Today we take a closer look at the second wedding gown created for Kate Middleton, now formally referred to as the Duchess of Cambridge.
The gown was designed by Sarah Burton/Alexander McQueen, for the day’s second reception, a much more intimate affair with only 300 guests invited.
The floor-length ivory satin dress featured a circle skirt and diamante detailing around the waist. The Duchess also wore a white angora shrug or bolero. As you can see, she elected to leave her hair down for a softer, more natural look.
There are not loads of photos available, we did our best to select shots better showing Kate in Ms. Burton’s design. To see how the ensemble looked in a very wide shot, here is a broadcast image from the BBC.
If curious about Prince William’s stance, he was imitating bridesmaid Grace van Cutsem, now famous for covering her ears during the flyovers at the Palace. That poor child, this will be with her the rest of her life.
Finally this morning, a word about the shoes Kate wore with her first dress. Like everything else worn yesterday, they were bespoke, made especially and specifically for her, the lace an exact match for that on her gown. Net-a-Porter started promoting a “similar” pair of shoes yesterday.
The site is showcasing “exclusive” McQueen pumps with lace over a nude base. The $995 pumps have a 4-1/2″ heel and they are just gorgeous.
Until next time (we’ll share details on what she wore leaving the Palace), we leave you with one more look at the beautiful bride.