Kate’s Dress is Revealed!

I’m not a royal watcher stalker, and I certainly did not get up early to watch the wedding this morning. (I was up early, as I always am, but I was not sitting in front of my TV.) Nor did I set my DVR. There will be plenty of footage, I am quite sure.

The only thing of interest to me in this whole shebang is Kate’s dress. Like all (okay, most?) girls, I love weddings, and I regret that I no longer have any reason to pore over wedding magazines, devouring the latest dresses. So the only thing I cared to see from this royal wedding was Kate’s dress.

So without further ado, here it is!

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

I absolutely love it. I love the simplicity. I love that it is timeless. I love that this, for once and for all, will {hopefully??} put the strapless wedding dress fad** to rest. It is modest and flattering and classic and simply stunning on her.

Kudos to Kate and her flawless sense of style.

**I like strapless gowns; I do. But I am tired of them. Aren’t you?

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  1. Totally agree. Love it.

  2. It recalls two of the BEST dresses of all time. Maria in Sound of Music (of course) and Grace Kelly. Absolute perfection.

  3. Yes, lovely! I agree, I am so sick of the strapless wedding dress look…time to move on! And, it makes me glad that my dress was not a “strapless” 5 years ago when I was married.

  4. I’m so not into this hoopla. Although, the dress and bride are beautiful. However, with regard to the dress, more specifally the sleeves, I just don’t know if it would look good on a lot of people. Especially, if you are more plus sized. Or even if you have thicker arms. Just a thought.

  5. Agreed. It is absolutely lovely and Kate pulled it off with utter grace.

  6. Beautiful. Just perfect. And yes, the strapless thing is overdone. I had spaghetti straps and actually wish I could have had wider straps (but not sleeves). I’m not comfortable in strapless though, so I’ve never liked it (also have a modesty issue, but that is a little too judgy).

  7. Stephanie says:

    I’m totally with you, and this particular style has been a favorite of mine for a long time. It is just so feminine and flattering. My first thought was that it is so refreshing to see some arm and chest coverage. As a wedding photographer, I see so many girls squeezing themselves into too-tight strapless dresses, or revealing more cleavage than they are even comfortable with, just for the sake of trend. Kate doesn’t follow trends–she SETS trends.

  8. Spectacular dress. I simply adore it. But then, I had lace sleeves and bodice too 😉 Waaaay back in the days before strapless gowns.

  9. I’ve caught a few glimpses, but I’ll be watching it all later today and can’t wait. She looked beautiful! I too agree about the strapless dresses. I thought it was just me, but I remember thinking recently does anyone NOT wear strapless as I was watching girls stuff themselves into unflattering dresses on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”.

  10. I’m definitely a royal watcher and was up this morning at 5:30. Loved, loved, loved the dress! I was so thrilled it wasn’t strapless – I’m also SICK of that trend – and actually posted about it on my blog this morning.
    What a gorgeous, gorgeous dress! The ceremony was beautiful too.

  11. I absolutely love it. She looks beautiful!

    Its so Grace Kelly, which I LOVED her dress and wore antique lace at my wedding because of her. And I really do not prefer strapless wedding gowns, but that’s just me. It was actually hard to find one that was not strapless when I got married!

  12. OMG, My post is almost identical you this one, even the photo, lol! I promise I did not copy you. We were certainly on the same page!

  13. Another tid-bit I caught in the wee hours of this morning as I nursed the baby and watched the coverage is that the royal bride is always “supposed” to wear sleeves–sacred occasion, sacred location, sacred tradition and all. Sleeveless was never an option for her, but it would be nice if this caught on as a trend! 🙂

  14. I loved Kate’s dress! It was somewhat like the one I wore 25 years ago! She has great taste overall–I’ve never seen her look bad.

  15. actually *never* liked the strapless trend. fitted so that your boobs don’t fall out and you get the look of a fat flab over your armpit. even on 100# women.

    love this dress – timeless!

  16. Yes! I’ve been weary of EVERY wedding I see, having a strapless dress. Too much of a trend. This is gorgeous, and feels so new!! Although, from this pic (which is the extent of what I’ve seen of the wedding), it’s a lot like my mom’s wedding dress, from 1955 — the bodice especially, with its overlay of lace. Isn’t the headpiece/veil gorgous?

  17. Totally agree. I loved it. What I noticed was the beautiful cut and the way the skirt was put together. Amazing designing. Protocol calls for royal brides to have their shoulders covered.