How we’d dress Charlene


As was the case with the other royal wedding earlier this year, the designer of the dressCharlene Wittstock will step out in is likely to remain a closely guarded secret until the big day.

Italian designer Giorgio Armani is believed to have been given the task but nothing is official – so we thought our local crop of designers should have a chance to create a gown for Charlene too.

We asked them to do what they do best and come up with a dress fit for a fairytale bride.

This design, created by Biji Couture, epitomises grace and style. Biji specialises in bridal gowns and has added her unique stamp to some magnificent creations.

“(For Charlene) I’ve designed a 1950s Dior-inspired gown made of silk duchess satin,” she says. “The fullness of the skirt sharply contrasts with the snugly corseted bodice which has an off-the-shoulder neckline.”

The focus of the design is the waist, with Swarovski crystals and pearl detail creating a heavily encrusted belt. Bold pleats complement the shape of the dress and add volume to the hem. Biji has used fine guipure lace through the centre front panel, adding a fresh twist to the traditional silhouette.

For the other five gorgeous gowns don’t miss YOU dated 30 June 2011.

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