These royal brides looked resplendent on their wedding day and made fashion history when they walked down the aisle.
Royal weddings have always been an occasion to behold. Ever since they have been televised, millions of people watched it on their televisions and gathered on the streets in London and respective countries to wish the royal couple. These weddings are also a chance to get a glimpse at what the monarchy is wearing and people waited with bated breath for the first glimpse of the bride in her wedding gown to step out of her chariot.
Recently, Princess Beatrice of York, daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, borrowed a vintage wedding gown and tiara from Queen Elizabeth II, her grandmother, who was in attendance, to tie the knot with real estate tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17, 2020. The nuptials were conducted at a private wedding ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor, as per Harper's Bazaar. She had previously postponed her wedding due to the lockdown in the UK.
The wedding dress was designed by Norman Hartnell and is made from Peau De Soie taffeta. It is trimmed with ivory Duchess satin. It features organza sleeves, diamanté adornments, and a checkered, geometric bodice. This dress from the queen's own closet looked stunning on the 31-year-old.
Here's a look at a few stunning royal wedding gowns over the years, starting with Beatrice's attire:
Prince Michael of Kent's daughter wore a white lace dress by Italian designer Luisa Beccaria for her special day, as per Town & Country.
The bride's veil was a 16.5-foot hand-embroidered silk tulle creation, also made by the dress' designer Clare Waight Keller, and her team.
The older daughter of Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie, wore a wedding gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. It included symbols important to her. She wanted a low back to show her back after having surgery to correct scoliosis at the age of 12.
Duchess Kate's ivory wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The train of the dress was almost 9 feet long, as per Town & Country.
She chose a soft blue chiffon dress with a sleek blue and gold damask coat instead of the regular white wedding dress.
Her wedding dress had symbols, in threadwork, that were personally significant to the couple—including hearts, anchors, thistles, and bumblebees.
The iconic wedding dress by David and Elizabeth Emanuel was adorned with 10,000 pearls and had a 25-foot-long train. It was so big that Diana's dress barely fit inside the horse-driven carriage she traveled in up to the chapel.
The wedding dress for this iconic Hollywood actress was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Helen Rose. It gave a fairy princess look and included an embroidered pearl and Brussels lace bodice.
The then princess had a wedding gown with a 15-feet-long train, as per Time. This Norman Hartnell dress featured pearl and diamanté-encrusted star flowers, roses, jasmine blossoms, and ears of wheat embroidered into the bodice.
Which is your favorite look?