Anyone remember Anne of Green Gables, and how she wanted a dress with puffed sleeves more than anything?
I actually never really got this fashion. I was born in the eighties, so maybe I was too young to appreciate it. Then again, I was a teen in the 90s and rocked the high tops, tie dyed shirts and scrunchies so maybe I can't judge. (I maintain to this day that those high tops were awesome though.)
When Prince William and Catherine Middleton got married, it seems like a lot of people compared Catherine to Princess Diana and that Catherine looked so much more lovely. I just don't think that was fair. I mean, Diana looked lovely as well, but she had the misfortune to get married in 1981 when puffed sleeves and over the top runching etc. was in fashion.
So while there is, IMO, way too much going on with the dress and headpiece, I still think she looks nice KWIM? Ms Middleton was married in an era that IMO has way better fashions. Especially for dresses. Having said that I'm sure there are some bad ones out there but at least designers seem to go with a "less is more" attitude.