Kate’s Royal Wedding Look from Day to Night
8 March 2018
In light of the recent Royal wedding announcements from Clarence House, that there will be, not one, but two Royal weddings this year, we are reminiscing and taking a look back at some of our favourite previous Royal wedding fashions. Starting with the iconic Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge is now a fashion icon, wherever she goes she is adored for her stylish outfits. Kate's Royal wedding look is no different, Kates long sleeved lace gown will always be referred back to and is still reflected in bridal fashion at present.
Kate's ceremony look:
Left: Prince William and Kate on their wedding day, Next: Richard Designs drop earrings - P806E, Next: Richard Designs stud earrings - E153, Below: Richard Designs upright tiara - TR2512A, Below: Richard Designs upright vintage look tiara - TR2464A, Below: Richard Designs upright tiara - TR1814A.
Kate married Prince William in April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, in a stunning long sleeved lace and silk gown. The dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Read more details about Kate's beautiful gown here.
Kate accessorised her gown with a stunning upright tiara from The Queen's private collection and some bespoke diamond drop earrings designed especially for Kate by jewellery designer, Robinson Pelham. Read more about Kate's tiara and jewellery here.
Kate's wedding veil:
Kate accessorised her lace gown with a 72” ivory silk veil with a delicate lace edge. The veil complemented the lace bodice on the dress beautifully. Kate's veil was pinned completely flat under her tiara, across her half up, half down hair style. This created an elegant draping, modern bridal look.
Kate's evening dress:
Kate changed for the evening into a beautiful satin gown, which was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. This elegant A-line gown had a sweetheart neckline and sparkling diamante detail at the waist. Kate changed her hairstyle to suit her evening look, wearing it all down with relaxed curls.
We love the idea of having two bridal looks, moving from day to night. This allows you to choose two contrasting looks and select the gown to suit your wedding. For example you may choose a heavier ballgown for the ceremony and a sleek fishtail, or lighter silhouette for a party vibe, for the evening.
To get a look like Kate, see our soft satin gowns from our new bridal dress collection, see styles Iona and Ava. Both of these gowns have a flattering sweetheart neckline and sleek A-line skirt, complete with hand beaded embellishment at the waistline.
Kate's evening accessories:
Kate's look for the evening was elegant and timeless. We love the sleek satin gown enhanced with the sparkling waistline and textured shrug.
If you don't want to change dresses for the evening you could swap your accessories to create a different look. For example remove your veil for the evening and wear a statement headdress instead. Another idea is to add some back jewellery for the evening
Read more of our blogs on Royal weddings here.
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