The world could not handle the news that Pippa Middleton was engaged to her beau James Matthews, after flashing her estimated 250K sparkler for us gawkers to swoon over. Then came the questions...Will her big sis be her bridesmaid? Where will they say ‘I do’? Will MIC star Spencer Matthews be best man? And DATES - we need dates, please!
But the bigger question on every fashion girl’s lips – who will design Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress?
The 32-year-old author and businesswoman has upstaged her sister on many a royal occasion. Case in point? Kate and Wills’ wedding in 2011, in that white Alexander McQueen dress.
And even her day-to-day fashion choices get serious applause from top Fashion Editors – whether she’s rocking a chic skinny jean and silk top combo or a glamourous floral print dress for Wimbledon.
So to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of the rising royal style icon, team Grazia has picked the designers who are in the front running to dress her on her big day…
'I think Jenny Packham - she designed Pippa’s dress for Kate and Will’s reception (below) and while she’s very quintessentially British, she’s also not not too ‘fashion’, which Pippa isn’t either. She’s never worn a fashion forward piece like Roksanda etc… Pippa is very into that quite sloaney floaty, floral, maybe a bit embellished dare I say it, Monsoon look. Packham is a safe choice.’ Laura Grabiner, Grazia’s Fashion Intern
Giles Deacon Couture collection AW16
‘I would love to see Giles Deacon design her dress. His new couture line is just beautiful and it would be great if she used a British designer and someone who is known for statement gowns’. – Gemma Hayward, Grazia’s Senior Fashion Editor
Organza-trimmed wool-crepe gown by Roksanda, £1,995, Net A Porter
‘I would love to see Pippa in a gown designed by Giles, something fabulous and with intricate detailing, it would be great for her to wear a British brand, or something super elegant and clean from Roksanda.’ - Polly Knight Grazia’s Shopping Editor
Wearing Alexander McQueen in 2011 at Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding
‘I’m all for a bit of healthy sibling rivalry in the style department. While of course I thought that Sarah Burton’s chic and lacy creation for the Duchess of Cambridge was phenomenal, it would be interesting to see how Pippa’s wedding dress by Kate’s go-to designer would differ. Let the Bride Wars commence…’ – Emma Firth, Grazia’s Freelance Writer
At Tabitha Webb's London store launch in 2014
‘Pippa always looks incredible in Tabitha Webb’s statement dresses. In fact, she’s such a fan of the under the radar brand she recently collaborated with them to create an exclusive dress and scarf in aid of the British Heart Foundation. ‘Pippa co-designs her own wedding dress’. Now that’s a headline I’d like to see. ‘ - Danielle Fowler, Grazia’s Intern
Will have to wait and see what the final result is. But in the meantime here’s a look back at all the times Pippa Middleton was our ultimate style crush…
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