Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress by Sarah Burton

Little bit delayed, but better late than never.  As rightly predicted by all, it was Sarah Burton who made Kate Middleton's (or rather, Catherine, Duchess of York) dress for her wedding day.  And what a dress it was.

Sarah Burton has said that Kate was very much involved in the design of the dress, and was very certain of wanting to go for a timeless dress, rather than an 'of the moment' piece like the royal brides before her (Sarah Ferguson for example - eek).  It was also very important to her that she didn't mirror the design of her late mother in law in any way...

About the Dress

The gown itself echoed the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, although made different with a V neckline with the bespoke lace appliqué from McQueen.  The skirt resembles an opening flower made with white satin gazar arches and pleats, not forgetting the trademark royal train which was made with ivory and white satin gazar, spanning over 8ft.


Kate's 'Something Borrowed' was a Cartier Halo Tiara, lent to her by The Queen.  The tiara was a gift to the late Queen Mother, who was bought it in 1936 as a wedding gift from her husband-to-be.  It was then passed down to Elizabeth (now Queenie) for her 18th birthday. 


Kate who wore her hair half up and half down, also wore leaf-shaped diamond earrings by Robinson Pelham. The earrings were a wedding gift to Kate from her parents, and in addition to taking inspiration from the tiara, did so from the Middleton family's newly revealed coat of arms.  The diamond set includes stylized oak leaves, a pear-shaped diamond set drop and a pave-set diamond acorn suspended in the center. (The Middleton coat of arms features both acorns and oak leaves.)

Copies are flocking the market, check out this one in store at House of Fraser in Belfast for £350.

The Telegraph

For an overview of Sarah Burton's background, click here

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1 comment

Unknown said...

Hoorah, I love a good wedding, Thought the dress lovely, tastful, but a bit safe.

For my take on the whole wedding see: http://thee-middlesister.blogspot.com/

P.s. which hat did you like the best?

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