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Why Princess Margaret’s wedding dress continues to inspire royal brides today


Princess Margaret on her way to Westminster Abbey to get married to Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1960. Photo: Getty

The original royal style icon, it is unsurprising that Princess Margaret’s choice of wedding dress has gone down in the annals of fashion history, inspiring brides today with its simplicity and elegance. Perhaps the most obvious homage was made by her daughter-in-law, the Countess of Snowdon, who nodded to it in her Bruce Robbins dress for her wedding to David Armstrong-Jones in 1993, while her daughter, Lady Sarah Chatto, also opted for a simple off-the-shoulder design with no embellishment for her 1994 wedding dress. There are even echos of its simplicity in the Duchess of Sussex’s tailored, boat-necked Givenchy design.


Sketch of the wedding dress to be worn by Princess Margaret for her wedding by Norman Hartnell. Photo: Getty

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