Fashion Fit for a Princess

by ClearanceCharms

The world was abuzz this morning with curiousity surrounding the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Though the ceremony holds a great deal of historical weight to it, the most anticipation was over the fashion of the day, especially Kate’s dress. It was the social event of the decade and as guests began to arrive, it was apparent that the royal wedding would not disapppoint fashion lovers. The aisle seemed to be transformed into a runway and Westminister Abbey into Bryant Park.

The biggest fashion statement of the morning was headwear. Whether it was a hat or a fascinator, the bigger the headpiece, the better. Some of the guests seemed to be trying to upstage the bride (a major wedding faux pas) however it did make for a fabulous spectacle. Millineries not only in London, but across the world, were bombarded with orders for hats regardless of whether the customers were attending the wedding or not. It was as if the royal wedding had become the fashion equivalent of the Kentucky Derby for Brits, and it was absolutely fabulous.

Though the guests had some quite memorable choices in fashion, the bride remained true to fashion, the central focus of the wedding. Adorned in a handcrafted lace, ivory and satin dress made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Kate’s natural beauty and grace were emulated in the stunning gown and reflected Grace Kelly at her wedding to the Prince of Monaco. Her shoes were also by Alexander McQueen and her 1936 Cartier veil was lent to her by the Queen. Her engagement is hard to miss as well; an oval 18-carat blue sapphire and white diamond ring which had been Princess Diana’s ring. Prince William was quoted saying “This was my way of making sure that my mother didn’t miss out on today.”

The bride was perfect with her ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something new.’ She is living every little girls dream of becoming a princess and looking fabulous while doing so. The best of wishes to the newly weds!

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