With this being the day of the British Royal Wedding, I can only be referring to one dress: Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. I really don’t give a crap about the big fat royal wedding, but I do like fashion. I was pleasantly surprised to see Kate in a rather traditional dress:
Here’s a full view of it from the front:
I love the fact that it is demure and covers her. Other people aren’t as enamored. I’ve seen comments referring to it as “Grandma’s Tablecloth” or “Grandma’s Lace Curtains.” Pshaw! I think it’s extremely flattering on her and don’t see anything “Grandma” about it. It’s a refreshing change from the modern bridal trend of flouncing down the aisle in a dress that looks like it came from a stripper’s closet – a stripper who works the pole to Billy Idol’s “White Wedding.” I absolutely hate those stupid form-fitting strapless, leave-nothing-to-the-imagination mermaid gowns which many brides choose.
Nope. I think we will one day look back on these pictures and think Kate’s dress is still beautiful. It’s already being compared to Grace Kelly’s dress, which is still as gorgeous today as it was in 1956.
Kate’s dress is genius in its simplicity, unlike dresses which play to current trends such as overwrought crystal beading, see-through bodices, super form-fitting, etc. I think Kate’s dress is absolutely timeless, which is always a great choice when you’re a high-profile person engaged in a wedding which is a public spectacle. It would be difficult to date that dress, unlike most dresses. For example, I bet I don’t even have to tell you what era this dress is from: