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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Queen Silvia's Gown

This has got to be one of my least favorite royal wedding dresses. I like simple wedding dresses but, this is just too simple. It's very unflattering, shapeless, plain, and ill-fitting. This does not look like a Dior gown at all. The only things that I like about the look are the tiara and veil.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:53 AM
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That pic ROCKS, IloveCP, and thanks so much!

Bless her heart . . .

Queen Silvia was --- and IS --- a lovely, LOVELY lady!

But her wedding dress?

Plain as poundcake.

Oh, well, at least she didn't pull a Mabel!
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Such a beautiful young woman, wearing one of the plainest, most unflattering wedding dresses ever. It's Dior so it must have cost a fortune...yet it looks like an 8th grade sewing class project.
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I am reading about the wedding now in a book by Bobby Andstrom and it is making me tear up- the details he is giving about the day are amazing... The fact that they talked to each other at the altar and no one could hear what they were saying and he describes the glances that they gave each other and the atmosphere in the room. For someone who has never seen the actual wedding tape-it is amazing!
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Queen Silvia's Gown

This has got to be one of my least favorite royal wedding dresses. I like simple wedding dresses but, this is just too simple. It's very unflattering, shapeless, plain, and ill-fitting. This does not look like a Dior gown at all. The only things that I like about the look are the tiara and veil.
I couldn't disagree more with your opinion of the dress. To me, it absolutely screams Dior, silk duchesse satin, simplicity itself. Yes, they did not anticipate the waving and then the dress appears not to fit, but otherwise, the fit is perfect.
Mostly, it is a product of the times. If you look at other 70's brides, the dresses are all very simple, and most certainly not as nice. check P Anne's first wedding or even P caroline of monaco (dior)
But, to showcase the cameo tiara and the veil, the dress is perfect. Her daughter wore a very simple dress also, almost the same design.
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I agree that they could've made the dress for figure flattering, if you're gonna spend all that money it should look good
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Silvia's dress is one of my favorites. It is plain but I think it is perfect for a girl who is becoming queen. Silvia didn't have a royal background so most likely she was not used to wearing elaborate gowns. The symbolism of the plain dress representing a normal girl paired with the large cameo tiara (another one of my favorite) representing royalty is strong.
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