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This weekend, Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham announced their engagement after roughly nine months of dating. Beckham shared the news (and a photo of the happy couple kissing) on his Instagram page. “Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes,” Beckham wrote. “I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day.” Proud mother Victoria Beckham also congratulated her 21-year-old son on her own page, writing, “The MOST exciting news!! We could not be happier that @brooklynbeckham and @nicolaannepeltz are getting married! Wishing you so much love and a lifetime of happiness.”

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While no wedding date or ceremony details have been shared by the two stars just yet, further details around the engagement have already begun to surface. For instance, British Vogue reports that Peltz’s engagement ring is an emerald-cut diamond solitaire style on a diamond pavé band. Rumors are also circulating that the 25-year-old model’s wedding dress will be designed by none other than Victoria. Considering her mother-in-law-to-be is a famous designer, it would be a practical choice, not to mention it would add a more personal touch to the design process. With our fashion imaginations running wild at the thought of the two collaborating, Vogue envisioned just what Peltz will wear to walk down the aisle.

Nicola Peltz standing posing for the camera © Photo: Getty Images a man wearing a suit and tie: A spring 2020 look from Victoria Beckham © Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com A spring 2020 look from Victoria Beckham

If Peltz’s personal style is any indication of what the model will have designed for her ceremony, her dress will be clean and modern. Peltz sticks to unfussy silhouettes that complement the body, which is pretty much Beckham’s design modus operandi. While attending the Saint Laurent show with Brooklyn in February, Peltz wore a puff-shoulder top that was all about sleek shape. Peltz is also unafraid of bright colors. It wouldn’t be out of left field for the model to veer outside of traditional white. At the Toronto Film Festival in 2019, she wore a Givenchy number with an orange tiered skirt; even her engagement photo was vibrant, thanks to a ruffled yellow sundress.

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If she sticks to white, Peltz's ceremony look will likely take cues from the streamlined looks that have appeared on Beckham’s runways. We could easily see her forgoing a traditional gown in favor of one of Beckham’s white, masculine suits; a style from her spring 2020 show, styled with a pussybow blouse and black necktie detail, screams bride-to-be. So do Beckham’s white slip dresses, or this open-back dress that strikes the right balance between conservative and youthful.

Liisa Winkler standing posing for the camera: A pre-fall 2020 look from Victoria Beckham © Photo: Courtesy of Victoria Beckham A pre-fall 2020 look from Victoria Beckham a person standing in front of a building: A spring 2020 look from Victoria Beckham © Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com A spring 2020 look from Victoria Beckham

If Peltz does a reception look as well — and Beckham designs it — that will be an opportunity for something playful and vibrant. This is where she could embrace her love of color, possibly in the form of Beckham’s shockingly bright day dresses, or even one of the designer’s more muted blush creations. Whatever she ends up sporting, however, one can be best be sure of one thing: it will be extremely chic.

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