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The story behind Pippa Middleton's wedding dress

Written by Katie Byrne, published 22nd may

The bride dazzled in a gorgeous cap-sleeved, high-necked gown...

Giles Deacon, designer of Pippa Middleton's stunning wedding dress, has spoken about creating the most speculated-about bridal gown of 2017.

Pippa tied the knot with banker James Matthews in Berkshire on Saturday 20 May - and the eyes of the world were on her to see what style of dress the bride-to-be would choose.

She dazzled in the cap-sleeved design from Deacon (a stark contrast to the sleeved Alexander McQueen design her older sister, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore when she married Prince William in April 2011), which she paired with an elegant veil by celebrated milliner Stephen Jones and a meaningful 'something old' - the same earrings she wore on Catherine's wedding day.

Deacon has since spoken about creating the beautiful dress, which featured a keyhole back and a beautiful floral-embellished neckline.

Photo album: inside Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding

He revealed: "I was thrilled to work with Pippa on her wedding dress. The dress is constructed with a cap sleeve, high neckline and features a corseted bodice with draping to the front and a heart-shaped detail at the back. The bespoke silk cotton lace was hand appliqued to create an illusion of the dress having 'no seams'".

He continued: "The lace bodice is embroidered with pearl detailing over an organza and tulle underskirt, which has layer upon layer to enable a floor-sweeping movement. It's a privilege to show the craftsmanship that my team produces in London and a real testament to Pippa's support of British fashion".

Image: Instagram/Giles Deacon

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