What will Kate wear to Pippa’s wedding?

We’re dying to know: What will the glamorous Duchess Kate wear as matron of honor at her little sister’s wedding? These royal-looking bridesmaid dresses—perfect for any stylish matron of honor—might be in the running.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton share laughs at the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. Leon Neal | AFP | Getty Images

With Pippa Middleton newly engaged to hedge fund manager James Matthews, we can’t help but wonder what her wedding will look like in comparison to the royal wedding. And after the splash of public awe that Pippa received over her own curve-hugging bridesmaid dress back in April 2011 … what will her ever-stylish big sister, the Duchess Kate, wear as matron of honor? To satisfy our own curiosity, we scoured the racks (and Kate’s own closet!) for the best and most elegant bridesmaid dresses we think the Duchess might don for the big day. And even if she doesn’t wear any of these glamorous bridal party gowns, we made sure to link to all the purchasing info, so at least you still can. Well, the ones without royalty-sized price tags, anyway!

A royal wedding revival

Will Pippa put her big sister in a traditionally white bridesmaid dress, just like Kate asked Pippa to wear for her own nuptials? At the Duchess’s royal wedding, Pippa deftly carried and smoothed Kate’s bridal train while clad in an Alexander McQueen ivory gown with a draped V-neck front, and buttons all the way down the back. The dress, which originally sold online for $2,565, is now 40 percent off … which might make it a tempting deal even for a royal, though we’re not sure Kate will want to compete with Pippa’s derriere in that same dress. Click through the slideshow below to see some other white bridesmaid gowns that Kate might wear to the wedding:

Alexander McQueen ($1,429, Forward)
Alexander McQueen ($2,565, Saks Fifth Avenue)
La petite robe di Chiara Boni ($1,090, Bergdorf Goodman)
Jason Wu ($594–2,475, Saks Fifth Avenue)
Badgley Mischka Collection ($550, Shopbop)
Needle and Thread ($1,697, Net-a-Porter)
Parker Black ($462, Revolve)
Badgley Mischka ($615, Bloomingdale’s)
Calvin Klein Collection ($719, Bergdorf Goodman)
La petite robe di Chiara Boni ($995, Bergdorf Goodman)

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A recycled gown

Usually weddings warrant a new dress for brides and bridesmaids alike, but because Duchess Kate is queen of the Recycled Dress we can’t help but wonder: will she pull a bridesmaid dress from her very own closet? Here are the three gowns we think could go the distance from dinner party formal wear to wedding party attire:

Duchess of Cambridge wearing a Jenny Packham gown at the 10th Annual ARK 2011 in London. Samir Hussein | WireImage
Duchess of Cambridge wearing a Roland Mouret cream Lombard dress to a royal film performance in London. Max Mumby | Indigo | Getty Images
The Duchess of Cambridge steps out in Los Angeles wearing a flowing belted lilac Alexander McQueen gown. Kevork Djansezian | Getty Images

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A blush bridesmaid dress

A pale pink bridesmaid dress is another strong possibility: Kate’s no stranger to dusty rose hues, and many brides the world over agree that it’s the perfect shade for bridesmaids. Sweet and joyful, but not overpowering. Here are a few blush styles we could see Kate shining demurely in on her baby sister’s wedding day:

Badgley Mischka ($695,Shopbop)
Monique Lhuillier ($8,995, Bergdorf Goodman)
Faviana Couture ($378, Bloomingdale’s)
Cedric Charlier ($1,135, Shopbop)
Kay Unger ($432, Bloomingdale’s)
Oscar de la Renta ($6,290, Net-a-Porter)

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Natalie van der Meer
Natalie van der Meer

Senior Editor Natalie van der Meer is a former editor for Redbook, Woman’s Day, Reader’s Digest and Allure, covering fashion, beauty, travel, family, book reviews, and much more. She lives in New York City.

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