Black and white, fashion's easiest colours, are ruled out. One must not upstage the bride, or wear anything ill-befitting the hallowed institution of marriage. And wearing the same outfit as someone else in the church is only forgivable if you're a choir boy. Add to that the fact that this particular wedding will be the most talked about of the decade, and that this particular guest will be sporting a sizable bump by April, and you have to feel for Victoria Beckham.
So we've perused the SS11 collections on her behalf, to find her a selection of appropriate outfits that will bear the weight of the world's gaze. As we suspect money may be of little object, we've looked to the Couture collections - presuming the custom made designs can be modified for a bump. One of Chanel's demure tweed two-pieces would be a timeless, fail safe choice, while Dior's emerald green suit with voluminous hem detail would be a more flamboyant option. Also in green, Armani Privé's show stopping number is modestly cut but attention grabbing, and would satisfy Beckham's more recent taste for block brights. Meanwhile, Elie Saab's occasionwear is often non-pareil, and her nude, lace dress and bolero would work beautifully, when modified, for the wedding, as would Vi