Royal Wedding Dress Rumors: A Recap of Rumored Designers

Apr 22, 2011 by

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Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress has been the subject of heavy speculation ever since the couple announced their engagement last November. Mum’s the word about who’s designing her wedding dress, and nobody has any idea what the most-talked about dress of the decade will look like. Renowned bridal gown designers tickled our imaginations a little by sketching out their dream dresses for her, as did contestants from Project Runway. Still, these creative exercises did little to satiate the public’s curiosity. Who is designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress? Let’s take a look at the rumors so far.

In November, it was easy to assume that Daniella Issa Helayel will be designing the royal wedding dress; after all, she was the one who crafted Kate Middleton’s engagement dress. However, this rumor was quickly shot down by British oddsmakers, who started to favor London-based designer Phillipa Lepley. Whoever the designer is, the public seems to want a British designer, as the royal wedding dress stands as a symbol of national pride.

Princess Diana’s favored designer Bruce Oldfield was rumored to be designing the royal wedding dress, but this was quickly denied.

My heart did a hopeful flutter when I heard that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton may be tapped to design Kate’s dress, but this rumor was also shot down fairly quickly.

More rumors bubble up to the surface as the royal wedding date draws near! According to sources, Kate Middleton commissioned three wedding gowns from three different designers. One of then is said to be veteran designer Jasper Conran.

British designer Sophie Cranston was also believed to be designing the royal wedding dress, but her fashion house Libelula quickly denied the rumor.

And according to Fashion Pulis, Kate Middleton supposedly fired her wedding gown designer. However, no other website seems to have picked up this story so it’s probably not true.

Did I miss out any rumored designers? Who do you think will design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress?

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