Uh-oh, did Kate Middleton commit her first public faux pas as a future royal?
Prince William‘s princess-to-be caused a stir over the weekend when she bucked convention by wearing black (gasp!) to a friend’s wedding.
Kate rocked a dress with a sheer, plunging neckline under a velvet Libelula coat, pillbox hat, wine-colored clutch and matching purple heels to the nuptials of Louise Stourton and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher on Saturday, the day before her 29th birthday—her last one as a commoner.
Her dark ensemble raised some eyebrows in the U.K. The Daily Mail sniped, “Hope you won’t wear black on April 29, Kate,” while News of the World speculated whether she wore a bra with the headline “Did Kate Boob?”
Not all the scrutiny was negative, though. InStyle U.K. gushed, “Black is perhaps not the most traditional shade to wear to a wedding, but these days it’s increasingly more accepted and, quite frankly, Kate looks divine,” before declaring Kate a “modern-day princess.”
We say Kate—who attended the event with Prince William, along with Prince Harryand Fergie‘s daughter Princess Beatrice—looks chic and very elegant. And she did throw in some color, so no big deal.
What we really want to know about are the details of her wedding dress.
No official announcements have been made about the maker of Kate’s top-secret gown, but plenty of names have been thrown around, including British designer-to-the-stars Phillipa Leply and Bruce Oldfield, who created many of Princess Diana‘s evening gowns.
Royal reporter Yvonne Yorke tells us, “It’s been suggested that it would be Issa.” Yep, that’s the same Issa that created the blue engagement announcement dress.
“From what I was told the designer is going to be someone who is not well known,” Yorke continues. “It’s going to be a young designer and someone who has worked with the Middletons before, meaning Kate, her sister and her mother.”
Can’t wait to see the dress during the wedding of the century!
Only 109 days to go…not that we’re counting or anything.