CELEBRI TY TRENDS
Celebrities throughout time, whether we admire them personally or not, have been responsible for many fashion trends as well as faux pas!
Over the years, we have studiously copied the dress sense of onscreen goddesses such as Grace Kelly, personalities such as Jackie O and socialites such as Kim Kardashian, and royalty. Princess Diana inspired tens of thousands of brides to marry in Dupion, and lately Kate has passed on her love of lace.
There’s no doubt that Kim’s recent marriage to Kanye in Florence will have brides the world over rushing to their designers to imitate her Givenchy gown in some way, shape or form. Whether that’s a good thing is entirely a personal and budgetary matter.
So, let’s discuss Kim’s gown. The lace was exquisite and there was lots of it, most likely French or Italian. I love the long, lacy sleeves which are very elegant, but they do seem a little baggy on her. Ideally lace sleeves need to be slim fitting in order to flatter. Certainly they can be wider below the elbow but not above! It’s a pity the front of the gown is so dowdy. The bodice looks ill-fitting and heavy. There’s nothing wrong with a high neckline, but hers looked like a bib. The best part of the gown was the back, which was beautiful. The little belt effect suited her and the fit of skirt was perfect. What a pity she couldn’t walk in backwards!
It just goes to show that not every idea works together. With her confidence, figure and budget so, so much more could have been achieved.
Kim’s silk veil was exquisitely lengthy, which is very achievable … but it is really practical? Consider your venue, your aisle and your transportation before opting for such film star lengths.
To my mind, Kim, who is arguably one of the world’s most beautiful women, sported an uninspiring hairstyle, flat against the head with a parting, with the bulk teased a little and hanging straight down her back with no adornments. I didn’t think it suited the style of gown, hiding a lot of her back, which was obviously a feature. You wonder if she had been given bad advice, or good advice that she ignored!