Divinemiss, I might have a different google image, but I can't find a dress like this on page 11 (or any other page)
, but I do love that dress with the white petticoat and the bird pattern...
Years and years ago, I was in my early twenties I went to Spain once on a Mum and daughter trip and for some reason my mom and I were drawn into a bridal shop, where I saw (and tried on!!!!
) the most perfect dress I have ever seen. We joked that if I ever was to marry Prince Charles that was the dress I was going to wear.
It was a lace dress, not white but almost ecru (perfect for my red hair and pale skin) and just beautiful....
The dress I end up wearing for my wedding was beautiful too, perfect for me and I think quite timeless, but hardly couture or "never seen" although you saw much more of this sort after than before!
Wedding dresses are IMO not that much different from normal dresses: they should look fab on you, somewhat mirror your personality and your personal style.
Perhaps in that way Kate's dress wasn't altogether wrong. It is a very classic bridal fashion, very traditional, very safe and fits a slim, regular tall person. And it mirrors her personal style, a tad boring, safe and still quite pleasing to the eye.
Zara's dress was a disappointment, it neither reflected her quite daring sense of dress, her quirky side and her joie de vivre, it didn't even fit her body (her girls looked pin-up huge!!) and made her look storky and yes, chubby.
MM looked fab, because the dress was divine, fit her tall slim figure, had the cool nordic feel plus the slight dreaminess, that MM often shows.