The 'Kate Dress' showed us a new spin on tradition for sure.  This Vogue pattern hinting at designer Helen Rose's Grace Kelly masterpiece has been out there a couple years for all you brides who couldn't find a gown with sleeves.  My prediction is, designers will offer up a whole range of sleeves next season, mostly long and fitted mimicking Kate's Sarah Burton  classic.  Kate's dress was indeed traditional from neck to hemline with no over the top surprises.  For instance, her train was rather modified compared to the royal wedding gowns of the 1980s; Diana's 25-foot train moved more like a snake still outdoors while she was well inside St. Paul's making her trek down the aisle . . .Covered buttons lining the back of a gown as well as  down the wrists spell tradition.  And of course lace.  Lace is the mainstay of bridal fashion: Alencon, Chantilly, Val and Cluny to name just a few, all lend that adornment that says, bride . . . .Source URL: http://weddingspace.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-spin-on-tradition.html
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