After months of speculation (three, to be precise), it seems we may be a smidge closer to finding out who will be designing the most anticipated dress of the year.
Bookies suspended betting this morning on who will be the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress after a flurry of bets were placed on Alexander McQueen.
The decision was made this morning as odds tumbled from 16/1 as of last night.
But do we really think Meghan would opt for the same wedding dress designer as Kate Middleton?
At GLAMOUR HQ, we’ve been on the lookout for every single inch of a clue as to who might be designing *the dress* ever since Harry and Meghan announced their engagement in November last year. It’s the one piece every fashion editor is most eagerly anticipating this year. We daren’t even imagine the pressure on such a choice.
But, since we’re not making that choice, the past three months spent deliberating the options has been one of our favourite pastimes.
Up until this point, seemingly the most revealing clue so far came via Israel-based bridal designer Inbal Dror, who confirmed to PEOPLE that – at the request of Kensington Palace (fancy!) – they have sent a sketch for Meghan to consider.
Unlike Kate Middleton’s classic Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen bridal masterpiece, Dror’s signature aesthetic is far fussier. A sexier silhouette, her dresses are often adorned with intricate embellishment while layered frills and sheer inserts are her staple.
According to reports, Meghan is indeed one step closer to making a decision and had already had a dress fitting at Kensington Palace.
A royal insider told E! News: “This was Meghan’s first fitting with the designer and a chance for her and Jessica Mulroney to look through a number of different designs. During the appointment, Meghan was able to narrow down what she liked and disliked. Some of their favourite design elements include embroidery and sleeves.”
The fitting was seemingly confirmed by Royal reporter Omid Scobie who recently tweeted:
He also noted that the bride-to-be “went through a number of options with the designer” and Meghan was “incredibly excited” to see things start coming together.”
Scobie also revealed to Good Morning America that “Meghan expressed the desire to wear something simple and classy and very elegant. They’ve tried on a number of different designs and are currently whittling it down to pick the best design for the day.”
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Meghan has also previously revealed to GLAMOUR UK in an interview that she’s a big fan of Lanvin designs, saying: “I’ve worn three Lanvin dresses and they’ve all been a dream. They’re so well made, with the most beautiful craftsmanship. I don’t tend to go with things that are ornate – just beautifully made pieces and some classic jewellery. Let the work speak for itself. I love that.”