a wonderful job as did her sister Pippa. Congratulations UK a very proud day for you all, and of course all the Commonwealth countries – may they both live a long and happy life.

  3. Laura Grace

    Loving the info on this site girls, much more concise & practical than the usual magazines. keep up the good work x

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