Um, so in case you missed it, Meghan Markle just showed up to Windsor Chapel for her freaking wedding to Prince Harry in a drop-dead gorgeous Givenchy gown with a super long veil. But while front-runners of her wedding dress design included Ralph & Russo, Burberry, Erdem, and Stella McCartney – all British designers – Givenchy came WAY out of left field.
Typically, royal brides choose a British designer to showcase local talent and give a boost to the British economy, but while Givenchy is a French fashion house, the dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller, who is from the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth, her sister, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton all had their royal wedding dresses created by a British designer.
Meghan’s long-sleeve dress had a boat neck and fitted waist instead of a dramatic ballgown skirt – but her long train, and even longer veil, still brought the drama.
Kate Middleton’s gown had an A-line silhouette with a long train, but short veil, unlike Meghan’s.
Also, while Kate opted for romantic lace sleeves and a V neckline for her big day, Meghan’s dress had a boat neck and it seems the only sight of lace appeared at the end of her veil.
And here’s both of them at their respective weddings to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
YOU’RE BOTH GORGEOUS, FLAWLESS DUCHESSES AND EXCUSE ME WHILE I SOB.
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