Jan 31, 2011
In a recent post on the Huffington Post, writer Yvonne Yorke provided readers the chance to vote on royal wedding dresses, as many have the upcoming nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William on their minds. After taking a look at the article, we’ve come up with some great ways to capture royal style on your special day using the same dress details found in some of history’s most regal weddings:
Princess Grace of Monaco: Grace Kelly was a Hollywood princess who actually became a real princess in a gorgeous wedding gown by MGM costume designer Helen Rose. considered to be the most beautiful wedding gown of all time, this dress was all about lace and silk taffetta. To capture this look on your special day, look for lace overlays or wear a cute little lace bolero over your simple white gown. We love the look of this Enzoani wedding dress.
Diana, Princess of Wales: The iconic wedding dress that Lady Diana wore on her wedding day was nothing short of spectacular. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, the gown featured full puffed sleeves, a dramatic train, bows, ivory silk taffeta and lace,a fitted, boned bodice and curved neckline. To get the look, find a dress with a full princess skirt and plenty of romantic detailing. Puffed sleeves are optional, but we love this Justin Alexander wedding dress to channel your inner princess.
Princess Marie of Denmark: Princess Marie wore a dress with a sweetheart neckline, lace overlays, and a gorgeous lace veil. It was simple but sweet. To capture the look, search for a wedding gown that offers lace sleeves (or wear a bolero) and a simple gown body with a sweetheart neckline. Accent with teardrop jewels and a tiara for a look that’s simply divine. Our pick? This lace wedding dress by Essence of Australia.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden: Simple, modern, and chic. These are three words that describe the dress worn by Princess Victoria on her wedding day. Designed by Swedish designer Par Engsheden, this wedding gown was an off-the-shoulder style with a 16.5-foot train. Pure drama, but super sleek and sophisticated! To capture the look, find a gown with few embellishments but a more tailored cut. A long train accented by simple lace can bring the whole look together, but you can also opt for something like this light and breezy chiffon wedding dress by Mori Lee.
Do you have a favorite royal wedding dress? Did you try to capture it on your wedding day? Share your story with us!