It’s been more than a decade since Kate Middleton’s royal wedding to Prince William, since then the wedding dress that the princess wore continues to generate comments.
Undoubtedly it was such an emblematic design that even today you can get copies at low cost. Get ready to know several secrets of that dress.
Who designed Kate’s wedding dress?
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
How long was Kate Middleton’s veil?
The veil of the garment measured two meters and 70 centimeters long, the back had 58 buttons covered in silk, with organza applications.
How much did Kate Middleton’s wedding dress cost?
Kate’s dress was custom-made with all the details and techniques that only a royal could afford. The dress was estimated to cost $434,000 US dollars, making it one of the most expensive dresses in history.
What did the dress have on the hip?
The white design with Victorian-inspired profile featured subtle cushioning at the hip to accentuate Kate’s waist.
What was on the inside of the dress?
The underskirt of the dress had a sneak peek at the skirt made with several layers of tulle and silk, embellished with lace. Burton designed it to look like an opening flower.
Delicate flowers in the lace
To make the top, the Royal School of Needlework used a silk tulle by Sophie Hallette woven with shamrocks, roses and lilies. Alexander McQueen workers cut the shapes and embroidered them to a machine-made net. The dress also featured lace from Solstiss and Cluny Lace Company.
Kate Middleton second wedding dress
Kate Middleton wore two dresses on her wedding day, one for the church and one for the reception. Kate switched to another Alexander McQueen design with a princess cut and an inlaid belt that framed her silhouette. The Princess of Wales accessorized with a short cashmere sweater.