Buckingham Palace OUT OF THE WAY, Official Information of an engagement
They may have only been publicly dating for a year, but since making their first official appearance together at last month’s Invictus Games speculation surrounding an imminent engagement between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has been rife.
There was the unashamed hand-holding, the ‘H’ ring and the intriguingly-titled ‘husband shirt’ Markle wore for said first meeting. But now, with an apparent afternoon tea introduction with the Queen at Buckingham Palace out of the way, official confirmation of an engagement feels inevitable.
And with such an air of assurance surrounding what is currently only a supposed occurrence, we’re all obsessing over what Markle’s wedding dress might look like.
But while she is a loyal fan of British designers Victoria Beckham and Burberry, it is unlikely that Markle will plump for either brand as their strengths lie in ready-to-wear.
Meghan Markle – style file
With Markle no doubt looking to established wedding dress designers Jenny Packham and Elie Saab alongside her personal favourites Erdem and Berardi for inspiration, we round up the dresses we’d most like to see the actress wear for the most-talked-about royal wedding of the year.
1. A Simple slip by Antonio Berardi
Since being photographed wearing a navy blue dress from Berardi’s 2017 resort collection at the Polo in May, the fashion world have been wondering whether Markle could opt for the ready-to-wear designer for her big day. This elegant slip from the brand’s SS17 line with rough hems and tie-shoulders may not be as traditional as is typical of a royal wedding, but it gets our vote.
2. Fancy frills by Erdem
Another of her favourite designers, Erdem is a popular choice in the wardrobes of our British royals. A regular choice of the Duchess of Cambridge’s, the designer’s ability to balance antiquity with modernity in his lace and frills could prove the perfect balance for a contemporary couple’s royal wedding.
3. Timeless elegance by Jenny Packham
Another favourite of Kate Middleton’s, Jenny Packham would be a safe choice for Markle. Timeless in its elegance with ornate detailing and feminine shape, this dress with capped sleeves and pearl-encrusted sheer neckline would prove a simple but effective option.
4. Modern but modest by Lela Rose
If she’s feeling the pressure of such a high-profile wedding, it would be wise to opt for something a little more modest. The lack of sheer fabric or lace on this Lela Rose number renders it perfectly Granny-in-law-is-the-Queen appropriate, while it’s loose capped sleeves and centre-bodice fastening provide a more contemporary feel.
5. Statement shoulders by Marchesa
Despite the contention surrounding Georgina Chapman’s brand – her now ex-husband is Harvey Weinstein – it is her wedding dresses that have garnered Marchesa’s cult following. This fishtail dress with Bardot sleeves and exaggerated bows would add a welcome surprise to the otherwise presumably rigid and predictable details of the day.
6. Floral embroidery by Elie Saab
Markle’s love for a simple aesthetic will likely see her plump for a more basic fabric, but by keeping the shape modest and the sleeves full-length she may feel excited by the prospect of a little embroidery.
7. Frothy frou-frou by Oscar de la Renta
While this heavily-layered tulle dress is no doubt too fussy for Markle, we’d like to throw it out there as an option as it’s too delicious to ignore. Meghan, if you’re listening, it’s never too much.
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