Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is getting a royal evaluation from fashionistas on her choice of a "classic yet modern wedding dress."

Kate Middleton, the wife now of Prince William of Wales, showed up to Westminster Abbey on the arm of her father wearing a wedding gown designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. The new wife says she "wanted her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterizes McQueen's work. "

The dress was ivory and white satin gazar with long lace sleeves along with a satin bodice that was cinched at the waist.  Some style watchers say it gave a nod to prior Victorian-era dresses.  According to the designer, the dress included white lace applique for the skirt using an Irish lacemaking technique that dates from the 1820s. Individual flowers hand-cut from lace onto ivory silk tulle cover the dress. The back of the gown is adorned with 58 buttons, all individually covered in organza and gazar. The dress also included a nine-foot train.

One of the bid questions of the day was answered when Kate emerged from the royal car wearing a beautiful tiara that was "created for the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Cartier."  The style of the diamond dazzler was halo.  Her small, but beautiful bouquet consisted of sweet William, lily of the valley, hyacinth and myrtle.Designer Sarah Burton served as an assistant to McQueen for more than ten years before his suicide in 2010. She has previously designed dresses for First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Lady Gaga and supermodel Naomi Campbell.