Posted on 7th September 2019 at 12:53
Are high-necked bridal gowns making a comeback?
What did you think of Ellie Goulding's high-necked wedding dress? Do you think high necked gowns are going to make a comeback?
High-necked bridal wear is considered to be very modest and reminiscent of a time when most marriages took place in church. Propriety demanded that brides cover up. Few modern brides go for this look. Perhaps Ellie felt she could afford to rock a high-neck wedding dress. She had three other bridal gowns in her wardrobe for later in the day. These gorgeous gowns got noticeably less modest as the day wore on!
One gorgeous example of a high-neck wedding dress was that worn by Grace Kelly on her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco on 19th April 1956. READ ON to find out about her fabulous bridal gown
How to be a princess (for the day anyway)
Kelly's bespoke bridal gown was designed by costume designer Helen Rose of MGM. The designing of formal and evening-wear by studios at the time was commonplace. Starlets were contracted to the studios and their look was a huge marketing asset. MGM gifted the dress to Kelly
Kelly and Prince Rainier actually had two services, civil and religious. On both occasions the princess wore high-necked gowns. For the civil service her dress was pale pink and covered with Alencon lace. For the religious service in St Nicholas' cathedral she had long-sleeves and a huge billowing skirt. The dress was said to have cost just over $7,000 not including the designer's fee
Fancy a river of whipped cream?
As you know, we love a little flower girl or pageboy attendant. Kelly did too, with six flower girls and two pageboys as well as two older bridesmaids. The little ones wore white and the older ones were in yellow organdie
Kelly's bridal gowns went down well with the media who raved about them. The train on her cathedral gown was likened to a river of whipped cream. What a fabulous image!
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