Iconic Wedding Dresses: Kate Middleton

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 12, 2013


Photos (clockwise from top left): Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, and Caroline Herrera

This week on the blog, we’re looking back at some of the world’s most iconic wedding dresses that have recently re-emerged on the runways. Who can forget when Kate Middleton married Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011? Throughout their six-month engagement, Kate’s dress designer was kept a secret. It wasn’t until she walked down the aisle that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton announced she was behind the custom v-neck, long sleeved wedding gown, which featured a full skirt and almost 7-foot long train. This sought-after classic was inspired by nature and the Victorian age. Details included hand-cut flowers embroidered on the lace and 58 buttons fastened by Rouleau loops on the back of her dress. However, Kate’s dress wasn’t the only one that stole the spotlight. Her younger sister, Pippa, wore a cowl neck, capped-sleeved dress that fitted to her body. Check out our favorite look-a-likes above!

Whose iconic wedding dress inspires you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Color your fashion world, green: Diane Von Furstenburg; Jil Sander; Christopher Kane; Prada; Sonia Rykiel. Financial Times, photo.

Green is the charming color of 2011.

Soirees, shopping sprees, wedding receptions and all other bridal destinations are reportedly to be awash in green. You’ve gotten your “green light” so plan ahead. Green it is!

Green is contagious! Consider this: On Friday, Financial Times contributor, Carola Long, posted that her favorite Pantone pic for summer/autumn/fall: ever-green. She made a convincing argument in a charming article.