Life is a Catwalk: A dress that’s sure to be remembered

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IMAGINE having to choose a wedding dress that will not only be judged by your family and friends, but also the rest of the world.

I’m guessing this is the pressure Kate Middleton is feeling...

And as we begin the countdown to the big day the country has been whipped into a Royal wedding frenzy. Thanks to an enormous volume of memorabilia and an extra bank holiday you won’t be able to escape the wedding of the year.

Besides that extra holiday (very handy for when I’m moving house, thanks very much), I had little interest in the event, until they started talking about The Dress.

There has been much speculation over who the coveted designing job will go to and, as the Emanuels found out, the honour can catapult you into the spotlight.

When David and Elizabeth Emanuel designed Princess Diana’s wedding dress it made their careers, and although we now might think it was a monstrosity of a meringue, it was perfect for the 80s.

At the time of writing, McQueen successor Sarah Burton is a healthy bet.

Burton, who steadily took the reins of the Alexander McQueen empire after his untimely death, has already proven her worth and now could be her moment to shine.

Other possible contenders include Bruce Oldfield, who designed for Diana; Alice Temperley, also rumoured to be designing the bridemaids’ dresses; and Issa’s Daniella Helayel, who designed Kate’s engagement dress.

Then again, it could be a relatively unknown name...

Regardless of the designer, I’m expecting something classic and romantic – nothing too fussy, Kate is a fan of chic and elegant clothes, so perhaps that will be reflected in her choice.

A timeless style would be the ideal way to go, then, at least, in 25 years’ time it won’t be described as a monstrous meringue.....