Who could ever forget Kate Middleton’s stunning wedding dress? Though the Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials were nearly six years ago, royal fans have been gushing about her unforgettable gown since she walked down the aisle with her now-husband, Prince William, back in April 2011.
The Alexander McQueen number remains one of the most highly talked about royal bridal gowns of all time, inspiring many women to copy the look for their own weddings. The dress was created in collaboration with designer Sarah Burton, who successfully abided to Kate’s request of royal tradition mixed with modern style when designing the mesmerizing frock. The beautiful lace on the white dress as well as the memorable flowers on her veil which was famously held in place by Queen Elizabeth’s gorgeous Cartier tiara were both made at the Royal School of Needlework in East Molesey, England. Team members at the school had trouble matching the color of all the lace because it was made out of hand cut English and Chantilly lace.
The back of the mom of two’s dress was bound together with 58 organza covered buttons and Rouleau loops. The train carried by Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, who was by far the gorgeous bridesmaid in history, measured in at around 8.85 feet long. When Pippa lifted the train, onlookers were able to see the underskirt of the dress, which was made out of silk tulle and trimmed with Cluny lace and if the lace details on the veil and sleeves weren’t stunning enough, roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks were featured on both the area above her waist as well as the skirt with a technique called Carrickmacross. The symbols represent England, Ireland, and Scotland. Shortly after Kate and William’s special day, the 35-year olds wedding dress was put on display at Buckingham Palace for her fans to appreciate up close.