And the bride wore… From Middleton to Moss, we look back at 2011″s finest wedding dresses
Wedding dress of the year: A very happy looking Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey after saying their vows
This time last year there was only one wedding dress we were looking forward to seeing… Kate Middleton”s. But while Sarah Burton”s universally applauded design satisfied every fashionista”s craving for a royal wedding gown, the Duchess was far from the only bride who impressed.
Lace was a strong theme, with everyone from Lily Allen and Reese Witherspoon choosing to embellish their dresses with different styles of the sophisticated material. Meanwhile, this year”s other royal brides, Zara Phillips and Charlene of Monaco, went for more simple ivory silk dresses.
Silhouettes ranged from Kim Kardashian”s wide-skirted Vera Wang number to Kate Moss” slinky Galliano gown – with everything inbetween. Bride-to-bes getting married in 2012 and in search of inspiration need look no further…
Worth the wait: Kate Middleton – and her sister Pippa – in their Sarah Burton-designed Alexander McQueen royal wedding gowns
Close up: The dress was embelished with custom-made lace, and the Duchess changed into a simpler Alexander McQueen dress for the wedding reception
The other Kate: Supermodel Kate Moss in her slinky Galliano-designed gown
More royal weddings: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall (left) and Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco
Two more dresses: Lily Allen in the dress she wore to her wedding ceremony (left) and the gown Karl Lagerfeld designed for her reception
Not a lucky dress: The Vera Wang number Kim Kardashian wore to her ill-fated marriage
Political union: Ed Milliband”s wife Justine Thornton in her Temperley gown (left) and Michael Winner with his wife Geraldine
20million wedding: Petra Eccleston”s big day cost her billionaire father a packet, and a glinmpse of her wedding dress shows where some of the money went
Strapless and sophisticated: Reese Witherspoon in the dress she wore to marry Jim Toth