After yesterday’s rumours of Issa being the front runner to design 2011’s Dress of the Year, Kate Middleton chose one of the label’s designs to wear for the official press announcement of her engagement to Prince William.
The gorgeous blue silk jersey number was a perfect choice, showing off her lovely figure whilst still being demure enough for a future Princess. Obviously we’ve all been aware of Kate over the years, but I’ve never really taken a lot of notice of her fashion choices. She always looks very well put together, so well, perhaps, that it leans on the side of boring. I hope her engagement announcement dress is the start of new things to come, she still looks well put together, but ‘boring’ is replaced with ‘chic’.
And how gorgeous is her thick, long, glossy hair? In fact, she’s glowing all over in this photo, and that, ladies and gentleman, is the look of love *cue the song*.
The ring isn’t quite to my taste, but no-one can judge the sentiment behind it. William has given Kate his mother’s engagement ring. At the press conference yesterday he said:
“It’s very special to me, and Kate is very special to me now as well, so it’s only right the two are put together. It’s my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.”
For even the most cold-hearted people, that statement is very touching. And for that reason, although old fashioned, the ring is a perfect choice for the future king to give to his future bride.