What If Kate Middleton Wore Boots on Her Wedding Day?

April 30, 2011 • By Erika

It’s been confirmed that Kate Middleton wore a pair of Alexander McQueen hand-embroidered lace and satin pumps when she wed Prince William at yesterday’s royal wedding of the century.

While we¬†weren’t really expecting the always elegantly styled Kate to break away too much from the royal family wedding traditions, we gotta say that we were a little disappointed that she didn’t wear this lace bootie design that was envisioned for her by New York-based designer Alejandro Ingelmo:

Alejandro Ingelmo lace bootie inspired by Westminster Abbey design sketch for Kate Middleton

Footwear News asked top designers such as Stuart Weitzman, Manolo Blahnik and Giuseppe Zanotti to share their shoe visions for Kate Middleton’s big day. This Alejandro Ingelmo lace bootie was one of them. And naturally, it’s our top favorite among all the sketches here on Boots 4 You. We also completely agree with Alejandro Ingelmo’s explanation of his design as “a modern shoe for a modern princess”.

Too bad it didn’t see the light of day!

But come to think of it, neither did the actual Alexander McQueen pumps that Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day. They were hidden underneath her dress’s sweeping skirt the whole time!

So that lets us imagine that Kate had on these Alejandro Ingelmos on her feet underneath her big white dress. It also gives us leeway to imagine that these Martinez Valero Olive white lace peep toe booties are the closest things to the Alejandro Ingelmos if they were actually made as real shoes:

These bridal booties are $157.89 (was $174.95) at Amazon.

To see more of the shoe designers’s sketches for Kate Middleton, read Designs Fit for a Princess and More Designs Fit for a Princess… and a Prince.

Credit: Courtesy of Alejandro Ingelmo