The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress became iconic for brides across the world, who replicated the unique design at their own weddings. The elegant gown made by Alexander McQueen featured long lace sleeves and was Victorian-inspired.
Royal wedding commentator Sarah Haywood explained that the gown seemed inspired by American actress Grace Kelly’s wedding dress.
She told HuffPost: “The shape, the silhouette, the sleeves… it’s very reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s wedding gown, and that’s quite astonishing.”
The waist of the Duchess’ gown was kept deliberately narrow and padded out just below the midsection to accentuate the body.
The lace appliqué on the skirt and body was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework.
The ivory silk tulle featured hand-cut ace flowers, including roses, thistle, daffodils, and shamrocks.
Prince William’s wife borrowed the Queen’s Cartier Halo tiara for her big day.
The invaluable piece was originally purchased for Her Majesty by her father King George VI for her 18th birthday.
The Palace issued a statement on William and Kate’s wedding day commenting on the Duchess’ choice.