Ever since the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced a little over a week ago, the Internet has been ablaze with 24/7 coverage of their upcoming May 2018 nuptials. The countdown has officially begun and the royal wedding is already a major highlight of 2018, but the biggest question of all probably won’t be answered until the big day: what dress will the newest member of the royal family wear down the aisle?
Since the couple’s engagement and first royal outing, Meghan Markle is already making headlines as a style influencer (case in point: the Strathberry handbag she carried on her first official royal outing sold out in 11 minutes!). Her influence on the fashion community is only going to grow and it’s safe to say her wedding day look will set trends throughout the industry. In fact, some of the biggest names in bridal already started dreaming up designs that are fit for a princess, taking to their sketchbooks to bring their looks to life. They envisioned Markle wearing everything from a beautifully embellished ballgown to a slimming long-sleeved, fit and flare frock and everything in between.
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It’s clear Markle has been thinking about her dream dress long before her romantic proposal to the well-known British royal. In fact, in a recent interview with Glamour she even hinted at her own wedding dress inspiration, all while dishing on the dress her Suits character, Rachel Zane, wore on the show.
“Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist. I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs.”
She also made a point in the interview to state that Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s wedding dress is “everything goals,” a nod to the simple and elegant aesthetic Markle gravitates toward.
Just like Kate Middleton, we know whatever Markle wears down the aisle will spark major bridal trends. So, how many more days until the royal wedding?