Wedding Dresses: Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, And 8 Other Iconic Royal Brides
December 20, 2017 12:22 By Fabiosa
Last month, Prince Harry and American actress Megan Markle announced their engagement. The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Of course, the choice of a wedding dress remains the main intrigue. And since we are not going to get to know it soon, let's look back on ten most stunning royal bridal gowns of the XX century.
For the wedding with Prince Rainier III, the famous American actress chose a snow-white long-sleeved dress with a long train and a modest high neck. She complemented her look with a shining tiara. The gown was made by Helen Rose, a designer who is responsible for the most iconic wedding outfits that are still popular nowadays. The dress was made of heavy and silk taffeta, silk net, and lace.
Lady Helen Windsor
Helen Windsor entrusted the design of the wedding dress to the fashion designer Catherine Walker. The result surpassed all expectations. A delicate dress with an original neckline was just perfect for Lady Helen. The guests were delighted!
Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, ordered her gown from Norman Hartnell, her favorite royal couturier. Her outfit was actually called the most modest royal wedding dress in history. But it is still so elegant!
Princess Diana’s wedding gown is perhaps the most famous one. She picked a dress from David and Elizabeth Emanuel. The designers used tulle and pearl-studded silk taffeta, decorated with rhinestones and pearls. Diamonds were spread placed on the corset. Besides, they made two more copies of the dress, just in case.
Sophia of Spain
The wedding dress of Sophia of Spain incorporated some really luxurious materials. She chose Jean Dessès for the job. He made a relatively simple dress with layers of lace and tulle and a lamé base.
Elena of Spain
Elena entrusted her gown to a Spanish couturier Petro Valverde. He made a dress with a long train, a square neckline, and a multi-layer skirt. He also decorated the neckline, sleeves, veil, and waist using silk embroidery.
Norman Hartnell also made the dress of the queen. It took him three months to create this ivory satin masterpiece. This gown featured a star-patterned train and was decorated with crystals. The look was complemented by a long white veil and a string of pearls. It is interesting to know that Elizabeth did her wedding make up on her own.
For her wedding ceremony, princess chose a modest dress with a high neckline, a ruffled collar, and a fluffy train. She also wore tulle veil, lace gloves, and two tiaras for different occasions.
The wedding dress of Sarah Ferguson, also known as Fergie, was created as an expression of boundless love for Prince Andrew. It was embroidered with hearts, anchors that symbolized the groom's love for sailing, and the initials A and S.
Queen Fabiola of Belgium
Cristóbal Balenciaga created her wedding dress. The design was simple – silk satin, snow-white fur, and no lace. Fabiola accessorized her gown with silk gloves and a tiara. The overall effect was really over the top.
Meghan Markle's choice?
When choosing a dress for her Suits character, Rachel, Meghan Markle opened up about the kind of dress she wanted. While in the TV series, she will wear a simple classic dress, the actress wants something whimsical and subtly romantic for her own wedding.
We are sure the Markle’s wedding gown will be stylish. Her outfits are always stunning, and fans bring down retailers’ websites just to get the same piece of clothing.