Anyone who watched the royal wedding on Saturday, May 19th knows the event was one to remember. Former actress Meghan Markle said “I do” to Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Now the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan entered the life of royalty with complete grace, class, and style.
Both of Meghan’s wedding gowns were simple, yet very sophisticated and classic looking. The timeless silhouettes allowed Meghan to shine on her big day, as every bride should.
Meghan’s wedding dress was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. It was a stunning silk gown with quarter sleeves, an open boat neckline, and sculpted waistline. Meghan’s veil over 16 feet long and handmade with flowers to represent the 53 Commonwealth Countries, which the Queen assigned to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to focus on. Her veil was topped with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara which the Queen lent to her.
The Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition #RoyalWedding
The only thing that was more breathtaking than Meghan’s wedding gown was her reception dress. The Duchess’ second wedding gown that she wore to her evening wedding reception at Frogmore House was designed by British designer and favorite of Meghan, Stella McCartney.
Meghan has been a long time fan of McCartney so the designer seemed like a natural choice for the reception gown.
“I am so proud and honored to have been chosen by the Duchess of Sussex to make her evening gown and represent British design,” McCartney told Women’s Wear Daily. “It has truly been one of the most humbling moments of my career and I am so proud of all the team on this stunning sunny royal day.”
The Meghan’s reception gown had a high halter neckline and open back. The style was a tad sexier and more revealing than her first gown. However, the reception dress and the wedding dress were both plain in their design. Meghan didn’t wear any lace, embellishments, or jewels on either of her gowns.
Meghan’s gorgeous halter wedding dress has many of us yearning to get a similar one for ourselves. We have a feeling this royal wedding is going to influence many bridal trends for the upcoming year. Mark our word, a ton of brides are going to wearing halter wedding gowns this year.
While Meghan’s wedding dresses were estimated to cost an upwards of $500,000, you don’t have to spend that much to get your hands on a pretty halter dress for yourself.
Get inspired and shop halter wedding dresses that look just like Meghan Markle’s:
Willowby by Watters ($1,000)
Allure Romance ($750)
Karen Willis Holmes ($2,000)
Moonlight Tango ($500)
Watters Hymn ($2,350 - $3,555)
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