Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Millie Mackintosh's Jane Austen inspired wedding dress

Millie Mackintosh's wedding dress. Image from dailymail.co.uk

Millie Mackintosh. Image from dailymail.co.uk

Millie Mackintosh's hair. Image from dailymail.co.uk

Millie Mackintosh wore a Alice Temperley vintage dress for her wedding to Professor Green on Tuesday, which took place at Babington House in Bath. The top half of her dress was made of fitted lace, with a delicate appearance whilst the bottom half of it was very loose flowing and romantic.The way that the top half of the dress was very sheer and had a scoop neckline reminded me of early 19th century style dresses from Jane Austen's time (see below). 

Also the very vertical form of the dress echoes the straight-up-straight-down shapes of that century. It seems that Millie's dress was inspired by this period, but updated with lace detailing and a peplum style train. Her hair also bore a striking resemblance to the hairstyles of the early 19th century as she imitated the delicate braiding and intricate, feminine hair accessories of the time (as modeled by Keira Knightly in the 2005 film re-make of Pride and Prejudice).

Overall Millie seems to have taken inspiration from the fashions of the early 19th century and put a very modern and polished spin on it, taking it into the 21st century. 

What do you think of Millie's wedding dress? Did you expect her to wear a more traditional strapless style? 

A still from the 1996 adaptation of Emma by Jane Austen, staring Gwyneth Paltrow. Image from societybride.com

Millie's hair inspiration. A still from the 2005 film adaption of Pride and Prejudice, staring Keira Knightley. Image from myprideandprejudice.com

Jane Austen style dresses. A still from the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Image from janeausten.co.uk

A still from the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, staring Kate Winslet. Image from tumblr.com

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