Bespoke blush pink, ankle-length silk dress featuring a deep vee-neck and billowing sleeves which are cuffed with three self-covered buttons, pleats at the front and back of the skirt. By Alexander McQueen.
I don’t find the style of this dress very attractive, it is way too fussy. I like the colour and the fabric though.
1- The Duchess wore this bespoke piece for the wedding of her sister Pippa in Berkshire on 20th May 2017.
Custom made white dress featuring red-embroidered eyelet, a tiered skirt with scalloped hem, long sleeves, white cuffs, a high collar, a white belt, and delicately painted buttons. Inspired by the Sarah Burton’s resort 2017 collection for Alexander McQueen.
I like the skirt of this dress as it looks very feminine and delicate but I find the top of the dress a bit too stern with the long sleeves and the high collar.
1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 25th September 2016 in Vancouver, Canada.
Bespoke knee-length fit-and-flare cream crepe coat dress with long sleeves, an inverted neckline, wide lapels and a pleat at the back. It features side seam pockets and an invisible fastening at the front. By Alexander McQueen.
Very beautiful coat dress, very elegant with elaborate details.
1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 5th July 2015 for Princess Charlotte’s Christening at Sandringham House in Norfolk.
2- Kate wore the coat dress again on 11th June 2016 to attend Trooping the colours in London.
The ivory satin bodice was padded slightly at the hips and narrowed at the waist, and was inspired by the Victorian tradition of corsetry that is a particular Alexander McQueen hallmark. The bodice incorporated floral motifs cut from machine-made lace, which were then appliquéd on to silk net (tulle) by workers from the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. On the back were 58 buttons of gazar and organza, which fasten by means of rouleau loops. The skirt, underskirt trim and bridal train (which measured 270 cm — 110in) also incorporated lace appliquéd in a similar manner. The main body of the dress was made in ivory and white satin gazar, using UK fabrics which had been specially sourced by Sarah Burton, with a long, full skirt designed to echo an opening flower, with soft pleats which unfolded to the floor, forming a Victorian-style semi-bustle at the back, and finishing in a short train measuring just under three metres in length. To partially fulfill the ‘something blue’ portion of the British wedding tradition, a blue ribbon was sewn inside the dress. The design for the bodice of the dress featuring lace in the style of the 19th Century was the ‘something old’ (Wikipedia).
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was fabulous. I loved everything from the lace, the ivory satin, the embroidery, the elegant and delicate bow at the back, the perfect pleats of the skirt to the tiny buttons at the back. It was perfection.
– The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place on 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, London.