Dear William and Kate: 10 Things We Hope You Include in Your Wedding


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A Gorgeous Gown
Princess Diana in her iconic gown. Those poufy sleeves set the fashion for many an '80's wedding dress.
Princess Diana in her iconic gown. Those poufy sleeves set the fashion for many an '80's wedding dress.
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The oft-photographed Kate's evolving-yet-elegant style is expected to be mirrored in her wedding gown. Although we'll certainly have to wait until the big wedding day reveal to find out for sure, we hope she doesn't lean to the austere. On this singular day, British economy aside, we want to see something extraordinary, like yards of fabric and scores of hand-sewn beading befitting a queen-in-waiting.

Kate, as a former assistant accessories buyer for a British fashion chain, you'll bring plenty of your own ideas to the design table -- a different tack than the one reportedly taken by Lady Diana. "Shy Di", who was younger and less fashion-savvy at the time of her marriage, left most of the dress details to designer Elizabeth Emanuel. Not that the end result wasn't great: The silk taffeta and lace gown, with its puffy sleeves and 25-foot (7.62 meter) train was a showstopper in the '80s.

We only wonder if the cost of your gown will rival one of the most expensive dresses on record -- a $12 million gown featuring 150 carats worth of diamonds. Kate, if you can pull that off, you can bet we'll all be talking about the royal jewels.

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