It was very elegant and perfect for this particular wedding. It was a modern version of Princess Grace of Monaco's dress, which I actually liked Princess Grace's even more. However, I recognize that most people just are not in to old school 1950's retro looks though with the advent of Mad Men, the 50's influence in dresses is here.
I wonder what this will do to bridal fashion. I am currently looking for a wedding dress and 90% of them are strapless. I don't mind strapless for reasons of modesty but I hate constantly tugging on a dress to hold it up and I am not sure if wedding dresses hold up better than most evening dresses when they are strapless. It would be great to have other options come back into style.
Hated it really, too much lace and I personally thought while it may be traditional she could have done without the veil. As for the hype over Pippa Middleton, she's not as attractive as Kate, not by a long shot... I prefered her dress, but that's all I'd say.
Yes, quite, indeed, the lace sleeves did quite make a profound impression on the overall quality of the dress, and added to the grace and dexterity of the Duchess. Mmm, indeed. This is quite an interesting discussion.
The only thing I didn't like about it was the waistline. It looked like it came up really high and that isn't my thing. The lace collar and sleeves were great.. loved the neckline. Regardless, she looked stunning.
It reminded me of my mother's wedding dress, except my mom's dress had the sleeves slightly puffed at the shoulders. That was the only difference. I thought it was pretty, but definitely nothing original.
I thought it was very beautiful, and agree with you that it'll influence other styles. I loved the details on the skirt and the veil and the lace arms were beautiful as well. It was simple, and was not flashy. Although Kate would look gorgeous in anything, she decided to stay with classic elements and I think that was a very good choice.