When Prince William‘s mother Princess Diana walked down the aisle, she did so in an extravagant, pluming silk taffeta and lace wedding gown. William’s bride, however, is likely to go a more slim-fitting route, and RadarOnline.com has all the details about the type of dress Kate Middleton is leaning toward, a dress that will get worldwide scrutiny.
Over the years, Middleton has favored the label Issa from the Brazilian-born designer Daniella Issa. For the couple’s formal announcement of their engagement, Kate wore a deep blue dress for the brand, which quickly sold out after her appearance.
However, some other notable names are circling in hopes of snagging the honor of dressing Kate for her big day. One new name in the mix: Phillipa Lepley whose couture store is housed in the posh Chelsea neighborhood of London. As of Friday, the designer became a quick favorite of betting houses and has a following of English celebrities like Davina McCall and Ulrika Jonsson.
Not to be counted out is Princess Diana’s designer Elizabeth Emanuel who has also designed gowns for notables such as Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, Jerry Hall, and Ivana Trump.
Other makings oddsmakers list: Bruce Oldfield, Vivienne Westwood, Amanda Wakely, and Stella McCartney.
Rounding out the list were longer shots like Alice Temperley, Vera Wang, Jenny Packham, Ian Stuart, Dio, and Browne and Daughters.
While the designer and design are still a mystery, Kate’s personal style has always remained constant: she prefers crisp tailoring, figure-hugging yet demure designs, and has a fondness for fascinators.