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If you are dying to know the details of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, we have you covered. This past weekend the world tuned in to Meghan Markle to see her marry Prince Harry at historic Windsor Castle, and it was absolutely swoon-worthy. Not only were we fighting back tears as we watched Prince Harry’s mouth “you look amazing” to Markle as they exchanged vows, but the entire ceremony took our breath away – especially when it comes to Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. From the form-fitting silhouette to the clean modern lines, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress made a powerful statement and will influence future bridal designs for years to come.

Here’s everything you need to know about Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.


The Designer: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

In the days leading up to the royal wedding, the identity of who would design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress remained a mystery and was kept secret. Would you choose a British designer or an American? Everyone in the fashion world was surprised to hear that Markle chose a French fashion house to design her dress. Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller was chosen to build the gorgeous royal gown, which was actually a wise choice for Markle. Waight Keller, (although he is the artistic director of the brand), is in fact an acclaimed British designer. Their designs are known for evoking a timeless look with crisp, clean tailoring that fully fits Markle’s chic and minimalist style.


Dress Style: Minimalist

The simplicity of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress spoke volumes at the royal wedding. It was different from the glamorous red carpets I used in the past and it didn’t scream “fairy tale princess.” Instead, the dress was clean, modern, and let Markle totally shine. Spectators (and guests) weren’t distracted by heavy embellishments and lace, but Meghan Markle’s wedding dress wowed in a low-key way. The design highlighted her figure with the help of six strategically placed seams and also drew attention to her shoulders with a subtle bateau neckline. This allows us to give our full attention to the bride, rather than just the dress.


The Silhouette: Fit-n-Flare

Once again, instead of sticking with a princess-inspired silhouette like a ball gown or A-line, Markle went for a different approach with her royal gown. She chose a less dramatic “fit-n-flare” style that helped show off her figure. The wedding dress did not fully cling to her curves, but rather put some emphasis on her waist. This choice of form-fitting silhouette gave her entire look a feminine touch that didn’t feel overwhelming, but rather resembled Markle’s everyday style.


The Neckline: Bateau

To balance the modern figure-hugging silhouette, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress had a more modest neckline. She chose a bateau neckline, inspired by Audrey Hepburn, which made it possible to draw attention to her shoulders. The bateau neckline ran horizontally along Markle’s collarbone and evoked an Old Hollywood style that also suits her hometown of Los Angeles.


Sleeves: Three-quarter length

When Kate Middleton married Prince William, all brides were dying to replicate her beautiful illusion lace sleeves. Therefore, it is no wonder that future brides of 2021 want to wear some kind of three-quarter sleeve on their wedding day. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was adorned with slim sleeves, adding to her modern bridal look. This sleeve option even allowed her to add a bit of sparkle to her wrist, which she opted for a simple diamond bracelet.


The Fabric: Clean

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress definitely veered in a different direction than Kate and Pippa when it comes to choosing fabric and trim. Rather than wearing a dress covered in delicate lace (like Kate Middleton’s ornate lace gown), Markle opted for a restrained, no-frills approach. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress avoided exaggerated details by featuring clean silk fabric, allowing her to stay true to her laid-back Cali-girl style.


The Veil: Dramatic and Symbolic

Markle’s veil, in fact, was the truest aspect of her wedding day look. She kept up the tradition and donned an admirable veil that was over 16 feet long. Made from silk tulle, the veil even paid tribute to the 53 Commonwealth countries, at Markle’s request. Markle worked with her designer, Waight Keller, to incorporate the flower of each country into the veil as a way to express her gratitude to the community. He even included the California state flower, the poppy, to symbolize his Californian roots. The flowers were hand embroidered along the veil creating a floral composition that was both beautiful and sentimental.

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