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Old 07-18-2011, 09:15 PM
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Brides magazine cover this month has a Kate lookalike wearing a replica of her wedding dress, and credits Kate with an upsurge in people requesting lace on their dresses. Also, More coverage after so many years of strapless only!
I'm liking this! Before April 29, I felt like the only young American to appreciate sleeves on a wedding dress, so all this apparent upsurge makes me happy. I hope this trend continues because I was watching The View a couple weeks ago and a bride inquired about how to find a non-strapless dress - and the "expert" basically scoffed and stated that 80% of wedding dresses today are strapless and that she should just go for it because she that's how she would look best for her man. Umm...okay..
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:50 PM
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I'm liking this! Before April 29, I felt like the only young American to appreciate sleeves on a wedding dress, so all this apparent upsurge makes me happy. I hope this trend continues because I was watching The View a couple weeks ago and a bride inquired about how to find a non-strapless dress - and the "expert" basically scoffed and stated that 80% of wedding dresses today are strapless and that she should just go for it because she that's how she would look best for her man. Umm...okay..
I think what people have to realize is that not everyone is able to wear a certain look. I have an acquaintance who is a professional photographer, and she shares her work on her facebook page. There were plenty of brides who just couldn't pull off the strapless dress, but chose to go for it anyway. What this designer (or whoever she was) said is just not very professional. But to get back on topic, glad to see sleeves making a comeback. I know for a fact that I cannot pull off anything sleeveless, so this is rather promising.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:54 PM
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I'm liking this! Before April 29, I felt like the only young American to appreciate sleeves on a wedding dress, so all this apparent upsurge makes me happy. I hope this trend continues because I was watching The View a couple weeks ago and a bride inquired about how to find a non-strapless dress - and the "expert" basically scoffed and stated that 80% of wedding dresses today are strapless and that she should just go for it because she that's how she would look best for her man. Umm...okay..
What an insulting thing to say by that "expert" - she (I assume it's a she) doesn't have to push her opinion down a bride's throat.

So because 80% is strapless today means that she doesn't have a choice and she will look best for her man in strapless "no matter what"? So much for an expert...
I would say "it's not your wedding so you don't have to decide for me."

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I think what people have to realize is that not everyone is able to wear a certain look. I an acquaintance who is a professional photographer, and she shares her work on her facebook page. There were plenty of brides who just couldn't pull off the strapless dress, but chose to go for it anyway. What this designer (or whoever she was) said is just not very professional. But to get back on topic, glad to see sleeves making a comeback. I know for a fact that I cannot pull off anything sleeveless, so this is rather promising.
I agree, my body is not suitable for strapless either and I would feel uncomfortable in it. It would give me a feeling of having to pull up repeatedly.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:16 PM
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What an insulting thing to say by that "expert" - she (I assume it's a she) doesn't have to push her opinion down a bride's throat.
The "expert" was actually a he! I'm pretty sure he was semi-famous, I think he has his own show but I don't know his name. But I couldn't believe his answer!
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:10 PM
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I still say if a bride wants strapless, then go for what she likes.
I admit that I have yet to see a replica of Kate's dress that actually looked good.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:15 PM
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Im with you Daisesforever, I don't know why a royal bride has to wear some insane getup just to make the mob happy and feel they are watching Cinderella come to life. One of the best royal bride wedding gowns I have ever seen was Princess Margaret, and hers was very simple yet extremely beautiful. This idea of over the top insane dresses with too much material seems to have gone out of style with the 1980s. Most royal brides today go for simple, elegant and understated.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:09 AM
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Article and pictures of the Buckingham Palace exhibit featuring Catherine's wedding attire. There is a nice photo of her wedding shoes.

Kate Middleton wedding gown we all fell in love with goes on display | Mail Online
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:33 AM
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Thank you ayvee. This is indeed a lovely display of the gown and assessories. Everytime I see this gown together with the Cartier Halo Tiara, I fall more and more in love with this classic look. Agreed not the drama everyone expected as was the case with Diana's gown. However, although Diana had a wonderful sense of style, I did not feel her wedding gown suited her at all. The Emanuels got it all wrong somehow. They were so busy trying to create the "drama" with an oversized gown and train, that they got the design all wrong. Less is definitely more. Simple, classic and elegant will always be tops for any occasion.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:37 AM
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I still say if a bride wants strapless, then go for what she likes.
I admit that I have yet to see a replica of Kate's dress that actually looked good.
My mother purchased a Kate bride doll from Bradford or Franklin or some other replica vendor. The gown on that doll is just beautifully done. I'm not a fan of souveniers, but I have to admit that both the Diana replica and the Kate replica are beautiful.

As for sleeveless, well, I don't personally care for them but am not opposed to other people wearing them, unless they are Royal brides.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:41 AM
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Love the display, even though I can't see it in person. The close-up photographs of the back of the waist reveals just how much intricate detail the dress had which were not seen on camera. I can see why some people found the dress boring or not grand enough for a future queen, but seeing everything up-close (even if not in person), we can see how beautiful the dress truly is.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:20 AM
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The Queen & The Duchess of Cambridge have just visited the summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace Royal Collection - The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress

yfrog Photo : http://yfrog.com/kjdpcrj Shared by ClarenceHouse
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As fellow forum members pointed out earlier, sleeves are usually the more appropriate option for a formal religiouus ceremony;for the same reason, a bit of 'coverage in the front' is usually the way forward. Too low a dress and no sleeves and you are practically describing an evening dress.

Catherine was marrying in a very formal ceremony. She also had to curtsey, and it is well known that if you have a dress with too-deep a 'V' in front, you expose more than you intend [which is why even the playboy bunnies did the 'bunny dip' in the 60's when serving drinks]

Catherine's dress will also still look classically beautful in 50 years' time; the expert referred to above might well be condemning the bride to a 'dated look'.

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:43 PM
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Can I just say that the manikin looks a little creepy? Sort of like a ghost...not a good look. Of course the dress itself is still gorgeous.
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Unfortunately, we'd all like to think our wedding gowns will stand the test of time and remain undated, but they all become dated, some more quickly than others. That's why no one wears their mother's or grandmother's gowns any more.
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I loved seeing Kate and the Queen together seeing her dress they seemed so comfortable together!
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:51 PM
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Thank you for this link Mia. I recommend listening to the podcast on this link. Lots of good info on the dress. I like it even more now!
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:21 PM
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A clip from BBC.
BBC News - Queen overheard criticising Duchess wedding dress display
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I still say if a bride wants strapless, then go for what she likes.
Of course, the bride should have what she likes-- yet it is so nice to have a choice!

I believe strapless dresses have been done to death- to the point where everyone who wears one seems to melt into the crowd, so to speak.

It's just so old-hat! Why shouldn't a bride have different options, and not be forced to settle for strapless because that's all she can find?
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I wish I could go to the display.
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