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Samantha Armytage: Fans speculate on her wedding dress after engagement to Richard Lavender

Samantha Armytage, 43, announced her engagement to boyfriend Richard Lavender, 60, on Sunday.  

And designers are likely already lining up for a chance to dress Australia’s most glamorous breakfast TV host on her big day. 

The Sunrise host is no stranger to the world of celebrity weddings, having reported on countless A-list nuptials over the years. 

From Kim Kardasian’s figure-hugging number to Kate Middleton’s iconic gown: Which celebrity bride will Samantha Armytage channel on her wedding day after announcing her engagement to fiance Richard Lavender 

So it’s very likely Samantha will look to the stars for wedding dress inspiration, including Kim Kardashian’s figure-hugging frock and Kate Middleton’s lace showstopper. 

Kim Kardashian 

In 2014, American reality star Kim Kardashian wed rapper Kanye West in a bridal gown worth $500,0000. 

Here comes the bride! Designers are likely already lining up for a chance to dress Australia’s most glamorous breakfast TV host on her big day

The figure-hugging lace number was custom made by Givenchy Haute Couture, and featured sheer lace panels and pearls. 

She completed the look with a dramatic cathedral veil and Balmain shoes worth $40,000.   

Pricey: In 2014, American reality star Kim Kardashian wed rapper Kanye West in a bridal gown worth half a million dollars

Pricey: In 2014, American reality star Kim Kardashian wed rapper Kanye West in a bridal gown worth half a million dollars

Va va voom! Kim's figure-hugging lace number was custom made by Givenchy Haute Couture and featured sheer lace panels and pearls

Va va voom! Kim’s figure-hugging lace number was custom made by Givenchy Haute Couture and featured sheer lace panels and pearls

Kate Middleton    

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a stunning Alexander McQueen A-line gown when she married Prince William in 2011.

The showstopping number featured long lace sleeves, a V-shaped neckline and an ivory satin bodice.  

According to Australian bridal label Karen Willis Holmes, Samantha may well select a classic A-line silhouette, allowing her to show off and accentuate her slim waistline and decolletage. 

Classic: The Duchess of Cambridge wore a stunning Alexander McQueen A-line gown when she married Prince William in 2011

Classic: The Duchess of Cambridge wore a stunning Alexander McQueen A-line gown when she married Prince William in 2011

‘Sam has an absolutely gorgeous figure that she should really be highlighting on her wedding day,’ a spokesperson for the brand told Daily Mail Australia,. 

‘Our pick for her would be a statement A-line gown that has a sheer statement overlay and a slim skirt underneath so when she walks, you can see her silhouette,’ they explained.

Hailey Bieber 

Model Hailey Bieber (nee Baldwin) wore a bespoke Off-White bridal gown designed by Virgil Abloh during her wedding to pop-star Justin Bieber in 2019. 

The off-the-shoulder gown was covered in lace and featured long sleeves, a tulle train and a dramatic veil with the words ‘Till death do us part’ [sic] stitched onto the hem. 

Off-the-shoulder: Model Hailey Bieber (nee Baldwin) wore a bespoke Off-White bridal gown designed by Virgil Abloh during her wedding to pop-star Justin Bieber in 2019

Off-the-shoulder: Model Hailey Bieber (nee Baldwin) wore a bespoke Off-White bridal gown designed by Virgil Abloh during her wedding to pop-star Justin Bieber in 2019

If Samantha selected a similar dress, she too would be able to show off her décolletage while still maintaining a more modest aesthetic. 

She may even follow in Hailey’s footsteps by wearing a quirky non-traditional veil, perhaps in a lavender colour to represent her new married name, Lavender. 

A spokesperson from Karen Willis Holmes told Daily Mail Australia that a non-traditional sequinned gown would also suit Samantha perfectly. 

‘Dancing the night away in a fully sequinned gown is always the way to go and makes such an incredible reception look,’ the spokesperson said, adding that a sheath style gown would be an ideal pick for the blonde beauty. 

‘She has great legs too, so this could be shortened into a little sequinned mini dress,’ they added.  

Pippa Middleton 

The Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister Pippa Middleton tied the knot with James Matthews in 2017 in a dazzling lace Giles Deacon gown.

Cap-sleeved showstopper: The Duchess of Cambridge's little sister Pippa Middleton tied the knot with James Matthews in 2017 in a dazzling lace Giles Deacon gown

Cap-sleeved showstopper: The Duchess of Cambridge’s little sister Pippa Middleton tied the knot with James Matthews in 2017 in a dazzling lace Giles Deacon gown

The trend-setting number featured a modest high neck, cap sleeves and a classic lace A-line silhouette with a slightly dropped waist.   

While the elongated waistline may not suit some women, Samantha may well be able to pull off the unusual shape thanks to her statuesque height.  

Nikki Hilton  

Hotel heiress Nikki Hilton married her English banking heir beau James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in 2015. 

The blonde floated down the aisle in a custom-made A-line Valentino dress that was embellished with thousands of crystals. 

Traditional look: Hotel heiress Nikki Hilton married her English banking heir beau James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in 2015

Traditional look: Hotel heiress Nikki Hilton married her English banking heir beau James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in 2015

She completed her look with a three-metre long train and custom-designed shoes by Christian Louboutin, emblazoned with her and James’ initials, a love heart and their wedding date.

This conservative yet dramatic look may be a perfect fit for Samantha, thanks to it’s waist-cinching silhouette.

Samantha is known for her understated and elegant fashion sense, so it would come as no surprise if she selected a traditional bridal gown such as this.  

Chic: This conservative yet dramatic look may be a perfect fit for Samantha, thanks to it's waist-cinching silhouette

Chic: This conservative yet dramatic look may be a perfect fit for Samantha, thanks to it’s waist-cinching silhouette

Caroline Wozniacki  

Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki tied the knot with former NBA star David Lee in 2019. 

The wedding celebrations lasted over four days, with Caroline wearing a number of different bridal gowns throughout, including a sleek Stella McCartney number that  would look stunning on Samantha. 

Sleek: Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki tied the knot with former NBA star David Lee in 2019

Sleek: Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki tied the knot with former NBA star David Lee in 2019

Modern aesthetic: Caroline's long-sleeved ivory number featured tapered, column-style silhouette with a scoop neckline

Modern aesthetic: Caroline’s long-sleeved ivory number featured tapered, column-style silhouette with a scoop neckline

Caroline’s long-sleeved ivory number featured a tapered, column-style silhouette with a scoop neckline.

Modern, chic and understated, a dress such as Caroline’s will certainly stand the test of time.  

Lea Michele 

In February this year, Glee star Lea Michele wed fashion businessman Zandy Reich in a dramatic ballgown-style frock.

Custom-made by Monique Lhuillier, Lea’s strapless dress featured a structured sweetheart neckline and a voluminous skirt with fabric pickups. 

She completed the elegant look with a chignon, floor-length veil.  

Reminiscent of a Disney princess gown, the dress may just be the perfect design for Samantha to wear while marrying her real life Prince Charming.   

More is more! In February this year, Glee star Lea Michele wed fashion businessman Zandy Reich in a dramatic ballgown-style frock

More is more! In February this year, Glee star Lea Michele wed fashion businessman Zandy Reich in a dramatic ballgown-style frock

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