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Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress: Princess Perfect or Disappointing?

Living 2011/04/29 12:24:56
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It's the dress everyone was waiting for.

Kate Middleton finally married Prince William on Friday, looking every bit the part in a gown by Sarah Burton, the 36-year-old creative director of luxury British label Alexander McQueen.



The lacy, long-sleeved, full-skirted dress with a plunging neckline was, by all accounts, perfect. Conservative, formal and princess-like enough for the occasion, it was still modern and sexy, revealing Kate's tiny waist and full bust.

She also wore a gauzy, full veil, a Cartier tiara borrowed from the Queen and, somewhat surprisingly, left her hair half up, half down. She carried a very small bouquet of white blooms (sure to start a huge trend).



"I think it's magnificent," Vogue European editor at large Hamish Bowles told USA Today of the dress, comparing it to the one Grace Kelly wore when she wed Prince Ranier. It "entirely lived up to and exceeds anyone's expectations."

Did it exceed yours?

Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2011-04-29-kat...

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  • Zozo 2011/05/07 22:47:50
  • Jaiheena Star 2011/05/06 03:31:47 (edited)
  • LadyDi75115 2011/05/04 04:47:13
    Disappointing
    LadyDi75115
    It was a beautiful wedding and an elegant dress. What's important is that her choice was princess perfect for her. Yet, I was a little disappointed. I expected a little bit more.
  • Red Flavour 2011/05/03 14:19:08
    Princess perfect
    Red Flavour
    +1
    Simple. Beautiful. Fitting. Not overly done.
  • Andrew 2011/05/02 19:06:52
    Princess perfect
    Andrew
    +1
    Are you kidding? That's a really nice dress.
  • Vicanna 2011/05/02 15:21:50
    Princess perfect
    Vicanna
    i thought it was beautiful :) classy and elegant. :D
  • Emily 2011/05/02 10:00:22
    Princess perfect
    Emily
    it was plain, just like she wanted it..but i would still prefer if she had a more glamorous wedding dress. She is a princess after all..
  • Josef 2011/05/02 09:26:08
    Disappointing
    Josef
    I'd prefer the secy style

    secy style
  • myssabz 2011/05/02 02:26:01
    Princess perfect
    myssabz
    +1
    It was all very elegant and beautiful. Loved the simple all white color theme.
  • Becky 2011/05/01 19:41:22 (edited)
    Princess perfect
    Becky
    +2
    She was just gorgeous!! Very Princess like!! Loved it all, they were fantastic! They looked absolutely head over heels in love! God Bless Them and their marriage! fantastic looked absolutely head heels love god bless marriage Princesss Kate fantastic looked absolutely head heels love god bless marriage Princesss Kate fantastic looked absolutely head heels love god bless marriage Princesss Kate
  • wtw 2011/05/01 17:01:12
    Princess perfect
    wtw
    Absolute beautiful!
  • KimberlyMarieRoseMerrick 2011/05/01 11:11:03
    Princess perfect
    KimberlyMarieRoseMerrick
    +1
    Not only was her dress completely fit for her, so was her hair and makeup. I love the fact that they didn't overdo the look. Kate is naturally gorgeous so the fact that they had her look pretty natural was very pleasing. I think it reminded Wills exactly who he fell in love with: A real girl, not the palace barbie. And I'm greatly looking forward to see what Kate will do as Queen of England. I wish them the best of luck!
  • Lady Yui 2011/05/01 10:42:19
    Princess perfect
    Lady Yui
    +2
    The thing that made this dress so stunningly gorgeous was how subtle the extravagance of it was. It seems very simple to a casual glance, but the lower-half of the skirt and the train are covered in gorgeous hand-made lace. I absolutely adored this dress...it was definitely worth staying up all night to watch.
  • ♫ ~ Broken Inside ~ ♫ 2011/05/01 10:38:30
    Princess perfect
    ♫ ~ Broken Inside ~ ♫
    its beautiful
  • Venom Valentine 2011/05/01 09:03:26
    Princess perfect
    Venom Valentine
    The dress was gorgeous, and probably the best part of the whole wedding! Kate looked beautiful (:
  • nikkie276 2011/05/01 08:22:14
    Princess perfect
    nikkie276
    she looked awesome....!!!
  • Blancmange19 2011/05/01 07:25:34
    Princess perfect
    Blancmange19
    I didn't watch any of it, but I saw the pics. Damn, what a gorgeous bride. Nice goin' Willie.
  • shika-cloud 2011/05/01 07:18:24
    Princess perfect
    shika-cloud
    +1
    but too epensive
    epensive royal wedding
  • vocalrain 2011/05/01 07:12:45
    Princess perfect
    vocalrain
    +1
    Her dress was beautiful. I would have worn it... if I was rich....
  • miskitty54341 2011/05/01 06:37:29
    Disappointing
    miskitty54341
    +1
    its pretty but yea it could be so much better...
  • Luxxie 2011/05/01 05:53:39
    Princess perfect
    Luxxie
    she looks gorgeous
  • LuridLolita 2011/05/01 05:40:56
    Disappointing
    LuridLolita
    I think it's a bit too plain, though she does look lovely and I do like the lace.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2011/05/01 04:27:04
    Princess perfect
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    She looked absolutely gorgeous in her timeless and very classy gown.
  • AmyLeeFan29 2011/05/01 03:38:31
    Princess perfect
    AmyLeeFan29
    It's fantastic. It's plain but at the same time elegant. Not some kind of fancy gowns :) It's like a gown that can be worn in any kind of generations.
  • SkylerBear (: 2011/05/01 03:04:31
    Princess perfect
    SkylerBear (:
    It was beautiful, & she looked beautiful in it. (:
  • LuvemOrLeavem 2011/05/01 02:57:57
    Princess perfect
    LuvemOrLeavem
    +1
    It was simple but oh so elegant, which describes her whole style in general from what I've seen of her.
  • 10997 2011/05/01 02:52:42
    Princess perfect
    10997
    didnt care for the wedding

    loved the dress though :P i thought it looked classy
    i like that somehow, as big as it was, it wasnt as extravagant as i expected
    i thought it would be very busy which it wasnt, but thats good :)
  • Hitsuin 2011/05/01 02:23:19
    Disappointing
    Hitsuin
    I'm tired of this royal bs.
  • Country Girl 2011/05/01 02:20:30
    Princess perfect
    Country Girl
    It was perfect. It was totally Grace Kelly look a like and it totally lookied amazing on her. She looked amazing.
  • love america 2011/05/01 01:55:26
    Princess perfect
    love america
    +1
    She looked like Grace Kelly,very simple and elegant!Love the dress!
  • Catnip "Guru" ∞ 2011/05/01 01:26:45
    Disappointing
    Catnip "Guru" ∞
    What is this? 1850? Hello! Today's brides go strapless. 1850 brides strapless Strapless Brides 1850 brides strapless Strapless Brides 1850 brides strapless Strapless Brides
    My wife went strapless at our wedding. And she looked HOT!!!!! Kate looks like that frumpy chick from "The Sound of Music"! Man, I hated that movie!
  • Smarter... Catnip ... 2011/05/01 02:22:49
    Smarter, then you!
    +2
    I don't think any Royal would be caught dead in a strapless dress. Too skanky.
  • Catnip ... Smarter... 2011/05/02 02:10:52 (edited)
    Catnip "Guru" ∞
    She looked like someone's grandmother who's about to renew her vows in that dress.
  • ♫ ~ Bro... Catnip ... 2011/05/01 10:41:12
    ♫ ~ Broken Inside ~ ♫
    sorry to say but royals cant wear strapless dresses at a wedding. i dont know why but its a rule or something :/
  • Catnip ... ♫ ~ Bro... 2011/05/02 02:08:28 (edited)
    Catnip "Guru" ∞
    Another reason why I hate royalty! Not only are pompous and aloof. Buy they're lousy dressers too.
  • ♫ ~ Bro... Catnip ... 2011/05/05 06:19:24
    ♫ ~ Broken Inside ~ ♫
    she would had looked better in a strapless, that i agree with. but she still looked beautiful
  • Catnip ... ♫ ~ Bro... 2011/05/06 23:07:17
    Catnip "Guru" ∞
    She is lovely, isn't she. That's why I said that Prince William married WAAAAY out of his league.
  • Jaiheen... Catnip ... 2011/05/06 03:52:37
  • Mandy 2011/05/01 01:01:09
    Disappointing
    Mandy
    Disappointing - too matronly. Should have been more sleek and simple like her sister's gown
  • marchan... Mandy 2011/05/01 04:16:57 (edited)
    marchantmarchant
    I completely thought that her sister's dress was more age appropriate as well but another thing that struck as a wrong note in her choice of gown, was the fact that it was more or less an imitation of Princess Grace's from so many decades earlier. Why didn't McQueen take a more modern and edgier approach, one wonders. struck wrong choice gown imitation princess graces decades earlier princess grace on her wedding day
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