The Royal Wedding was one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, attracting approximately 2 billion viewers worldwide. And though many were on the edge of their seats awaiting the union of Harry and Meghan, predictions of what Meghan’s wedding dress would look like were dominating most people’s thoughts.
Having successfully kept the design and designer secret until the big day, Meghan finally revealed her classically styled Givenchy gown designed by Clare Waight Keller. Though Meghan’s dress was met with divided opinions, it was very fitting in its timeless style for a duchess-to-be.
Though the gown at first glance looked to be simple in its design, the 5-metre-long veil included embroidered flowers from each of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, signifying Meghan’s embracing of her new royal role as she leaves her Hollywood career behind. The veil was attached to Queen Mary’s diamond tiara made in 1932, with the centrepiece of the tiara dating back to 1893.
Though Meghan will no longer have a Hollywood career herself, the wedding was a true royal and Hollywood crossover, as guests from the British aristocracy were matched in their numbers by actors, athletes and musicians alike. Amongst the crowd, Meghan’s co-stars from the hit show Suitswere spotted, including Patrick J. Adams, who portrayed her fictional love interest.
The array of famous guests instantly sparked debates over who was the best (and worst) dressed, with names such as Amal Clooney, David Beckham, Kitty Spencer and Sarah Rafferty being touted as the more successful of the bunch. Ultimately however, all eyes were on Harry and Meghan, as they shared their day with the billions of viewers.
As is customary, both Harry and Meghan changed into secondary outfits for their private evening reception, with Meghan opting for a dress designed by Stella McCartney.
As was to be expected, Meghan’s wedding outfits were held in comparison with royal bridal looks of the past, specifically Kate Middleton’s. Though royal weddings are historic events in their own rights, the fashion incorporated into these days cannot be overlooked as an integral element.
The outfits worn become historic in themselves, and we can certainly expect Meghan’s gown to be showcased soon for public viewing, just as Kate’s was.
As Meghan settles into her role as the Duchess of Sussex, her style will find itself evolving to fit the boundaries placed on the Royals, and if her recent looks are anything to go by, she will certainly secure herself the position of a royal fashion icon.