Zara Phillips wedding dress: From Royal Rebel to Mike Tindall"s vision in ivory silk

Zara Phillips wedding dress: From Royal Rebel to Mike Tindall"s vision in ivory silk

From Royal Rebel to vision in ivory silk: Liz Jones on Zara”s rather surprising dress

11:42 AM on 1st August 2011

Royal vision: Zara Phillips dazzled in a gown made by Stewart Parvin, the Queen Zara Phillips has changed since her days when she sported a tongue piercing

Royal vision: Zara Phillips dazzled in her silk gown at her wedding to Mike Tindall and has changed since her days when she sported a tongue piercing

Zara Phillips and her father Mark arrive at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

Veiled: Zara Phillips and her father Mark arrive at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips leave the church after their marriage

Elegant: Sculptured bodice is giiven relief by the silk tulle concertinaed shoulder straps. Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips leave the church after their marriage

Because this ceremony was not in a cathedral, Zara was able to expose those rather wonderful arms, honed by all those warm-blooded steeds

Because this ceremony was not in a cathedral, Zara was able to expose those rather wonderful arms, honed by all those warm-blooded steeds

Romantic: Veil and tiara complement Zara

Romantic: Veil and tiara complement Zara”s sleek blonde hair

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Beatrice (left) looks relatively sane in this turquoise outfit by Angela Kelly. Meanwhile, the Countess of Wessex (right) has become a bit of a fashion plate, outclassing Helen Windsor. I love the soft pale pink, but would have swapped nude platforms for something a bit more vibrant

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The Duchess of Cambridge (left) looked fabulous in a cream coat we”ve seen before. I don”t think this outfit suits the Princess Royal”s (right) personality; the jacket is too busy and curtain like, the concertina skirt too flighty. and where on earth is the hat, in among all that hair

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Liz Jones”s verdict: Camilla, with Charles, predictably chose pale pistachio Anna Valentine, with very pretty pleating

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for the wedding between England rugby player Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips Princess Eugenie arrives for the Royal wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk

Kate”s (left) floral hat is wonderfully over the top. Only a beauty can pull this off. Eugenie (right) had a lovely mix of brown and cream – but this hat could put out an eye

Princess Beatrice at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Sophie, Countess of Wessex, waves as she leaves after the marriage of Zara Phillips

Beatrice (left), still smarting from the reception of her “giant pretzel” Philip Treacy creation in April, reminds me only of a satellite dish. The Countess of Wessex (right) has bloomed into a goddess: this hat is splendid

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives for the Royal wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk Queen Elizabeth II arriving for the wedding between Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

Camilla”s (left) hat is like an explosion of gypsophila, the sort of flower sold in garages. The cloche shape has always been the Queen”s (right) favourite: she knows the crowd wants to see her face, so a floppy hat won”t do

Olympic Skeleton racer Amy Williams arriving for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

Olympic skeleton skier Amy Williams (left) wore a ruched dress. LIZ JONES VERDICT: She should know that the rule with nude is not to wear it top to toe, otherwise you look, well, nude! This Burberry dress is a touch too short, too. Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly (right) – a school friend of the groom – was a ray of sunshine in her dramatic orange hat and matching clutch bag, teamed with a floaty pink dress. LIZ JONES VERDICT: This pale hanky dress is in a very “now” length, midi, and while I like the orange picture hat, I think bare shoulders in church is a little disrespectful. Here again are the nude shoes, this time in a slingback

Natalie Pinkham arriving for the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh Kirsty Gallacher and husband Paul Sampson emerge from Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

TV presenter Natalie Pinkham (left) stood out in a red, backless dress. LIZ JONES VERDICT: Oh Natalie, a prime example of lamb dressed as mutton. Mumsy dress, granny hat and those ubiquitous nude courts. Kirsty Gallagher (right) chose a brightly patterned dress by Joseph finishing just above the knee. LIZ JONES VERDICT: The patterned tea dress has a sexy shape but the nude (again!) accessories don”t really go, while the hat is simply too small

Motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, with wife Helen hidden under her hat, not only wore a kilt in Stewart Black tartan, but matching tie and socks too

Motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, with wife Helen hidden under her hat, not only wore a kilt in Stewart Black tartan, but matching tie and socks too. LIZ JONES VERDICT: Oh dear, Helen. Beige, boxy linen. And why carry a blanket, and a clashing bag What can I say The cloche hat is a pretty pale pink