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It's all about the dress...

I mean I guess it's really all about getting married, but come on, you always anticipate the dress right?  Well holy moly folks!  Today a big secret was released to the press.  No, we still don't know which dress or tiara Kate will be wearing, but we heard for the first time that Princess Diana had a back-up dress!  Here are some of the pictures and sketches...

Real dress on Left~ Back-up on the Right
Here are the sketches of the back-up dress


And you know what?  I like the back-up dress better than the one she wore!  I know, I know.  I'm going to get blasted for saying that, but I'll just confess it right now... My name is Kara and I've never thought Princess Diana's dress was all that and a bag of chips.  Nope.  Not my favorite Royal Wedding Dress by any stretch of the imagination.  What is my favorite?  Probably the one that Sarah Ferguson wore when she married Andrew...
It had beautiful beading and stitching throughout.  Also on the train it had an "A" embroidered for Andrew (see it there just on the fold over the bottom step).  I also loved that she wore a wreath of flowers into Westminster Abbey and then after the vows it was switched to a tiara to signify her entering the Abbey as a commoner and leaving as HRH The Duchess of York.

I also quite liked Sophie's dress that she wore when she married Edward and became the Countess of Wessex.  It of course was a bit more modern and understated, but I love the wispy long veil...

Here's a look at some other Royal dresses...

The Queen's Dress...

Princess Margaret's...

Princess Anne, The Princess Royal's dress...
and Camilla's two dresses...
Marrying Charles in the Civil Ceremony at Windsor Town Hall

and

The Marriage Blessing in the Chapel of St. George at Windsor Castle

So now the question is what will Kate wear?  She doesn't even want the designer to be leaked before the big day.  Less than a month and counting!

Sadly, I didn't have to look up any of these facts before writing them.  I'm an aglophile through and through!

Comments

Legally Lovely said…
Hi there! I love that you blogged about this. I'm going to tell you something - I can't stand either of Princess Diana's wedding dresses!

My favorite out of all those would definitely be Margaret's. There's just something about clean, classic lines that I really like.

I'm sure Kate's dress will be gorgeous though - she is such a pretty girl; she could really pull off anything!
Abby said…
I didn't ever like Diana's dress either (although I do recall LOVING her train, more because I have never seen anything like that before). I love the A on Fergie's train, love the flowers part too.

If Kate doesn't have a great Dress I will be so sad, because I really think this is the best time in the world for a pretty classic wedding dress.
courtney said…
really, the back-up dress looks a lot like the real dress with just a few less ruffles. i was never a fan of diana's dress, either. obviously, it's 80s and dated, but i really don't remember even loving it then.

i agree with the first comment--of all of these pics, margaret's is my fave. it could easily be adapted to wear today--classic!
Ann said…
I love Margaret's and Sophie's dressess too. I can't wait to see Kate's dress. I think her personality says strapless, but I just can't see that in a royal wedding, so we'll see. Like you, I can't get enough of the wedding details.

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