The Royal Wedding: The Maid of Honour

Posted on April 29, 2011

Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton’s sister

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009 Collection

From the Official Royal Wedding site:

Miss Philippa Middleton’s Dress

Miss Philippa Middleton’s dress was designed and created by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. It is of a heavy, ivory satin-based crepe, with a cowl front and with the same button detail and lace trims as the Bride’s dress.

We don’t know her, but we definitely want to after hearing she ran afoul of the palace for wanting to install disco balls for the party. And if that wasn’t enough to make her an instant gay icon, she got what she wanted. Stared down the queen and shouted “Give me disco balls or give me death!”

It’s a gorgeous dress. In fact, there’s a decent chance THIS will be the dress most copied from today’s proceedings. Kate’s dress is beautiful, but perhaps a bit too specific to her tastes.

It fits her like a glove. Love the neckline and the little sleeves. Sleeves, ladies! Today’s wedding was all about sleeves! We didn’t know this until we started writing about them, but apparently the brides of today are all crying for sleeves in the face of the constant onslaught of strapless wedding gowns thrown at them by the bridal industry. If there’s one thing the Middleton gals might manage to pull off in terms of influence, it’s that we’ll likely be seeing way more sleeve options in next year’s bridal collections.

Stylistically, we were a bit taken aback just because it’s so different from Kate’s dress. Not that the bridesmaids or maid of honor need to match; just that sometimes the styles can be so incongruous they don’t look like they’re attending the same event as the bride.

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