Kate Middleton Rumor Round-up: What Will the Bride be Wearing to Westminster Abbey

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Pictured: Kate Middleton as a wedding guest. (photo via website

If you’re on Royal Wedding watch as I am, then you know that the Internet is alive with rumors about what Kate Middleton will wear down the aisle tomorrow at Westminster Abbey.  I had to take some time after work tonight to read the British papers, to get the fashion low down.  Here’s a little round-up of the recent rumors. My UK friends call this the “ju-ju.”  It’s a good word for it!

The Daily Mail:  reports “Kate designs her own dress: It’s ivory satin and lace with pearl buttons a 10ft train and a ‘nod’ to Lady Diana”

The Guardian reports that 3,000 of their surveyed readers believe Kate will wear a “vintage-inspired, bias-cut ivory Libélula gown designed by Sophie Cranston.”  The Huffington Post agrees with the Sophie Cranston rumor.

Twittersphere vis Tweets via Fashionista:  The Daily Mirror‘s Mark Jefferies tweeted, “Sarah Burton seen in Goring hotel, but heard rumour from other journo design is by McQueen himself, so could be vintage or from his sketches!” The Telegraph‘s Bryony Gordon said, “Top fashion source just msged to confirm that [Jefferies’s] tweet. Apparently the dress is a vintage McQueen design.”

You and Your Wedding offers several choices for Kate’s dress by Fashion editor Peta Hunt from Alice Temperley to Sassi Holford.

Who really knows? I would say, just Kate’s sister and Mom . They say not even Prince William knows.  So, tune in tomorrow.  So far, Kate’s fashion sense has been impeccable, so I can’t wait to see her choice. The wedding will be televised at 1:00 am PST, 4:00 am EST.  Get your English Breakfast Tea ready!


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1 Comment

  1. Target-Addict

    April 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Speaking of rumors: have you heard the one that Kate reportedly did her OWN makeup for her wedding? The word is that she took private makeup lessons leading up to the event, and then felt confident enough on her big day to do it herself. If that's the case, then I think she did an outstanding job!