Is Bruce Oldfield Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer?

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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 5:12 PM EDT
APAPMany of us have become obsessed with the upcoming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and are eagerly anticipating the first glimpse of the bride's wedding dress. Several sources are now claiming that British designer Bruce Oldfield may be the chosen dressmaker. Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker, says the odds are 1-3 that Middleton will choose Oldfield, whose custom gowns start at around $5,460. Based in London, the designer has dressed many famous women, such as the late Princess Diana, Britain's first lady Samantha Cameron, the Duchess of Cornwall, actress Sienna Miller, and Rihanna. Last month Oldfield told Women's Wear Daily, "If I was lucky enough to be asked, I'd be delighted. I'm already dressing her peers."

Former designer Ben de Lisi has heard the very same information about Middleton's dressmaker. "There are lots of rumours, but I've heard it is Bruce Oldfield," de Lisi told the Daily Telegraph. "I'm absolutely certain I won't get chosen; I'm sure I'm not in the running." Oldfield's spokesperson has dismissed the chatter, saying, "Bruce has no comment on that. It's just Ben's opinion." While Ben de Lisi refused to reveal his source, he said he does sympathize with Middleton as she is faced with an important difficult fashion decision that many will scrutinize. "Kate has to do what's right for Kate. It's never going to be easy for her because the whole world is looking at her. She has a lot of boxes to tick."

After viewing Oldfield's wedding designs, we think he would be a brilliant outfitter for Middleton's upcoming nuptials. His dresses are modern, elegant, and they seem very Kate-like! Of course her gown would be custom made and tailored specifically for her tastes at Oldfield's three-floor wedding emporium, but we could imagine her wearing many of his recent wedding designs. We've rounded up our top choices, so take a look at these Oldfield designs and weigh in on your favorite.

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