5. It Took Half A Year To Make
Although there were 350 women working on the dress, it still took the seamstresses a total of six months to complete the garment. All the women worked long hours and dedicated much of their time to creating the perfect dress for Elizabeth. One of the workers, seamstress Betty Foster, who was only 18 at the time, claimed that it was a professional understanding that you
never spoke outside of work about the projects you were working on.
It was very important that the public did not catch wind of any of the dress’ details as it was something that was a big reveal on the actual day of the wedding. It must have been a challenge for many of these women to remain tight-lipped about the details of the garment as it was something that everyone at the time was eager to hear about.
6. The Train Was 15 Feet Long
The train is a hugely important part of any wedding gown. With all eyes on the royal wedding, it was essential that the train of Elizabeth’s dress was up to the highest standard and didn’t let down the dress’ overall appearance. Thankfully, Hartnell’s train didn’t disappoint anyone. Elizabeth’s dress stretched 15 feet down the aisle behind her, creating quite the breathtaking sight. At the time of Elizabeth’s wedding, this was seen as a very extravagant length. However, in the 80’s, Princess Diana walked down the aisle with a train of 25 feet trailing behind her.