Royal Bridesmaids Dress
Designer Announced

Bridesmaids, Royal Wedding

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And so it has begun. With less than 24 hours to go before the Royal Wedding, bits of fashion news are breaking on what Kate and her bridesmaids will wear. Or rather, what Kate won't wear. Bruce Oldfield, one of the pack leaders to potentially design the dress, told Women's Wear Daily, "It has been such a subject of rumor and speculation over the past months, but I am not designing it. We will all know [on Friday] -- and I thought I'd duck out of the 'possibles list' to give everyone 24 hours to place their final bets!" So, one designer down, a universe of other options to go. As for the bridesmaids, People reports that Pippa and the like will wear dresses by British designer Nicki Macfarlane. Her recent ready-to-wear collection might provide some insight into the shape and fabric of the dresses—but, considering how special this wedding is, they're just as likely to be completely original. —Phillip B. Crook

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