Real life royal weddings are so 2011 — it’s time to count down to the big royal wedding from our favorite faux-princess!
Speculations have already begun as to what Anne will wear on her big day, and although we don’t know exactly when that day is planned for, I’m already excited to see what she’ll wear. Anne has always been great at trying different styles, colors, and textures when it comes to her wardrobe; she can go from lacy frocks to ruffles, sequins, tiers, and large bows at any given time.
Some of today’s top bridal designers are also interested in what Anne’s perfect wedding gown will be and have created some fantasy sketches of what they would envision for the actress to wear when she finally walks down the aisle. These designers have taken an in-depth look into her style and played off of what cuts and beautiful details she loves to wear most.
Taking a side-by-side look of some of their creations along with some of Anne’s best dresses sounded like the perfect plan!
This timeless cut with light embroidery at the empire waist, neckline, and straps is something I could see Anne going for. The details slightly remind me of the white sleeveless Azzaro column gown she wore to the 2009 SAG Awards.
I instantly thought of the Atelier Versace deep red gown Anne wore to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party last year when I saw this sketch. This is something I could see as a first choice for her if she was adding that dazzling effect to her dress. She looks spectacular with the shiny detailing around her fit figure.
After seeing this sketch from Pettibone and remembering Anne don that floral halo with her cascading ruffle gown at The White Fairy Tale Love Ball last year — I knew this was a real possibility of the route she could take.
I also had her lace strapless Valentino gown with the bold black bow from her trip down the red carpet at the 2008 Academy Awards in mind.
The talented designer created three dramatic looks as options for Anne, including a strapless look with a voluminous skirt and a sweetheart strapless gown that turned into an a-line skirt and glittered from top to bottom.
The third option would be a bit more covered up, but not lack in sparkle. A v-neck, cap-sleeve gown with ribbon wrapping at the bodice before gathering into a bow at the waist would be a stunner on Anne.
Three of my most favorite looks that Anne has worn in the past would be her sequin embellished golden ball gown at the 2010 MET Ball Gala, the metallic long-sleeve Armani Privé gown at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards with a plunging back, and her striking strapless silver metallic paillette creation for the 2009 Academy Awards.
Designer Kelly Dooley created this strapless trumpet gown with detailing completely down the front and falling into a gorgeous train with floral appliqués. The most eye-catching element of all would be the vibrant pop of color she introduces with violet.
It’s very common for Anne to actually wear white on the red carpet, but she’s been known to rock some serious color. I’ll never forget the gorgeous violet sequin strapless Armani Privé gown that she wore to the 2009 Golden Globe Awards.
She’s also not one to shy away from floral appliqués — remember this detailed ivory gown she wore to The Black Ball to benefit ‘Keep A Child Alive’ in 2006?
As a devotee to perfecting the bodice of her gowns and playing off the romance of detailed and sculpted skirts and trains, I was not surprised to see the glamorous visions she had for Anne.
Her v-neck Chantilly lace gown with the tiers on the back of the skirt and the matching train tucked in beneath her glam bun hairstyle was spectacular. Anne is a big fan of lace; last year she wore a very lacy number at the London premiere of her movie “One Day”. She’s also into big and bold detailing as she has displayed in the past with her strapless red vintage Valentino gown at the 2011 Oscar Awards with the the gathering at the train.
LJG created a twenties-inspired sketch that focused on a simple but flattering gown to not overshadow the bride – obviously – but they also designed something to flatter most body types. Considering the ladies often wear the same gown, you don’t want to have something too complicated that won’t compliment every figure.
This drop-waist gown with wide pleating at the skirt and a sweetheart neckline would be lovely in any color. I could also see any minor details being altered slightly for every lady without disrupting the look.
Anne is a fan of simple and chic as she displayed on the blue carpet in Rome back in 2008 for the “Get Smart” premiere in her white strapless gown with sheer straps, wide waterfalls of tulle and a simple vintage broach.