The Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle Wedding Dress Sketches
May 10th, 2018 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
It’s almost here! The most anticipated wedding of 2018: member of the British royal family Prince Harry and American former actress Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castlein England.
We’re just as excited as the rest of the world to see Meghan Markle’s wedding gown. Which silhouette will she choose? What color? What details will make us swoon? The designers at Val Stefani illustrated a few sketches we think could showcase her signature “California cool” style that blends chic with classic. Which is your fav?
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress #1: Modern Royalty
We sketched a convertible 2-in-1 wedding gown we think would be divine for a modern royal bride like Meghan. It’s a figure-hugging crepe and lace mermaid gown with subtle beaded lace appliqués. Most royal brides wear elegant sleeves so we’ve kept that classic style but used illusion sleeves which are both sexy and subtle. The detachable organza overskirt gives the bride two fashion styles in one dress: a regal look for the wedding ceremony and a stunning gown for the reception.
Meghan rocked form-fitting dresses during her Hollywood red carpet days while an actress on the American TV series Suits. This mermaid silhouette with a detachable overskirt would accentuate her waistline which she likes to feature. She also loves sleeves. Although this design is a nod to some classic features of royal wedding dresses such as long sleeves, the modern take such as illusion sleeves really reflect Meghan’s sleek style.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress #2: Daringly Feminine
There’s no doubt about it...a gown like this would be a bold choice. Yes, it’s a ball gown silhouette which is a popular and timeless look for royal weddings. However, details like the deep V neckline is not typical of royal wedding dresses. The illusion sleeves, hand beaded detailed and 3D floral are also quite contemporary--and very Meghan.
We think this gown reflects Meghan’s “California chic” sense of style. The plunging neckline has been making a splash on couture bridal runways and Meghan could pull off this sexy feature. She might even go for a nontraditional wedding dress color such as champagne or gold. This gown is romantic yet fashion-forward. Is it too fashion-forward, or perfectly fashionable, for a royal wedding? If anyone could pull off this look, it’s Meghan.
Meghan Markle Wedding Dress #3: Traditional Twist
Of our three sketches, this one looks on par with a classic royal wedding. The bateau neckline is regal, reminiscent of style icon Grace Kelly’s wedding gown (but lowered for a more modern feel). This classic silhouette features long sleeves, natural waistline and a train. But we gave classic style a modernized look with large floral lace appliqués. We also combined textured lace along the bodice and lace details under the tulle to add elegant details.
Meghan isn’t afraid of eye-catching details mixed with a classic silhouette. We’ve seen her wear gowns with floral patterns. She also likes to accentuate her waist even when wearing her tailored coats. Could something like this be the one? This modest gown would win approval for the royal wedding. We think Meghan would adore the twist on traditional style.
Which of these would you choose as Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?Meghan will look stunning in whatever she chooses to wear on her wedding day. We can’t wait to see what she’ll surprise us in! We wish her and Prince Harry a beautiful wedding, and a lifetime of love and happiness.