I woke up this morning and ran in to check the news online to see the royal wedding. I got so excited looking at the video clips and photos that I had to start this post right away and say how wonderful Katherine’s dress is. The bodice really makes me think of Grace Kelly. I love the use of lace in the bodice and the long sleeves and stand up collar.
A few key things that I could see becoming wedding dress trends over the next few years are the veil and tiara, wide waist pleats, a return to skirt fullness, and lace bodices. Some of these things are already in the current vocabulary of wedding dress fashion but I think they could spike into a major trends, much as puffed sleeve wedding dresses did after Princess Diana’s wedding.
I’d love to be able to inspect this dress more closely. I’m very interested in the way the bodice of this dress is put together. Also I really feel there might be shoulder pads in there. Not big ones, but there is something causing the sleeves to stand away from the upper arms a bit.
Well done, all in all. I don’t think Katherine could ever look back at her wedding photos and regret her choices. She looks so classic and beautiful. I heard that she arrived to the ceremony in a car to symbolize her arrival into the marriage as a commoner and she left in a carriage because after the wedding she is royalty. A dress like the one she wore also symbolizes as ascent to royalty and she pulled it off beautifully.