For the 10th wedding anniversary
How Duchess Catherine shaped an entire decade with her wedding dress
Duchess Catherine and Prince William celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today, April 29, 2021. In particular, Kate’s wedding dress, with which she significantly influenced the wedding dress trends of the 2010s and inspired half of Hollywood, will not be forgotten.
When Duchess Catherine, 39, then still Middleton, got out of the bridal car on April 29, 2011, millions of people around the world held their breath: delicate lace, a subtle V-neckline, figure-hugging waist and a princess skirt.
Kate’s wedding dress by Alexander McQueen (about 290,000 euros) was a real fairytale dream, but it was also a surprise for many. Because: You would hardly have expected such a feminine, playful, almost sexy dress with the always classic Kate. But that is exactly one of the reasons why the wedding dress 2011 marked a real trend reversal. Up until the Cambridge wedding, yes, they were mostly off-shoulder and wearing a corset dress, after that one thing was demanded in bridal shops: lace, lace, lace – preferably with long sleeves.
Duchess Catherine: This is how she shaped a decade with her wedding dress
Shortly after the wedding, dozens of Kate copies were designed – every woman wanted to look like the wife of Prince William, 38. It wasn’t just normal brides like that, but celebrity women too. Kim Kardashian married her now ex Kanye West in 2014 in a top dream by Givenchy, Nicky Hilton relied on a design by Valentino in 2015. Even in 2018, lace designs were still in vogue and “Game of Thrones” star Rose Leslie married Kit Harrington. And the trend remains: Sophie Turner and Karlie Kloss recently said yes in similar dresses.
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Kate as a fashion model
Even before the wedding, Kate turned into a fashionista. She showed a good knack for affordable yet elegant it-pieces that every young woman could shop. And they did. Kate’s favorite pieces were usually sold out the day after a gig. And this effect increased again for the wedding.
Star stylist Karen Williams explains in an interview with DailyMail: “When Kate walked to the altar, she made every girl feel like she could be a princess for a day.” An effect similar to that triggered by Princess Diana’s wedding dress. The dress of Kate’s late mother-in-law clearly shaped the style of wedding dresses in the 1980s.
In addition: the silhouette of the dress, narrow waist, flared hips, fits and flatters many women.
So we are excited to see which (royal) wedding dress heralds the next trend reversal – topping Kate will be difficult, however.
Sources used: dailymail.co.uk