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Playing Princess
The Duchess of Cambridge set a prim and proper tone for brides everywhere

From left to right, Vera Wang, Heidi Elnora, Legends by Romona Keveza, Reem Acra, Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose, Marchesa, and Oscar de la Renta.

Longer trains, sleeves, and lace boleros...that’s the recipe for today’s “it” gown as described by Heather Batt of Modern Trousseau. Most agree we’ve got Kate Middleton and the house of Alexander McQueen to thank for the demure attributes. For a town steeped in tradition, this back-to-
trend seems like a real fit.

“The royal wedding has had an influence.... Kate has made it OK to be more conservative.”
–Terri Espy, Gown Boutique of Charleston


Photograph (Heidi Elnora) by Ed Kavishe/ Fashion Wire Press