Last Friday saw the beautiful wedding of another royal, Princess Eugenie, at Windsor Castle to her partner Jack Brooksbank. While the wedding consisted of extravagant guests, a luxury dinner and the royal family’s young guest members looking ever so cute, all eyes were on the Princess’ dress. London Fashion Week favourite Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos were the designers behind the gown, and it sure was runway status.
The Ceremony Dress
The stunning pure white gown featured a wide V-neck shape, which folded down over her shoulders and led to a flowing train. The dress radiated elegance and class, nothing short of a royal wedding standard. Princess Eugenie wanted the gown to not shy away from the scar on her back, which she has had from childhood from her surgery for scoliosis. It represents the struggles the Princess has been through, and she is nothing but proud of it. This just adds to the beauty of the outfit.
Pilotto and de Vos’ brand are known for their distinctive prints and defining shapes of their dresses. For the past ten years they have been circulating London Fashion Week and making a name for themselves around the world. The materials that the designers used all hold meaning to Princess Eugenie and her groom, with a thistle, shamrock and York Rose and ivy all incorporated into the gown. These symbols were woven into a garland of jacquard of cotton, silk and viscose blend to create a stunning number which combined both importance and grace.
The Evening Dress
Princess Eugenie’s evening dinner dress broke traditions. Instead of a white gown for her reception, she opted for a blush pink vintage dress by American designer Zac Posen. It featured long sleeves, a hand pleated bodice and a complementing waistline which ran to a ethereal chiffon skirt. Posen is well known for his luxury evening designs with corsets to accompany any silhouette while still having a close attention to detail, and this choice was very fitting for the evening party.
Last but certainly not least, the Princess paired an emerald Boucheron tiara with her gown, which was her something borrowed gift from her grandmother, the Queen. Her groom gifted her a pair of beautiful emerald and diamond drop earrings which was a perfect accessory to her tiara. Finishing the outfit was a pair of peep-toe heels by British brand Charlotte Olympia.
Princess Eugenie effortlessly managed to make her weddings looks her own. Each element held meaning and thought to the bride, and beauty that did not disappoint. Despite this being the second royal wedding of the year, Princess Eugenie did not come second best. She was daring and smart by breaking traditional protocol, and it was all worth it, for she emitted extreme class and exquisiteness for her own beautiful day.