Posts Tagged: Princess Claire


23
Sep 13

Get the look: Princess Claire’s wedding dress

Princess Claire‘s stunning Elie Saab wedding gown caused a stir this weekend and it has already been proclaimed as one of the best wedding dresses of the year.

But wearing a bespoke gown created by one of the best designers in the world just isn’t possible for us mere mortals, so I have picked out six beautiful, Princess-perfect dresses that will help you achieve Claire’s look.

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Pronovias: Elie by Elie Saab 2014

If you really want Elie Saab to be the designer of your wedding dress then head to a Pronovias store. There you can search through the Elie by Elie Saab bridal collection for 2014. It is here that you can find two models that are very similar to Princess Claire’s gown.

The first one is the Cignus Model:

 

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Like Claire’s, this long-sleeved, ivory chiffon gown is adorned with intricate floral motifs. The mermaid silhouette also features a dipped back with pretty bow detailing and sheer shoulder panels.

A view of the back:

A back view of the dress

A back view of the dress

Second Pronovias option, the Lacerta model:

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Made from tulle and Chantilly lace, this gown is decorated with organza flowers and thousands of crystal rhinestones. A bateau neckline and cinchined-in waist perfectly offsets the pleated princess skirt.

 

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Rosa Clará

Rosa Clará also offer affordable dresses and similar to Claire’s, such as the Canarias model from the Rosa Clará collection.

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With layers of pleated tulle and delicate lace, this drop-waist dress with sheer sleeves is an elegant choice.

From the Two Rosa Clará collection you have the Marabú model.

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The dress is absolutely stunning and bears a strong resemblance to Princess Claire’s gown.

Mira Zwillinger from Browns brides

Mira Zwillinger creates stunning couture bridal dresses that are meticulously handmade by a team of ten skilled seamstresses – ensuring a perfect fit. Her use of the finest embroidery, ornate beading, luxurious fabrics (laces, chiffons, taffetas, silk crepe and brocade) make her stunning dresses a celebration of elegance and glamour. The Marion model features illusion long sleeves, just like Claire’s.

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Monique Lhuillier

Many have said that Claire’s gown is similar to Kate Middleton‘s Sarah Burton wedding dress, and Monique Lhuillier have a princess perfect dress that is a mix of both.

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This beautiful Catherine gown boasts long sleeves, a bateau neckline and a fitted bodice with a hand-appliqué A-line skirt.

Which one is your favourite?

MB

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22
Sep 13

Royal Weddings: Princess Claire of Luxembourg

Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg finally tied the knot in France on Saturday. The couple married in a beautiful religious ceremony in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume’s magnificent 13th century Sainte Marie-Madeleine basilica.

Princess Claire did not dissapoint and looked stunning an Elie Saab wedding dress, the family’s favourite designer.

Here we take a close look at her bridal look. Let me know what you think!

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The dress

Elie Saab created Claire’s stunning  long-sleeved wedding gown. The creme-coloured silk dress was embroidered with floral motifs made out of chantilly lace as well as silver thread. It also featured embellishments of clear crystals and sequinned pearls.

 

Sketch by Elie Saab

Sketch by Elie Saab

 

The three metre long veil was made of ivory silk tulle and decorated with neo baroque floral motifs.

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The jewels

Claire wore a floral tiara that belongs to the Grand Ducal Collection, made out of diamonds set in yellow gold and silver, featuring a leaves and berries motif. It has a tradition as a wedding tiara and Claire is already the fifth bride to wear it.

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She completed the look with diamond drop down earrings, also worn by her sister-in-law Princess Stephanie on her wedding day last year.

The hair and make-up

For her special day, the royal bride chose to wear her hair in a neat and elegant up’do and kept her make-up minimal, opting for mascara and a splash of soft pink lipstick.

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The shoes

When the bride stepped out of the Rolls Royce Phantom that drove her to the church, we got a glimpse of the bride’s shoes. Claire opted for a rounded toe, ankle strap white shoe with medium heels.

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The bouquet

The stunning, yet simple, bouquet was made up of white freesias

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The wedding rings

Like Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume did, the couple chose to have their wedding rings made of fair-trade gold to raise awareness on the importance of ethical trade.

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Similarities to Princess Stephanie’s dress

Seeing the two brides, we think the Elie Saab wedding dresses are very similar. What do you think?

Princess Stephanie and Princess Claire, both in Elie Saab gowns

Princess Stephanie and Princess Claire, both in Elie Saab gowns

What do you think of the bride’s look? Do you think it was too similar to Stephanie’s? Leave your comments below!

MB
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