Fashion and footwear fit for a princess
The only shoes worth the risk of bunions
The whole world seemed to be watching on the morning of April 29 as Prince William and Kate Middleton walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey.
However, for many women, the moment wasn't as much about history as it was about seeing what the ever-fashionable Middleton would wear to such an extravagant event. It's safe to say that she did not disappoint.
Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton crafted an ivory gown with hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace adorning the bodice and skirt. Behind her flowed a 10-foot train, held by her sister and maid-of-honor. Queen Elizabeth lent her a 1936 Cartier tiara, and she wisely chose simple diamond earrings that were designed by Robinson Pelham.
Her shoes were also something to behold, but were unfortunately hidden for much of the ceremony by her gown. Burton and other McQueen designers created a pair that featured ivory duchesse satin and lace that was embroidered by hand. If any pair of high heels were worth the risk of bunions, these were it.Luckily, a nun who sat beside Wills won't have to worry about bunions or hammer toe any time soon, since she chose a sensible pair of Reebok sneakers to wear to the royal ceremony.