1950s feel to gown ‘set to inspire others’
PRINCESS EUGENIE’S striking wedding dress, by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, featured a distinctive wide fold-over neckline caressing her shoulders. Peta Hunt, editor-at-large for
You and Your Wedding magazine, said the gown, with its fitted bodice and full pleated skirt, had a 1950s feel.
“I thought it was fantastic. The gentle V-neck is caressing the shoulders,” Ms Hunt said.
“She’s worked with her shape. She has a fabulously long train and no veil. It actually shows off her face. It’s very sophisticated and elegant.”
She predicted Eugenie’s choice would inspire future brides.
“I think there will be girls following that trend,” she said.
The bride’s sparkling tiara was the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by her grandmother, the Queen. It was made by Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919 in the fashionable “kokoshnik” style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court.
The tiara is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pave set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side.