One of Princess Diana's favorite designers, Catherine Walker still has a following among London's sartorial elite. The fashion house, now run by the late designer's husband, has a bespoke wedding design shop that could create a magnificent dress for Middleton and designer duds for her sister. It's already one of the Middletons' most trusted brands: Carole Middleton showcased the designer at Kate's wedding in 2011, and the Duchess of Cambridge has has donned several dresses by the Catherine Walker label.
Middleton wore an Emilia Wickstead creation at Princess Charlotte's christening -- especially appropriate, as the label is one of her sister's favorites. The New Zealand-born designer has a shop in central London and is known for her sleek, yet elegant designs. Wickstead, whose creations are regularly worn by the Duchess on her royal tours, would be a trusted choice for Middleton.
Middleton has long been a fan of Alice Temperley's designs, even sitting front row at her fashion show in 2011. More recently, the bride-to-be, who shares a close relationship with the designer, wore a green Temperley design for her sister's wedding reception. Temperley would not only be a sentimental choice, but a convenient one too: She has an upscale bridal shop in London's Notting Hill. Should Middleton choose a Temperley gown for her wedding to her financier fiancé, she would also separate herself a bit from her sister's bridal look.
No designer, except perhaps for Sarah Burton, has designed as many dresses for Princess Kate as Jenny Packham. The Duchess wore Packham in New York City at the St. Andrews gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the "Spectre" world premiere and for the Bollywood reception in India. Perhaps most famously, she also wore one of the designer's dresses when she left the hospital after Prince George's birth. Kate, who always has an eye out for her baby sister, would feel safe with Packham designing the dress for the big day.
Oscar de la Renta's dresses are perhaps the most iconic of the last century, and in 2014, scored a major coup when Amal Clooney commissioned her wedding gown from the late designer. While Alexander McQueen's label has carried on under creative director Sarah Burton, it's unclear whether Middleton might want to use the house, though he would be an inspired choice.