Who could ever forget Kate Middleton’s stunning wedding dress? No one, that’s for sure! Though the Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials were six years ago, royal fans have been gushing about her unforgettable gown since she walked down the aisle with her now-husband, Prince William, back in April 2011.
And now with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding looming, fans are curious about Meg’s wedding dress too. That said, we felt it was time to remind you of the details on Kate’s! Scroll down to learn all about her dress!
The dress was designed by some very big names.
The Alexander McQueen number remains one of the most highly talked about royal bridal gowns of all time, inspiring many women to copy the look for their own weddings. The dress was created in collaboration with designer Sarah Burton, who successfully abided to Kate’s request of royal tradition mixed with modern style when designing the mesmerizing frock.
Kate in her wedding dress in April 2011.
The lace was all handmade.
The beautiful lace on the white dress as well as the memorable flowers on her veil — which was famously held in place by Queen Elizabeth’s gorgeous Cartier tiara — were both made at the Royal School of Needlework in East Molesey, England. Team members at the school had trouble matching the color of all the lace because it was made out of hand-cut English and Chantilly lace.
Her dress likely wasn’t easy to get in to or out of.
The back of the mom-of-two‘s dress was bound together with 58 organza-covered buttons and Rouleau loops. Fancy…
She didn’t have your ordinary train.
The train — carried by Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, who was by far the most gorgeous bridesmaid in history! — measured in at around 8.85 feet long! When Pippa lifted the train, onlookers were able to see the underskirt of the dress, which was made out of silk tulle and trimmed with Cluny lace.
There were some very special features on the dress.
And if the lace details on the veil and sleeves weren’t stunning enough, roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks were featured on both the area above her waist as well as the skirt with a technique called Carrickmacross. The symbols represent England, Ireland, and Scotland.
You can see the dress in person today!
Shortly after Kate and William’s special day, the 36-year-old’s wedding dress was put on display at Buckingham Palace for her fans to appreciate up close.
Click through the gallery below to see the most memorable photos from Kate and William’s wedding day!