Wedding Dress Inspiration- Princess Margaret
It has been 60 years since Princess Margaret tied the knot with photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. The ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey on the 6th of May and it was the first time the public get to see a royal wedding ceremony on television. The Princess had seven bridesmaid including niece Princess Anne and she was given away by the Duke of York due to the passing of her and Her Majesty’s father years before.
The wedding dress was created by the Royals’ go-to dressmaker Norman Hartnell, who had previously designed graceful and romantic gowns for The Queen as well as Princess Margaret. The dress was made of silk organza and it has delicate long sleeves, a V neck and a floor length full skirt for the classy, waist defining silhouette It took over 30 metres of fabric to execute this shape and Hartnell’s signature beadwork and embroidery was kept to a minimum to showcase the structure of the gown. The look was completed with a cathedral length veil and a Poltimore Tiara, which the Princess bought at an auction a year in advance.
Princess Margaret’s contemporary taste in fashion, as well as her collaboration with Norman Hartnell, makes her as one of the most iconic royal family members of all time. Even after sixty years her dress still remains as a popular choice for brides, this style is ideal for those who want something refined and minimal with a regal feel to it. For a modern take on the Hartnellian look, a ball gown skirt can be combined with off-shoulder tulle sleeves; or an organza overskirt could be worn over a strapless gown for a dreamy, floaty look.