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Style The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past

06:50  17 may  2018
06:50  17 may  2018 Source:   harpersbazaar.com.au

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Interested in Meghan Markle's ' something old , something new , something borrowed , something blue ' at her royal wedding ? In the lead up to the royal wedding on May 19th, here are all the somethings old , new , borrowed and blue from royal weddings gone by.

" Something old " is the first line of a traditional rhyme that details what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck: Something old , something new , something borrowed , something blue , and a silver sixpence in her shoe. The old item provided protection for the baby to come.

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So it's no surprise that royal brides like incorporating the "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" superstition into their bridal attire.

The custom—which actually has quite dark origins, and is meant to help ward off the 'evil eye' and prevent infertility post-wedding—requires the bride to include the above elements in her look for good luck.

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From commoners to blood princesses, royal brides have followed this tradition closely over the years.

In the lead up to the royal wedding on May 19th, here are all the somethings old, new, borrowed and blue from royal weddings gone by.

Miss Catherine Middleton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are posing for a picture: The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.© Bauer Media

The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.

Something old: The designer behind Kate's dress, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, used a classical lace appointments in the Carrickmacross style for her "something old."

Something new: For her big day, Kate's parents gifted her with a set of diamond earrings, with tiny acorns to represent their family's crest, for her "something new."

Something borrowed: As for her "something borrowed," Kate followed tradition and borrowed a tiara from the Queen's royal jewel vaults. She selected the Cartier 'Halo' tiara for the day.

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Something blue: Although we didn't see it, Kate did indeed have "something blue" on her, for luck. To complete the set, Sarah Burton sewed a little blue ribbon into the inside of the dress.

Lady Diana Spencer

Diana, Princess of Wales et al. dressed in costumes: The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.© Bauer Media

The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.

Something old: Like Kate, Diana's "something old" was antique hand-made Carrickmacross lace, which trimmed the gown.

Something new: Considering it took months and many thousands of dollars to create, Diana's massive 25-foot wedding dress could be considered her "something new."

Something borrowed: For her "something borrowed," Diana borrowed a tiara – but not from the Queen. The bride wore her family's Spencer heirloom tiara for the day.

Something blue: To adhere with tradition, designer Elizabeth Emanuel sewed a small blue bow into the waist of Diana's dress, and there was another blue bow on her garter. But the blue was an add-on—she already had a "something blue" on her finger. The 12 carat Ceylon sapphire in her engagement ring was a more than appropriate stand in.

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The time-honored tradition " something old , something new , something borrowed , something blue " was once thought to not only give the bride good luck on her wedding day, but also help to guarantee fertility and prosperity.

The traditional wedding rhyme goes: Something old , something new , something borrowed , something blue , and a sixpence in your shoe. It describes the four (technically five) objects a bride should have with her on her wedding day for good luck

Princess Elizabeth

Elizabeth II et al. posing for a photo: The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.© Bauer Media

The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.

Something old: Another borrow from the vaults, Elizabeth wore the Queen Anne and Queen Caroline Pearl necklaces—two separate necklaces that are made to be worn together. The necklaces have been in the royal collection since the 1800s.

Something new: Even though it wasn't easy to pull off—Elizabeth had to use ration coupon to pay for the materials—the bride's Norman Hartnell dress was likely her "something new."

Something borrowed: Like most royal brides, the then-Princess Elizabeth borrowed a tiara from the vaults to wear on the day. Elizabeth chose the Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara, but accidentally snapped it in half on the morning of the wedding. Luckily, jewellers were on hand to fix it quickly and she was able to wear it down the aisle.

Something blue: Although it's not known what Elizabeth's "something blue" was on the day, her dress did contain another lucky detail. The designer, Hartnell, secretly added a lucky four-leafed clover on the left side, "so that Her Majesty's hand could rest upon it during the ceremony."

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Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret, Princess Margaret, Princess Margaret posing for a photo: The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.© Bauer Media

The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.

Something old: Princess Margaret's "something old" could have also been her "something new." Prior to the wedding, rather than pick one from the royal vaults, the Poltimore Tiara was purchased for her. As a new addition to her collection, it was "new," but having been created in the 1870s, it is also "old."

Something new: Her dress, created by Norman Hartnell, was brand new, too. The silk organza dress comprised of 30 meters of fabric, and featured a full skirt, high neckline and sleeves.

Something borrowed: As her "something borrowed," Margaret wore a stand of diamonds from her grandmother, Queen Mary.

Something blue: Unfortunately, it's not known was Margaret's "something blue" was.

Princess Anne

Anne, Princess Royal et al. posing for a photo: The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.© Bauer Media

The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.

Something old: Although she chose to forgo any necklaces and brooches, Princess Anne made the very chic decision to wear a single ring on her ring pinkie finger—this ring was supposedly a family heirloom.

Something new: The bride wore a new dress by Maureen Baker for Susan Small. The "Tudor-inspired" gown featured a high neckline, medieval sleeves and a boned corset.

Something borrowed: Like her mother before her, Princess Anne borrowed the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara from the vaults for the big day.

Something blue: Unfortunately, we're not sure what Princess Anne's "something blue" was.

Ms Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle posing for the camera: The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.© Bauer Media

The Somethings Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Of Royal Weddings Past.

As for Meghan, although we don't know any of the finer details of her wedding outfit—designer, style, etc.—so we can only guess at this point. However, most royal watchers are expecting her to wear a tiara from the royal vaults, constituting her "something borrowed," and her dress is likely to be new for her "something new." As for her blue, and old, we'll just have to wait and see!


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