Fearne Cotton’s £1,200 Pucci wedding gown: budget, simple or lovely?

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Since I am such a devoted Daily Mail Online reader (laugh if you want, but I get so many gossip leads at the Mail), I am vaguely familiar with British celebrity Fearne Cotton. As far as I know, she’s basically only famous in the UK. She’s a radio and television presenter, sort of an entertainment/music journalist/commentator. The American parallel might be Giuliana Rancic? Anyway, Fearne got married this weekend, just like Jessica Simpson. I wouldn’t give a crap except that we have the photos of her wedding gown, and I know that everybody likes to talk about wedding gowns, even if the wedding is just some random person (Olivia Palermo? Poppy Delevingne?). So here you go.

Fearne married Jesse Wood, her boyfriend/fiancé of two years and father to her son Rex. She wore this £1,200 Pucci gown which… seems very simple. I don’t know. I dislike it, but it’s not a hard hate. I think the sparkly stuff at the neckline is less “wedding gown” and more “red carpet dress.” The ruching on the bodice looks budget, but I sort of like the skirt, I just wish it was longer. I will give the British ladies some credit though – I appreciate the fact that they seem much more low-key about weddings and “the dress.” In America, the wedding industrial complex is overrun with people convincing women that they need the most exquisite, expensive, crazy, perfect dress for their wedding and if they don’t find it, their wedding is ruined. British girls seem to just go for a pretty dress that they like. Anyway, she looks happy so I’m not going to bitch too much about her dress.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. Ice Queen says:

    I kinda like it. Wish it were a little bit longer or shorter. And that foot tattoo is terrible!

  2. Eleonoy says:

    I really like the shape of the dress, I would love it without the sparkly thing.

  3. Anna says:

    I think the dress is very cute and I think it’s an interesting length if she wanted to show off the ink on her leg/foot. Seems very ‘her’ all around.

  4. MediaB says:

    I like it very much actually, just wish it was a bit shorter – tea length, rather than “undecided” where it seemed to end up.

    But overall, yay for retro-ish and sleeves!

  5. SpookySpooks says:

    I only know Fearne from Celebrity Juice and I really like her.
    I like the dress, but would like it even more of it was longer. Her hair and makeup are perfect.
    Jesse is really handsome, he doesn’t look like Ronnie at all.

  6. Jk says:

    I love it. Especially the floaty skirt. But I am also so tired of strapless dresses that I favour anything else.

  7. someone says:

    I’d like it better without the cheesy silver sequins. The wrap top and flowy skirt are very pretty.

  8. Sabrine says:

    The styling of the dress suits the sparkly material. I love the length. She looks pretty other than that gangrenous looking tattoo on her foot . The pants of the suit on her new husband seem to be pulling and wrinkled in the fly area and baggy here and there. His shirt looks like it was stuffed into his pants in a big hurry. The suit jacket looks ill-fitting. I don’t know if it’s a little tight on him or what the problem is there. He is really cute though.

  9. GiGi says:

    I actually really like the whole thing. It’s kind of sweet.

  10. Snazzy says:

    I like it, pretty & simple … maybe it’s the bit of Bollywood in me, but I like the sequins too!

  11. lower-case deb says:

    pretty dress all around and nice styling. very summery.

    but i can’t help but think if the sequin part is 1 inch shorter. it looks kinda clunky at the moment.

    from a distance, the tattoo on her foot looks like a giant bruise. like someone dropped a really heavy object type bruise.

  12. Regarded says:

    I instantly liked the dress when I saw it, or maybe she just pulls it off really well.

  13. Abbott says:

    I like it all. I like it even more knowing that Jessica Simpson is going to shove her wedding bidness down our throats for the next few weeks. Sigh. What are the chances Simpson went low key and lovely like Fearne?

  14. Arch says:

    Quirky, just like us Brits are :)

  15. Liz says:

    The ruching is too much. It looks like she doesn’t have a waist but other than that I love it’s simplicity. However, for such a simple dress it’s too expensive.

  16. Kittykat says:

    Love the daily mail! My every day read. Much more accurate news than in US!

  17. L says:

    I’m happy to see sleeves (sleeves!) on a wedding dress. I had to look so hard to find sleeves for mine. I even like the sparkly top.

    It’s the length that bugs. Go tea length or go long, but this inbetween length flatters no one.

  18. OhDear says:

    She really looks like Brittany Murphy.

    Anyway, they all look nice, though the dress would be better at full length.

  19. nancypants says:

    I think the dress is very pretty minus the sequins or whatever those are.
    I think it would have been prettier if the silver part was a beautiful open-weave lace.
    In that first photo, she reminds me of Kaley Cuoco.

  20. Jayna says:

    I like it on her. I usually hate that length for a wedding dress. It just makes someone look even shorter instead of elongating their body, but she looks very pretty in it, very summery. And the length actually looks nice on her for a summer wedding since it’s not too poofy of a dress. If the bottom part had more of a poofy look, than that length would look horrible.

    I love how she did her hair and love it with the silver headband also.

    She looks lovely but with an effortless vibe to her whole look, not overdone.

  21. Liz says:

    I like it. it’s interesting but still simple, very pretty.

  22. mkyarwood says:

    Looks okay. I think her hair is a bit harsh in tone, though. Might elevate the dress if she’d gone an ash shade.

  23. Dinah says:

    I think a tea length dress has a special sweetness about it. I do with the sequins were absent; maybe replaced with a bit of voile. It’s whimsical!

  24. Lau says:

    I actually like this. At least she doesn’t look like a giant “meringue chantilly”/Sahnebaiser (i don’t know the English equivalent, so just google it if you like), which is a look most brides go for these days. The bigger the tulle skirt, the better – I absolutely dislike that.

  25. JH says:

    I absolutely love it! The styling is perfect as well.

  26. Sumodo1 says:

    I love everything about the dress! Is there a lucky horseshoe dangling from her bouquet?

  27. RobN says:

    I don’t mind the dress, I’m a big fan of tea length, but why does she look like she’s being dragged to an execution? When I get that look, it means “I’ve got a headache, I’m bored to tears, and could you just take me home.” I don’t think I had it on my wedding day.

  28. Ally8 says:

    Love it. Elegant, exuberant yet unpretentious.

    I loathe the heavily pleated, stiff satin monstrosities that have become the norm for most wedding dresses in Britain & the US.

    • GIRLFACE says:

      Amen! I feel like lots of girls pick those stiff satin princess dresses that look very regal and pricy instead of just picking something they like that they can wear for eight hours. I agree with Kaiser that the wedding industrial complex is totally out of control in the US.

  29. vava says:

    I like the length. Not a fan of the bodice. Maybe instead of the heavy sequins a sheer fabric with some delicate beading or scattered rhinestones. She’s very pretty and photogenic. Which designer made the the shoes, does anyone know?

  30. Tang says:

    I can only wonder about a woman who dated Ian Watkins (convicted baby rapist and pedophile).

  31. Tang says:

    Its a great wedding dress.

  32. Suki2 says:

    Love it. Agree with Ally8 – exuberant and unpretentious describes it perfectly. The sequins are lighthearted, even silly (in a good way). And the dress doesn’t wear her.

  33. Tessa says:

    Its low key, very English to have a low key dress/ wedding when you have a kid / live together etc.
    I agree the sparkly bit is odd, but she always does odd.

  34. Katie says:

    The length is odd, and I sincerely hope it looked nicer in person than it does in these snaps because, frankly, the fabric and embellishments look cheap.