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Old 02-16-2018, 04:13 PM
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Hmmm not sold on either one. I don't care for the top of either...or the bow on the back of the one ...but I like the skirts.


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Old 02-19-2018, 07:31 PM
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Hello All

I'm fairly new here but just wanted to add some suggestions to the beautiful dresses proposed.

Dress 1 (bateau neckline & A-Line skirt) - https://www.magbridal.com/p-marvelou...ess-69126.html
I think this is simple but would look amazing with a dramatic veil and the right tiara.

Dress 2 (bateau neck & ballgown skirt) - My personal favorite https://www.instagram.com/p/BdAzUPbnJ0H/
This gown is so perfect and I see it has been mentioned previously. Just wanted to put in another vote for this design with maybe a bejewelled veil.

Dress 3 (Krikor Jabotian - This is what I think of when I think of a royal princess's wedding gown) https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e7/14/8e/e...0c0cdfcd2f.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/5f/dc/48/5...0e21935de7.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e9/bd/5d/e...977470a033.jpg

Dress 4 (Elie Saab - this type of dress is a wildcard based on the minimalism that MM prefers but she has stated her love for the designer and did say she liked whimsical wedding dresses, so who knows) https://www.instagram.com/p/BTHeyiIljpf/
http://e.glbimg.com/og/ed/f/original...rno-2018_5.jpg

Some other beautiful dresses:
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c2/4c/1a/c...e27402dacd.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/1c/ba/1d/1...60f23d08b4.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/376895062550910016/
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/b0/b3/c7/b...08b67419fd.jpg
https://n.nordstrommedia.com/ImageGa...600&quality=70
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/11...g?v=1514877358
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/b1/47/84/b...48783784a0.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/07/8f/aa/0...e4f9d72d57.jpg

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Elements that I think would work perfectly -

Bold embellishments strategically used like this - https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cf/2b...5566cf567c.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/25/6f/13/2...c9b1609385.jpg

A structured neckline, skirt and train:
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/17/23/b3/1...bc784d5e84.jpg
Nothing as elaborate as this but the effect is beautiful and can be scaled down for a train -
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/5a...1f59e2628b.jpg

Contrasting embellishment/ unusual colour - These two go hand in hand and it would be so great to see a different colour in a Royal wedding dress for once. A pale blush or the slightest, iciest blue with metallic beading for instance. If done tastefully and in a light-handed way, this could be so stunning. Think Stephanie of Lannoy and her silver dress.
Examples: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/26/16/10/2...6090aa4bc1.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0b/a6/17/0...4b25c2797e.jpg

And finally, a dramatic veil if the dress is on the simpler side -
https://www.blossomveils.com/wp-cont...01714159-2.jpg
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:31 AM
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Hello and welcome. You certainly have a well thought out selection there. I laughed when I saw the Batteau Neck gorgeous gown that seems to be a something that we all come back to.

It's sort of like we OD on sugar and need a fresh, crisp bite. So much lace and embellishments, embroideries, you name it we've looked at it. And then we come back to that utterly gorgeous gown.

I will be interested to see how close any of us get to what Meghan actually wears.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:38 AM
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While the dresses are beautiful they seem too far on the 'Disney fairy tale princess' spectrum.

Meghan has said she likes more modern. I don't see her wearing gowns that are drowning in embelishments like many of those.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:48 AM
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Wow, that’s quite a variety! I really like the first gown for Eugenie (think she would look nice in that). You should put that on her thread too IMO. Thanks for posting. Look forward to more and a big welcome.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:51 AM
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Wow Elie Saab s wedding gowns are stunning to say the least and so are Ralph and Russo s .

I hope Meghan goes all out for her wedding gown . I mean this is History in the making ! No need to scale down for this occasion !!!

But looking at her choices so far at public engagements Im afraid to put up my hopes a lit !
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:40 AM
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Elie Saab's stuff is so samey though, every dress is just a very slightly different version of the one before it. If you've seen one Elie Saab dress then you've more or less seen them all - very nice but not amazing.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:45 AM
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Several of the dresses have been posted here already....most of us feel anything super fitted is out due to the stair and curtesy element.

I don't see her wearing anything super busy, lots of lacy elements, feathers etc. If she sticks with her usual style of clothing it's most likely going to be simple/elegant along the lines of the second dress with the button sleeves which has been posted before here...and reminds me of the Pronovias gown we have seen here too. It is gorgeous.



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Old 02-20-2018, 06:48 AM
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Thank you for the warm welcome everyone. I hope that I can add something positive to the discussion

@Marg! I am also excited to see how close we are to getting it right. At this point, we've suggested such a wide variety of options that somewhere along the line, at least one of the dresses will be close to the chosen gown. We'll pat ourselves on the back then

@Countessmeout - You're so right. I also don't see Meghan in an overly frilly, princessy dress but then I recall that comment about liking whimsical wedding dresses and look at the gown she chose for her engagement shoot and I'm a bit thrown off. Maybe she'll decide to go against her usual aesthetic as this is a once-in-a-lifetime event. But like you, I also see something on the simpler side should she stick to her usual taste.

@Miss Jersey - I didn't notice it before but Dress 1's silhouette would be flattering to Eugenie indeed. It would definitely flatter her hourglass shape.

@Rhea6 - That's what I'm hoping too Rhea, re: MM going all-out for this unique event. Her engagement gown has shown us that she can surprise us but her recent fashion choices have been a little underwhelming.

@PetticoatLane - That's a good point. All floaty light material, ballgown silhouette and raised floral-type embellishments. But they're still so pretty I find.

I've put together some simpler, structured gowns with minimal adornment that may be more MM's usual style.

This with maybe a few more pearls (slightly reminiscent of Diana's Elvis white outfit) - https://www.bestbridalprices.com/ima...e/Marialis.jpg

http://fashionbazinga.com/wp-content...kn-505x600.jpg

https://www.praisewedding.com/wp-con...osa-Clara1.jpg

Kinda meh about this one but it's okay I suppose - https://www.praisewedding.com/wp-con...ARCELONA_1.jpg

http://www.watchfreak.org/wp-content...l-na2psr56.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/6a/ce/1f/6...c1754b7fb4.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/2c/c5/8e/2...e873ac3cc4.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/06/b7/d3/0...e536ef4a7c.jpg

https://www.praisewedding.com/wp-con...aymi-Bride.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d5/78/0a/d...13edf3f1cb.jpg

I've taken a disproportionate liking to this gown and I'm not sure why - https://www.praisewedding.com/wp-con...o.co_.kr3_.jpg

How lovely is this for the evening dinner - https://www.praisewedding.com/wp-con...sa-Clara-2.jpg

P.S. As a change of pace and because I have this creeping suspicion that the girl may just shock us all, take a look at this completely over-the-top Ralph & Russo wedding gown.
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/bf/eb/a3/b...054c81bde6.jpg
This would certainly have presence walking down St. George's aisle - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/61/2e/fe/6...c20f89c161.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/357262182917915357/
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/db/ff/a9/d...9c3963155d.jpg

P.P.S - The colour and style of these bridesmaid dresses are a classy option, IMO (maybe with a higher back) https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d2/e2/b6/d...e2a42a01be.jpg
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:34 AM
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It pays to be sceptical of bookmakers in what is a small market, wagers on royal events, but bookie Paddy Power says it has suspended betting on Meghan’s wedding dress designer after a flurry of bets on McQueen.

Via Richard Palmer Twitter
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:40 AM
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Not really surprised by McQueen.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:42 AM
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Well McQueen *should* be able to do a fabulous dress IF they are the designer.



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Old 02-20-2018, 09:03 AM
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I still think people are betting on McQueen because 'well Kate did, so Meghan....' I find it highly unlikely for that very reason. There is already too much comparison between the two. The last thing Meghan needs or will want is a permanent 'who did it better'.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:20 AM
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I am of the group kind of hoping this is not the designer as well. Though she will pick whatever she wants.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:01 AM
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Well it really doesn't matter if it's McQueen or Erdem or Packham...both women are going to wear those labels from here on out and others as well. There will always be crossover and comparison.

If she is a big fan of McQueen then I say she should use them regardless if they made Kate's dress. No matter who she uses someone is going to say and this designer made X wedding dress too.


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Old 02-20-2018, 10:32 AM
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If she is a big fan of McQueen then I say she should use them regardless if they made Kate's dress. No matter who she uses someone is going to say and this designer made X wedding dress too.


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I agree!
She should choose the designer she likes best, and not worry about whether that designer has dressed someone else.

The dresses are bound to be compared no matter what.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:35 AM
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I am not rooting for McQueen per se, but I can believe that Meghan can choose McQueen and her actual wedding dress will look very different from Kate's.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:36 PM
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Any designer worth their salt can design what she wants without fear of the 'copy' thing..of course dresses always get compared to something in a similar style.



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Old 02-20-2018, 08:06 PM
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I am not rooting for McQueen per se, but I can believe that Meghan can choose McQueen and her actual wedding dress will look very different from Kate's
Not suggesting her dress would look even close to Kate's.

Just saying we all know there is going to be the 'who did it better', 'whose dress was the best in the century'........ We will never escape that. But there are certainly ways of reducing that. Choosing a different designer for one. We already see the 'Meghan copying Kate's style' when they both wore the same designer to an evening event on the same night. The wedding will go up ten fold.

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Well it really doesn't matter if it's McQueen or Erdem or Packham...both women are going to wear those labels from here on out and others as well. There will always be crossover and comparison.
There is a big difference between her wedding dress...and any other gown.

An evening gown is an evening gown. Unless it is horrific or shocking, it wont really be remembered. They are going to wear more then a dozen a year.

Her wedding gown is another matter. It will be remembered and talked about for years to come. Go on display likely, like other royal wedding dresses. Kate wearing a Jenny Packham dress to a gallery is not on the level of Meghan's wedding gown.

Besides those aren't the only three designers out there.
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I was unaware I had to give an entire list of British designers to make the point I was trying to make....



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