Princess Eugenie wedding: who will design her dress?
2018 is proving to be a big year for royal weddings.
First up, there was the nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry back in May, and now Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank are set to follow in their footsteps, walking down the aisle on 12 October.
Already quite a few similarities have been noted between the two: the location, for instance – St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle – a guest list filled with VIPs, and numerous royal protocols. But one thing is bound to be different: the bride’s wedding dress.
Naturally, very little is currently known about it. However, 28-year-old Eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne, has given away one very significant detail. Telling British Vogue in its September issue: “I’m not telling anyone who is making it, but I can say it is a British-based designer.”
That her chosen designer would be based in this country comes as no real surprise, not least since it carries on the tradition of more recent royal brides. The Duchess of Cambridge, for instance, chose Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton for her dress in 2011, whilst The Duchess of Sussex’ selected Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director of Givenchy.
As to Eugenie, well, with so many fantastic designers working out of the UK, she would never have been short of options.
Here are our top three predictions…
The front runner is British brand Erdem, one of the princess’s most championed designers.
Known for its signature floral prints, not only has Eugenie worn the label on numerous public occasions – from Royal Ascot to the red carpet – but she even wore Erdem for her official engagement portraits.
Erdem also comes with a royal seal of approval, having been worn by many members of the royal family in recent years. The Duchess of Cambridge is a long-time fan, as are numerous other A-list celebs.
Eugenie’s style has been most eye-catching over the years and therefore, a fitting choice would be British visionary, Vivienne Westwood.
The princess has previously worn Westwood for weddings, opting for a striking VW two-piece made up of a cobalt blue skirt and floral bodice to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
If she wants a show-stopping dress, one that’s sure to be memorable, Westwood would be the woman to do it.
Speculation is rife that Princess Eugenie’s wedding will be plastic-free, and therefore, the bride might well opt for sustainable and ethical brand, Stella McCartney.
Meghan Markle chose a McCartney creation for the latter half of her special day, changing into a white halter-neck dress by the designer for the evening reception.
As to who Eugenie ultimately goes for, however, well, we’ll have to wait and see. One thing’s for certain though, it’ll be all eyes on the bride (and her dress label) come 12 October.