The Royal Brides, Who Wore It Best! Princess Eugenie, Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton?
Another Royal Wedding!
The scene was set this past weekend, Friday, October 12, 2018, to be precise for another Royal Wedding! This time around it was Princess Eugenie of York, (a cousin of Princes William & Harry,) tying the knot with Jack Brooksbank, the European Manager for Casamigos Tequila.
The Couple Days Before Their Wedding
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Main Course – The Dresses
Princess Eugenie in her gorgeous Wedding Dress, by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos
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Princess Eugenie wore an ivory, long sleeved, off the shoulder gown with a low back and long train, designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. Eugenie had specifically requested a low back to show her scars from the surgery she underwent at age 12 to correct scoliosis.
The gown is a traditional ’50s silhouette with a full skirt and fitted bodice and is made from a floral appliqué satin silk. Modern touches include an off-the-shoulder neckline and a mirrored V neckline down the back.
The princess added symbols that have a special meaning to her and Jack Brooksbank to the fabric, which was made at the design studio in East London. They include a Thistle for Scotland as a nod to Balmoral, a shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the Ferguson family and the York rose and ivy.
Eugenie surprised many by not opting to wear a veil but did sport the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, borrowed from her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
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Meghan Markle in her elegant Wedding Dress by Givenchy
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At Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding, the Duchess of Sussex wore a white, bateau neck Givenchy gown, a 16-foot veil bearing floral appliqués that represent the flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries, and two flowers which have a special personal significance to the Duchess – wintersweet a flower which grows in Kensington Palace and the California Poppy which is the flower of where she grew up, California. Additionally, she wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau—which she also borrowed from the queen.
Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director of Givenchy, was commissioned to design a minimal, sleek wedding gown with a beautiful, sentimental sweeping veil.
The dress is typical of a 1960s Givenchy wedding dress, as it has an open bateau neckline — Audrey Hepburn wore a similar style of neckline for her wedding dress in Funny Face. This sleek, clean gown is in keeping with the traditions of the house, but also is modernised with three-quarter sleeves and the choice of fabric.