Bruce Oldfield and the Royal Wedding Dress
It seems that two future princesses, Kate Middleton and Charlene Wittstock, engaged to Prince Albert of Monaco, have chosen their wedding gown designers.
Although the future Princess of Wales is yet to give official confirmation, she’s said to have chosen Bruce Oldfield as her designer (rumours were fuelled by her mother and sister’s visit to Oldfield’s shop in London last week). Meanwhile, Charlene Wittstock has chosen her favourite designer, Giorgio Armani.
Of course, choosing the designer is one thing, but until the big day, no one will know what these royal wedding gowns will look like. Kate Middleton is surrounded by comparisons with Diana, Princess of Wales’ gown, but we doubt she’ll go for this style, almost 30 years later.
Kate’s dress is sure to be a little more simple, but we mustn’t forget that Bruce Oldfield was a favourite designer of the late princess.
Here are a few ideas from the designer’s latest collection:
Elsewhere in royal wedding planning, South African future princess Charlene Wittstock will wear Armani when she marries Prince Albert II of Monaco. This is another bride with big shoes to fill, as her future mother-in-law was the late Princess Grace of Monaco.
Armani is synonymous with high fashion and we picture this former Olympian wearing something with angular cuts that will show off her swimmer’s arms and shoulders.
What do you think of these designers? (And, sub-question: As you choose your wedding gown, aren’t you glad you’re not constantly compared to your glamorous mother-in-law? )