The top secret end result is made of ivory satin gazar over white satin gazar with lace appliqué sleeves and adornment on the bodice, skirt, and train. True to the McQueen name, it’s a wonder of structure, with a boned bodice and padded hips. It features a deliciously draped skirt with a modest train (just under 3 meters, or 9 feet) that managed to keep its shape while walking down the aisle, skillfully avoiding the dreaded toilet paper trail of a train that has taken down many a good wedding dress. Kate wore a fingertip veil of ivory silk tulle with an embroidered lace edge, the length and shape of which was designed so that it did not obstruct the lace on the train. She topped it with the Cartier Halo Tiara on loan from the Queen.
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