The Second Wedding Dress You Forgot Kate Middleton Wore

Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding was straight out of a fairytale, and Kate's stunning dress immediately went down in fashion history. It's impossible to forget the gorgeous images of the couple as they officially tied the knot. Kate wore a heavily embroidered custom-made dress with long lace sleeves and a lengthy train; it had been designed just for her by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen (via Reader's Digest).

Of course, a beautiful dress isn't always the most comfortable attire so it's easy to forget that Kate made the totally understandable decision to change into a second dress when it was time for the wedding reception and festivities.

The reception was held at Buckingham Palace (via Marie Claire) and before she made her entrance, Kate changed into a white satin dress with a full skirt, a sweetheart neckline, and a jeweled belt that was absolutely to die for. In order to keep warm in the April weather, she paired it with a long sleeved white fur shrug.

Kate's second wedding dress was also designed by Sarah Burton

According to Reader's Digest, Burton also designed Kate's second — and equally stunning — wedding dress. Kate also made a change to her hair when it was time for the reception. At the wedding itself she wore her hair half-up and showed off its beautiful brown waves. Apparently this was a source of contention because royal tradition called for an up-do.

"Royal sources tell me that the royals indicated very strongly to Kate that they would prefer her to wear her hair up for this very special occasion," royal reporter Ashley Pearson said, as reported by Harper's Bazaar. "However, Kate had her heart set on wearing her hair down with long flowing curls, which is her favourite way to wear it and actually William's favourite as well. They ended up compromising on her look."

When she changed into her second wedding dress, Kate Middleton also let her hair down entirely, showcasing those picture-perfect waves. All in all, Burton actually designed a total of three dresses for Kate's big day. As reported by Town & Country, Pippa Middleton's maid of honor gown was also made by Burton and her team.