Friday, April 29, 2011

Underwhelmed by the Royal Bride

My thoughts are this... as someone who as a little girl watched in awe as Princess Diana (as she will always be to me) wed Prince Charles in a gown fit for a queen, so ..stunning that it started a new trend of gowns.. to me, this meant I had high expectations of what Kate Middleton would choose for her wedding to the future King of England.

photo by Rex Creations

At first sight, my immediate reaction was obvious, inspiration behind her gown was that of Grace Kelly's fabulous wedding gown. But Kate's, (Duchess of Cambridge as she is now known) was a much more simple and understated version of it. The lace used was no where near the beauty of the one on Grace Kelly's gown. Kate's neck was bare? No cross, strand of pearls, nothing.. and it needed it, considering her earrings were tiny and her tiara was understated. Her veil was too short, it should have been the length of, or longer than her train. Her bouquet was forgettable as well. I love lily of the valley, but this looked like it was on the verge of wilting. It just wasn't a bouquet fit for a royal bride.

Getty Images

Nope, all in all I was... underwhelmed. William was a dashing prince, but she has a role now as a modern day future queen, and I really felt fashion wise, she didn't live up to it. An example, (in my opinion) of a modern day royal bride, who did a perfect job with her bridal style, is Sophie Rhys-Jones. She wed prince Edward (Charles brother) in 1999.

From BBC

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