Kate’s Big Day arrives: Bloggers weigh in
So have you seen it yet? What else could I possibly be talking about but Kate Middleton’s wedding dress? The Big Day, after months of hype, has finally arrived. Spoiler alert: Kate chose Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen for her designer, as the now-duchess glided effortlessly down the aisle, looking picture-perfect in a long-sleeved lace dress with a proper-sized train trailing behind. All in all, she reputably acted – and looked – like a true princess.
If you didn’t want to ruin your beauty sleep or have been too busy to properly check out the dress, the wedding and what everyone is saying about the two, LadyLUX has tracked down some popular bloggers' comments so you can get up close and personal with the fairy-talelike day and the iconic dress, which will both likely be setting wedding trends for some time to come. Get the dress, described detail by detail, by the official website. Congrats to the couple and to Burton!
From the official Royal Wedding Website the details of the dress are described (courtesy of Five Five Fabulous):
“Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterizes Alexander McQueen’s work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.”
The Lace: The lace appliqué for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework.
The Design: The dress is made with ivory and white satin gazar. The skirt echoes an opening flower, with white satin gazar arches and pleats. The train measures two meters 70 centimeters.
The Fabrics: French Chantilly lace was combined with English Cluny lace to be hand-worked in the Irish Carrickmacross needlework tradition.
The Veil: The veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, which was embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. The veil is held in place by a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara, lent to Miss Middleton by The Queen.
The Shoes: The wedding shoes have made been hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.
“At 8 a.m., I got my first glimpse of the bride’s dress, I thought Kate’s wedding dress was too simple (I would had preferred more “poof” but that’s just me) but then I saw the intricate lace details of the gown and loved it. I’m extremely happy that Kate chose to go with Sarah Burton. However, it seems the lace sleeve trend has been popular these last few years, Kate’s dress reminded me of Ivanka Trump’s Vera Wang gown that made homage to Grace Kelly. It’s only a few days before we start seeing “The Kate” wedding dress everywhere and wannabe royal bridezillas!!!”
- Glendy, Styleamor
Today marked a day in my personal history as one of the most anticipated and iconic moments. It was the day a girl who met a boy would marry to become a Princess … Ever since the engagement the question has been about Kate’s choice of dress. I always wondered if she would go for McQueen, a designer who has left a legacy on British fashion and craftsmanship so strong that surely not even a woman of Kate’s humble style could avoid … She looked sensational. It’s a very proud moment for British fashion. Princess Catherine looks like every inch the understated elegant princess.
- Reem, Five Five Fabulous
“What an exciting day filled with love, romance and a girl's dream come true…to become a Princess! Prince William and Kate Middleton are now husband and wife and it's been so much fun watching the live coverage of the day's events. Kate looked absolutely beautiful, in a wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.”
- Julie, Belle Maison
“I have adored Kate since she started dating William. She's classy, sophisticated and doesn't flaunt her assets (UNLESS it's in college sashaying down the runway in a see-through dress), leading me to believe she encompasses the security of a woman with good taste, conservative family values and poise. What I suspected was validated this morning. Flanked by her closest family and friends, she was classy, sophisticated, and didn't flaunt her assets. Kate will surely uphold her title as Duchess the same way the late Diana did as Princess.”
- Jessica Victoria Piha, The Luxe Look