This is a better view of the lace. She looks lovely. Apparently, as she was married in 1947, she was required to use ration coupons to buy the material for the dress, which is certainly still elaborate but not nearly as ornate as it might've been had the country not been in recovery. The feeling I got from the show was, it was the perfect gown for that social context -- it didn't feel ostentatious, yet it was still celebratory and stately and presented her in a very queenly way. (Just typing all that out, I am getting a new respect for the pressure Kate Middleton must've been under.) She also apparently got 2500 wedding presents from around the world. That is a lot of thank-you notes.