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Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress: Inspired by Grace Kelly

Kate Middleton Channels Grace Kelly in Her Gorgeous Alexander McQueen Gown

When we first saw Kate Middleton, now Princess Catherine, in her wedding gown, we were speechless at how beautifully the Sarah Burton-designed gown came out. Upon taking a closer look, we realized that the princess's dress resembled that of another iconic princess — Grace Kelly. It's easy to see why Kate would be inspired by the Princess of Monaco; her dress was classically gorgeous, sophisticated, and ladylike, without being too over the top. From the lace sleeves, to the form-fitting bodice, to the delicate veil, Kate's gown was a contemporary take on the late, great Grace's elegant style.

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BabyNorbert BabyNorbert 5 years
She looks stunning! Beautiful dress!
Nancepantsbotwin Nancepantsbotwin 5 years
Kate looked stunning. http://notebookchallenge.blogspot.com/
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
Aside from the lacey sleeves, it really isn't that similar to Grace's. The skirt is a completely different shape. The neckline is a completely different shape. The train is a completely different shape. Grace's bodice had buttons, Kate's did not. Kate's skirt had pleats, Grace's did not. Grace had a sash, Kate did not. Kate wore a tiara, Grace did not.
neonbee neonbee 5 years
Kate looked beautiful, but I wished her dress wasn't too similar to Grace's.
Trolleydolly81 Trolleydolly81 5 years
Kate is beautiful and the dress is absolutely gorgeous!
zeze zeze 5 years
I loved the dress, but I've seen it before and it belongs to another iconic princess. Had Kate been marrying another less notable royal, it would be fine, but when you marry the future king on England, your dress should be yours, not an almost exact replica of another icon. I love, love the dress, but I wish she would have done something that was her own a bit more.
bingbingboom bingbingboom 5 years
Beautiful, but too traditional for Kate.
anakiya anakiya 5 years
This was a beautiful dress. Although it was reminiscent of Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton made it her own by adding the V-neck which has become her "signature" look, in my opinion. I loved the dress and the natural makeup.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 5 years
It really is very Grace Kelly. Great style icon to have!
insi insi 5 years
grace kelly looked MUCH prettier
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