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7 Stylish Wedding Dresses for Meghan Markle
We were super excited at the Wedding Style Collective when it was announced that Prince Harry would be marrying American actress Meghan Markle in spring 2018.
Meghan Markle promises to be a breath of fresh air for the British monarchy – she’s a mixed race American TV actress with strong opinions, and it’s not her first journey down the aisle. The minute their engagement was announced, all we could think about is what kind of wedding dress will the fabulous Meghan Markle pick for her royal wedding?
Wedding dress shopping can be emotional and even more so when you’re about to marry a royal with all eyes on you, so we thought we’d help out with some stylish wedding dress choices for Meghan.
Will she follow tradition with long-sleeved lace, or will she continue to challenge the norm? Here are our top picks for the future Princess Henry of Wales…
Kate Middleton wowed the nation with her gorgeous long, lace sleeved gown by Alexander McQueen in 2011. Meghan may follow suit – if so, this lace beauty by Ellis Bridals could be ideal. It even has on on-trend high-neck, so we know Pippa Middleton would approve.
Of course, we know Meghan has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to speak up and stand out – whether it’s to talk to Vanity Fair about the tribulations of dating a royal, or making speeches about the challenges women face today. So we wouldn’t be surprised if she chose classic lace but made it her own – this Gemy Maalouf creation puts a twist on tradition.
We’ve never seen her look anything less than immaculate – and this Paloma Blanca wedding dress would complement her style perfectly. It’s sleek and elegant, but still has a fun, surprising twist in the form of an oversized bow at the back.
Even though she’s marrying into the British royal family, Meghan is an LA girl and we’d hope she’d channel some of that LA-cool into her wedding day look. This gown by THEIA would be ideal – it’s the right cut for a May wedding and is laidback, whilst looking luxe enough to hold its own amongst royalty.
When you’re going to be a princess – or duchess, at the very least – you’ll probably want to dress like one on your wedding day. This wonderful Galia Lahav creation is definitely fit for a princess and would look perfect paired with a tiara and some serious jewellery. The soft pink hue still offers a hint of rebellion, whilst the shape is totally classic.
We can just imagine Meghan looking utterly flawless in this classic design from Caroline Castigliano. There’s no lace, so she can avoid comparisons to Kate and Pippa, and whilst the long train and clean-cut satin say ‘royal’, the cut out back and casual pockets still add a hint of LA laidback style.
This Cinderella-inspired gown by Paolo Sebastian couldn’t be any more perfect for a princess. It’s the palest shade of icy-blue, which would look stunning on her, and has plenty of sparkling embellishment that will light up under all those paparazzi camera flashes. We especially love the ‘stroke of midnight’ themed embroidery – it’s a subtle nod to her new role and her happily ever after.
Are you at the same stage of planning as Meghan Markle? If you’re about to go wedding dress shopping, make sure you read up on the 17 things every bride should know before wedding dress shopping.