Princess Diana Had A Backup Wedding Dress Made, Just In Case

Bridezilla she may not have been, but the late Princess Diana did have some pretty clever tricks up her lace sleeves when she got married to Prince Charles in 1981. It was revealed today that the mother of the future king of England had a backup dress — just in case something happened to the one she planned on wearing.

Luckily, no details about the original dress, the sumptuous silk taffeta puff with the 25-foot train designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel were leaked. But the designing duo created a second dress just in case something happened to the first one. Fancy.

“At the time we wanted to make absolutely sure that the dress was a surprise,” said Elizabeth Emmauel of Elizabeth and David Emmanuel designs, who created both gowns. “Had the secret of the real dress got out it’s possible that Diana would actually have worn this one.”

Which is great, but the thing about having a secret backup dress is that it’s a secret. So if it looks something like the main dress (also a secret) and details about the main dress get leaked to the public, wouldn’t the public think Diana was wearing the original dress? Because the backup looks exactly like the original, except that it doesn’t have lace covering the bodice or on the sleeves. We’re all for contingency plans (and we’re guessing Kate Middleton is, too), but Plan A and Plan B should look a little different, don’t you think?

Princess Diana’s Spare Wedding Dress Revealed [People StyleWatch]

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