Friday, April 29, 2011

Icon Bride: Kate Middleton aka HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Princess William of Wales

Kate Middleton just got married a few hours ago, but I know there are brides clamoring to get her wedding day look. The new Duchess of Cambridge/Princess William of Wales wore a beautiful A-line ball gown designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen had signature McQueen all over it with it's contrast of traditional and modern and stunning beauty. Duchess Silk mixed with Lace and hand embroidery on the skirt transformed a simple gown to a gown fit for the future Queen of England! This is the look of the modern bride - simple elegance, understated beauty, timeless styling, couture, and beaming with joy. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge topped off the ensemble with a Chantilly Lace veil, diamond earrings given to her by her parents, and a borrowed Cartier tiara halo from the Queen.

In capturing this look for the non-royals''s my suggestion for getting the "Kate" feel for your own wedding.

Gown: White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal (VW35103) Retails: $1300 Size 0 to 14 in Ivory
Violette Halo Tiara by Halo & Co. Retails $365 (converted from 217 Pounds)
Wide Chantilly Lace Two-Tier Veil by Designs by Kristen. Retails $475
1/3 CT. TW Pear-Shaped Diamond Earrings in 10K White Gold from Zales. Retails $279 on sale for $237.15
For her second gown, for the black tie evening celebration, the Duchess of Cambridge donned another Sarah Burton designed gown, this time, a strapless A-line dress with a diamante waist line and a white angora bolero. She kept it simple and elegant all day long.

Here's my suggestion for achieving this look:

Alvina Valenta A-Line Silk Duchess Satin Gown with Natural Waist (Style #AV9952)
Diamante Sash from onehappygirl on Etsy. Retails $80
Vintage 1950's Saks Fifth Avenue White Angora Shrug/Bolero from leewayshop on Etsy - Sold
  I hope these inspiration pieces brings out your inner princess!

1 comment:

Diamond engagement ring said...

she was looking great at that time, thanks for sharing the information on your blog, really nice.The collection is also so beautiful.

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