A royal bride has caused a stir online after flashing the flesh in a risque evening gown.
Marie Chevallier married Grace Kelly’s grandson, Monaco’s Louis Ducruet, at Monaco Cathedral over the weekend and for the occasion she wore not one – but three different outfits.
While the 25-year-old bride was commended for the elegant and stylish wedding gown she walked down the aisle in on Saturday, her evening outfit has got everyone talking.
Appearing to shun royal traditions, Marie wore a short white gown with a cascading train that showed off her tanned legs and strappy bridal shoes.
But not everyone is sold on the “unique” look, that has been revealed after the designer Rosa Clara shared a snap of the bride wearing it to the reception on her Instagram account.
“What a pity,” one person wrote of the daring wedding day style.
“It does not look good,” another said.
“I don’t like it, it looks pretty ordinary,” someone else chipped in.
While one simply wrote: “What a shame.”
However, not everyone thought the dress was unsuitable for a royal bride, with many declaring they “loved” it or posting a string of heart-eye emojis.
It wasn’t the first bold wedding look Marie wore, with the new bride choosing to wear a very non-traditional jumpsuit on Friday during the couple’s civil ceremony inside Monaco’s royal palace.
This was also made by Rosa Clara, who described the piece as a “sophisticated, weightless silk crepe culotte jumpsuit” – which is quite a mouthful.
It included embroidered lace at the waist and a sleeveless design – another controversial choice, you wouldn’t catch the British royals like Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton daring to bare their arms as it breaks years of protocol.
During the big ceremony on Saturday morning, before Marie changed into the short, leg-baring gown she opted for a much more traditional princess vibe.
There she wore a ball gown made of silk gazar and embroidered Chantilly lace, which took more than 300 hours of “patience and passion” to make, according to the designer Atelier Boisanger.
The dress was made in collaboration with Pauline Ducruet, the bride’s sister-in-law who launched her own fashion label, Alter, in June.
While it’s not clear how Marie was able to shun royal traditions for her modern wedding looks, it’s worth noting her royal connection isn’t super strong with her husband Louis currently standing 15th in line to the Monaco throne.
During Marie’s hen party she also did something not many other royals would do – rocking bride togs at a pool party in Las Vegas.
While she wore a white one-piece emblazoned with “bride” across it in gold letters, her group wore black togs and T-shirts adorned with “bride squad”.