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soapstar 11-26-2017 06:33 PM

Meghan Markle: Wedding Dress Suggestions and Musings
 
Welcome to Meghan's Wedding Dress Suggestions and Musings Thread


Please use this thread to discuss Meghan's dress. If you wish to discuss the tiara and jewels you think she may wear, please take it to the 'Wedding Tiara/Jewelry Suggestions and Musings' thread.

cdm 11-27-2017 06:40 AM

I think she would look great in something like Charlotte Wellesley wore for her wedding.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...4471597893.jpg

It looked quite grand. I love the creamy colour of the dress and the green shoes whose colour was reflected in the bouquet and also in the dresses of the flowergirls I think.

Pranter 11-27-2017 06:43 AM

She can probably pull off almost any style. However I think she will go for sleek/elegant overall.

Since it appears it will be a Church wedding (based on the Archbishop of Cant. comments) it will also have to fit within those parameters too.


LaRae

https://www.bridalguide.com/dresses/...sleeves#156844

https://www.bridalguide.com/dresses/...sleeves#156880

Curryong 11-27-2017 07:05 AM

I think ivory or cream would look equally well on Meghan or even a pale coral. This is going to be so exciting!

Chloep 11-27-2017 07:12 AM

Delighted by this news! I reckon she won't be going down the lace route. (Thank God, for that!:) I see her in an off-shoulder satin gown. Along the lines of Charlene and Victoria - maybe with a little bit more body.
Very elegant, clean & classic.

https://d2ktfdr1kgdrl7.cloudfront.net...ui-250x500.jpg
(without the horrid veil)


Or maybe infused with some more modern elements:
https://www.elegantweddinginvites.co...16-paolina.jpg
(I love Amelia Sposa..)

Bine221 11-27-2017 07:21 AM

Definately a British Designer - and no Sarah Burton!
BYe Bine

Pranter 11-27-2017 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2041326)
I think ivory or cream would look equally well on Meghan or even a pale coral. This is going to be so exciting!

Yes would look great in cream or even a blush tint. I'm not a big fan of ivory..just depends on the tone.



LaRae

W.Y.CII 11-27-2017 07:30 AM

I hope she breaks the lace trend. Simple but well structured gown without lace.

lady of hay 11-27-2017 07:38 AM

Sleek , elegant , in blush pink. No lace please.

Pranter 11-27-2017 07:48 AM

She doesn't seem like a lace person (in her previous clothing)...so I will be surprised if she does lace..ALTHOUGH with the caveat if a woman is going to ever wear lace it will be on her wedding dress.

Remember all those Royal Needleworkers are just waiting for something to make!


LaRae

Zaira 11-27-2017 07:54 AM

RALF AND RUSSO!! Please, Meghan, go with Ralph and Russo. Beautiful gowns that are unique, but grand. Perfect for Meghan!

Pranter 11-27-2017 08:03 AM

Their dresses seem very busy.


LaRae

lady of hay 11-27-2017 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2041374)
She doesn't seem like a lace person (in her previous clothing)...so I will be surprised if she does lace..ALTHOUGH with the caveat if a woman is going to ever wear lace it will be on her wedding dress.

Remember all those Royal Needleworkers are just waiting for something to make!


LaRae

The Royal School of Needlework are always busy !!!!

Pranter 11-27-2017 08:27 AM

I know...I was being facetious. If nothing else they can do the detail on her veil.


LaRae

maryshawn 11-27-2017 09:02 AM

GMA reporting Meghan Markle once said her "ideal wedding dress" was the one worn by Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

Pranter 11-27-2017 09:23 AM

IF true (and I don't know about that)...you won't see that dress at the Abbey or St Georges.


LaRae

HRHHermione 11-27-2017 09:25 AM

I want something along the lines of Crown Princess Victoria's dress for Meghan- I think she would look fantastic in those very simple, classic lines. Her style seems to be simple and tailored.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zaira (Post 2041377)
RALF AND RUSSO!! Please, Meghan, go with Ralph and Russo. Beautiful gowns that are unique, but grand. Perfect for Meghan!


I think you're right- that would be perfect

Pranter 11-27-2017 09:28 AM

I like Victoria's dress. The upper part might not work but the rest is lovely.




LaRae

maryshawn 11-27-2017 09:35 AM

No, you won't. The takeaway for me was she likes simple, sleek, figure conscious design and perhaps she also favors a simple silk fabric w/o much embellishment like lace...Idk. Just reporting what Lara Spencer quoted from an interview MM gave a few years ago.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2041509)
IF true (and I don't know about that)...you won't see that dress at the Abbey or St Georges.


LaRae


wyevale 11-27-2017 09:37 AM

IF the Wedding is at Westminster Abbey there is a risk that a sleek, column dress might be'lost', given the Abbey's volume a long train would obviate that problem, but 'proportion' [both of the Bride and the venue] is certainly something the designer/s need to consider...

maryshawn 11-27-2017 09:37 AM

It appears to be a truthful statement. Here's the interview MM gave on favorite wedding dresses.Meghan Markle's Favorite Celebrity Wedding Dress | PEOPLE.com

Yes, CBK's was lovely but it was the 90s and the wedding took place in a small church. Meghan's dress designer will have to take into account, as you say, a column dress would be lost in a larger venue.
Quote:

Originally Posted by wyevale (Post 2041541)
IF the Wedding is at Westminster Abbey there is a risk that a sleek, column dress might be'lost', given the Abbey's volume long train would obviate that problem, but 'proportion' is certainly something the designer/s need to consider...


W.Y.CII 11-27-2017 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HRHHermione (Post 2041511)
I want something along the lines of Crown Princess Victoria's dress for Meghan- I think she would look fantastic in those very simple, classic lines. Her style seems to be simple and tailored.

YES. The first thing comes to my mind for MM is Victoria's gown.

Pranter 11-27-2017 09:46 AM

I think she's going to have a grand dress...however it will lean to simple/elegant in design. I don't expect a sheath, mermaid or trumpet.

Modified A-Line or A-Line is my guess.


LaRae

O-H Anglophile 11-27-2017 09:55 AM

Someone may admire admire a certain style of dress in the abstract, but I have seen that brides sometimes go a different direction than they initially expect when choosing their own wedding gown. Whatever her dress looks like, I look forward to the wedding.

soapstar 11-27-2017 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2041374)
She doesn't seem like a lace person (in her previous clothing)...so I will be surprised if she does lace..ALTHOUGH with the caveat if a woman is going to ever wear lace it will be on her wedding dress.

Remember all those Royal Needleworkers are just waiting for something to make!


LaRae

She's actually worn quite a few lace dresses on the red carpet, so it's very possible she may do a lace wedding dress.

Pranter 11-27-2017 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soapstar (Post 2041585)
She's actually worn quite a few lace dresses on the red carpet, so it's very possible she may do a lace wedding dress.

That's cool..I just haven't seen those!


The quality of lace she will have access too, if she's inclined at all to have lace on a wedding dress this is the time to do it!


LaRae

MichelleQ2 11-27-2017 10:22 AM

i see her style as something like Beatrice Borremeo's Armani gown. Dramatic yet simple and elegant

https://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_i....jl.080315.jpg

Pranter 11-27-2017 10:25 AM

Yes lovely gown.


LARae

lady of hay 11-27-2017 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichelleQ2 (Post 2041591)
i see her style as something like Beatrice Borremeo's Armani gown. Dramatic yet simple and elegant

https://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_i....jl.080315.jpg

Woo Woo love that one. Could work at the Abbey or St Georges :flowers::flowers::flowers:

maryshawn 11-27-2017 12:31 PM

Meghan gave some clues in an interview with "Glamour" on wedding gowns for her "Suits" character Rachel:

"It's not my personal style, because I'm a lot more relaxed than Rachel but I love that I got to play dress up in this gown. For TV we did have to bring the neckline up a touch per the producers request, but the original design has a low ballerina inspired neckline and I happen to love that.

Glamour: What's your perfect wedding dress?

__Meghan: My personal style—wedding or not—is very pared down and relaxed. Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist. I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs.

Mbruno 11-27-2017 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HRHHermione (Post 2041511)
I want something along the lines of Crown Princess Victoria's dress for Meghan- I think she would look fantastic in those very simple, classic lines. Her style seems to be simple and tailored.

I don't see Meghan wearing a dress like Victoria's. I think she will go for a more modern design, with a short trail for example.

wyevale 11-27-2017 12:43 PM

I think we can safely say it won't be 'strapless' [thank Heavens]..

jacqui24 11-27-2017 12:46 PM

It'll be a classic dress with a modern twist.

wyevale 11-27-2017 12:50 PM

Quote:

classic dress with a modern twist.
Which is what 99.9% of Brides aim for surely ?

duchessrachel 11-27-2017 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdm (Post 2041297)
I think she would look great in something like Charlotte Wellesley wore for her wedding.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...4471597893.jpg

It looked quite grand. I love the creamy colour of the dress and the green shoes whose colour was reflected in the bouquet and also in the dresses of the flowergirls I think.

I LOVE the green shoes!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2041301)
She can probably pull off almost any style. However I think she will go for sleek/elegant overall.

Since it appears it will be a Church wedding (based on the Archbishop of Cant. comments) it will also have to fit within those parameters too.


LaRae

https://www.bridalguide.com/dresses/...sleeves#156844

https://www.bridalguide.com/dresses/...sleeves#156880

I LOVE #46 but with a higher neckline.

maryshawn 11-27-2017 12:56 PM

Classic with a modern twist would be MY choice but I've seen plenty of brides wearing dresses that were anything but classic and stylish. It's like they're out to make a lasting statement along the lines of What WAS she wearing?!" :-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by wyevale (Post 2041743)
Which is what 99.9% of Brides aim for surely ?


Empress Merel 11-27-2017 01:00 PM

I too think she will go with clean lines and very little to no amount of lace or applications. Something pleated perhaps, with emphasis on the back rather than the front. Perhaps something like what CP Mette-Marit wore. Clean but with an understated drama.

https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-raigal-61017
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-rafaga-61018
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...-chamira-61002
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...round-neckline

Osipi 11-27-2017 01:03 PM

I agree with the idea that Meghan's dress will be classy, simple yet very elegant. Nothing over the top. I'm also going to predict that when the details are announced about the dress, it will be stated that it is Meghan's own design that has been created for her. Just got that feeling.

FashionMaven 11-27-2017 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zaira (Post 2041377)
RALF AND RUSSO!! Please, Meghan, go with Ralph and Russo. Beautiful gowns that are unique, but grand. Perfect for Meghan!

OMG yes. They would make an incredible gown for her.

Sunnystar 11-27-2017 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichelleQ2 (Post 2041591)
i see her style as something like Beatrice Borremeo's Armani gown. Dramatic yet simple and elegant

https://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_i....jl.080315.jpg

Yes! This seems to suit her style more than a lace or beaded confection of a dress. I see her style as very sleek, modern, and unadorned.

IloveCP 11-27-2017 05:13 PM

I hope we get to see her wear a reception gown like Kate did.


I would love if Sarah Burton designs her gown.

loonytick 11-27-2017 05:15 PM

Has her designer friend Misha Nonoo done any gowns?

Pranter 11-27-2017 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loonytick (Post 2042045)
Has her designer friend Misha Nonoo done any gowns?

Yes she has.


LaRae

Now to see if she pics an American, Canadian or English designer.


LaRae

wyevale 11-27-2017 05:24 PM

I had a look at the Ralph & Russo Bridal gowns, and they seem to me almost wilfully bizarre.. far more about 'the dress' than about the Woman wearing it..
Meghan seems a far more assured 'dresser' than a Woman who'd go for that...

Pranter 11-27-2017 05:30 PM

I can't see her wearing a R&R dress. It doesn't even seem to suit her style. I don't think it's the look she will go for at a royal wedding either.


LaRae

FashionMaven 11-27-2017 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wyevale (Post 2042062)
I had a look at the Ralph & Russo Bridal gowns, and they seem to me almost wilfully bizarre.. far more about 'the dress' than about the Woman wearing it..
Meghan seems a far more assured 'dresser' than a Woman who'd go for that...

Look at their 2016 Spring Haute Couture line. Several of the gowns are absolutely stunning and perfect for a royal wedding.

https://www.thefashionspot.com/runway...nway/#/slide/1

Pranter 11-27-2017 05:33 PM

I looked earlier...perhaps you can point out what ones you think would work FM?


LaRae

loonytick 11-27-2017 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FashionMaven (Post 2042071)
Look at their 2016 Spring Haute Couture line. Several of the gowns are absolutely stunning and perfect for a royal wedding.

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2016 Runway - theFashionSpot

the most recent collection on the R&R website, though, seems much less...grounded in this world.

In that interview, Meghan said she liked clean, simple lines, but she also named a pair of designers whose websites currently show mostly ethereal, boho sorts of things with layer-upon-layer of fluff and lace. Depending on what they had out when she made that comment, they've either changed their style or she likes a pretty wide range of styles. I'm not really sure what to expect from her.

O-H Anglophile 11-27-2017 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FashionMaven (Post 2042071)
Look at their 2016 Spring Haute Couture line. Several of the gowns are absolutely stunning and perfect for a royal wedding.

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2016 Runway - theFashionSpot

I took a look. I don't see anything that would work as is--but there were a 2-3 that with a few tweaks could work.

Pranter 11-27-2017 05:45 PM

I'm sure she's having a dress designed for her so whoever it is will certainly take into account the restrictions or parameters they need to use for a dress that will work for a BRF wedding.


LaRae

wyevale 11-27-2017 05:45 PM

Quote:

there were a 2-3 that with a few tweaks could work
I agree...

CyrilVladisla 11-27-2017 06:14 PM

Do you believe that Meghan will select an unknown designer like Lady Diana Spencer did?

Pranter 11-27-2017 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duchessrachel (Post 2041757)
I LOVE #46 but with a higher neckline.

I love the bottom ...but even with the higher neckline I am not a fan of the top.


LaRae

Abbigail 11-27-2017 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress Merel (Post 2041763)
I too think she will go with clean lines and very little to no amount of lace or applications. Something pleated perhaps, with emphasis on the back rather than the front. Perhaps something like what CP Mette-Marit wore. Clean but with an understated drama.

https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-raigal-61017
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-rafaga-61018
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...-chamira-61002
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...round-neckline

I love that first gown. Wouldn't mind at all seeing Meghan in something similar.

I don't really have any particular designer or style in mind. I just hope to see her in something really elegant with a bit of flair/grandness.

Princess Larisa 11-27-2017 09:39 PM

A few of my favorite royal wedding dresses, I’d be happy with anything similar modified for Meghan:
https://www2.pictures.stylebistro.com...MYd2g6XX7l.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/dd/4b...aee0bb5955.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e7/e8/4c/e...ng-dresses.jpg
https://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_i....kg.090216.jpg
https://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/W...JMfsFnzDxx.jpg

FashionMaven 11-27-2017 11:33 PM

That last one - Elie Saab - is my all time favorite royal wedding gown.

Zaira 11-28-2017 12:25 AM

Yes tweaks will need to be made. I mean, Kate's dress was McQueen, but the House was known for its dramatic clothing and Kate pared a gown from that.

Meghan has a lot of natural charisma and charm and can pull off a sleek but dramatic gown with tweaks from the likes of R&R who are compared to old school McQueen in many circles.

Some examples of R&R that can work with tweaks. Meghan mentions Elie Saab as a favorite and these gowns have similar details to ES.

--https://ralphandrusso.com/couture/spring-summer-2017/lookbook?look=55
--https://ralphandrusso.com/couture/autumn-winter-2017-2018/lookbook?look=51
--https://ralphandrusso.com/couture/spring-summer-2016/lookbook?look=44
--https://ralphandrusso.com/couture/spring-summer-2016/lookbook?look=46

IloveCP 11-28-2017 12:33 AM

I would love if she wore a gown like Mette Marit, Maxima, Mathilde, Stephanie, or Victoria.

Lady Nimue 11-28-2017 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress Merel (Post 2041763)
I too think she will go with clean lines and very little to no amount of lace or applications. Something pleated perhaps, with emphasis on the back rather than the front. Perhaps something like what CP Mette-Marit wore. Clean but with an understated drama.

https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-raigal-61017
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-rafaga-61018
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...-chamira-61002
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...round-neckline

Those are gorgeous, all of them, though I especially like the first on the list. :flowers:
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-raigal-61017

I agree that Meghan will go simple and classic, a la Charlene of Monaco, or Mette-Marit of Norway.

Countessmeout 11-28-2017 12:50 AM

Quote:

I hope we get to see her wear a reception gown like Kate did.


I would love if Sarah Burton designs her gown.
I seriously hope not. There will be enough comparisons between Kate and Meghan without Meghan wearing the same designer on her wedding day. It will give way to a whole 'who did it better' for way too long to come.

Quote:

I too think she will go with clean lines and very little to no amount of lace or applications. Something pleated perhaps, with emphasis on the back rather than the front. Perhaps something like what CP Mette-Marit wore. Clean but with an understated drama.

https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-raigal-61017
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-rafaga-61018
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...-chamira-61002
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...ateau-neckline
https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...round-neckline
Yes, I love some of these suggestions and would be great to see similar.

I love the whole idea of a streamline front and a wow back. A way to draw attention instead of simply a huge train, as she walks down the aisle.

Agree with Lady Nimue, this is my favorite

https://www.pronovias.com/wedding-dr...g-raigal-61017

TRCRoyal 11-28-2017 12:59 AM

I think Ralph and Russo would make sense as it's a British brand. But I think she might go for something a bit more lowkey like Erdem or even Carolina Herrera!

Countessmeout 11-28-2017 01:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheRoyalCouturier (Post 2042443)
I think Ralph and Russo would make sense as it's a British brand. But I think she might go for something a bit more lowkey like Erdem or even Carolina Herrera!

I would love to see her branch out with Ralph and Russo. An unexpected house, and hopefully more stream line (no lace) gown would be fantastic. I know she has worn Erdem in the past but seems such a safe bet.

Carolina Herrera is not a British designer so I don't see her doing the gown. Perhaps the reception dress, as I could see her doing an American designer.

Sunnystar 11-28-2017 02:21 AM

I scrolled through the Ralph and Russo designs and there are several which I could see on Meghan, with necessary alterations (sleeves or at least shoulders covered, color, etc). She certainly has a more sophisticated fashion sense than any other member of the BRF and I could see her going edgy like they seem to design.

https://cdn1-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1492.jpg
https://cdn1-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1674.jpg
https://cdn2-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1840.jpg

Skirts on these three...
https://cdn1-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1587.jpg
https://cdn2-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1643.jpg
https://cdn1-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1817.jpg

Lady Nimue 11-28-2017 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunnystar (Post 2042479)
I scrolled through the Ralph and Russo designs and there are several which I could see on Meghan, with necessary alterations (sleeves or at least shoulders covered, color, etc). She certainly has a more sophisticated fashion sense than any other member of the BRF and I could see her going edgy like they seem to design.

Interesting choices, Sunnystar. :flowers:

Like this one lots. Very Meghan.

https://cdn1-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1492.jpg

But there is something to be said for the billowy quality, creating an impression in a big venue.
Love the detailed top on this one, too. Lace? Embroidery?

https://cdn2-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1840.jpg

Sunnystar 11-28-2017 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lady Nimue (Post 2042491)
Interesting choices, Sunnystar. :flowers:

Like this one lots. Very Meghan.

https://cdn1-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1492.jpg

But there is something to be said for the billowy quality, creating an impression in a big venue.
Love the detailed top on this one, too. Lace? Embroidery?

https://cdn1-www.thefashionspot.com/a...-rs16-1492.jpg

Embroidery and embellishment (some beading it looks like, as well as some 3D flowers, a la the dress Kate wore to the Royal Variety Performance last week). I really like this one also and could see something similar with a longer train. Though, now, the more I think about it, the more I wonder if it would work on her since she isn't as tall as someone like Charlene who also wore a similar style of wedding dress.

Osipi 11-28-2017 02:56 AM

Someone mentioned in the tiara thread that they'd like to see the Strathmore Rose tiara worn bandeau style like the Queen Mother wore it. Reading that, I thought that it may be an idea that if they were to marry at St. George's Chapel that its possible that they could go with a vintage themed wedding.

I think Meghan would look fantastic in a dress similar to this one I found. Its not your run of the mill white gown and its relatively simple but yet dreamy and delicate. The Strathmore Rose worn bandeau style would compliment it nicely I think.

https://www.jjshouse.com/Trumpet-Mer...IaAjaSEALw_wcB

MARG 11-28-2017 03:10 AM

I know it's not going to happen but I would love to see her in a gown with a skirt the same as that of MM. The sheer volume yet plain elegance always blows my mind. The way the skirt moves on the floor is like a swan on a lake with just the gentlest of a flutter.

I am totally bemused by how that effect was achieved with that much material and yet the gown had such a slim silhouette. Totally Enchanting.

Sunnystar 11-28-2017 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maryshawn (Post 2041719)
Meghan gave some clues in an interview with "Glamour" on wedding gowns for her "Suits" character Rachel:

"It's not my personal style, because I'm a lot more relaxed than Rachel but I love that I got to play dress up in this gown. For TV we did have to bring the neckline up a touch per the producers request, but the original design has a low ballerina inspired neckline and I happen to love that.

Glamour: What's your perfect wedding dress?

__Meghan: My personal style—wedding or not—is very pared down and relaxed. Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist. I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs.

Hmmmmm... I just checked out the latest bridal collections for each of the 4 designers mentioned and I suspect we are in for lace, possibly mixed and matched with chiffon or silk and other light, flowing fabrics. Color me surprised since her casual fashion style is more structural (J Mendel's spring 2017 bridal collection is the closest to that). While all of the designers have a few ballgown type of dresses, most are what I would classify as Bohemian chic. Of the four, I hope she goes with a designer that is similar to Elie Saab or J Mendel.

Off to research more fashion designers and bridal gown possibilities. :-)

Lady Nimue 11-28-2017 03:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARG (Post 2042504)
I know it's not going to happen but I would love to see her in a gown with a skirt the same as that of MM. The sheer volume yet plain elegance always blows my mind. The way the skirt moves on the floor is like a swan on a lake with just the gentlest of a flutter.

I am totally bemused by how that effect was achieved with that much material and yet the gown had such a slim silhouette. Totally Enchanting.

Beautiful description. :flowers: I agree: enchanting!

Countessmeout 11-28-2017 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Sunnystar (Post 2042510)
Hmmmmm... I just checked out the latest bridal collections for each of the 4 designers mentioned and I suspect we are in for lace, possibly mixed and matched with chiffon or silk and other light, flowing fabrics. Color me surprised since her casual fashion style is more structural (J Mendel's spring 2017 bridal collection is the closest to that). While all of the designers have a few ballgown type of dresses, most are what I would classify as Bohemian chic. Of the four, I hope she goes with a designer that is similar to Elie Saab or J Mendel.

Off to research more fashion designers and bridal gown possibilities. :-)

We don't know if she was looking at the current line of those designers.

The designers definitely all have some more structural clean line gowns. Not that I could see many if any of these for a royal wedding, but does give hope that she does have a more modern vibe feeling for wedding gowns. Besides, if she was going to go with the whole British designer, she would have to choose someone else. But maybe someone with similar style.

Delphine (French) some of hers are flowy but at least not covered in lace.
https://i2.wp.com/www.leblogdemadame...441&h=637&crop
https://weddings-croatia.com/blog/wp-...et_2014_18.jpg
https://d43rqu5kpufo0.cloudfront.net...c7c1f/650x.jpg
https://www.lamarieeauxpiedsnus.com/...us-405x585.jpg
https://d43rqu5kpufo0.cloudfront.net...c7c1f/650x.jpg

Christos
https://www.weddinginspirasi.com/wp-c...er-sleeves.jpg
I know lace, but definite more retro vibe and not the usual lace wedding gown. Great keyhole back (right side)
https://www.weddingtales.gr/wp-conte...tarellos-2.jpg

J Mendel
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...pg?format=500w
https://www.oncewed.com/wp-content/u.../j-mendel3.jpg
https://www.preownedweddingdresses.c...015-629745.jpg
https://apis.xogrp.com/media-api/ima...7f1e5~rs_768.h

Her interest in Saab is the only major concern for that would certainly point towards interest in lace.

Any design would of course need to have covered shoulders and modest alterations. And most likely a British designer.

QUEENECE29 11-28-2017 05:25 AM

Ralph and Russo or David Emanuel design wedding dress looks very good to Meghan

wyevale 11-28-2017 06:03 AM

The Evening Standard has dissected Ms Markle's aesthetic and come up with these...

https://www.standard.co.uk/fashion/n...-a3699571.html

NONE of which seem suited, or even beautiful imho.

Pranter 11-28-2017 06:36 AM

It seems to me that Meghan and Harry are very romantic. I would tend to think their wedding and her dress will lean to the romantic.



LaRae

W.Y.CII 11-28-2017 08:43 AM

I love all these too!:flowers:
Love Stephanie's lace gown but I don't hope to see it on MM. I hope she choose similar approach to Mette-Marit's, Charlene's or Victoria's. Simple but elegant and well constructed.

FashionMaven 11-28-2017 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2042496)
Someone mentioned in the tiara thread that they'd like to see the Strathmore Rose tiara worn bandeau style like the Queen Mother wore it. Reading that, I thought that it may be an idea that if they were to marry at St. George's Chapel that its possible that they could go with a vintage themed wedding.

I think Meghan would look fantastic in a dress similar to this one I found. Its not your run of the mill white gown and its relatively simple but yet dreamy and delicate. The Strathmore Rose worn bandeau style would compliment it nicely I think.

https://www.jjshouse.com/Trumpet-Mer...IaAjaSEALw_wcB

I don't think the vintage look suits Meghan - she's much more modern in her manner of dress.

Pranter 11-28-2017 09:20 AM

https://www.google.com/search?q=mode...Sv2hQXiPSXOaM:


Some modifcation to the top needed.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mode...ybBm96HErznhM:


Far right with some changes to the bodice.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mode...oFncCiA6M_ovM:


Like this pattern.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mode...NRhNhIMHE4OoM:

Lovely color

Lady Nimue 11-28-2017 10:39 AM

Meghan may surprise us all. :flowers: A bit ago we were fooling around with the idea of a destination wedding for the couple (much before the announcement), and the fact is (for Meghan) this is an ultimate destination wedding. She may well do-as-the-locals-do and go for the quintessential English princess gown, lace and all. Maybe.

Anna Catherine 11-28-2017 11:28 AM

Not only that but I don’t know that we really have a good idea of her personal style yet. We’ve seen her on Suits and professionally but not so much privately. She seems more laid back than some people think. I don’t think it’ll be particularly fashion forward. I think the dress will be a more classic and subdued dress but the dresses of other foreign princesses were rather plain to me although I did like Victoria’s and thought it suited her. I think Meghan could have something more romantic and lace is very likely to be on the dress. I love lace so I’m wouldn’t be sad.

Question: What does everyone mean by modern because I would say most if not all of the royal brides had modern dresses?

Pranter 11-28-2017 11:30 AM

Modern versions of the more classic type I'd say.


LaRae

Sunnystar 11-28-2017 11:45 AM

The venue, now that it's known, will also influence her gown. I don't think we will see anything like a traditional ball gown or even an a-line with full skirt.

Pranter 11-28-2017 11:48 AM

My guess is a Modified A Line. I don't expect to see her in anything super fitted or anything revealing.

I agree there won't be a huge monster dress or super fashion/runway type either.


LaRae

Jacknch 11-28-2017 11:59 AM

I always struggle with this subject and thought about what sort of dress Meghan will wear and realised it was the same kind of thing I thought previous royal brides would wear and was always proven wrong lol

If we assume Harry will be in uniform, then Meghan's dress will need a certain amount of formality to it as well and so I would say it will not be a soft, floaty fabric.

Do we know how tall Meghan is? I imagine her to be quite petite and so I envisage something that is unexpectedly conventional in one way, perhaps a little on the safe-side without too much embellishment, but it will have an interesting design element to it such as the shape of the sleeves or neckline, maybe some asymmetry somewhere.

The silhouette will be quite full but not form fitting, but it wont be meringue-like.

Pranter 11-28-2017 12:03 PM

I've been told she is 5'5 and also 5'7 ...so....


LaRae

FashionMaven 11-28-2017 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Anna Catherine (Post 2042903)
Not only that but I don’t know that we really have a good idea of her personal style yet. We’ve seen her on Suits and professionally but not so much privately. She seems more laid back than some people think. I don’t think it’ll be particularly fashion forward. I think the dress will be a more classic and subdued dress but the dresses of other foreign princesses were rather plain to me although I did like Victoria’s and thought it suited her. I think Meghan could have something more romantic and lace is very likely to be on the dress. I love lace so I’m wouldn’t be sad.

Question: What does everyone mean by modern because I would say most if not all of the royal brides had modern dresses?

I've been following Meghan's style for quite some time - and she's basically classic with a modern edgy twist. That doesn't mean she won't do lace, but I personally think she will do something a bit more modern.

Although she does love Elie Saab (who doesn't), so she could still do something frilly and embellished. Though Elie is also known for really architectural shapes that are embellished heavily - but she won't be using Elie Saab, so...

I think Ralph and Russo are my fave options.

Pranter 11-28-2017 01:35 PM

I'm wondering though ...might they do a (modern) country style wedding?. Since they are doing St George's and all the country around them and they've been said to love Windsor (aparaently all those country walks took place there)...and it looks like they will have a more laid back type of wedding....so that will certain influence her dress choice.


LaRae

FashionMaven 11-28-2017 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2043058)
I'm wondering though ...might they do a (modern) country style wedding?. Since they are doing St George's and all the country around them and they've been said to love Windsor (aparaently all those country walks took place there)...and it looks like they will have a more laid back type of wedding....so that will certain influence her dress choice.


LaRae

Won't Harry be in his uniform? That and "country" just don't mix.

Pranter 11-28-2017 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by FashionMaven (Post 2043065)
Won't Harry be in his uniform? That and "country" just don't mix.

Before today I was sure of it. Now I'm not positive based on what they have said. Still even if he does, many a military man married in a casual/less formal wedding wearing the uniform. It's done in the U.S. quite a bit.


LaRae

Lady Nimue 11-28-2017 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Anna Catherine (Post 2042903)
Not only that but I don’t know that we really have a good idea of her personal style yet. We’ve seen her on Suits and professionally but not so much privately. She seems more laid back than some people think. I don’t think it’ll be particularly fashion forward. I think the dress will be a more classic and subdued dress but the dresses of other foreign princesses were rather plain to me although I did like Victoria’s and thought it suited her. I think Meghan could have something more romantic and lace is very likely to be on the dress. I love lace so I’m wouldn’t be sad.

Question: What does everyone mean by modern because I would say most if not all of the royal brides had modern dresses?

Having now seen Meghan's engagement interview dress, I am going to agree with you. Meghan did not make a statement with her green dress. She wore the dress, the dress did not wear her. That dress was not front and center, she was. Coco Chanel would have approved. I am starting to think Meghan may bring a very subdued fashion sense to her royal role. We will certainly find out at the couple's Nottingham event. :flowers:

It occurs to me that up to now a great deal of her fashion has been dictated by her actress career, and the fact that she was selling a fashion line. What she would choose for a red carpet event would have everything to do with promoting herself in her career, or promoting the show she was acting in, etc. She's no longer doing that.

In many ways that white coat was brave because it did not conform to 'fashion perfection'. It was a coat, a nice one, clean and serviceable. It was cold and she put on her nice clean coat and tied it up. Done. She didn't do a fuss about what the camera would see. I don't know if I am right, but I'd be sooooo tickled if I was. Must wait and see.

We'll know a lot about her potential choice as we watch her outfits for royal duties. I am thinking she may not be a clothes horse as a royal, and wouldn't that be novel! :flowers: Definitely would mean a more understated wedding gown.

Pranter 11-28-2017 07:00 PM

The hopes and dreams of all the fashionistas are crumblings to dust if they get yet another princess who *gasp* recycles and wears understated clothing!

I await the first time Meghan's clothing is called 'too mantronly' LOL


LaRae

O-H Anglophile 11-28-2017 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2043375)
The hopes and dreams of all the fashionistas are crumblings to dust if they get yet another princess who *gasp* recycles and wears understated clothing!

I await the first time Meghan's clothing is called 'too mantronly' LOL


LaRae

Oh my goodness--I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth already:rofl:

Madame Verseau 11-28-2017 08:22 PM

Since this is Meghan's second marriage can she wear white or ivory? It doesn't matter in regular circumstances but this is a royal wedding in the BRF. Is a veil out as well? If so, I move for a blush gown and a gorgeous tiara.

Pranter 11-28-2017 08:39 PM

There won't be any color or veil restrictions on Meghan. It will be all up to her.


LaRae

jacqui24 11-28-2017 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Madame Verseau (Post 2043455)
Since this is Meghan's second marriage can she wear white or ivory? It doesn't matter in regular circumstances but this is a royal wedding in the BRF. Is a veil out as well? If so, I move for a blush gown and a gorgeous tiara.

There will be a veil, that I think we can be pretty certain of. Camilla didn't wear a veil at St. George because it wasn't a wedding, but a blessing. The dress will be white or similar. It won't a pastel color like Camilla's.

I was watching a show this morning with a stylist that Meghan is actually friends with. He mentioned Stella McCartney among others as a possibility. It didn't seem like he had inside information, but rather it's just his own opinion as a stylist. I thought it was interesting considering we haven't heard that name.

Anna Catherine 11-29-2017 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2043375)
The hopes and dreams of all the fashionistas are crumblings to dust if they get yet another princess who *gasp* recycles and wears understated clothing!

I await the first time Meghan's clothing is called 'too mantronly' LOL


LaRae

I will die laughing...and strangely happy. I’m very curious about her personal style and how she will adapt it to royal life. It’s going to be fun fun fun!

I would love a pretty cream or champagne dress not because she’s divorced but because that’s what I personally love. Regardless, I’m sure it’ll be white or off-white in color.

Countessmeout 11-29-2017 12:11 AM

Dress wise even happier getting married in the chapel. In something like the abbey her gown would need to be grand to make a statement in such a huge space. And I would be worried she would feel a push towards something like what Kate had worn. St George's definitely she can get away with a more streamlined modern gown and still make a great splash with it.

I too like the thought of champagne or another color. I think it would suit her and be a nice change from stark white gowns.

King of the Jungle 11-29-2017 12:25 AM

I think an off white colour and I wouldn't rule out a vintage or borrowed gown.

Princess Larisa 11-29-2017 12:38 AM

The last two church weddings I attended the brides didn’t wear white dresses, it seems to be a trend currently.
One wore a cream dress like this:
https://www.njuskalo.hr/image-bigger/...a-16577814.jpg
And the other wore a silver dress similar to this:
https://www.agnesgown.com/images/201...ses-2366-2.jpg

I thought both looked fabulous and much better than stark white.

Countessmeout 11-29-2017 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by King of the Jungle (Post 2043610)
I think an off white colour and I wouldn't rule out a vintage or borrowed gown.

I don't see her wearing a used gown. But a vintage inspired one certainly :flowers:

jacqui24 11-29-2017 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by King of the Jungle (Post 2043610)
I think an off white colour and I wouldn't rule out a vintage or borrowed gown.

I highly doubt it'll be borrowed. If nothing else, a royal wedding typically like to showcase British products. Even Pippa's wedding dress had a lot of talk about how it was showing off the fine craftsmanship of London designer. Meghan's wedding dress will be custom and will be a Britain based designer.

Pranter 11-29-2017 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Anna Catherine (Post 2043600)
I will die laughing...and strangely happy. I’m very curious about her personal style and how she will adapt it to royal life. It’s going to be fun fun fun!

I would love a pretty cream or champagne dress not because she’s divorced but because that’s what I personally love. Regardless, I’m sure it’ll be white or off-white in color.

Wouldn't it be something if they went vintage and had some fun with it? Instead of doing the expected just do something different than you would typically see of a royal bride, but still keeping within the parameters of a Church wedding (everything covered that needs to be).



LaRae


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