Not has there been this much hype over a royal event since the wedding of Charles and Diana, so it was with great national excitement when Kate Middleton finally walked down the isle at Westminster Abbey yesterday towards her very own prince charming. Although it was interesting to follow the wedding as it happened via the bbc's live coverage, there was only one thing that I wanted to see, and that was Kate's dress.
Weeks ago Grazia had reported that Kate may be wearing a McQueen dress, but then when I saw images of Kate, her sister Pippa and her mother Carole being personally escorted out of Alice Temperley in London, by Alice herself, I became overwhelmed at the thought of Kate wearing a Temperley gown as in my opinion, there is no other designer I would want to be wearing as I walked down the isle.
When Kate finally got out of the car to enter the Abbey and it was announced that she in fact was wearing a Mcqueen dress, designed by Sarah Burton it seemed not only the perfect dress for the future queen of England, but also the perfect homage to the late King of English fashion.
Clearly Kate stole the show in the fashion stakes as you would naturally expect, but in close 2nd place came her sister. Pippa's bridesmaid dress was miles away from a unflattering peach taffeta number you expect at a standard wedding. Again designed by Sarah Burton, creative director at Mcqueen, the ivory satin and crepe dress was slinky over her petite frame and it went perfectly with Kate's gown.