A wedding dress can be one of the most expensive items associated with a marriage ceremony, but that wasn’t the case when actress Keira Knightley got married to James Righton last year. While getting hitched to the musician, she suited up in a Chanel gown that had become a tried-and-true favorite.
The frock Knightley wore was not just out of the ordinary because it was recycled, but also because it was made with a fabric that featured a pale pink hue. That interesting color choice allowed the star to look luminous in a way that proved she wasn’t afraid to emphasize a personal style.
Even though Keira’s wedding happened last year, she hasn’t stopped making headlines about the unconventional choice to use a recycled gown for her wedding. Perhaps that’s because a growing number of people are becoming more concerned with living sustainable lifestyles. In many cases, a lifestyle that’s kind to the planet is one where a person avoids buying new things unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Keira Knightley’s decision to step out in that dress, on what was probably one of the most highly-anticipated days of her life, also probably had something to do with fond memories. While discussing the apparel choice, Knightley has mentioned the “brilliant nights” she’s had when wearing it.
She was first spotted wearing the dress in 2009. Although the main part of her wedding day ensemble was a beloved piece of clothing, some other pieces were brand-new and specially made for the actress. Specifically, Knightley had a complementing jacket and pair of shoes designed exclusively by Karl Lagerfeld. Also, to pay tribute to the “something borrowed” and “something blue” parts of a wedding day tradition, Keira relied on friends to help her complete the look with with jewelry from their personal collections.
As anyone who’s familiar with Keira Knightley’s red carpet looks might expect, she took part in wedding day festivities while wearing stylish accessories of her own. They included a flowery headband that offered a distinctively feminine outcome.
Keira Knightley isn’t the only prominent English celebrity to stand out by wearing gowns more than once. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has also raised eyebrows by often choosing to wear favorite pieces of clothing. Since money certainly isn’t an issue for these women, it’s inspiring how they opt to go against what’s expected and do what makes them feel comfortable.
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