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The Princess of Wales chose Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen to design her royal wedding gown in 2011

<p>Chris Jackson/Getty</p> Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding dress is nothing short of iconic.

The Princess of Wales wore a fitted white V-neck gown with a long-sleeved lace overlay to wed Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. The wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and paid tribute to the United Kingdom through its lace embroidery. It later broke royal records when it was displayed at Buckingham Palace.

“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it,” Burton said in a statement on the royal wedding day. “It was such an incredible honor to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship.”

Over a decade since Kate wore it down the aisle, the timeless gown is still an inspiration to brides everywhere. In 2021, Kate’s look was even named one of the most popular wedding dresses of the decade.

Related: Kate Middleton’s Best Fashion Moments of All Time

Read on to find out everything that went into making Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, from the extreme measures taken to keep its design under wraps to the meaningful details incorporated throughout.

Everyone went to great lengths to keep Kate’s dress a secret

<p>Samir Hussein/WireImage</p> Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives for the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives for the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

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When one of the most significant days of your life draws near, looking for the perfect wedding dress for men becomes paramount. It is hard to overstate how crucial your attire will be on this memorable day, so making the proper choice requires careful consideration. Together, we will take you on a comprehensive tour to help you understand men’s wedding wear and ensure you radiate confidence, style, and timeless elegance on your big day.

Understanding the Wedding Theme

Give your wedding’s theme some thought before sifting through many possibilities. The theme of your wedding will determine what you wear, whether it is a modern urban event, destination wedding, or traditional ceremony. Whereas a conventional ballroom event could require a classic, tailored outfit, a beach wedding might call for a lighter, more relaxed men’s wedding attire. Knowing the theme helps you choose an outfit that complements the celebration’s general ambience while setting the tone. 

Choosing the Right Colour Palette

The colour of your wedding dress influences the entire aesthetic of your outfit. Though basic black and white never go out of style, modern styles incorporate a variety of hues. The season and time of day of your wedding should be considered. While richer tones like navy or burgundy go well with evening festivities, lighter shades like pastels are ideal for weddings held during the day. It is also essential to match your partner’s outfit. A visually pleasant and harmonious impression is produced by ensuring that your colours complement one another, even though an exact match might be too literal. Add small details or accessories in the same colour scheme to combine your looks. 

Suiting Up

The traditional option in Indian wedding dress for men is a suit, which is ageless and adaptable and works well with many different wedding

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years (!!!) since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle back in 208. A lot has changed since then – to say the least – but one thing that will never get old about the star-studded event is Meghan’s truly glorious wedding dress.

Classic and minimal yet truly show-stopping, Meghan’s long-sleeved, boat-neck Givenchy gown has lived in our minds rent-free ever since it first appeared on the chapel steps – but a new interview with the dress’ designer has got us obsessed all over again.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Claire Waight Keller, who was the first-ever female artistic director of Givenchy and the brains behind the dress, has revealed a previously unknown detail about the design that has made us love it EVEN more.

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Apparently, the Duchess put a “creative twist” on the traditional “something blue”, taking a small piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry and incorporating it into her bridal design. “We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” Waight Keller explains. “It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress.” Sweet!

Waight Keller also discussed the details of Meghan’s extraordinary 16.5-foot silk tulle veil, which supposedly entailed 3,900 hours of design and was hand-embroidered with flowers from all 53 Commonwealth countries – as well as featuring an homage to her home state of California, and

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Meghan Markle‘s wedding dress designer has revealed that the “something blue” that was included in her wedding dress is something that only the Duchess of Sussex knew about at the time.

Designer Clare Waight Keller, who is also the artistic director of Givenchy, told dress“Vanity Fair that Meghan didn’t want “a garter or something like that” for her something blue and, instead, Meghan snipped a piece of fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry

“We basically sewed it into the hem of the dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there,” Keller told the venerable magazine. “It was a little blue gingham check. “It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress.”

Meghan and Harry tied the knot on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The focus of the Givenchy gown was the graphic open bateau neckline that framed Meghan’s shoulders and emphasized a “slender sculpted waist.” The design house also noted that the slim three-quarter sleeves added “a note of refined modernity” and that the underskirt was made of triple silk organza.

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Months after the wedding, Meghan meghan-markle-something-blue-wedding-day-revealed/”told ITV for its documentary, Queen of the World, about the “something blue” as she tried to look for the piece of fabric for the cameras.

“Beautiful. Somewhere in here there’s a piece of… did you see it?” she asks in the doc. “The piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside? It was my ‘something blue.’ It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”

She also told ITV that she wanted the 53 nations of the Commonwealth represented

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Was Meghan Markle’s wedding dress missing ‘something blue’ tradition?
Was Meghan Markle’s wedding dress missing ‘something blue’ tradition?

Meghan Markle’s classic bridal look is receiving new attention and all thanks to the designer Clare Waight Keller.

The fashion designer behind the long-sleeved Givenchy gown that the Duchess of Sussex wore to wed Prince Harry in May 2018 shared fresh information about the ensemble on Friday. The information included a new hint about Meghan’s “something blue” and King Charles’ admiration of the Commonwealth link of her veil.

When Waight Keller realized Meghan’s vision as the first female artistic director of Givenchy, she revealed to Vanity Fair how and where she surreptitiously sewed blue cloth from the dress the future duchess wore on her first date with Harry.

“We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check,” the British designer told the outlet of the “something blue” tradition.

“It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress,” she added.

Meghan, 42, earlier hinted the homage in HBO’s 2018 documentary Queen of the World, but only alluded to where it was.

“Somewhere in here there’s a piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside — it was my something blue,” she said while inspecting the dress for the first time since her royal wedding day. “It’s fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Waight Keller stated that the 53 hand-embroidered flower trims on her cathedral-length veil, which were worn by Meghan and Harry, meant a great deal to them.

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“[Meghan] felt like she was bringing an element of each of those countries down the aisle with her. So that

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave chapel after 2018 wedding

Meghan Markle stunned royal fans with the iconic wedding dress she wore to marry Prince Harry in 2018.

The Duchess of Sussex went for a traditional wedding gown that was very reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s.

It was made of silk with three-quarter-length sleeves, an open bateau neckline and a train with a built-in triple silk organza underskirt.

A double-bonded silk cady was developed for the construction of the dress, which featured only six seams.

It featured no lace or any other embellishments.

Meghan Markle's stunning wedding dress' details

Meghan Markle’s stunning wedding dress’ details (Image: Getty)

The veil was five meters long and made from silk tulle.

It was embroidered with flowers of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, as well as the California poppy, in honour of Meghan’s home state and wintersweet, a flower that grows at Kensington Palace.

At the very front of it, crops of wheat were embroidered and blended into the flowers, to symbolise love and charity.

It was said that the fashion house spent 3,900 hours embroidering it.

Meghan and Harry on their wedding day

The Duchess of Sussex went for a traditional wedding gown (Image: Getty)

The veil was held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Meghan by the late Queen.

The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893.

Who designed Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?

The beautiful gown – named the most-searched royal wedding dress of all time – was designed by British fashion designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of the fashion house Givenchy.

The veil was embroidered with 55 flowers

The veil was embroidered with 55 flowers (Image: Getty)

Meghan worked closely with Waight Keller on the design of the garment.

After meeting the designer in early 2018, Meghan chose to work with her for her “timeless and elegant

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