"I see a modern version of something very Victorian," Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld says of his speculative sketch for royal bride Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

The design, with a high neck, pink bows and Lagerfeld's notes for "off-white satin" and "pleated lace for the ruffles," appears on the front page of Wednesday's WWD.

And StyleList has the only authorized preview of that issue, in which 29 of the world's top designers -- including Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Vera Wang, Gucci's Frida Giannini, Angela Missoni, Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino -- imagine what the future Queen of England might wear on her wedding day to Prince William.

WWD notes in the story: "Though it's unlikely we've hit on the winner -- the only Brit to submit was Elizabeth Emanuel, who, with her then-husband David, designed Diana Spencer's storybook extravaganza in 1981 -- the offerings here provide alluring ideas for Kate's consideration."

In the spread, Tory Burch offers with her sketch: "Kate would look beautiful in a simple, elegant silhouette -- a delicate ivory lace bodice and tulle skirt with a blush lace train."

Monique Lhuillier says: "The royal wedding will be magical. Kate's dress should be a modern mix of the traditional and contemporary."

"Kate has a sophisticated yet playful and modern look," says Hilfger, "so for her wedding she'd be a vision in a mix of traditional, whimsical and classically beautiful."

Rachel Roy says: "For Kate I would showcase the British tradition with a wonderfully beautiful, yet modern hat worn under a full-length veil with a deconstructed cascade train balancing the formality."

Check out the WWD's full selection here.

Of course, many people think Brazilian designer Daniella Helayel, whose label Issa made Kate's engagement dress, is a favorite to design the wedding gown.

Click here to find out how designers are trying to increase their chances of landing this coveted gig.

And don't forget you can keep up to the minute on all the latest royal wedding news on royalwedding.aol.com.