She somewhat stole the day at sister Kate's wedding back in 2011, yet something tells us she'll be the star once again, as Pippa Middleton gets set to wed her financier beau, James Matthews, next year. We're taking prime position by the dressing room door, as we wait with giddy anticipation to get first whiff of the designer and dress that will carry our English beauty down the aisle to her I Do, and to her happily ever after.

 

She may be the sister to Kate Middleton. Her brother-in-law may be next in line to be the King of England. Yet ironically (and somewhat brilliantly) it was, in fact, THAT derrière in THAT dress that strutted her straight to stardom overnight. So, will Pippa stay true to her slinky and sexy reputation, or is she secretly hoping for a princess wedding of her own?

 

Well, that, in part, comes down to the all-important location for the nuptials, and there's currently a bucket list brimming with possibilities. Perhaps they’ll jet off to the Matthews' family resort on the luxuriously lavish Caribbean island of St Barths for an exotic beachside ceremony. Sophie Cranston of Libélula was first rumoured to design Kate’s dress, so perhaps it’ll be second time lucky, with vintage styling bringing an air of bohemian timelessness for a more modern take on tradition that’s more isle than aisle.

 

Or could The Capital be calling, following in her sisters footsteps with a cool London affair? With the Middletons’ ongoing support of best in British design, gracing the glossies in outfits from Stella McCartney and LK Bennett to Alexander McQueen, it’s likely that Pippa’s dress will hail from Great British heritage. And rightly so! Rumoured as the possible forerunner is classic couturier and royal family favourite, Jenny Packham. As elegant as she is extravagant, this quintessentially classic yet bold Brit has a loyal celebrity following, counting Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt and Uma Thurman among her growing tribe of style icons. 

 

And still there's always the failsafe picture-perfect setting of back home in Bucklebury. And who better to complement this English country garden setting than home-grown design talent, Alice Temperley, and her eponymous label, Temperley London. A personal favourite of ours, of course, we have a certain soft spot (and yes, perhaps a little bias), for romantic styles such as the Laelia Floral Dress and Romily, to perfectly complement Pippa's perfect proportions, delicate curves and feminine grace.


Who emerges victorious, only time will tell. We'll be waiting in the wings ready for that first glimpse of our national treasure, as she takes those first steps towards married life as the newly wed Mrs. Matthews. And no matter which designer she handpicks to dress her on her big day, one thing's for sure. The limelight is all hers for the taking. Because she won't be sharing this stage with anybody else.