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The Great Wedding Gown Game – Road Less Traveled Top 5 and WINNER

Hofdame Housekeeping: I know we had said we would be running a tiara/hairdo/veil poll next, however, we have made an editorial decision to step away from weddings for a while. Between the polls, the Luxie Designer Diary, the Spencer weddings, the guest post by Elizabeth yesterday, and the weddings we have covered on Bits, it’s been all weddings all the time around here. We sense a bit of wedding fatigue in everyone. Never fear, we’ll circle back by the end of the year to cover the tiaras and veils and historic dresses. As a palate cleanser, we are going to run some polls on favorite state visits in the upcoming weeks, starting with state visits of the fifties. Those were insane, and we look forward to the discussion. Get your photos ready!

The voting was – quite frankly – NUTS on this one. We had to close the poll down a few days early because there were simply too many votes coming in and we couldn’t determine if they were valid or bots. However, there were five clear front runners, and here you all have them. These are NOT in order of total votes. If you are interested in how the poll ended, head back to the original post.

Princess Ingrid of Sweden (Queen Ingrid of Denmark)/Designer Unknown

This one was quite a surprise to us, but it shouldn’t be. It’s a beautiful example of a thirties cut-on-the bias garment, worn by a blog favorite royal.

Sofia Hellqvist (Princess Sofia of Sweden)/Ida Sjöstedt

This lovely gown was the result of a meeting of minds between designer and wearer. It’s a complicated dress – including three shades of white and a bodice overlay – that looks simple and unaffected.

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Stephanie de Lannoy (HGD of Luxembourg)/Elie Saab

We need to have a crusty Saab in our collection, right? This one delivered the shine and sparkle with the incorporation of silver thread and acres of crystals.

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Jetsun Pema(Druk Gyaltsuen of Bhutan)/Bhutanese Traditional

Traditional? Yes. Sophisticated? Even more so. This combination of colors and the artful layering of garments has enchanted royal watchers since the 2011 wedding.

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden/Valentino

This romantic and lacey gown was a surprise to those watching the wedding in real-time, but it’s become a true classic. An overall sumptuous look for a beautiful bride.

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You must choose one dress, and will only have one chance to vote. We are closing the poll at noon (Eastern Time) Sunday, so we can talk about it in Monday’s Bits. Make your vote count!

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