Women's Wear Daily asked numerous designers to submit sketches for Kate Middleton's wedding dress. If history is an indication it will be poufy and cover her shoulders. I loved the Gucci but I think Monique Lhuillier's dress is the winner. It is the perfect blend of modern and traditional.
All submissions were white with the exception of Chris Benz's design in yellow. He commented, "I think taking risks with a confident, colorful spirit is where it’s at with the royals.”
I applaud his creativity - but I don't think this is going to happen. I'm reminded of my own wedding dress shopping experience at Bergdorf Goodman (where my mom bought her wedding dress more than 50 years ago). Wanting to bunk convention I was ready to hand over my credit card for a gorgeous blue gown when the sales associate asked, "Honey is this your first wedding?" - yes - "Please, don't do this to your mother." ( I didn't - I went with a Vera Wang gown in ivory). My guess is Kate will go with something beautiful and "appropriate". We'll see. I hope she surprises us!
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