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Old 12-15-2013, 09:04 PM
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Princess Margaret and the Duchess of Kent are both on my list for most beautiful Royal bridal gowns.

And I liked Mette-Marit's actual gown so much better than the sketch.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:29 PM
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I agree, the drawing did not do it justice. However, even the still photos, while showing the almost fairytale aspect of the gown, missed the "drama" of it. I saw a video of her walking up the aisle and the way the bottom of her dress seemed to gently ruffle made Mette-Marit seem to float down the aisle. Pure magic.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:48 AM
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For me a wedding dress has to fit the bride's personality and style. While there are endless beautiful, even stunning gowns, they are unexpected, surprising (not in a good way) and often awkward.



Princess Letizia's gown was a work of art, but she seemed to be engulfed by the high collar of the gown which just made her seem like a turtle hiding in a shell. Princess Mette-Marit's gown was soft and romantic and very feminine and she looked so delicate but it did not reflect her very down to earth and practical personal style.



Princess Victoria's gown was a triumph of style over glamour. It's clean lines and style imitated Victoria's practical style and yet she looked so very regal, but I doubt very many would have been able to carry it off. HGD Stephanie's gown was very simply styled and reflected her serene nature while still being a stunning masterpiece. Yet once again I find myself thinking that few of her contemporaries could wear it to the same effect.

Wow! Thanks for such a great reply/post.

Your examples and dresses are spot on. When you don't know much about someone's personality, it's hard to know if it truly does fit them. I love what you had to say in regards to HGD Stephanie and Crown Princess Victoria -it took me back for a minute (same for the other brides) and enjoy the moments.

There are some dresses that just do not work for some of them, and I wonder what was going through the designer and the brides mind. Sometimes personality does not get a chance to kick in because if the dress is just too much in general...

Some are so soft on the eye and beautiful, that no matter what the personality, it just works.

Sorry for the rambling!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:52 AM
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I just LOVE sketches! It's neat to see how the sketches hold up to the final product.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:02 AM
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I think I may possibly run across this "sketch" of the Duchess of Cambridge!

Can some one confirm weather they think this is possibly the case?

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Old 12-16-2013, 03:11 AM
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I also came across this interesting sketch of sorts for Princess Elizabeth (Elizabeth II)

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:32 AM
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1-Queen Maxima
2-Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg
3-CP Letizia
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:59 AM
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I also came across this interesting sketch of sorts for Princess Elizabeth (Elizabeth II)

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How beautiful! I love these sketches of HM QEII's dress much better than the real thing. I didn't care for the shoulder pads and the whole 1940's "look" of the Queen's bridal gown. But her veil was just exquisite.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:18 AM
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Stephanie's dress for me really is a stunner! The best! She was so elegant and so regal! Elie Saab created one amazing gown. The. Maxima ( she was my favorite for years -2002) is now my second now.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:44 PM
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I think I may possibly run across this "sketch" of the Duchess of Cambridge!

Can some one confirm weather they think this is possibly the case?

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Could be. It certainly is not a photo as the scale of the picture is well out. Her head is a little small and the skirt is so long she would have needed to wear somewhat tall stilts! No not her shoes!
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:08 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Year in Review: 2013's Royal Brides

My favorite royal wedding gown of 2013 is Vicky Andren's dress. Her gown was beyond exquisite to me. Claire's gown is my runner up. Her gown was also breathtaking. I don't think her gown is awful but Tatiana's dress is my least favorite here.

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1. Vicky
2. Claire
3. Princess Iman
4. Princess Madeleine
5. Kendra Spears
6. Viktoria
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My choices:

1) Vicky Andren
2)Claire Lademacher
3)Princess Madeleine
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Most Noble, Beautiful and Elegance Royal Wedding Dress

1- Applique Chapel Train Wedding Dress

2- Princess Satin Ruched Dipped Wedding Dress
3- V-neckline Pleats Organza Column Wedding Dress

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Most Worst Royal Wedding Dress

1- One Shoulder V-neckline Chapel Train Gown Dress
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:35 PM
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Best Royal brides and wedding dresses

Update:
1. Princess Grace (iconic and 60yrs later royal brides are still taking inspiration from it)
2. Princess MargAret(very close to #1)
3. Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg
Honorable Mention: Jackie Kennedy
4. Princess Mette Marit
5. Princess Alice of England (1862)
6. Princess Mary
7. Sarah Duchess of York
8. Catherine Middleton
9. Princess Alexandria/Queen of England
10. Camilla Parker Bowles
Honorable Mention Addition:
Princess Charlene

Worst
Hasn't changed

Best Trains:
Princess Mette Marit
Princess Stephanie
Princess Charlene
Soraya of Iran
Sarah Duchess of York
Queen (then Princess) Margarethe
Catherine Middleton
Princess Diana
Princess Victoria
Katherine Duchess of Kent
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Of cource my favorite bride is crown princess victoria as bride then queen maxima :) princess noors bride was beautiful too queen ranias and crownprincess marys bridegown was the worst
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1. Grand Duchess Stephanie
2. Crown Princess Maxima
3. Princess Grace
4. Crown Princess Victoria
5. Maria Da Gloria
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With two or three exceptions, I agree that these were iconic, historic bridal gowns.
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Personally I think a royal wedding dress should be different from a wedding dress which anyone could have as long as they can afford it. That is what differentiate royal bride from normal bride.

As such, even though they may not have been in the top-10 list, my choice of best royal wedding dress will be these gowns which included symbolic designs/embroideries on them:
1) Queen Elizabeth
2) Queen Letizia
3) Sarah, Duchess of York

Nowadays royal brides are choosing simple, clean line of gown which may remain a classic but without any distinctive differentiation with gowns which ordinary brides could also order.
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well it's hard to choose... My list of the royal brides I've seen...

1)Madeleine of Sweden
2)Mette-Marit of Norway(it simply suited her very much)
3)Marie of Denmark

I love lace!
Charlene might have been in the ltop 3 too but IMO the duoble train was too much
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