Thursday 24 October 2019

Princess Eugenie breaks with tradition and opts for opulent Zac Posen 'English Rose' second wedding dress

Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Princess Eugenie broke with tradition for her second wedding dress, opting not to wear white, and choosing an American designer.

She chose a blush gown, apparently inspired by the blush of an English Rose, rather than bridal white from American designer Zac Posen for her reception at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

And while it would be difficult to improve on her classic ceremony dress, designed by Peter Pilotto and Chirstopher De Vos, many feel the floaty Zac Posen reception gown with its cinched in waist is even more impressive than her first.

Posen's creations have graced red carpets for the most high profile events and he is known for his draping, corsetry and pleating, all of which are seen in Eugenie's beautiful dress which boasts a chiffon skirt and hand-pleated bodice.

In this handout image provided by the Royal Communications, Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by the Royal Communications, Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)

The official Royal Family website describe it as 'pin-tucked plissé' which is 'cut on the bias and mixed with signature drapes'.

Also, 'The White Rose of York is subtlety embroidered on both the shoulder and back which hold together the cape. The silk for the gown comes from Biddle Sawyer Silk.'

Princess Eugenie beamed with excitement as she arrived at St George's Chapel
Princess Eugenie beamed with excitement as she arrived at St George's Chapel

Princess Eugenie wore diamond and emerald drop earrings which were a wedding gift from the groom. 

She also wore a hair slide belonging to The Queen, which The Queen has also worn as brooches in the past.

"Queen Victoria’s Wheat-Ear Brooches were originally commissioned by William IV in 1830 for Queen Adelaide. They were passed down to Queen Victoria in 1837, and eventually to The Queen in 1952."

Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank walk down the West Steps as they leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie walks down the aisle with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cara Delevingne after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie during her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cara Delevingne after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cressida Bonas (left) after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Bridesmaids and page boys, including Princess Charlotte and Prince George, walk down the West Steps after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pippa Middleton after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank take a carriage procession around Windsor following their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge after the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pippa Matthews arrives with her husband James Matthews (left) and her brother James Middleton arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pippa Matthews and her husband James Matthews arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pippa and James Matthews arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, October 12, 2018. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
Philippa Matthews (Middleton) (C), James Middleton (CR), the siblings of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa's husband James Matthews (CL) arrive to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor escorts the bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte (right), as they arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte falls on the steps, as the bridesmaids and page boys arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor escorts the bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George (right), as they arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The bridesmaids and page boys, inclduing Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The bridesmaids and page boys, inclduing Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie arrives with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie is driven towards St George's Chapel with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte (right) and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie rides in a car with her father, the Duke of York, on her way to marry Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrives with bridesmaids and pageboys for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Princess Eugenie enters St George's Chapel with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
The bride Princess Eugenie of York arrives by car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The bride Princess Eugenie of York with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrives by car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Bridesmaids arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Britain's Princess Eugenie arrives accompanied by her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at St George's Chapel for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
A bridesmaid waves a she arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie arrives with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Beatrice of York and her mother Sarah Ferguson (R) arrive in their car to the Royal wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP)
Sarah, Duchess of York, mother of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, arrives to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP)ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Anne, The Princes Royal arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, arrives for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, arrives for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Anne, The Princes Royal arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Rianne ten Haken arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
British comedian and writer Stephen Fry (R) arrives with his husband comedian Elliott Spencer (L) to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / various sources / AFP)ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Ellie Goulding (left) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cara Delevingne (centre) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Poppy Delevingne arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Elliott Spencer and Stephen Fry arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Gwen Field, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Ellie Goulding arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Gwen Field, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Emma Louise Connolly and Oliver Proudlock arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (right) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Holly Branson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sofia Wellesley and James Blunt arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sam Branson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (right) arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Jamie Redknapp (right) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Lisa Snowdon at the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Holly Branson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cressida Bonas (left) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Nick Candy and Holly Candy arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Heather Kerzner (centre) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cressida Bonas (left) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Nick Candy and Holly Candy arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Chelsy Davy at the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pixie Geldof and George Barnett arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
A guest loses his hat in the wind as he arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The fallen floral display which has been blown over by the high winds on the West Steps outside St George's Chapel ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Guests arrive during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Guests arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Guests arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Guests arrive during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Heather Kerzner (right) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Comedian Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Emma Joy Kitchener and Julian Fellowes arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
George Barnett and Pixie Geldof during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Chelsy Davy (left) and Guest arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pixie Geldof and George Barnett arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Designer David Emanuel (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
A guest arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Guests arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Jimmy Carr and Karoline Copping arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
In this handout image provided by the Royal Communications, Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by the Royal Communications, Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank at Royal Lodge ahead of the private evening dinner, following their wedding on October 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Bramall/Royal Communications via Getty Images)
Happy couple: The official wedding photograph of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the White Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, with (left to right) Back row: Thomas Brooksbank; Nicola Brooksbank; George Brooksbank; Princess Beatrice of York; Sarah, Duchess of York; The Duke of York. Middle row: Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge; The Queen; The Duke of Edinburgh; Maud Windsor; Louis De Givenchy; Front row: Theodora Williams; Mia Tindall; Isla Phillips and Savannah Phillips. Photo: Alex Bramall/PA Wire
Big budget: Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (centre), were interviewed by ITV This Morning husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford (Royal Communications/PA)
Princess Eugenie beamed with excitement as she arrived at St George's Chapel

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