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The Queen's wedding dress

16 September 2016

I have just been to Buckingham Palace to see the wonderful exhibition of the Queen’s dresses throughout her reign, charting significant events in her life and the nation’s history. The magnificence of her wedding dress and coronation dress is just incredible and the beading takes your breath away.

If you are planning your forthcoming wedding one of the most important and exciting parts of the process is looking at, and trying on, wedding dresses.  My advice is to always keep the design simple and flattering to your figure, the fabric shouldn’t be too heavy and the dress should not be figure hugging.  Don’t forget that walking down the aisle is a most beautiful moment for any bride and her dress, but you are then going to have to stand for photographs and during the reception you will sit down for dinner and then move around the dancefloor with the lightness of a fairy. 

A top designer will advise you on what will work best for you and your particular wedding style and theme, so choose wisely and visit at least three before making your final decision.  Bespoke is always best, however if your figure is great but your budget not so then do look online for vintage or pre-worn items.

The Queen’s wedding gown, 1947 by Sir Norman Hartnell. Duchesse silk satin, white seed pearls, silver thread, sparkling crystal and transparent appliqué tulle embroidery, silk tulle veil.


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