ICYMI, Pippa Middleton wed hedge fund manager James Matthews on May 21, Sunday at an intimate ceremony in the English countryside! Needless to say, Kate Middleton's younger sister was truly a vision on her big day—but we couldn't help but notice two remarkable differences between her and Kate's wedding gowns.
Though the sweeping ball skirt and dramatic veil are pretty similar to Kate's own look in 2011, the similarities ended there. Unlike the Duchess of Cambridge's Alexander McQueen gown, which featured full lace sleeves and a deep V neckline, Pippa's Giles Deacon couture creation is characterized by a high neckline and cap sleeves.
The short sleeves were probably not a coincidence—they definitely put Pippa's toned arms front and center!
In an interview with The Telegraph, Deacon shed more light about the bride's springtime wedding dress. "It's a privilege to show the craftsmanship that my team produces in London and a real testament to Pippa's support of British fashion," he shared.
"The bespoke silk cotton lace was hand appliqued to create an illusion of the dress having 'no seams,'" the designer explained. "The lace bodice is embroidered with pearl detailing over an organza and tulle underskirt, which has layer upon layer to enable a floor-sweeping movement."
To complete the ensemble, Pippa opted for a delicate tiara by Robinson Pelham, a pearl-embroidered tulle veil by renowned milliner Stephen Jones, and satin pumps by Manolo Blahnik, Vogue reports. Meanwhile, The Telegraph attributes her "something old" as the Robinson Pelham pearl earrings she wore to Prince William and Kate's wedding at Westminster Abbey.
Another celebrity bridal look to pin to your inspiration board, CGs!
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