In 2011 Kate Middleton’s wedding gown caught the eye of brides worldwide. Today brides still take inspiration from the long-sleeved lace gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen that the Duchess of Cambridge wore when she walked down the aisle. The unembellished, minimalist, elegant custom Givenchy gown by Claire Waight Keller that Meghan wore on May 19th is now spiking a new trend for brides with a simple and clean look in mind for their big day.
Though Kate’s romantic lace look is not going out of style anytime soon, the gown may be taking a back seat to Meghan’s chic style that is currently inspiring many brides.
If you’re looking to steal Meghan’s chic bridal style, you can. You can shop online for the custom Givenchy look minus the hefty price tag. You can shop Roland Mouret, a friend of the Duchess of Sussex, “Ella” wedding gown that embodies the same chic bridal style that Meghan’s gown has for $5,000. According to Net-A-Porter, The wool-crepe gown is a paneled piece that features gathered sides and is fully lined in silk. Roland Mouret “Ella” wedding gown, $4,175, net-a-porter.com
The stunning and sophisticated custom bridal gown designed by Stella McCartney that Meghan wore to her reception has also inspired many brides when searching for their gown. For under $2,000 one Galvan gown can replicate this sophisticated bridal look for anyone’s wedding day.
According to Net-A-Porter, the British eveningwear line Galvan created a silk-satin halter neck gown that was inspired by old Hollywood glamour. The piece is cut on the bias from liquid satin so it gently hugs your curves. The wrap around halter neck ties elegantly drapes at the back. It falls to a gently flared hem that’s perfect for dancing.
Galvan silk-satin halter neck gown, $1,995, net-a-porter.com
At one moment it was rumored that Roland Mouret was working on a custom look for Markle’s wedding. Now it appears that he could have been referring to a dress Markle wore for her arrival to her hotel the day before the wedding. The stunning navy wool Barwick dress is from Roland Mouret’s resort collection 2018. The bride is close friends with the British eveningwear designer and wore the Barwick dress when she arrived at the Cliveden House Hotel accompanied by her mother Doria Ragland on May 17th. Roland Mouret Barwick dress, $2,165, farfetch.com
According to a 2018 Elle magazine report, Mouret implied that he may be working with Markle on a design in a recent interview with Women’s Wear Daily. “Meghan knows really well what she likes and the main thing with Meghan is to listen to her and work in collaboration with her,” said Mouret. “I’ve already said too much.”
Stella McCartney designed looks for celebrity guests that attended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding. She designed looks for both Oprah Winfrey and Amal Clooney. Later on, she put her focus towards Markle for the Frogmore House wedding reception that evening.
Markle stepped out of her custom Givenchy gown that hung perfectly on her body at the wedding ceremony. That evening she opted for a sophisticated halter neck style designed by Stella McCartney. Harry and Meghan share a passion for conservation and the environment. That is why Stella McCartney was the perfect designer for Markle’s reception gown. Designer Stella McCartney is best known for her eco-conscious production practices.
According to a 2016 Vogue Report, McCartney is justifiably proud that 53 percent of her Spring Collection is sustainably and ethically sourced, and that she has a team that audits the Environmental Profit and Loss of every move her company makes.