Of course, as soon as we had seen the ring (sentimental gesture by Wills, or cynical bid by the palace to keep Di-o-philes happy?) our minds turned to the other most important question of the day: who will design the royal wedding dress? In the UK betting shops are already setting odds on which British designer will be chosen. Sadly, given that Kate’s personal style is uber-sloaney (that’s the English version of preppy for you Americans) we can probably count Dame Vivienne Westwood out of the running. Front-runners are likely to be Amanda Wakeley (see below) who does very bias cut silky numbers…
Or Danielle Halayel who is behind Kate’s favourite label, Issa. However, while Halayel is London-based, she is Brazilian-born which would make her a controversial pick. Kate did choose Issa though for the navy blue wrap dress she wore while making the engagement announcement. In my opinion Issa is just a little bit too sexy for a royal wedding dress and might not bring enough drama to the table… A royal wedding dress needs to be a bit more, well, princessy!
Some people are also throwing out the possibility of Elizabeth Emmanuel who did Princess Diana’s over-the-top creation, but somehow it seems unlikely that anyone would want to repeat the past quite as much as that!
My money is definitely on Amanda Wakeley, but I’ll be holding out huge hope for a more creative choice – how amazing would a Vivienne Westwood creation be?! After all, who can forget her most famous bridal work, Carrie’s dress in the first Sex and the City movie!