July 3, 2011 Best Dressed

Who Was Your Favourite Summer Bride?

Wedding fever well and truly reached new heights when these 4 celebrity brides took to a church red carpet to walk their very own special runway.

Back in April Catherine Middleton had over a billion eyes watching her walk down Westminster Abbey to marry a true life Prince Charming wearing Alexander McQueen.

Abbey Clancy kicked off a trio of weddings ceremonies this weekend.

The WAG/model/TV Presenter wore a very sophisticated (by WAG standards) Giles Deacon strapless gown to wed her lanky footballer beau Peter Crouch.

Kate Moss followed suit donning a John Galliano gown evoking a shabby chic bohemian look which was true to her laid-back style.

Princess Charlene of Monaco had several events surrounding her wedding to Prince Albert, but we were most interested to see her Armani Privé wedding gown.

So who was your favourite celebrity/Princess bride?

English Rose Bride? WAG Bride? Bohemian Bride or Monaco Bride?

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Cheryl Cole In Stella McCartney – 28th Birthday Party @ The Sanderson Hotel

70 Responses to Who Was Your Favourite Summer Bride?

  1. Jo July 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    In some of the photos on the DM you can see the top of Abbey’s nipple poking out of her dress. That is just not classy nor “bride appropriate” in any way. Also, the blood red nails? That said, her body looks amazing and she is totally beautiful but she should have put it away for the wedding.

  2. mmmm July 4, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Lily Allen

  3. Lucía July 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    I think there’s no question in this one, I don’t even have to think. Catherine wins for me by far.

  4. Luci July 4, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    I love Kate Moss’ weeding dress. Because its totally true to her style and it feels comfortable to her, because she looks so happy!
    and because im I huge fan of galliano’s work and this is his signature style and cut
    (Im a huge Moss fan so im very biased :D)

    THe MsQueen dress was amazing, as all work from Sarah Burton, and the Armani dress is very refreshing and different. I specially loved the neckline

  5. Stella July 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    I vote for Kate Moss…beautiful dress, hair and makeup. I like Catherine’s dress but not the overall look. Charlene’s dress is nice but it needs to be fitted.

  6. Nancy July 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    didnt vote for Catherine, I felt the dress didnt live up to the hype as its a copy of someone else’s and not original. so much for her fashion icon status!!!

  7. AJoanna July 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    I have to confess when I first saw Abby Clancy my first thought was “Wow! I didn’t know Barbie and Ken got married!!” She looks so incredibly tacky.
    This is a boring choice but I have to say Catherine is my favorite. Her choice was elegant and flattering.
    Charlene’s was a little too blah, and Kate Moss’s dress was very unflattering. It added at least 15 pounds to her frame.

    • Luci July 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

      agree on the abby clancy comment. I’m no prude but I think a bride shouldn’t look so overtly sexual, it looks incredibly cheap. WIth a more appropiate neckline she would have been amazing

  8. Grace July 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    I’m going to second Lily COOPER (as she’s changed her name from Allen).
    She’s been through so much and she looked radiant. I especially loved her bouquet.

  9. Chanel July 4, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I think Princess Charlene dressed pretty beautiful too! it is that kind of simple beauty,

  10. Jaynee July 4, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Catherine for sure, although I do love Charlene’s veil!Why was Lily Allen never featured? I thought she just glowed! x

  11. Alina July 4, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    Princess Charlene of Monaco in Armani Privé. She was flawless. The pictures just don’t do the gown justice.

    • Luci July 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

      agree, she is also really beautiful!

  12. Riosanna July 4, 2011 at 6:15 am #

    A bridal dress for me is not an isolated entity, the dress, the emotions, the groom, the atmosphere.
    Charlene princess of Monaco’s dress is beautiful, but there is something missing in the bride herself, emotions, happiness…I don’t know, something is missing for me.

    I think the best two looks are Catherine and Kate, and I voted for Cathrine in the end because I like the style of her dress more, and I just love the handsome prince and the happiness in her.

  13. Yaas July 4, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    For me: 1. Kate Moss (best dress, best hair and make-up and best smile), 2. Charlene (lovely dress, very nice hair and make-up) and Catherine (lovely dress, not very interesting hair and make-up)

  14. The Bride July 4, 2011 at 3:02 am #

    I think Charlene did everything right… a little lacking in the wow factor but high on elegance. Slight problem with her dress seemed to be in the boob area. Actually all of them seemed to have problems in the boob area – Catherine’s boobs looked weird on TV, wish Kate had less nippelage and Abby had way too much boobage. Surprised the designers couldn’t cope with boobs.

  15. lily July 4, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    Duchess Catherine for sure.. From the moment I saw her driving in the car with her dad, her smile n beauty just oozes from every inch of her.. she looks so beautiful.. well she always does, n she did her own make up? Wow.. She’s just amazing.. Btw, did u have a special post for Abbey Clancy, I can’t seem to find it, FC..

    • Fashion Critic July 4, 2011 at 7:17 am #

      No I didn’t to a post for her

      • lily July 4, 2011 at 7:44 am #

        oww i see.. thx anyway FC.. I thought something wrong with my browser or else..

  16. Moxie July 4, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    1) Catherine
    2) Charlene
    3) Kate
    4) Abby (I’d put her in 10th if there were more options. That dress is tacky)

  17. mandy July 4, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    This is a no brainer. Of course Cat is going to win this.

  18. shap_half July 4, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    I voted for Kate, because her dress is the most interesting and unique. And she looks great.

    I was tempted to vote for the other Kate, but she actually looks older than everyone else here, despite being, I assume, the youngest.

    • Ines July 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

      Actually her dress was very much not unique. Berlusconi’s niece had almost the same 3 years before her… My pick goes for Charlène. From afar it’s a very simple dress and may remind CP Victoria of Sweden and then you see the embellishment which were breath taking for me. She also dressed for her body shape, had the best make up and hair. The whole wedding look was pure perfection. Catherine dress was alright but too common in shape, her make up was bad and the only thing that stood up was her dress not herself. While it’s the contrary for Charlène and Kate Moss but not in a good way for the latter ..

  19. aiyu July 4, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    Catherine, Kate is a close second. I love both their smiles. They both looked so happy

  20. anamika July 4, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Cathrine for me
    When I re-birth …I’ll love to marry a la Lady Dee + Cathrine 🙂

    Is hard to dress Charlene…who’s has very broad shoulders
    Maybe because she was pro. swimmer…..or is natural 🙂
    The dress dress of Cathrine wouldn’t suit her!
    but her dress would have suited Cathrine

  21. Godiva July 4, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    I love Kate’s Dress. She looks like she is having so much fun and her face screams “JOY!” You can visibly see her happiness on her face. The dress fits her personality to a T and doesn’t look too “serious” and “reserved.”

    • Kath July 4, 2011 at 9:19 am #

      I completely agree. Kate wins for being utterly true to herself. Effortless and overjoyed.

  22. mochababe73 July 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    I am not a fan fo Kate’s hippie dippie style. So, it was a no for her. The sheer skirt with the pokey nipples were a little to much for me.
    I don’t know who Abby Clancey is, but there is too much boobie hanging out for my taste. The dress is amazing.
    I didn’t really care for Kate’s dress.
    But, I adored Charlene’s. I voted for hers. It was my favorite out of the bunch.

    • Martin July 4, 2011 at 4:38 am #

      Totally agree with you. Charlene’s was by far the pick of the bunch for me. I know that many may disagree with me, but I think Kate Moss’s look was messy in the extreme, There is a difference between laid-back bohemianism and a a poorly thought-out and put together look. Messy.

  23. Jasmine July 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    I couldnt decide between Catherine, Kate and Charlene! I adored catherine’s sleeves but i really did not like the placement of the skirt. kate looked awful in her dress but the dress itself was GORGEOUS. and charlene was super elegant and lovely. i picked kate for the boho factor

  24. Marvel July 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Catherine. I really didnt like Kate’s bohemian look and I agree with Robbie. Abbey did look cheap and I hated the long train. Charlene looks lovely

  25. Cass July 3, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    None of the above! Lily Allen was definitely my favourite.

    • Fashion Critic July 4, 2011 at 12:07 am #

      Damn…I forgot about her

      • Jennifer July 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

        I was wondering why she wasnt here!! I wouldnt have picked her but poor her not to be there… 🙂

  26. Camille July 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Kate Moss easily gets my vote. She looks absolutely gorgeous and her dress is the most unique and intriguing.

  27. Christina July 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Kate! Although can we really say its Mcqueen, rather than a custom Sarah Burton? I know people who have been assuming its McQueen bridal….

  28. Vera July 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Catherine is the best hands down although Charlene looks elegant. Abbey looks a bit trashy, and while I personally love Kate’s dress the most, some foundational garments would have made the dress look much better.

  29. Marybeth July 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Catherine, Kate, and Charlene all chose gowns that perfectly suited their own styles, personalities, and the formality (or informality) of the event. Super-high marks to all of them!

    I don’t know anything about Abbey Clancy. I’m trying to get past the Vegas showgirl hair and boobage to look at the rest of the dress. The skirt is beautiful, IMO…..and the groom ain’t bad either!

    I have to vote for Catherine because she had sooooo much pressure on her and really rose to the occasion.

  30. Emi July 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    I’ve already written my opinion replying to Naomi, but I would like to add that Charlene’s make up was beautiful, glowing, perfect. Kate Middleton’s make up wasn’t good, it’d nice that she did it on her own, but the result was quite bad, honestly.

  31. Stylish1 July 3, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    i don’t mean to be a prude..but i’m sure it’s not cold in what happened to Princess Charlene’s underwear.?!?!

  32. Voguette July 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    I liked all four, but Catherine’s dress was the most impressive

  33. Ev July 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    Even though I like Kate’s dress best of these four, she didn’t look so good in it. Abbey’s dress is nice but looks too tight on her chest. Charlene just didn’t have the wow factor I was hoping for, I guess the dress was just too simple for my taste; I would never suspect it to be an Armani creation. So I voted for Catherine – I love the lace sleeves.

  34. Mabel July 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm #


  35. molly July 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Charlene for me. She wore a gown that fit who she is. She didnt go with tradition. Everyone else looked as if they were playing dress up. Catherine looked pretty, but im not sure if I can ever get over her horrid makeup…and I also got sick of seeing the dress everywhere the day after the wedding 😛
    Kate looked good but desperately needed a bra… something that Abbeys dress had too much of.
    But in the end, all that matters is that they loved their gowns.

  36. Danika July 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Catherine, that dress is still incredible! I hadn’t seen Abby’s wedding dress until now and I’m actually really pleasantly surprised by her choice of designer and the end result. There’s a bit too much boobage, but it was a really lovely choice.

  37. Laura July 3, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    I voted for the beautiful, serene and classy, Princess Of Monaco. Her dreamy skin, glossy hair is fused a flawless gown, that melts . I do not think she is sad. Quite, reserved and shy.

  38. Hannah July 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Thsi was easily Charlene for me, she just looked stunning and I fel that her wedding gown was really original and unique and evoked grace kelly the perfect amount, then it probably would have been kate moss, then probably abbey clancey, just because i fel thtat the skirt should have started at CAtherine’s waist, so about an inch higher up and where the skirt actually starts bugs me to no end, but other than that she looks gorgeous too. I think each dress suited each bride and each wedding perfectly. Who was your favourite, FC?

    • Fashion Critic July 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

      Catherine for the wow factor.

      • Kaz July 4, 2011 at 11:46 am #

        Absolutely me too!!

    • kiwi July 4, 2011 at 8:36 am #

      +1, By far, she looked the most regal and beautiful bride and her gown is breathtaking.. I was not no impressed by Catherine’s gown

  39. Victoria July 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Smiling at the nicknames you gave to each bride! 🙂 So cute! My vote was for Catherine of course, I always go for the princessy stuff. 😀

  40. mol July 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    I think both the ‘princess’ bride and ‘bohemian’ bride look perfect for who they are, but i’m picking Kate as I love the boho chic look and lifestyle!

  41. Naomi July 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    My vote went to Kate and her breezy, boho-chic look.
    Does anyone know who’s the sweet brunette girl holding her hand?

    • Terry July 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

      I totally agree. She was literally glowng and the dress was the best of the four, in my opinion.

      • M. July 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

        That’s Kate’s daughter, Lila Grace

        • Fashion Critic July 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

          I thought Kate’s daughter was blonde.

        • Fee July 4, 2011 at 9:41 am #

          No, Kate’s daughter is next to that little girl, you can just see the side of her face in the photo above. The other little girl might be one of the Law/Frost clan?

        • Erik July 4, 2011 at 10:21 am #

          Kate’s daughter is the girl that is on the absolute right, the girl who’s on the picture only half

        • Luci July 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

          Lila is Uber Cute!!

    • Emi July 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

      Even if I think Kate Moss wasn’t in a perfect shape I voted for her, because I think her dress is the best, it’s elegant and beautiful but not too “serious”. McQueen’s dress is beautiful but part of the beauty concerns the wedding, because a commoner married Prince William etc. It’s my opinion. I also think Abbey Clancy looked like a porn-bride because of the breasts (she was getting married, she looks like a reality show star and it’s not a compliment). I’m not a fan of wedding dresses, but if I should chose one of this to get married I would chose Kate’s. And her wedding seems also the most interesting and funny to attend.

  42. robbie July 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    catherine. abbey clancy looks like a cheap barbie.

    • Fashion Critic July 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

      I strongly disagree.

      • Naomi July 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

        I think it’s the boobs area which gives that feeling…

      • robbie July 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

        oh i meant my vote was for catherine, i wasnt trying to say you were wrong.

        • Fashion Critic July 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

          lol…not to worry, but I still disagree 🙂

    • Keely July 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

      I strongly agree.

      • amy July 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

        Agreed. The way her boobs appear to be spilling out of her dress does not seem sophisticated to me!

        • anamika July 4, 2011 at 11:41 am #

          Same for Kate you can see her nipples stiff from the wind…hell she’s fashion icon and she still have the nerves to trash it up!
          her dirty fall outta de bed face made the dress looks just dirty!
          gosh is wedding!!!!! and some call it here “Bohemian” look
          I call it Bohemian my azz! 🙂
          slackness and tackiness..nastiness

      • Kaylie July 4, 2011 at 6:13 am #

        I agree too. She looks malnourished and tacky.

      • marie July 4, 2011 at 10:14 am #

        Agreed. It’s a shame because I personally love mermaid dresses, but those boobs just ruin the whole thing.

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