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Old 05-06-2018, 03:16 PM
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The french expression for "Oh the Horror!" (can't spell it) just popped into my mind at the thought that Meghan would wear anything like Sophie's dress - which was simply ghastly.

Do we need to go and burn sage in St. George's Chapel to ward off the fashion-challenged spirits of Sophie's dress?

Please God no. Please don't let Meghan wear anything like that!

Noooooo!

I was looking at Lady Sarah's dress - that was very pretty.

With what I've seen of Meghan's red carpet and formal event styling - I just don't think we'll see anything shapeless like Sophie's dress on her. She just doesn't do that - it would be so out of character.

And I agree - Camilla did the coat style wedding gown the best. That was lovely on her. She really has navigated a very tricky space this past decade remarkably well in terms of fashion and duty.

Quelle Horreur !

I cannot imagine a coat dress evoking the feelings of spring (as they stated when it came to their cake/flowers) so I think you can stop buying sage by the pound!


I would be happy, if she does go the blingy sheath style to see her wear something like Claire (Luxembourg) did.

She doesn't seem the blingy sort but again I didn't think she would wear the style of dress she did for her engagement shoot.

She could really surprise us. I am hoping for sleek/elegant though...not a over done dress.


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Old 05-06-2018, 03:30 PM
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I was musing yesterday and came across this...if she is going for soft/romantic I wonder if she would do something like these: (ignore the bodice..looking at skirts)

https://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-6ef9f...034984.JPG?c=2

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1


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Old 05-06-2018, 04:16 PM
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I was musing yesterday and came across this...if she is going for soft/romantic I wonder if she would do something like these: (ignore the bodice..looking at skirts)

https://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-6ef9f...034984.JPG?c=2

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1


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Love the first one - she could do a (more modest) version of that.... the appliqué detail is exactly what I was thinking she could do... maybe not exactly in that style - maybe something similar with sleeves?

Or with a bateau neckline?

But yes - that's similar to what I was thinking. We could see something like that for the ceremony - but in probably a more regal gown silhouette?

I can't see the facebook gown though... link appears broken?
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:35 PM
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The french expression for "Oh the Horror!" (can't spell it) just popped into my mind at the thought that Meghan would wear anything like Sophie's dress - which was simply ghastly.

Do we need to go and burn sage in St. George's Chapel to ward off the fashion-challenged spirits of Sophie's dress?

Please God no. Please don't let Meghan wear anything like that!

Noooooo!

I was looking at Lady Sarah's dress - that was very pretty.

With what I've seen of Meghan's red carpet and formal event styling - I just don't think we'll see anything shapeless like Sophie's dress on her. She just doesn't do that - it would be so out of character.

And I agree - Camilla did the coat style wedding gown the best. That was lovely on her. She really has navigated a very tricky space this past decade remarkably well in terms of fashion and duty.
I'd be up for that if it would prevent another Sophie coat+dress disaster. Should we get a group together?

And even though Priyanka Chopra didn't really give anything away in terms of details, she needs to stop talking. Discretion is such a big deal for the BRF, for good reason, saying anything at all about the wedding dress is edging on indiscreet, IMO.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:38 PM
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I was musing yesterday and came across this...if she is going for soft/romantic I wonder if she would do something like these: (ignore the bodice..looking at skirts)

https://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-6ef9f...034984.JPG?c=2

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1


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I like the skirt on the first one, but for some reason I'm going to be surprised if we see anything that flouffy. Who is the designer, or did I just miss that?

I wasn't able to open the Facebook link, either.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:59 PM
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:43 PM
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I LOVED Claire's and Stephanie's of Lux. dresses. They are in my top 3 wedding dresses. I would be very happy indeed to see something similar on Meghan although I did not like Stephanie's tiara.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:39 PM
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I LOVED Claire's and Stephanie's of Lux. dresses. They are in my top 3 wedding dresses. I would be very happy indeed to see something similar on Meghan although I did not like Stephanie's tiara.
Ohhh I thought it was pretty... very dainty... but I didn't think it did much for her or the grandeur of the gown she wore - and it looked lonely on top of her head.

As for Meghan wearing something "Elie Saab-ish"... I don't know. The Ralph & Russo gown was sort of in that vein, but I tend to think if she wears a gown like that or one in the Elie Saab or Zuhair Murad style of gowns, it will be for the reception (I'm praying we get a glimpse of it like we got a glimpse of Kate's dress).

I could see a very toned down Elie Saab style gown - something with incredible shape and some kind of dramatic element - but if there are frou frou elements, they will be tasteful and restrained?

I hope?

I'm sure Meghan is going to look radiant.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:19 PM
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Love the first one - she could do a (more modest) version of that.... the appliqué detail is exactly what I was thinking she could do... maybe not exactly in that style - maybe something similar with sleeves?

Or with a bateau neckline?

But yes - that's similar to what I was thinking. We could see something like that for the ceremony - but in probably a more regal gown silhouette?

I can't see the facebook gown though... link appears broken?



Yes the skirt was what caught my eye....the whole bodice would need re-doing.


I'll try to post the second dress
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:27 PM
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This should be fun- entries are due by 11 May. I’ll watch for the results.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:28 PM
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Fashion Maven this is the one from the broken link...again ignore the bodice.

https://www.jlmcouture.com/lazaro/br...018/style-3804


I would be surprised if she did poofy too...but wondering about the romantic, soft and springy/summery aspect.




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Old 05-06-2018, 07:38 PM
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I don't expect ball gown poof, but I expect modified A-line poof.

I'm definitely up for burning some sage at St. George's.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:53 PM
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Did we burn sage in 2011 to make sure Kate didn't wear a Diana dress

Sophie's dress may not have been everyone's taste but it very much was a late 90's wedding dress. Just as Diana's was a 80's cupcake dress. Meghan is not going to wear a style that is almost 20 years old, any more then Diana's style.

Meghan has shown again and again she loves clean, modern, linear looks. There is a way to do this in a wedding dress and still be grand.

I really hope she doesn't go with a 'romantic spring flowly gown' because she thinks it is what is needed. But actually sticks to her own style. Just because you are marrying a prince doesn't mean you have to take fashion advice from a Disney princess.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:28 PM
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I'd be willing to do some praying that Meghan doesn't wear anything as ghastly as Sophie's dress. I love the assumption that Meghan won't wear a style that is so old when Kate's dress was reminiscent of Grace Kelly from 50+years before.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:40 PM
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I'd be willing to do some praying that Meghan doesn't wear anything as ghastly as Sophie's dress. I love the assumption that Meghan won't wear a style that is so old when Kate's dress was reminiscent of Grace Kelly from 50+years before.
Sorry Kate's dress had as much in common with Grace, as every dress which has a lace overlay does.

But there is a difference between retro/vintage and Old. Wearing a dress with a style from the 80's/90's is not vintage. Its just old fashioned, and in many cases, just ugly.

Now picking a style that reimagines the styles from the 50's or the 30's, is highly popular. The 'great fashion eras'. Picking up from Downton abbey and Great Gatsby or even the pin up feel of the 50s.

So no, I don't think she will go 'old fashioned' like the 90s. But a vintage feel would be fantastic. More likely for evening look, as she could rock a classic Hollywood look, like we have seen in some beautiful photos she did.
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:05 PM
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Here are wedding dresses with longs sleeves and trains.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:32 PM
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So I stumbled across this article from Town & Country Magazine that mentions a source saying that there has been "talk of some lace and sleeves" for Meghan's dress...

I'm surprised that there could be lace - though who's to say this source is legit?

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/so...wedding-dress/

The original quote came from a Vanity Fair article apparently: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/201...social_twitter
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:34 PM
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Fashion Maven this is the one from the broken link...again ignore the bodice.

https://www.jlmcouture.com/lazaro/br...018/style-3804


I would be surprised if she did poofy too...but wondering about the romantic, soft and springy/summery aspect.




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I could see this more for the reception?

I love Lazaro gowns, btw. The new collection is magical.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:38 PM
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There is nothing 1990s about Sophie's dress imo, you don't look at it and see late 90s influence. Plus having a wedding dress inspired by ugly fashion trends doesn't mean the dress itself has to be ugly. Sarah Ferguson had horrible 80s sleeves but the majority of dress transcends time. On the other hand Sophie's dress looks just like a bad potato sack, hopefully Meghan doesn't go that route. If she is influenced by anyone hopefully it is Kate, Stephanie, Victoria, or Grace. Too be honest I fear she will be disappointing like Madeleine and Sofia of Sweden.
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:10 PM
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The wedding dresses of the late 90's, early 2000's were very streamlined, aline/sheath those types becoming very popular. Simple dresses, very little detail, very little puff to them. Coat dresses were popular, including among royal brides of that time (think also Mathilde, Maxima). While Sophie's dress did have a 'medieval' feel to it, it did encompass the popular style of the time.

Sorry there is nothing 'timeless' about Sarah's dress. While I think it far more beautiful then Diana's in many ways, it screams 1980s.

I hope to all heaven she is not inspired by Kate. The last thing we need is another gown that looks like any other bride could have. If they could spend a fortune on a dress, I want something memorable. Funny enough, Kate has a lot more in common with Madeleine and Sophie then she does Victoria or Stephanie.

Again the point being- she isn't going to wear a dress that follows fashion trends from 19 years ago. Any more then 1980's cupcake style.
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