Royal Bridesmaids’ Dresses Designer Announced
2011 turned out to be quite a year for bridesmaid and childrenswear designer Nicki Macfarlane. On April 29th, the world watched as Prince William married his bride Catherine Middleton and was enchanted by their four little flowergirls. Following months of speculation and secrecy, Nicki was announced as the designer of their dresses.
The four bridesmaids, Lady Louise Windsor, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong Jones, Grace Van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes wore ballerina-length, box pleated full dresses made of ivory silk satin gazar, layered over organza, wild silk and generous petticoats. The edges were hand finished with an English lace trim while a wild silk gold sash was tied in a sumptuous bow at the back. Beautiful pleated, lace trimmed puff sleeves completed the look.
Having designed childrenswear for over thirty years, Marlborough-based Nicki has become renowned for her exquisite outfits for bridesmaids and pageboys.
“I was so thrilled and honoured to have been asked to design the bridesmaids’ dresses for the Royal Wedding”, said Nicki. “I hope the children enjoyed wearing the dresses as much as I have enjoyed making them. I couldn’t be more proud to have been part of that wonderful day.”