Meet Pippa Middleton, the luckiest bridesmaid in England. Yesterday, Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their siblings Pippa and Prince Harry would stand beside them at the altar on April 29. But while “Royal Dresswatch” amps up daily (Bruce Oldfield? Monique Lhuillier?), we want to know the more pressing question: when your sister is the future Queen of England, can you pull off the princess look too?
Pippa has been blessed with her sister’s tall, model-esque figure, so she could wear designs straight off the runway. Princess Catherine might be a big meringue walking through Westminster Abbey, but hopefully her sexy sister, the most eligible bachelorette in town, will choose a stylish, sleek gown from one of the following designers.
From ersatz drag queen to couture royalty, Victoria Beckham has come a long way from her Posh Spice days. Whispers began in early February that the former Spice Girl would be appointed royal dressmaker when Middleton requested Beckham’s dresses be sent to Buckingham Palace.
“Apparently, she likes my clothes and has asked to see a selection. It will be from my current spring/summer collection. … It’s tremendously exciting,” Beckham told the Daily Telegraph’s fashion editor, Hilary Alexander.
Kate may have claimed royal blue as her (unofficial) color, but personally we’d love to see Pippa in look 70 (pictured) from Beckham Spring 2010 collection.
Visit Victoria Beckham for more information and more looks from the Fall 2011 collection.
It was the dress heard ‘round the world. Instantly famous for Kate’s gorgeous sapphire engagement dress, Daniella Helayel creates figure-flattering, timelessly elegant gowns. In fact, both sisters have been photographed wearing Issa designs.
For the moment, Helayel’s keeping mum about whether she’s been invited round for tea at the queen’s. But we’d welcome the sight of Issa’s deep, saturated hues amid the sea of English florals and wonky hats.
Visit Issa London for more information and more looks from the Fall 2011 collection.
Renowned for her glitzy, glamourous wedding dresses, Jenny Packham could easily be Gatsby heroine Daisy Buchanan’s favorite designer. From Notting Hill’s yummy mummies to Wills and Harry’s privileged “Glossy Posse,” Packham’s gowns have been a staple at weddings in Gloucestershire and Gstaad. Queen Elizabeth surely disapproves of cleavage and sequins, but what’s a wedding without a few raised eyebrows?
Visit Jenny Packham for more information and more looks from the Fall 2011 collection.
Known for her dreamy, ethereal gowns, Alberta Ferretti embodies romance. Were Pippa to wear one of her floating chiffon creations, she might even upstage her sister.
Visit Alberta Ferretti for more information and more looks from the Spring 2011 collection.
Part panda bear, part nervous self-deprecation, Lanvin’s adorable designer Alber Elbaz might not welcome the spotlight if Middleton chooses one of his exquisite creations. But Pippa would look ravishing in this scarlet gown from his Spring 2011 show.
Visit Lanvin for more information and more looks from the Spring 2011 collection.
C.Kane, as Diddy would call him, cited Princess Margaret, the current Queen’s late sister as the muse for his Spring 2011 collection. So far, Pippa hasn’t exhibited the hell-raising, scandal-making behavior Princess Margaret was famous for, but we’d love to see her turn heads in this daring, thoroughly rebellious dress.
Visit Christopher Kane for more information and more looks from the Spring 2011 collection.
*Images courtesy of Getty and Style.com