All eyes have been on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since their engagement was announced last month. Although few details about the wedding have been released – save the date and venue – people have already started speculating about the ins and outs of the ceremony. And now, fans are going crazy over leaked sketches of wedding dress options from Israeli designer Inbal Dror. Dror confirmed yesterday that the royal family did contact her about possibly making Meghan’s wedding dress. Naturally, this news had us eager to learn more about the up-and-coming designer. Here, we’re revealing everything you need to know about Meghan’s potential “fairy godmother” in the lead up to the amazing ceremony!
Dror graduated from the prestigious Shenkar Fashion Academy in her home country and started her own line of bridal gowns in 2014. Since then, her looks have taken the bridal world by storm, appearing on countless Fashion Week runways and receiving coverage from the likes of Vogue.
Her style is defined by elegant fabrics and form-fitting shapes. “I truly believe that a bride must, first and foremost, be comfortable with her dress choice,” she told Brides in 2015. “A wedding is such a significant event in a woman’s life, and it’s how she feels wearing the dress that emphasizes her features, and can make her feel like the queen of the night!” While her designs often feature plunging necklines that trail to the bride’s waist, Meghan’s own sketches are a bit more conservative without losing Dror’s trademark flair – like lace accents and cinching at the waist. Two of the options feature curve-hugging mermaid silhouettes, while the third option more closely mirrors Kate Middleton’s dress with an A-line construction.
This isn’t the first time Dror’s designs have been worn by the elite, however. Beyoncé stunned in a crocheted, lace-paneled dress from Dror’s fall 2016 bridal runway show at the Grammys this past year. Naomi Watts is also a fan of the Isreali designer’s stunning creations.
If you’re now eager to get your hands on one of these exquisite frocks (wedding or no wedding), you’ll probably want to start saving now. Her dresses typically sell for between $8,000 and $10,000 – and there’s no telling how much a royal version could cost! A girl can dream right?
While you may have to live vicariously through Meghan on her big day, in the meantime, check out What Will Meghan Markle’s Wedding Gown Look Like? Here Are Some Clues to curb your royal fever. And keep coming back here for more updates about the wedding!