Our Thoughts: Jessica Simpson’s Wedding Dress

Who can forget Jessica Simpson’s surprise engagement to Eric Johnson merely a week after the announcement of ex-husband Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo’s engagement? With Nick and Vanessa’s wedding in the rear view mirror, all eyes are now turning to Jessica as she prepares for her big day.

The date is a secret, but the couple has previously said they plan to marry before the end of the year. Even so, Jessica said this week that she still doesn’t have a wedding dress. Here are a few of our thoughts and ideas to help get her going.

Designer

The dress from her wedding to Nick was a beautiful and highly traditional Vera Wang design. Unfortunately, we think this alone precludes Vera from being a part of Jessica and Eric’s day.

A huge wedding designer to the stars, Monique Lhullier designed Vanessa Minnillo’s dress which was a fairly simple number with a detailed bodice and pick up skirt.

Having had the upper hand of seeing Vanessa’s dress before selecting her own (coincidence?), we doubt Jessica will pick Monique to design her dress.

Another potential designer is Zac Posen, who did Portia de Rossi’s gorgeous backless ballerina-pink gown with plunge neck. Jessica told People in April that she likes the “romantic feel of a lighter color” and Zac Posen has proven that he can deliver.

Other possibilities include Reem Acra who designed LeAnn Rimes’ dress for her nuptials to Eddie Cibrian (more on that later), and Marchesa who has been worn by Emily Blunt and Nicole Richie (for all 3(!) of her dresses on her wedding day to Joel Madden).

Katy Perry donned an Elie Saab Haute Couture design to marry Russel Brand in what sounds like a storybook wedding in India complete with elephants. We could definitely see Jessica in this dramatic showstopper from the Fall 2011 show.

Earlier this year, Access Hollywood caught up with Jessica to chat about the upcoming royal wedding. It was during this interview  that she said she planned to “outdo” Kate Middleton. Well Jessica, here’s your chance. Perhaps she’ll decide that as pop royalty, she should also get a dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

Styling

Not the first celeb bride this year to be walking down the aisle for the second time, it’s safe to assume that like Reese and LeAnn, Jessica will move away from traditional options.

Reese chose a delicate blush pink Monique Lhullier A-line gown with fitted bodice while LeAnn oozed sex appeal in her hand-made Reem Acra nude silk chiffon dress with a deep neckline and super-high slit.

For Jessica, we can probably expect something curve hugging in a light or dusty hue with a low neckline. Beyond that, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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