The regal bridal gown was perfect for a December/winter
wedding. Queen Fabiola's wedding gown was designed by
Cristobal Balenciaga. Made of white silk and ermine,
the dress consisted of a high neckline, with long sleeves
to the wrist. The skirt of the dress was bell shaped with
a train attached at the waist. Ermine was chosen to decorate
and emphasize the neckline, bodice, end of skirt, wrists
of the sleeves. The train was also lined with ermine.
To accompany her dress, the new queen wore a pair
of gloves, that ended just before the elbow.