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Old 05-07-2011, 04:49 PM
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The dress is beautiful but you have to have her body to carry it. Unfortunately that's not my case.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:21 PM
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Does anyone know where a picture is that shows the detail at the waist in the back. I can't tell if it's a bow or something else.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:24 PM
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Does anyone know where a picture is that shows the detail at the waist in the back. I can't tell if it's a bow or something else.
it's not a bow it's more like a double fold

http://media.oregonlive.com/oregonia...9170-essay.jpg
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The more I think about it, the more I believe Catherine's dress will go down as the most beautiful. Yes, it may have been inspired by Grace Kelly's, which is considered to be the most beautiful wedding gown. But there's something about Catherine's that I think will rank higher than Grace's.

The one thing I did not like was the veil. Why does the British royal family still use veils? The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish don't. Personally, I find veils old fashioned and archaic. I have no plans to wear one to my wedding. The most I'll have is something like Mette-Marit's.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:20 PM
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Tears of a Gown - Scots seamstress who helped make Kate Middleton's dress reveals how she felt when she saw it - The Daily Record

she should be proud, indeed!
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:27 AM
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The more I think about it, the more I believe Catherine's dress will go down as the most beautiful. Yes, it may have been inspired by Grace Kelly's, which is considered to be the most beautiful wedding gown. But there's something about Catherine's that I think will rank higher than Grace's.

The one thing I did not like was the veil. Why does the British royal family still use veils? The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish don't. Personally, I find veils old fashioned and archaic. I have no plans to wear one to my wedding. The most I'll have is something like Mette-Marit's.
I must say that im glad Kate wore a veil to her big day, I like the old fashioned about it.

As much as everyone is going on about it being similar to Grace Kelly's dress, well I honestly don't think so. I think it's just the fact that the two ladies used lace as the body/top part but if you look at the design, the skirt and the neckline opening, its all very different.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:17 AM
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Im glad she wore a veil.None of the CPs or any other royal brides today have worn a veil.I think its beautiful.Do you like veils in general?
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The more I think about it, the more I believe Catherine's dress will go down as the most beautiful. Yes, it may have been inspired by Grace Kelly's, which is considered to be the most beautiful wedding gown. But there's something about Catherine's that I think will rank higher than Grace's.

The one thing I did not like was the veil. Why does the British royal family still use veils? The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish don't. Personally, I find veils old fashioned and archaic. I have no plans to wear one to my wedding. The most I'll have is something like Mette-Marit's.
Did the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish royal family not use veils? Then what did Victoria, Mette-Marit, Mary and Marie wear on their heads? I would call that a veil.
Or do you mean that piece that is in front of the bride's face?

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Im glad she wore a veil.None of the CPs or any other royal brides today have worn a veil.I think its beautiful.Do you like veils in general?
According to me, a veil has been worn by almost any royal bride. Can you name a bride who has not worn one?
Unless you (also) mean the piece in front of the bride's face.
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I was prepared for an understated wedding because the press had said that the two were mindful of the economic times and they are not about flash anyway. I thought the dress was beautiful, elegant, and timeless. I feel like the Mrs. Eltons of the world just don't understand what this wedding was about and how much even I as an American appreciated the beautiful simplicity of the entire thing and that they remaimed true to their selves and thought about their subjects while planning.

It seemed so intimate and Kate looked amazing. I even loved her evening gown. The white sweater added seemed so beautiful. White on white on white! I loved it. And I liked Pippa too. Her dress suited her figure and she was an excellent maid of honor!
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Or do you mean that piece that is in front of the bride's face?

According to me, a veil has been worn by almost any royal bride. Can you name a bride who has not worn one?
Unless you (also) mean the piece in front of the bride's face.
Yep, that's exactly what I mean. I see veils over the face as very archaic.
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Yep, that's exactly what I mean. I see veils over the face as very archaic.
Isnt the part covering the face referred to as a blusher? I think all of the royal brides in Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Sweden have worn veils. If not what do you call what was attached to their tiaras and hanging down the back of their heads? Also I believe the Infanta Elena wore a "blusher" at her wedding in Seville so it is not strictly a British traditon.
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A very similar dress if not exact but for the lace. Well, fashion IMO will always stay the same and come back round form previous years therefore designs will never change much.

Copy Kate! Washington fashionista says Kate Middleton ripped off her wedding gown

Read more: Clare Cushman | Kate Middleton | The Daily Caller
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Yep, that's exactly what I mean. I see veils over the face as very archaic.
The part of the veil that covers the bride's face is called a blusher. She's still wearing a veil though, even if that part is removed or not worn.
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A very similar dress if not exact but for the lace. Well, fashion IMO will always stay the same and come back round form previous years therefore designs will never change much.

Copy Kate! Washington fashionista says Kate Middleton ripped off her wedding gown

Read more: Clare Cushman | Kate Middleton | The Daily Caller
Haha, and I bet Helen Rose and Princess Grace saw this woman from beyond the grave in 1991 and accused her of ripping of their design/wedding gown!
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Haha, and I bet Helen Rose and Princess Grace saw this woman from beyond the grave in 1991 and accused her of ripping of their design/wedding gown!
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:18 AM
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i am not really sure about how her dress was made, is the train seperate or is it a really long skirt? all the pictures to me look like a really long skirt.
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i am not really sure about how her dress was made, is the train seperate or is it a really long skirt? all the pictures to me look like a really long skirt.

It is all one piece with along train.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:16 AM
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Great comparison photos of Isabella Orsini and Catherine's dress, the similarity is indeed striking: (more so than with Grace Kelly's dress which had a completely different neckline and waist)

The striking similarity between Kate's Royal wedding dress and gown worn by Berlusconi's Princess goddaughter | Mail Online

Despite all the copycat claims, I don't think Catherine's dress was a copy. It was beautiful but I'm surprised that Sarah Burton did not come up with anything a bit more original. I guess Catherine must really have been keen on the design.
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The thing is .... this was a very traditional design. I find it so silly that people are going on about "copying" a design. It's very easy to go back and look at pictures of bridal gowns of the 30-40-50s and see almost the exact design. The point is ..... the devil is in the details" and given that, Katherine's gown did NOT look like a knock of of Princess Grace OR this more recent lady. Katherine's gown had a very distinctive skirt, as was the lovely design of the lace. Certainly also her veil was totally unlike either of the previously mentioned ladies. What all this says to me is that these people have a very limited knowledge. But then ... I am older and have personally seen previous designs. (Well, NOT the 1930s or even early 40s.) :)
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In past times, what is now called a "blusher" was called a veil. You can't veil your face unless you are wearing a veil. Blusher is simply an evolution in vernacular and I like it.
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