Kate Middleton's wedding dress is an ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. Made of ivory and white satin gazar, the skirt resembles "an opening flower" with white satin gazar arches and pleats.
The dress has a beautiful train that measures just two metres which is modest in comparison to many previous royal brides. The train and bodice are decorated with delicate lace flowers, handcrafted using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s.
Kate worked closely with Sarah Burton, it was widely speculated that the design house of Alexander McQueen had won the job to create the Royal bridal gown but the Palace was keeping tight lipped throughout the run up to the big day and would not confirm either way.
Today St James's Palace said the bride chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the "beauty of its craftsmanship" and its "respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing".
There's no doubt that together Kate and Sarah Burton have created a remarkable dress for these times and there is no doubt that this style of dress will be seen in church wedding ceremonies across the UK if not the world.