A closer look at Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress

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Bride of the moment Pippa Middleton eschewed more traditional options for one of the British fashion industry’s hottest talents, Giles Deacon.

Pippa chose a romantic yet contemporary lace creation with cap sleeves by the celebrated designer, for one of the most anticipated weddings of the year this weekend.

A graduate of Central St. Martin's, Deacon has wowed critics ever since burst onto the scene in 2004, with a vision that blends irreverent wit with high-octane tailoring.

Pippa’s gown showcased at the weekend was perhaps more demure than his signature style, but no less spectacular for it.

Pippa’s cathedral-length tulle veil was created by milliner Stephen Jones, and strung through with delicate pearls.

The bride wore pearl earrings by Robinson Pelham as her “something old” – the same pair she wore to big sister Kate’s wedding in 2011.

The lace-bodied dress featured a heart-shaped keyhole motif at the back, to add a compelling focal point as Pippa turned away from crowds of well-wishers.

Her high-necked finish was balanced by a modern, form-fitting silhouette for a fresh spin on a resplendent and decadent bridal look.

“I was thrilled to work with Pippa on her wedding dress,” Deacon said, of his design. “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'.

“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.”

As Pippa exited the church, hand-in-hand with her new husband James Matthews, her Maidenhair fern tiara by Robinson Pelham was on show for all to see.

The bride also wore satin Manolo Blahnik heels with pearl accents.

Photos: Rex Features

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