French fashion designer Christian Lacroix styled Middleton with Victorian flair. Lacroix summed up his design: "Something old: Victorian skirt. Something new: patchwork gown. Something borrowed: Queen Elizabeth's veil. Something red: Elizabethan top, as red was the wedding color until 1900."
In addition to the dress, there has been widespread speculation about the shoes that Middleton will wear. The Huffington Post reported that the bride-to-be commissioned four pairs of shoes for her wedding day, each with different heel heights. The lowest will be used to walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey and are expected to be covered with multiple layers of silk and embroidery.
Middleton will reportedly change out of those shoes and into more festive heels for Friday afternoon and evening events, where she will perhaps, to the delight of the fashion-loving masses, debut a party-ready dress or two, too.
It also remains to be seen what Middleton will do with her veil. As a "commoner," she is not required to cover her face the way a royal bride would be.
The tiara glittery headpiece will complete the ensemble. Queen Elizabeth II, the groom's grandmother, reportedly laid out a selection of royal jewels for Middleton to choose from.