I want a princess dress. It is one of the statements that we hear the most when future brides come to our ateliers in search of the dress of their dreams. Not only Disney has created an image of princess dresses, royal weddings, in Spain and Great Britain, of the last 70 years have left us unforgettable dresses, some of them have remained as a benchmark in bridal fashion.
Spanish Royal House
In the last 30 years, we have had three royal weddings in our country. HM Queen Letizia and Infants Christina and Elena. Three events that caused a sensation at the time and that demonstrated the potential of bridal fashion in Spain with wedding dresses that set trends at the time and that even today brides continue to ask for.
Queen of Spain
Manuel Pertegaz was the designer in charge of making the dream dress of the then-future Queen of Spain. In an off-white colour, inspired by the princess line and with a continuous cut from the shoulders to the ground. A discreet V-neckline with a funnel neck embroidered with silver and gold threads with floral motifs full of meaning. The same embroidery decorated the bottom of the skirt. Topped with a large embroidered 4,5 meters tail.
The funnel neck is already associated with Doña Letizia's dress. In our Essential collection you can find designs with embroidery on the skirt, such as the Jaén design or the MN2182.
Infant of Spain and Duchess of Lugo
After almost 90 years, the wedding of the Infant Elena was the first royal wedding in our country. It was a spectacular social event in the city of Seville, attended by more than 1,500 guests. To make the dress of her dreams come true, Infant Elena entrusted the designer Petro Valverde, who materialized it in a very elegant princess-cut dress with a square neckline, elbow-length sleeves and embroidery with silk threads. It had a large tail of about 4 meters.
You can find models that remind you of this dress in the Esencial collection by Franc Sarabia, the Jalisco model and the MN2176 model in the Terracotta collection by Manu Álvarez.
Infant of Spain and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
A few years later, the Infant Christina said yes I do in the city of Barcelona, in a great event with more than 1,500 guests. The dress of her dreams was the work of a very young Lorenzo Caprile, who designed a beautiful silk dress, with an imperial cut, bateau neckline, long sleeves and a long train of just over 3 meters.
A simple and very elegant dress, which you can find similarities in the Mimo and Madrugada models from Franc Sarabia's Terracota collection.
British Royal HouseIf we have to recognize something to the family of Queen Elizabeth II, it is their ability to generate great expectation, so the royal weddings in Great Britain could not be otherwise.
Princess of Gales
In terms of style and fashion, Lady Di was a benchmark when it came to setting trends, and with her wedding dress it was not going to be less. She trusted David and Elizabeth Emanuel, a young couple of couturiers, to make her dream dress come true and they managed to cause a sensation with a wonderful dress that has gone down in history. Made of silk taffeta and lace, they designed a dress that became a benchmark for 1980s wedding dresses. Princess cut, with a corseted bodice, a round neckline finished with a ruffle and gigantic lantern sleeves adorned with lace ruffles. The dress was embroidered by hand, with sequins and 10,000 pearls in the shape of a heart. The tail was more than 7 and half meters long.
The inspiration of this model is still present in current collections. You can find models such as Mensaje or Maquillaje in Franc Sarabia's Terracotta collection. And in the Manu Álvarez collections, in Terracotta the MN2179 model and in Esencial the MN2153 model.
Duchess of Cambridge
To make the dress of her dreams come true, Kate Middleton entrusted Alexander McQueen in charge of her creative director, Sarah Burton. Princess cut, pleated skirt and heart-shaped strapless bodice. It was covered with hand-embroidered French lace, a V-neckline and long sleeves. The tail was of almost 3 meters.
You can find bodies of this style among the dresses in our collections, such as the Muñeca design from the Terracotta collection or the Jareta from the Essential collection, or the MN2160 by Manu Álvarez.
Duchess of Sussex
Megan Markle already warned that her dress would be different from those of previous English royal weddings, and she got it thanks to sobriety. Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy's first artistic director, was the designer chosen to shape her dream dress. It was an understated A-line dress with a fitted bodice, bateau neckline and long sleeves. It did not have any kind of adornment or detail, just made in a beautiful white silk caddy fabric.
All the brides looked beautiful, each one in her own style and they all have one thing in common, they all wore real princess dresses. And you, do you want the dress of your dreams to be a princess dress? Or do you want something more daring? If you are looking for a wedding dress, make an appointment on our website for your nearest shop and our colleagues will help you find the dress of your dreams.