Too Boring
For Bella?

The first official photos of Bella’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn wedding dress have been released. Do you think the Carolina Herrera-designed gown is beautiful --- or too boring for Bella?

Twilight Breaking Dawn Wedding DressThe first photos of Bella's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 wedding dress have finally been revealed! Moviegoers have flocked to the theaters to see the wedding of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), making Breaking Dawn the number one movie the past two weekends in a row.

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With the exception of Kate Middleton's royal wedding gown, Bella's $35,000 wedding dress was one of the most anticipated gowns of the year. The dress was made of a crepe satin and included French Chantilly lace on the back and on the sleeves with 152 buttons going down the back. She wore Manolo Blahnik custom-made satin pumps and a beautiful flowing veil with a diamond clip.

After all the buildup, however, Twilight fans gave the dress mixed reviews, with some calling it "awe-inspiring" and "a masterpiece," while others said it was "a major disappointment" and "downright boring. "It certainly didn't look anything like an Edwardian dress as described in the book," commented one fan.

Designer Carolina Herrera said she was inspired by the dresses of the '20s and felt like the dress was "seductive." She wanted the front to be simple, keeping with Bella's style, but "with one extravagance in the back of the dress."

"I got inspiration from the book and descriptions from Stephenie Meyer. You had to really take in consideration the whole story -- which was this innocent girl with the first true love of her life. It had to be magical," said Herrera.

Twilight Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer gave her stamp of approval on the dress. "It's such an interesting mix," Meyer told USA Today, "It has a vintage feel, but at the same time, there's an edge to it. It's really beautiful. And then on Kristen -- oh, she looks amazing in clothes -- and in that dress she's so lithe and unbelievable."

Tell us: What do you think of Bella's wedding dress?

Photo credit: Summit

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Comments on "Twilight Breaking Dawn wedding dress: Disappointing?"

RedheadedSeamstress December 05, 2011 | 9:58 AM

The back is nice and the front could have been gorgeously simple too, but I think that having the seams all come together right in the center of her breast is a little awkward.

Meagan December 04, 2011 | 2:29 PM

i loved the dress from her dream wedding much more!

Susan December 01, 2011 | 5:31 AM

Remember....Bella is a lot of tomboyishness, even though she's a clutz. Tomboy's do not want a lot of lace and bling, so therefore, I think the dress is just PERFECT for Bella. It shows off her very petite figure well. I thought Kristen looked a little skinnier in Breaking Dawn than the others. Course, the other movies she didn't "die" in and have a 1/2 human, 1/2 vampire in her sucking the life (and blood) out of her.

diana November 29, 2011 | 7:45 PM

i liked the dress in her dream way better this one was such a grandma boring look!!

Ein November 29, 2011 | 1:56 AM

I think her dress in the front looked like Carrie Fischer's "Princess Leia" outfit from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The lace and low cut back were more like, let's get this party started.

ELLA November 28, 2011 | 10:56 PM

Front just ok back very elegant... But I love her shoes... The best!!! =)

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