Together Forever Bridal Boutique: A Review of Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress
There is no doubt that the nation was completely captivated by Meghan Markle, and that the wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex was a complete triumph. Everything about the wedding reflected the personalities of this very modern, unassuming and forward-thinking couple.
Needless to say, many of the elements of their wedding themes and style will be copied in the weeks and months ahead, and so today we thought we’d take a look at her wedding dress and the influence it will have on bridal fashion.
Meghan’s wedding dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy and was dramatically devoid of embellishments. It was far more modest than some fashion journalists had predicated and featured elegant three-quarter length sleeves and a boatneck neckline.
Kensington Palace confirmed in a statement. ‘Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.’
‘Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design. The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952.’
Meghan’s embellishment-free stiff satin dress really did appear to be brilliant white, and as such it looked sophisticated. Maybe a lace dress (often favoured by Royals) – would have been considered to be more of a girlish and ‘blushing’ look associated with a first-time bride.
Meghan’s dress also featured a train, though the length of the train paled in comparison to her 16-foot veil. In an act of true diplomacy, Meghan Markle requested that flora from all 53 countries of the Commonwealth be included in the embroidery on her veil – along with a California Poppy to symbolise the State flower from her place of birth.
And of course, during the ceremony, she paired her dress with a sparkling tiara — the Queen Mary Bandeau tiara.
This is a look that will now go down as a template for modern brides around the world, as well as a future bridal classic. Clare Waight Keller, too, is a name now firmly placed at the centre of bridal fashion history.
Here at Together Forever Bridal Boutique we offer a fully bespoke service, so if there are any elements of Meghan’s dress you wish to incorporate into your own design, please do contact us! We’d be more than happy to talk through your ideas.