CANADIAN STYLEWATCHERS are giving a fashion stamp of approval to the royal wedding gown, an understated but luxurious creation they predict will have long-term ripple effects as a trendsetter for bridal style.
The much-anticipated dress designed by Sarah Burton from the British fashion house of Alexander McQueen is winning raves on this side of the Atlantic for its simplicity and elegance.
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The meticulously crafted creation featured hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace used throughout both the bodice and skirt. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and appliqued onto ivory silk tulle.
Sarah Casselman, senior editor, fashion news at Fashion Magazine, said her first impressions of the gown were that it was an "absolute dream" and that the newly minted Duchess of Cambridge had hit the fashion mark. The Queen confe