Allison Williams Had a Really Practical Reason for Choosing the Design of Her Wedding Dress

There were criteria beyond just, you know, "painfully gorgeous."


Although Allison Williams had hoped she could keep her intimate Wyoming wedding ceremony a private affair (as in not all over social media), her efforts were no match for the onslaught of posts, pins, 'grams and tweets of excited brides-to-be who have been dying to replicate her stunning bridal look ever since she tied the knot with Ricky Van Veen on September 19th.

With its satin sheen, sheer neckline and hand-embroidered lace overlay, the Girls actress's Oscar de la Renta number was the epitome of modern glamour—and one of the most beautiful celeb wedding dresses we've seen in quite some time. (Even the Internet agrees.)

So what went into creating such a perfect gown? Surprisingly, just a touch of royal style inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge ("Who didn't look at Kate Middleton and Pippa's dresses—Kate's in particular, because it was actually bridal—and think, Well, that's just perfection!") and a whole lot of practicality. 

While Oscar de le Renta's creative director Peter Copping "totally got" Williams's vision from the get-go, she admits to one major hangup before going into dress-shopping—a non-negotiable need for long sleeves: "I'm always cold!" she explained to People

Luckily for the newlywed, her attempt at comfort resulted in an unforgettable fashion moment. 

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