The big question circulating the media is not when will the housing marking rebound or who will take home an Oscar next month, it’s what will Kate Middleton wear on her wedding day.
Recent reports say the bride-to-be has made the big dress decision, but that didn’t stop fashion trade magazine WWD from speculating on her selection. They engaged some of the best designers across the globe to offer darling Kate their sketches of the perfect wedding gown a 21st century royal wedding. Let’s take a look:
“…In Kate I see the natural, radiant and self-confident attitude of today’s girls. For this, I can’t help but think of an embroidered, fluid-silhouette dress in precious fabrics that will help her make an everlasting impression.” — Alberta Ferretti
“I think she represents a new freshness to the monarchy, and it is up to her how modern she wants to shape her role. I think taking risks with a confident, colorful spirit is where it’s at with the royals.” — Chris Benz
“I admire the balance Kate Middleton strikes between elegant and contemporary with her unmistakable style. For her, I had in mind clean lines, soft shapes and classic touches such as the boat neckline and distinctive train.” — Frida Giannini, Gucci
“Light as a feather, layers of lace and organza…a dress fit for a princess.” — Peter Copping, Nina Ricci
“I love the idea of mixing traditional opulence with a very clean aesthetic for this modern-day princess.” — Jason Wu
“We designed a ‘blossoming’ dress because we imagined her as a new Botticellian Venus.” — Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, Valentino
“…The tradition of intricate hand-pieced lacework in the high-necked bodice with elbow-length sleeves, together with the voluminous skirt of a mixture of stiff and soft silk tulle, feels regal, yet poetic.” — Vera Wang
Do you think any of these designs are fit for a Princess? Guess we will have to wait until April 29 to find out!
Blog Post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of WWD Magazine.