Princess Eugenie's Wedding Gown Is A Lot More Special Than You Think. Here's Why
ICYMI: This year's royal wedding number two has proven to be a fashionable success! Congratulations to the Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie and her new husband, London socialite Jack Brooksbank on a lovely wedding!
We know you can't wait to see all the lovely details of this most-awaited event, but we turn our gaze towards one of the most important facets of this wedding—the fashion! You know you're in for a fashion feast when the royals and their high-profile guests come out to celebrate a wedding, and this one is no different! Read on for all the details you need to know about Princess Eugenie's beautiful bridal gown.
If Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle started a trend in minimalist gowns this year, Princess Eugenie of York followed suit in a modern minimalist gown with a twist all her own. She chose to wear a creation by Peter Pilotto, one that was worked on by the British designer himself, in collaboration with his long-time design partner Christopher De Vos. She finished off the look with shoes by British designer, Charlotte Olympia.
The gown, which is said to be made of silk satin, has a '50s-inspired silhouette with a fitted bodice and a full circle skirt. It features an off-the-shoulder V-neckline that is mirrored on her back, which shows off a scar along her spine for an operation she had when she was 12 years old—one for correcting the curvature of her spine. Not one to hide the scars, Princess Eugenie opted to use this special moment in her life to advocate something bigger than herself. According to Who What Wear, "The princess invited representatives from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, and explained to Eamonn Holmes on This Morning why it was important for her to not hide her scars:
“I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars, and I think it's really special to stand up for that.” —Princess Eugenie
The gown, which features floral appliqués, has a number of symbols hidden within the creation, which makes it way more special than it looks. The fabric, made at the design studio in East London, includes a Thistle for Scotland as a way to represent Balmoral Castle, one of the favorite vacation spots of the royal family, and a shamrock for Ireland, which represents the Ferguson family. Also included in the design is the York rose and ivy, which makes for a stunning bridal gown ensemble.
In leiu of a veil, Princess Eugenie donned the Grenville Tiara by Boucheron, which belonged to the Queen mother. It has an emerald center, and is surrounded by diamonds—truly an heirloom fit for a royal bride. Her fashion statement was paired with a very classic and elegant makeup and hair look, a low mid-part bun with lose tendrils, a naturally-flushed cheek, defined eyes, and naturally pink lips. Her ears twinkled with pared-down diamond and emerald earrings.
Lead photos via @couturenotebook and @whowhatwear