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Royal Wedding: Talkback thread.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed May 4th, 2011, 4:29 pm

I didn't think that she wanted a strapless dress and used the lace because she was told "no." I read months ago that she loved Grace Kelly's wedding dress and if you look at the two they are alot alike.

I also disagree about Kate's dress not influencing wedding fashion. The copies are already in the works. Even Alfred Angelo is putting one out. I think this dress will go a long way toward getting rid of strapless wedding gowns (which I've never liked).

I liked Fergie's wedding dress too.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed May 4th, 2011, 5:02 pm

I much preferred Fergie's wedding dress to Diana's - I thought Diana's looked like an overblown duvet! I didn't like it at all.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Wed May 4th, 2011, 8:51 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]I don't know if you can get Crabtree and Evelyn there, but they have a delightful line of gardenia fragrances.[/quote]

We do, but they don't seem to sell their gardenia range in the UK, at least I can't find it on their website. :(

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Post by Michy » Wed May 4th, 2011, 9:34 pm

I couldn't find it on their website (US), either. Maybe it's been discontinued.

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Post by Mythica » Thu May 5th, 2011, 8:32 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]I didn't think that she wanted a strapless dress and used the lace because she was told "no." I read months ago that she loved Grace Kelly's wedding dress and if you look at the two they are alot alike.[/quote]

Yeah but it's possible she looked to Grace Kelly's dress as her favorite example of getting as close to strapless as she can. Her lace was definitely thinner and more see-through than Kelly's, like she wanted what was underneath to show as much as possible.

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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 5th, 2011, 9:27 am

[QUOTE=Vanessa;84824]I much preferred Fergie's wedding dress to Diana's - I thought Diana's looked like an overblown duvet! I didn't like it at all.[/QUOTE]

Me neither - I remember staring in disbelief as that great cloud of material came out of the carriage, it was like a parachute canopy, and so creased :eek: Fergie's was, for her, surprisingly tasteful. And I remember Princess Anne's being very elegant too.
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu May 5th, 2011, 6:09 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Yeah but it's possible she looked to Grace Kelly's dress as her favorite example of getting as close to strapless as she can. Her lace was definitely thinner and more see-through than Kelly's, like she wanted what was underneath to show as much as possible.[/quote]

I think the point was to be alluring but also modest at the same time. I like Kate too much to ascribe motives of straplessness (which I think highly inappropriate in a wedding) to her choice of gown.

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Post by Brenna » Thu May 5th, 2011, 6:25 pm

Well if I had her body, I would like to show it off as well! :D
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Post by Michy » Thu May 5th, 2011, 7:58 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Yeah but it's possible she looked to Grace Kelly's dress as her favorite example of getting as close to strapless as she can. Her lace was definitely thinner and more see-through than Kelly's, like she wanted what was underneath to show as much as possible.[/quote] I agree with you. It's also interesting to me that her dress is being compared to Grace Kelly's because, looking at them through dressmaker/designer eyes, there is really very little similarity between the two. Yes they are both lace on top and a fabric skirt on bottom, probably both made of silk as well, but the same could be said of countless wedding dresses. The bodices of the two are completely different, the silhouettes of the skirts are completely different, the trains are different...... I really don't find much alike about them at all. Oh, well, in the grand scheme of things it's neither here nor there, really. :)

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Post by Telynor » Fri May 6th, 2011, 12:56 am

[quote=""Michy""]I couldn't find it on their website (US), either. Maybe it's been discontinued.[/quote]

Ok, here's another US company that has a nice gardenia scent --

http://www.caswellmassey.com/gardenia-s ... scent.aspx

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