Royal watchers are keen to see what the soon-to-be princess, Sofia Hellqvist, will wear for her wedding on Saturday. The former reality TV star is all set to marry Sweden's Prince Carl Philip.
The big day for Hellqvist, 30, and the prince, 35, is a much-awaited event on the Swedish calendar. And everyone is anticipating what Sofia will wear. She is known to take style risks and looks amazing in couture gowns as well.
Hellqvist may take a leaf out of Kate Middleton’s book and opt to wear a gown by a designer in her home country. Due to her nonroyal pedigree, Sofia is reportedly keen to honor Sweden by opting for a Swedish designer. “We believe it will be a Swedish designer. It feels like she wants to be liked by the Swedish people and acknowledge that by choosing a Swedish designer,” said Margareta Gotthardsson, royal reporter at Svensk Damtidning.
With just two days to go before the wedding, there is a lot of debate going on about which designer Hellqvist will choose. The top four Swedish contenders are Ida Sjöstedt, Lars Wallin, Per Engsheden and Göran Alfredsson, according to Hello. If Hellqvist chooses to wear a Swedish-designed gown, she would follow the footsteps of her future sister-in-law, Crown Princess Victoria, who donned a sleek dress by Engsheden at her wedding to Daniel Westling in 2010.
Sjöstedt made a custom gown for Sofia’s first Nobel dinner. Even Princess Madeleine has worn the designer's creations.
Wallin is one of the most popular designers in Sweden for formal dresses. He has designed looks for both Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine. In 2013, he made a wedding dress for Vicky Andrén, who married Prince Carl Philip’s cousin, Gustaf Magnuson.
Engsheden has created several dresses for the women in the Swedish royal family and made Princess Victoria’s wedding dress. Hellqvist wore a lavender gown by Göran Alfredsson to Princess Madeleine’s wedding and a yellow dress the night before.