MEGHAN Markle’s Givenchy wedding gown “should have fit better”, according to royal commentators.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wed in a gorgeous Spring ceremony in May 2018. The Duchess of Sussex chose fashion house Givenchy to design her pure white wedding gown, which she wore with Queen Mary’s filigree tiara and a cathedral-length veil. Podcast “Royally Obsessed” hears from writers Lisa Ryan and Kaitlin Menza, who share their divided opinions over the Duchess’ choice of wedding dress.
The hosts heard from a listener who wrote in to discuss the Duchess of Sussex’s bridal gown.
The email, from listener Anna, said: “In an early episode you discussed Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and how she had not seen it more than once before her wedding day.
“That was regarding her veil, not her dress.
“I point this out as I did not care for her dress at all, the biggest reason being the poor fit, and this something that should have been corrected given that she did have a number of fittings.
“The veil however was stunning and a sweet surprise for her.”
The 16-foot veil was also designed by Givenchy director Clare Waight Keller, and featured embroidered flowers from all of the countries in the British Commonwealth.
It was the Duchess’ idea to incorporate the Commonwealth flowers as a surprise for Prince Harry, but she did not actually see the finished piece herself until the day of their wedding.
Ms Menza commented: “The tough one about this is, if she had seen the dress multiple times and had multiple fittings, it should have fit better.
Ms Ryan exclaimed: “Am I the only one in the world who’s like, it’s beautiful!”
However, Ms Menza said: “It is beautiful, I love the concept, but it didn’t fit.”
In May 2018, designer Emilia Wickstead faced a backlash after she also criticised Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.
She reportedly said “If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose.”
However royal fans quickly defended the wedding gown on Twitter, calling the pared-back, simple look “stunning”.
Harper’s Bazaar writer Mahalia Chang wrote that the fabric chosen by Meghan and her designer was “extremely thick” and that the cut was to “let the bride move and breathe in the dress more comfortably.”
Ms Wickstead later commented: “Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day and I have the utmost admiration and respect for her.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK