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The ‘Kate Middleton’ Effect

The ‘Kate Middleton’ Effect

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When Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot in 2011, how many of us were in awe just looking at her wedding gown on television? All of us at La Belle Couture definitely were! As soon as she stepped out of her vintage Rolls Royce Phantom, she revealed her wedding dress to a waiting world audience. Was it worth the wait? All I can say is that we were star struck by the grandeur of her wedding dress. The timeless lace dress was an instant classic!

The dress displayed sumptuous simplicity with its exquisite hand-embroided and appliquéd lace. It featured a fitted bodice, slightly padded at the hips before narrowing at the waist – an inspiration from the Victorian tradition of corsetry. Moreover the long full skirt with soft pleats was designed to echo an opening flower, forming a Victorian-style semi-bustle at the back and finished in a train measuring of about 2.7 metres. Moreover the fairytale design showed the combination of tradition and modernity that matched both Kate’s and designer, Sarah Burton’s visions perfectly.

Said to have been inspired by Grace Kelly’s gown, her dress raved enthusiasm all over the world. Her big reveal took her to the pages of bridal history. Any bride would’ve wanted to wear it! (Plus did you know that her dress now owns its own Wikipedia page!?) It’s an exquisite timeless piece that combines classicism with modern-day chic that shows nothing sort of poise and elegance.

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Kate Middleton – Designed as a front V-neck, long-sleeved gown with a  fitted bodice and a full A-line skirt with soft pleats.

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Grace Kelly – Designed as a high-necked, long-sleeved gown with a fitted torso and ball-gown skirt.

Inspired by the above two icons and 2015’s latest runway trends, we would like to introduce our latest wedding gown collection, Chantilly and Tulle! This collection showcases our master tailor’s exquisite workmanship while blending classic laces with romantic tulle. We have kept in mind of making every bride’s fairytale dream come true. For the classic and romantic beauties, this one’s for you! Just a teaser, be sure to expect crystallised necklines, corset bodices and laced skirt hemlines from this collection!

In addition, we are partnering with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore to launch “Chantilly and Tulle” at their showcase, The Art of Love. Presenting their iconic ballrooms, beautiful flowers and legendary hospitality from the heart, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is giving you the chance to learn about their special wedding packages for 2015 and creative thematic decor. Remember to sign up to celebrate the meaning and beauty of love with them!

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