Kate Middleton Vs. Isabella Orsini: Who Wore It Best?

May 12th, 2011 // 11 Comments

Oh snap!  In one corner of Europe we have Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge riding high on worldwide viewership.  In the other corner we have Isabella Orsini, goddaughter of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and wife of Belgian Prince Edouardo de Ligne.  Orsini wore a strikingly similar lace confection but two years ago when she married her tall, dark and handsome prince (obviously not the result of 2500 years of inbreeding. We kid.  WLYPW).  God bless the Daily Mail, because they were able to dig up pictures of Orsini’s September 2009 nuptials and allow us to criticize Orsini’s fugly tiara make comparison between the two luffly ladies.

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Now, we can’t give credit to Italian actress Orsini, because technically Grace Kelly originated the lace v-neck gown, designed by Priscilla of Boston.  BUT, out of all three -and I hate to say this because Princess Grace was a classy lady-Catherine wins.  She wins by a landslide.  Her Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton gown was simple and flawless.  Orsini’s, made by Belgian designer Gerald Watelet, look kinda David’s Bridal-ish in comparison. And that tiara.  Sell it.  Melt it down.  Just do whatever you have to do to get rid of those blue stones.

Orsini told Italian mag Novella 2000, “As soon as the Duchess of Cambridge went out to go to church, I thought her dress was a copy of mine.  It means Kate Middleton has good taste.”


Who wore it best, my friends?

By Kelly Lynch

  1. megan

    Kate! Totally!
    I loved it!

  2. lisa

    Kate without a doubt.

  3. Dana

    Kate. This is a classic design. No one copied anything. Kate’s dress has much more structure and detail. It was classless of Orsini to even bring it up.

  4. Catherin Duchess Of Cambridge Isabella Orsini Wedding Dress
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    While Orsini is very beautiful, I have to say that Kate wins hands down. Never have I seen anyone so calm elegant and graceful.

  5. Jennifer B

    No doubt it was Kate who wore it best. Orsini’s looks like the cheap knock off!

  6. Dim

    I can see the similarities, but I see much, much more differences. Catherine’s is more intricately designed, the V-Neck looks sharper and honestly, Catherine looked infinitely better and I don’t think they meant to copy-cat anything at all.

  7. badong badongan

    HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess William of Wales over HH Princess Edouard de Ligne de la Tremoil.

    the blue stoned tiara is not ugly just not bride regal enough.

  8. Catherin Duchess Of Cambridge Isabella Orsini Wedding Dress
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    Isabella Orsini, hands down. To me she has the more beautiful face. Kate is attractive but somewhere, she just doesn’t reach the “beautiful” level somewhere, sorry!

    • Katrina

      I agree with Christine. Isabella Orsini wins hands down. She has the more beautiful face. Everything about her is beautiful. Kate, well, she’s alright, but I wouldn’t go into raptures about her.

  9. Catherin Duchess Of Cambridge Isabella Orsini Wedding Dress
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    The silhouette is better in my opinion and the lace appears seamless. Lines are cleaner too. Overall, Kate’s dress just looks more royal to me.

  10. Catherin Duchess Of Cambridge Isabella Orsini Wedding Dress
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    I half to say i think Kate Middleton is the best. and that other does not know what fashion is.

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