10 Royal Wedding Dresses to Inspire Your Wedding Day Look

Princess Margaret
Petite Princess Margaret kept her gown simple.
Petite Princess Margaret kept her gown simple.
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Princess Margaret was married to Antony Armstrong-Jones on May 6, 1960. Because of her petite frame, the princess didn't want an extremely lavish dress. She chose a white silk organza gown that was fitted at the bodice and fanned out at the skirt, which was made from 98 feet of fabric. In an effort to keep it simple, Princess Margaret opted for very little beading and embellishments. Norman Hartnell, the fashion mastermind behind Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress, designed it. Her tiara was bought especially for her at auction; it was previously owned by Lady Poltimore.

TLC Takeaway: Less is always more. Avoid overpowering details and embellishments, especially if you're petite or have a small frame. At your wedding, you want people to see you, not your gown.

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