Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding was over a month ago but the details are still rolling in. The back of Eugenie’s reception dress was just revealed, and it’s more beautiful than we could have imagined.
The newlywed wore a custom Zac Posen, blush colored gown to her reception at the Royal Lodge, Windsor. The dress featured a cinched waist and a delicately draped A-line skirt made of plissé silk from a British mill. And on Thursday, Posen himself shared a behind-the-scenes shot of the dress revealing that the high neck at the front was complemented by a slight "V" at the back with button detailing.
“The back by popular demand, before the final #whiteroseofyork embroidery was placed,” the designer wrote in the caption. The dress’ low back also helped show off the Princess’s scoliosis scar, which she reportedly didn't want to cover up on her wedding day.
Eugenie had scoliosis surgery when she was a child, and when she previously discussed her Peter Pilotto ceremony dress with ITV she said she specifically requested the silhouette to show off her scar. "I’m patron of [the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Appeal] and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back," she explained. "It’s a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this."
She added, “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”
Not only did the princess make a statement with her reception dress, she also broke tradition. Royal brides traditionally continue to wear white for their second dress, but in true Eugenie style (she’s always taking fashion risks!) she switched it up with the romantic blush hue.
We're still waiting on details of Eugenie’s bridal fashion look from her second day party though. The couple reportedly had a wedding carnival at Windsor Great Park with fair rides and a performance by Ellie Goulding, which means there is a third bridal look we haven’t seen yet! We did catch a glimpse of the personalized pink jacket, by designer Sam Dougal, that read 'Mrs. Brooksbank' on the back that the bride wore—she reportedly had on a white mini dress underneath, which has yet to be seen in full, but we'll assume it followed theme and also revealed her back scar.