Lady Gabriella Windsor arrived at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, with her father, Prince Michael of Kent today. As they walked up the steps, they were joined by nine bridesmaids and pageboys, as well as three Special Attendants. She is wearing a stunning white wedding dress, which features a huge train. How did Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding dress differ to the gowns worn by other recent royal brides?
Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding dress
The gown is a bespoke creation by Luisa Beccaria.
It was made with lace, and was embroidered with flowers and embellishments.
Her veil was made from layers of white tulle, together with embroidered flowers.
So what stood out in particular about this gown?
For Kate Beavis, who runs the wedding blog and show Magpie Wedding, it was the “jaw-dropping train, fitted bodice, and sheer sleeves” which made this look so elegant.
Kate also pointed out the high neckline and long sleeves, as well as the veil.
“Her stunning tiara, worn by her mother and grandmother, finishes the look which will result in brides wanting this for their wedding day too.
“Our bridal designers that we work with tell us that tiaras have been in high demand since last year.”
Couture bridal designer Terry Fox has worked with the Emanuels, after they designed Princess Diana’s wedding dress.
“It’s demure,” she exclusively told Express.co.uk. “It’s effortlessly pretty and feminine. A lovely long train, perfect length for St. George’s Chapel.
“I read it is embroidered with flowers along with the layering with blush which sounds so delicate – making it perfect for a traditional English spring day.”
Kate Middleton wedding dress
On her wedding day in 2011, Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, wore a gown by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen.
According to Clare Szabo, from River Elliot Bridal, Lady Gabriella’s dress was both similar and different to that of Kate’s.
“A modern bridal look from Lady Gabriella wearing a signature style from Luisa Beccariam,” she commented.
“A full lace dress with long, sheer sleeves offer a modern look especially as the lace features a delicate embroidery much softer in appearance than that of the Duchess of Cambridge.
“A fresh, light make up palette and swept hair style make this look classic yet very current with bridal trends.
“Lady Gabriella has opted for the large cathedral veil bringing extra drama and contrast to the lace dress.”
Meanwhile, Kate Beavis added: “I think there are some nods to Kate’s dress with the lace bodice and long sleeves but here feels more modern [as] Kate’s was quite vintage in feel with nods to Grace Kelly. Beautifully elegant.”
Meghan Markle wedding dress
Last year, Meghan wore a Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy design.
It was made with silk, and featured an open boat neckline.
The gown also had three-quarter-length sleeves.
Lady Gabriella Windsor wore a wedding dress designed by Luisa Beccaria
While the designs were distinctly different, there was one striking similarity: the simplicity of the gown.
“Lady Gabriella has chosen the Italian designer, Luisa Beccaria for her wedding dress with a simple yet elegant design – something that has been very popular since Meghan’s Givenchy dress last year,” Kate said.
“But Lady Gabriella has updated this with the pretty delicate lace details and a six metre veil.”
Couture designer Terry Fox explained that the dresses chosen by the two brides showed a key difference in their personalities.
“Two very different personalities shine through in those two dresses,” she began. “In retrospect you can see Meghan making her statement.
“Her dress was strong, stylish and completely different to anything that preceeding her. She took a risk.”
Referring to Lady Gabriella’s choice, the bridal designer added: “This dress is pretty and feminine. For me it tells me a lot about the two girls.”
Princess Eugenie wedding dress
Princess Eugenie opted for a gown by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos.
It had a fitted bodice and full-pleated skirt.
The gown itself had a wide-neck V shape, folded shoulders, and a low back design.
The princess opted against a veil, unlike Lady Gabriella.
“For me, the veil is what excites me,” Kate said of the most recent royal bride. “It is made from layers of pink and white tulle with hand embroidered flowers, contrasting to Princess Eugenie’s no veil look.”
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