|demure and stylish|
|Grace Kelly looking exquisite in her lace creation|
|Diana in her 80's Meringue|
|my mothers dress|
|The long sleeves and train were removed|
This is my wedding dress - it had been my mother's - a vintage Dior style of rich duchess satin, it was a classic then and was for me and would be today - we shortened the sleeves and removed the long train to make it more modern -
Yes, it is true Catherine Middleton's dress was influenced by Grace Kelly's dress. What a wonderful homage to Grace Kelly. Catherine's dress like Grace's will be a classic timeless piece unlike Diana's frothy wedding dress that shouts 1980's excess and today seems totally styleless and dated. A mistake many made at that time of excess and conspicuous consumption, where 'more' was better than 'less'. Hating most of the dresses I could buy off the peg I wore my mother's vintage Dior - so pleased I did now. It survives in tissue paper somewhere.