Gorgeous gowns for a royal wedding

Make a royal entrance like Zara Phillips with these regal-inspired designs - team with a crown and you're good to go!

Royal Wedding Alert!


Fanfares at the ready – it’s royal wedding number two. We can only hope that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindalls’ celebration will be bigger and better than the last (no offence, Kate).


Just what Miss Phillips will walk down the aisle in will soon be revealed but for now, in celebration of the impending nuptials, we round up our favourite look-at-me regal styles, perfect for the sartorially minded princess bride.

By Stephanie Stafford

Whisk Me Away


Perhaps the bride-to-be, who is known for her low-key look, will breeze down the aisle in this floaty number? We love the ruffled bodice with cute floral details.

Ginger, Amanda Wyatt, £850, amandawyatt.com

Ice Queen


Nothing says step-aside-I’m-royalty quite like this detail-fabulous design. An illusion neckline decorated with crystal leaves and a full skirt makes for a seriously cool princess style.

Violet, Marchesa, £5270, marchesa.com

Effortlessly Elegant


This column design with thin straps and subtle crystal embellishments is super sassy and sophisticated. A light shawl and cute crystal hair clips would complete the look.

Stewart Parvin When Love Comes to Call wedding dress, stewartparvin.com

Peach Princess


Peach is the word when it comes to this season’s hottest shade and a sash around the middle is the perfect way to add a pop of colour to the traditional white wedding dress. Will Zara add a modern twist to big-day style? Take note of the double layers gathered to the left for maximum effect!

Freya, Rivini, £5340.00, rivini.com

I Do Cool


Soft and romantic, this strapless number with a full skirt is a so-now style. With silver detailing around the middle, Miss Phillips would shimmer down the aisle.

The Boulevard, Lela Rose, £2944, thebrideroom.com

Flower-Festooned Fashion


Kate and Wills wowed crowds when they adorned Westminster Abbey with soft green maple trees, delicate ferns and lily of the valley – imagine the scent! Perhaps Zara, Miss 12th in Line to the Throne, might like to accessorise her look with high-impact greens? Very cute.

Swan, Watters, £1600, watters.com

Miss Latina


Miss Phillips would be the belle of the ball in this latin-inspired dress. We love how the ruffles gather to one side with cute crystal details on the bodice for extra sparkle.

Dress, Mori Lee, POA, morilee.eu

Aisle style


Zara would glow in this stunningly chic wedding dress, perfect for the ultimate city wedding. We love the dramatic, triangular train.

Stewart Parvin An American in Paris wedding dress, stewartparvin.com

Love lace


Maybe the bride-to-be will flaunt her athletic figure in this shapely, vintage lace design? The sash around the middle with crystal details adds a subtle touch of glamour.

Lycette, Wtoo Brides, £900, watters.com

Oh-la-la style


The keen equestrian would dazzle in this shapely design. Rose-shaped ruffles and intricate crystal details give it a cool, glamorous twist.

Eloise, Marchesa, £3717, marchesa.com

Rosey Posey


What better dress to offset the picturesque backdrop of Edinburgh than this floral-infused number? Ruffle details and a satin sash give it a real wow factor – heads will turn!

Dress, Mori Lee, POA, morilee.eu

Short And Sweet


With a figure like Zara’s, why shouldn’t she flaunt those long, slender legs? Team with a long veil, sparkly heels and statement earrings to make a grand entrance.

Uliana, Wtoo Brides, £550, watters.com

Flowers A-Fluttering


Zara would be bang on trend with this design, embracing the dropped waist – set to cause a bridal fashion wave in 2012. Floral details along the bodice and skirt give a fluttery feel that’s super girly.

Dress, Monique Lhuillier, £15,500, brownsfashion.com

Make A Royal Entrance


You can’t make a grand entrance without cool arm candy and bespoke designer jewellery to dazzle the crowd – and don’t forget to give those locks the royal treatment too with a hot big-day do!