Princess Eugenie makes a bold statement revealing childhood scars in wedding dress by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos
The wedding gown for the royal features a low v-neck cut at the back, which clearly shows off Princess Eugenie's scars from her operation due to Scoliosis, when she was merely 12
Finally, the whole world got a chance to see Princess Eugenie's wedding dress, as she arrived at Windsor Castle to marry partner Jack Brooksbank. And the bride looks fabulous! After months of being absolutely mum on the topic, Princess Eugenie stepped out of her car in a wedding gown, designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, reports ok! magazine.
The wedding gown for the royal features a low V-neck cut at the back, which clearly shows off Princess Eugenie's scars from her operation due to Scoliosis when she was merely 12. The low back feature was specifically requested by Eugenie, who had spoken of the importance of showing "people your scars" and is a patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Appeal.
Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12 years old and received treatment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, undergoing a successful operation to straighten her spine.
The wedding dress also has a V-neck at the front, with long sleeves and a long train. The material of the dress, which features some beautiful embroidery itself, was also specially created for the Princess to wear on her wedding day.
Although it was previously believed that Princess Eugenie would wear a tiara borrowed from her mother, Sarah Ferguson, the Princess chose to go with a sparkly diamond-and-emerald tiara which she borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen.
The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, reportedly, which was lent to her by the Queen, was made by Boucheron for Mrs. Greville in 1919 in the fashionable kokoshnik style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court. It is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side, and was given to the Queen in 1942.
The tiara is complemented by diamond and emerald drop earrings, which are a wedding gift from Brooksbank, while her shoes are satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia. The wedding bouquet has been created by the sister of floral designer Rob Van Helden, Patrice Van Helden Oakes. It consists of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses, sprigs of myrtle from Osbourne House and trailing ivy.
Princess Eugenie further accessorized her wedding ensemble with a natural makeup look. The hair was done by Sonny-Jo Macfarlane at Hari's and her makeup by Bobbi Brown's Hannah Martin.
The dress reportedly includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Eugenie and now husband Brooksbank as motifs. These include a thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple's fondness for Balmoral, a shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the bride's Ferguson family, and the York rose and ivy representing the couple's home. Each has been woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend.