Kate Middleton’s McQueen Wedding Gown Cost $400,000!

24 Jul

When Kate Middleton (maiden name is Catherine Middleton) got engaged to his Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis of Wales. The gown was one of the biggest secret of the royal wedding, the designer of her wedding dress was much public speculation over which designer would be selected for the honor. Like most brides Kate Middleton chose to follow a tradition when it comes to her wedding gown but at the same time with a modern and elegance touch so it was no surprise she chose Sarah Burton.

Kate Middleton wore a stunning but simple ivory dress created by Alexander McQueen – Sarah Burton marry Prince William. The amazing custom handmade gown was design blended modern construction with British tradition. A major influences shape of bridal fashions for the next years to come causing women to honor the more class style instead of the strapless, slinkier numbers that most magazines shows.

According to the Daily Mail the Duchess of Cambridge wedding gown cost £250,000 (about $400,000 US). What makes the gown so unique and expensive are the details that were put into it. The bridal gown features a long sleeve with a fitted lace with symbols of the United Kingdom nations and a sweet heart neckline. It is made from a lace appliqué created through a process called “Carrickmacross” craftsmanship that features symbols that represent each nation including the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock all details handmade using expert seamstresses. It ensures the fabric stayed pristine, the seamstresses was paused every half hour to wash their hands and as well to replace their needles constantly. Kate’s Alexander McQueen gown was slightly padded in the hip area to emphasize her waist, the skirt flared out from there
in a delicate A-line style that opened gently in soft, flower-like pleats. The underskirt made from layers of line of fine lace and tulle enhanced the elegant shape.

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