Fit For A Princess: A Wedding Dress For Kate

25/03/2011 18:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

If it's not going to be Project D, Dannii would love to see Kate in J'Aton Couture. Photos: Jennifer Stenglein

With speculation about who will design Kate Middleton's wedding dress starting to hit fever pitch, I thought I'd take the opportunity to throw in my two-pence worth.

I've made no secret of the fact that the Project D team is waiting, sketch pad and tape measure in hand, ready to spring into action should Clarence House come a-calling. But oddly the phones have remained strangely silent on that front. (Tabs have you triple-checked that our line hasn't been disconnected?)

I love the way Kate dresses. She has a very simple, elegant style that reflects her down-to-earth personality, and with her beautiful figure she is a bridal couturier's dream.

So, in the absence of a royal phone call to the Project D Wedding Hotline, here are three designers I'd love to see Kate wearing when she walks down the aisle on 29 April.

J'Aton Couture: My go-to designers when it comes to special occasions, I wore a number of their creations on The X Factor last season and their bridal couture is to die for. They have corsetry down to a fine art and are equally capable of creating a knock-out over the top dress or a classic gown with simple embellishment.

Ralph and Russo: Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo create breathtaking couture for everyone from Russian aristocracy to A-listers like Beyoncé. Tamara hand-sketches every dress first, before each stitch, crystal and embellishment is applied by hand. Every Ralph and Russo dress is perfectly unique and seems to magically reflect the personality of the person wearing it.

Vera Wang: My favourite quote from the movie Bride Wars is: "You don't alter Vera Wang to fit you; you alter yourself to fit Vera," but even that immortal line only partly hints at the opulent splendor of a Vera Wang wedding gown. While Wang is most famous for her big, bold, statement dresses, she also designs more pared-back classic gowns fit for a princess who has no intention of altering herself for anybody.

Dannii Minogue with the J'Aton boys. Photo: Dannii Minogue


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