Published on April 30th, 2011 | by thevyne1
Top Royal Wedding Trend Predictions
1. Simple, Elegant Bridalwear: Any royal wedding brings an expectation of over-the-top opulence. However, such was not the case with William and Kate’s wedding. Kate was almost the antithesis of Princess Diana. Instead of an ornate gown with 25-foot train like Diana, Kate went with a simple, modern gown that hugged her body perfectly with a train a third the length. Though she had to cover her arms in Westminster Abbey, she chose delicate, feminine lace that overlaid her sweetheart neckline that brought a modern flair within the restrictions. Even her second dress maintained some simplicity. Her sister, Pippa, also wore an understated but beautiful ivory satin dress with a crepe cowl neckline. Given Princess Diana’s dress reflected the “larger than life,” ornate fashion of the 1980s, could we assume the 2010s will be about chic, understated elegance?
2. Engagement Rings with Non-Traditional Gems: Yes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but after Kate received her diamond and sapphire ring from Prince William, similar rings were sold out all over. We predict we will see more engagement rings that incorporate stones beyond the diamond.
3. Elaborate Fascinators and Hats: We all know Kate loves to decorate her head with fancy headpieces. The women attending the royal wedding did not disappoint either, and it looks like designer Philip Treacy has been extremely busy over the past several weeks. As if we weren’t seeing these headdresses popping up more and more, we are certain we’ll see this become more “common” amongst the “commoners.”
4. Marrying for Love: Kate and William are undeniably in love, which is something we unfortunately could not say about William’s parents. Any royal wedding would attract viewers all over the world, but watching two people in love unite in holy matrimony was delightful to watch. This is one trend we truly hope catches on.