It was the moment we’ve been waiting for, for months. On Saturday afternoon, we finally got to see Meghan’s (now known as the Duchess of Sussex) wedding dress and while the style (simple, classic and sophisticated) was exactly what we expected, the designer definitely was not. With the majority of royal fans betting on Ralph & Russo or Erdem as the most obvious choice, the honour of creating one of the most anticipated wedding dresses of all time went to British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.
Made from ivory silk, the beauty of the three-quarter inch sleeved gown lay in it’s bateau neckline which softened the look. The simplicity of the dress was accentuated not only by a 16.5 foot silk tulle veille with a hand-embroidered flower representing each of the 53 Commonwealth countries but also with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was borrowed from the Queen.
While some were underwhelmed with Meghan’s wedding dress, we definitely weren’t. It was a perfect choice and complimented the bride’s personal aesthetic beautifully. Equally as stunning was her second wedding dress which she changed into for the evening reception at Frogmore House.
Designed by Stella McCartney, the halterneck dress made from silk crepe was slightly sexier but also timeless. Pairing her second wedding dress with custom satin heels by Aquazurra, Meghan paid a touching tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her Asprey Aquamarine ring.
It’s a thumbs up from us for both dresses, however if we had to choose, we’d probably opt for Stella McCartney as our favourite, although having said that, it really was pretty hard to decide. Are you loving both dresses? Which was your fave?