Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Big Royal Reveal

A formal version of this Amanda Wakely bridal dress would suit Ms M to a T.

Only two more days left until we witness 'The Big Royal Reveal'. Yes, the title of my blog post this week is rather sloppy and common in a daytime -TV- meets -reality -show kind of way. The reason for this is that the majority of the masses who watch these type of shows is a fitting heading for my post acknowledging the upcoming Royal nuptials and just what this kind of audience has come to expect. A Royal Wedding is a exquisitely formal event full of protocol, pomp and circumstance and not just a free day off so we can overeat, get drunk and watch One Big Fat Royal Wedding on the telly.  The reason for my ranting is as I overheard a gaggle of gossipy girls who obviously spend hours in front of Living TV rather than just- well er- living? Said group of girls were predicting the dress that Catherine Middleton will walk down the aisle to marry Prince William. I recoiled in horror as one suggested ' I wonder if she will wear a strapless dress?' 'Strapless? Stapless??' I asked myself. I'm sorry but one can't just rock up at Westminster Abbey to get spliced with the future King of England in a strapless Vera Wang and a pair of sparkly spangly Jimmy Choo sandals. Whilst this maybe the choice of many brides-to-be on 'windows into their wedding' shows these girls are glued to nightly - it certainly would not do at a Royal wedding. Especially in a cathedral of all places. The correct protocol for bridal attire at such an occasion would see arms and shoulders covered, nothing revealing or too sexy and exposed toes wouldn't go down to well either with Her Majesty and her regal posse. When Princess Diana married Prince Charles back in '81, big bouffy dresses were all the rage - and it set the tone for a decade of copycat brides who opted for sugary, sweet meringue gowns. I'm certain that whatever Ms Middleton wears to her wedding on Friday morning ,will forward a new era in bridal wear. So what are my predictions for the style of her wedding gown? I'm guessing it will be quite simply beautiful. Silk satin in fabric, with a v-neckline (not too low) and a figure hugging draped waistline that features and accentuates her tiny waist and frame, that then falls into a skimming full length column skirt with a manageable train. And arms covered too, either with a slim sleeve or some kind of removable cape. Tune in this Friday morning and all will be revealed (except the shoulders!!)

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