Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially engaged, so move over Will and Kate, because it’s been dubbed the “true wedding of the century.” (Believe us, we wish we were lying.) Hyperbole aside, the news has spurred a million questions: What will she wear? Will Brad shave his god-awful beard? Will she Angeleg at the altar? Has Brad been practicing his lines to avoid pulling a Ross-says-Rachel at the wedding?
The announcement came about after Angelina was spotted wearing a gargantuan diamond ring on her finger. Despite being custom-designed by Brad, the ring hasn’t been too well received by the media. Of course, this hasn’t stopped mass speculation over what the bride-to-be will wear. Here’s what the experts are hedging their bets on:
Versace: All eyes are on Versace, Angelina’s go-to designer. And while Versace is not traditionally seen as wedding dress material (it’s a little too daring for the average bride), Angelina has always been in touch with her dark side. Plus, Jolie seems to have a soft spot for thigh-high Versace dresses. And that was just for the Oscars! We can only imagine how high that baby’s gonna go on her wedding day. Forget the wedding-prep diet, try wedding-prep leg presses.
Alexander McQueen: While (sadly) not an Angelina red carpet fave, McQueen’s empowered-female aesthetic is totally in line with the whole “Independent Woman” thing she’s been selling for years (yes, we just referenced Destiny’s Child). Not to mention the fact that the actress has been labeled a shameless repli-Kate. But forget the pros, this would obviously be a horrible mistake seeing as it’s not possible to look better than Kate Middleton on your wedding day.
But who are we kidding? This is the woman who’s adopted a child from (almost) every country. Who wore Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck. We wouldn’t be surprised if she got married in a karate gi in the Cambodian foothills. Or just eloped.
The Stir: “This is the closest thing America will ever have to a royal wedding. And that dress is a key ingredient in this epic equation.” [The Stir]
NY Daily News: “The huge, square sparkler…looks more fit for Elton John’s pinky than the screen siren’s ring finger.” [NY Daily News]
Grazia: “Okay, so a date hasn’t been set yet and Brad and Ange are more likely to get hitched on a deserted Tibetan mountain than in front of the world’s media a la Kim Kardashian but! This hasn’t stopped us from picturing THE perfect wedding dress (what? who’s getting carried away?)” [Grazia]
Paige Dzenis, associate online editor: “Whatever Angie wears it will definitely be something we haven’t seen before—the wonder that is her engagement ring clearly makes the case for everything being custom. However, if I had a sneak peek at her “Wedding Inspiration!” Pinterest board (because that’s so something she has time for) I’d bet that this Elie Saab gown from the Fall 2012 collection is on it. The deep V-neck and leg-slit combo evokes the silhouette of a sleek pantsuit, and ensures an instant way to get attention if anyone dares to take the focus off the bride.”