Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress

The anticipation is finally over as Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen has been confirmed as the designer of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. After much speculation, Kate Middleton walked down the aisle covered in lace and satin perfectly fit for the new Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate Middleton in royal wedding dress

Royal Dress designer revealed

Billions watched as Kate Middleton drove to Westminster Abbey in a Rolls Royce borrowed from the Queen. Anticipating the announcement and full shot of the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding gown as only her bodice showing on the drive to Buckingham Palace. Billions of onlookers could see the long lace sleeves and delicate neckline resembling a previous royal wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

As Kate stepped out of the vehicle it was confirmed that the designer responsible for her wedding gown was Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton was the top choice as rumors spread days before the wedding as paparazzi spotted what they presumed to be the designer outside of Kate's hotel.

Full-length shot of Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress

Kate MiddletOn's Wedding gown details

Kate Middleton's dress was designed with a delicate lace appliqué for the bodice and a skirt hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework with yards of satin. The yards of satin continued into a 10 foot train following the Duchess of Cambridge. This simple elegance worn by the newest member of the royal family perfectly reflects her classic and modern style!

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Comments on "Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen designs Kate's royal wedding dress"

Monique February 20, 2012 | 6:11 PM

I was completely underwhelmed by Kate's dress. It looked off the rack. (and what was with the weird "pointy boobs") It will never be the iconic dress of Princess Di or Princess Grace.

bachi b May 31, 2011 | 2:49 PM


aphroj May 10, 2011 | 7:03 AM

Whatever she wore she couldn't win! " Too plain.too gaudy.too fussy not fussy enough. etc etc etc" whatever she is a beautiful woman and she looked a beautiful bride. There will always be critics in her life now whatever she, and William, do or wear or wherever they go and whoever they see. I wish them every happiness foever.

Barbara Joanne May 05, 2011 | 11:15 PM

No flare (or flair), no drama, no float, no "wow", no sweep of the train nor sweep of the veil, which simply hung like a sheet, a harsh "white" and what is UP with the pointy bodice? Is this the new superwoman brassiere look? Boring, plain, simple to the point of nothingness, no romance, no dreaminess, just dull.

Barbara Joanne May 05, 2011 | 11:14 PM

No flare (or flair), no drama, no float, no "wow", no sweep of the train nor sweep of the veil, which simply hung like a sheet, a harsh "white" and what is UP with the pointy bodice? Is this the new superwoman brassiere look? Boring, plain, simple to the point of nothingness, no romance, no dreaminess, just dull.

Jane in Texas May 05, 2011 | 10:13 AM

The dress was beautifully designed and cut. She looked elegant, lovely and composed. This is a classy lady who knows herself well, and the style of this beautiful gown fit her beautifully. I was much more impressed with her dress than with Princess Diana's.

sunshine May 04, 2011 | 6:41 PM

Why are hatten on this lady's dress her dress was gorgeous.

Mi May 02, 2011 | 9:19 AM

I love the fact the dress was simple but elegant. She looked beautiful.

susie May 01, 2011 | 6:43 AM

Yes, the dress was very bland but she was beautiful. I think she wanted to be subtle and modest and not over the top but I still think for such an occasion it could have been a little bit more dazzling. Never mind.

Anna April 30, 2011 | 8:14 PM

With all the millions spent on the the pomp and circumstance the whole wedding was traditional and yes lovely. However, with all the talk of the new royalty and the hip couple it was somwhat ho hum. Yes she is a classic and understated, but why not a little more excitement and bling on her day? Even Harry and Pippa looked better the the bride and groom. Unfortunately she did not set any trends on her first day as princess and the dress and tiara will soon be forgotten.

Kathy April 30, 2011 | 5:46 PM

Grace Kelly was married in 1956. So, yes, the dress was fashionable THEN. Agree with everyone who has said it just looked BORING at this point. Can't fathom how much was probably spent-- but agree it could be bought at the David's Bridal sale...

Heidi April 30, 2011 | 10:12 AM

Dress was boring, Kate was dull. The girl lacks charisma, there's no worry she'll ever overtake Diana in popularity. Kate copies, she copied Diana for years, then for her wedding she copied Princess Grace, when Grace did it better and Kate is NOT the beauty that Princess Grace was. Didn't like dress, didn't care for bride, but Pippa her sister looked absolutely amazing, she stole the show.

Van April 30, 2011 | 9:48 AM

I LOVED it and that is almost exactly how I want to look on my day! I'm so glad she doesn't care about anyone elses opinion and just looked how she wanted. and she looked GREAT!! Who cares what all these 'fashion' people think ahhh I just love it!! I really hope that in America sleeves will become popular. :)

Elaine April 30, 2011 | 8:39 AM

It was very nice. And I mean that in the bad sense. Everything walked right up the middle--lace with a pattern not too big, or too small, not too much lace, not a tiny amount (or none! That would have actually been innovative!) just a boring, medium amount. We want Grace Kelly's look--long sleeves--but we DON'T want Grace Kelly's look--put a boring V shape in the neckline. It put me to sleep.

paola domingo April 30, 2011 | 4:25 AM

the dress was very well executed the structure was perfect for the design....akthough no WOW factor was achived.. the 3 biggest mistakes; 1) silk tulle its the most exquisite material but too heavy and smashed her hair... and she needed a more importan tiara to complete the fairy tale princes look like the fife tiara.... 2)the patern formed for the skallops in the top of the dress were not really nice.. look like they have to work with an existing piece of lace a remanet and with no posibiliti of create a lace specially for the design.... 3) her bouquet didnt do anything for the look.

watch April 30, 2011 | 2:09 AM

If Kate weren't a natural beauty, I'd be yawning even more than I did at 3:00 a.m....

Brindy April 29, 2011 | 9:50 PM

Yes, I too thought the dress was BORING and looks like it was off the rack. There was no froth, no WOW factor at all. I think the veil was to short and to plain. Even the tiara was boring. I did not expect some gaudy thing but a little 'take your breath' away factor would of been nice. It does look like a David Bridal shop gown...I fail to see the magnificence of the dress and the veil was as common as well, a commoner..

Liza April 29, 2011 | 8:26 PM

The dress was too plain for the occasion. It's a dress anyone could wear. There was no wow factor. Bigger, more detailed could still have been elegant. Disappointing.

SassySheila April 29, 2011 | 6:39 PM

The dress was regal, elegant, tasteful and totally perfect for such a lovely Duchess. May she have better luck than Diana and I pray the paparazzi leave them alone and allow them to have some private time.

GBStreeter April 29, 2011 | 6:03 PM

I loved the simple elegance of the gown. It wasn't gaudy and overdone with lace and pearls... Simple and Elegant...just like the woman wearing it.

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