Ever since Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton the fashion industry has been clamoring to predict her wedding gown pick. This topic is so much fun to discuss, because not only is Kate Middleton going to be modern day royalty, but, she’s expected to follow in the late Princess Diana’s footsteps by wearing a wedding gown that will shock and amaze the world.
A fashion expert predicts Kate will hit the aisle in a hand embroidered, high necked, lace couture gown. Other fashion experts think she’ll go the traditional route but with a splash of modernism. Experts aren’t foreseeing too many embellishments such as a blanket of Swarovski crystals, but rather a gown with hand embroidering and lace.
It’s expected that Kate’s shoulders, out of respect for the Church and the Royal family, will be covered, at least until the reception. Ever since Kate’s been a public figure she’s done an excellent job at balancing fashion forwardness with classic and tasteful styles, so it’s not likely she’ll change her ways for her wedding.
Kate’s figure, petite yet curvy in all of the right places, certainly won’t hold her back from choosing any specific style. Kate could pretty much wear anything and make it work. She could very well choose a pillowy full skirt, but experts are expecting something more formfitting, like a fishtail style bridal wedding gown.
The fact that Kate has impeccable style indicates she knows how to make a look work. Princess Diana wasn’t as fashion savvy at the time of her wedding to Prince Charles, which most likely prevented her from putting her very own unique stamp on her larger than life wedding gown. Kate’s style is more sophisticated than Diana’s, who was more reserved and shy.
Of course the fashion designers of England are hoping Kate will remain loyal to her roots by choosing a British designer. The obvious pick of British designers would be Vivienne Westwood, who designed fictional character Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding gown in the film Sex and the City. For someone as fashionable as Kate, Vivienne Westwood seems like a perfect fit for her needs.
If Kate doesn’t choose a British designer, she’ll most likely commission either Vera Wang, who’s one of the most celebrated wedding gown designers in the world, or Oscar de la Renta, who’s designer wedding dresses are nothing short of jaw dropping.
Whatever exceptional creation Kate sashays down the aisle with, it will certainly gain public notice, and influence wedding gown trends for years to come. Designer of Sarah Ferguson’s gown, Lindka Cierach, has already warned the designer of Kate’s dress that they should brace themselves for an immense amount of fun, excitement, and pressure. Cierach also said that her experience was thrilling but she often felt as though she was in a pressure cooker and that secrecy was of the utmost importance. Cierach had friends carrying the gown’s embroidery and beads around town for her and that she couldn’t escape car loads of journalists who waited patiently for a glimpse of the custom wedding dress or any indication of it outside her home.