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FashionMaven 12-01-2017 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2045023)
I think she can do romantic and look very regal. I don't think she is going to do anything dramatic or edgy.

I've seen some dresses (posted links yesterday etc) where the bottom is soft and romantic and the top is more fitted ...very elegant.

Seeing how she's dressing so far I'm going to guess (for now) she's going to go classic with maybe a touch of romantic.


LaRae

Hmmmm based on how she's dressing right now - modern with use of fabric to create drama - I'd say it's the opposite of romantic.

Her outfits have been pure clean lines and architectural details. No romance to be found really - except in color. Basically - the interest in her outfits is in the shape and color of her clothing. There haven't been any romantic flourishes really in her clothing.

She has a very regal style, imo.

But she may not even choose to dress for her wedding the way she dresses for everyday.

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Originally Posted by Abbigail (Post 2045033)
The setting seems to call for a more romantic gown with a bit grandeur. I'm hoping Meghan agrees.

I agree it calls for grandeur - not certain it needs to be "romantic" in the way I'm seeing it depicted on the thread.

If we mean romantic like Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg - yes I agree. If we mean romantic like some of the dresses I've seen posted - I'm not so sure.

My worry is that if she goes for a lace gown, she'll get compared to Kate, which is really unfortunate since some of my favorite gowns are lace.

Pranter 12-01-2017 10:45 AM

Hmmm the flare of her skirt to me is a romantic soft touch. Also the colors. Everyone has different ideas about what is romantic though.


LaRae

I don't think there's been much lace posted in the examples I've seen anyway.


LaRae

Abbigail 12-01-2017 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by FashionMaven (Post 2045038)
I agree it calls for grandeur - not certain it needs to be "romantic" in the way I'm seeing it depicted on the thread.

If we mean romantic like Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg - yes I agree. If we mean romantic like some of the dresses I've seen posted - I'm not so sure.

My worry is that if she goes for a lace gown, she'll get compared to Kate, which is really unfortunate since some of my favorite gowns are lace.

I didn't love Prince Stephanie's dress but I did love the romantic elements of it, so yes we are in agreement there.

I think a lace gown would be fine as long as she goes for something distinctly different from Kate. I'm sure that won't be lost on her.

Gaudete 12-01-2017 10:54 AM

Meghan Markle: Wedding Dress Suggestions and Musings
 
St Georges is a very gothic looking chapel. Too much lace and it could look make the overall style of the wedding a bit too Victorian.

Elektra 12-01-2017 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by FashionMaven (Post 2045014)
I can't remember the royal bride's name - but someone mentioned it earlier - it was the spanish bride? She had the off the shoulder gown with flared skirt in a really heavy fabric and green shoes? That dress looked stunning with her coloring and the fabric was perfect. Unique and lovely. Perfect volume with the skirt and great train for the location. Loved her hair and the whole look.

Do you mean Lady Charlotte Wellesley ? She is the Duke of Wellington's youngest daughter and married Alejandro Santo Domingo in Andalucia last year : :flowers:

https://postimg.org/image/v21r9zwiv/
https://postimg.org/image/pdvgj47lz/
https://postimg.org/image/krzcared3/

FashionMaven 12-01-2017 11:12 AM

Here are some gowns that I think are stunning and worthy with a few neckline adjustments (ignore the designer - just focus on style):

Romantic gowns with drama:
https://file.weddingchicks.com/62623...ebastian11.jpg
https://file.weddingchicks.com/62080...fordisney5.jpg
https://file.weddingchicks.com/62080...fordisney7.jpg
https://file.weddingchicks.com/62080...00067584_n.jpg
https://file.weddingchicks.com/62080...16935680_n.jpg
https://file.weddingchicks.com/62079...nanddisney.jpg
https://coveteur.com/content/uploads/...59-627x940.jpg
https://coveteur.com/content/uploads/...80-627x940.jpg
https://coveteur.com/content/uploads/...1-1410x940.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTHeyiIl...ken-by=wedluxe
https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c9f32900...c9lan_1280.jpg
https://scstylecaster.files.wordpress...an-2.jpg?w=830
https://1t6wye3jlnwu2620nk2myd4818ou....14-2015-22.jpg
https://1t6wye3jlnwu2620nk2myd4818ou....14-2015-26.jpg
https://1t6wye3jlnwu2620nk2myd4818ou....14-2015-27.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0c/b8...d651fe7d5f.jpg



Architectural gowns with drama:
Just add sleeves: https://newberry.ru/userfiles/screens/10/9068/1_(4).jpg
https://newberry.ru/userfiles/screens/10/9068/1_(22).jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/32/c1...254f8eb31f.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQvdMaFD...en-by=csiriano (with sleeves)
https://www.usmagazine.com/wp-conten...oom.jpg?w=1000 (add another sleeve)

I have expensive taste, lol.


And even though I know she'll never wear a gown this extravagant, I have to post it because ... wow: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9f/a2...ec5a4487b4.jpg

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Originally Posted by Elektra (Post 2045058)
Do you mean Lady Charlotte Wellesley ? She is the Duke of Wellington's youngest daughter and married Alejandro Santo Domingo in Andalucia last year : :flowers:

https://postimg.org/image/v21r9zwiv/
https://postimg.org/image/pdvgj47lz/
https://postimg.org/image/krzcared3/

YES!! I love that gown!!

Pranter 12-01-2017 11:13 AM

Gorgeous dress (Lady Charlotte) but maybe a bit heavy for spring? Still the style could be done in a lighter material ...some modifications for the top might be required.


LaRae

FashionMaven 12-01-2017 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2045064)
Gorgeous dress (Lady Charlotte) but maybe a bit heavy for spring? Still the style could be done in a lighter material ...some modifications for the top might be required.


LaRae

Yes - though I wouldn't want to see Meghan repeat the style - but maybe something else that is purely an architectural gown - with an incredible veil to add more drama.

But I also love some of the romantic options I posted above - just not sure she'll go that route.

Pranter 12-01-2017 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by FashionMaven (Post 2045065)
Yes - though I wouldn't want to see Meghan repeat the style - but maybe something else that is purely an architectural gown - with an incredible veil to add more drama.

But I also love some of the romantic options I posted above - just not sure she'll go that route.


My bet is she will fall somewhere in the classic/elegant style with a nod to the romantic or perhaps with a modern twist.

I don't see her doing anything fussy, frilly, bedazzled, total lace or a lot of drama. I don't see her doing anything edgy or ultra modern. It's just not likely to be done at a BRF Wedding.




LaRae

FashionMaven 12-01-2017 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Pranter (Post 2045069)
My bet is she will fall somewhere in the classic/elegant style with a nod to the romantic or perhaps with a modern twist.

I don't see her doing anything fussy, frilly, bedazzled, total lace or a lot of drama. I don't see her doing anything edgy or ultra modern. It's just not likely to be done at a BRF Wedding.




LaRae

I tend to agree... my vote would be for the modern twist over the romantic, but of course I could be wrong.

I just think the classic gown with a modern twist will set her apart and hopefully avoid Kate comparisons (sad this has to be thought about at all).

WillVictoria 12-01-2017 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by FashionMaven (Post 2045014)
Probably - but I think that would be a shame. At least, I hope it's not too much shorter than Kate's - Kate's train was already too short for the Abbey anyway. It was chapel length.

Personally I think we should be looking at Haute Couture lines - not bridal lines (most bridal gowns are meager imitations of designer haute couture lines anyway).

I love looking at Elie Saab's HC lines - Spring 2015 was an incredible year. Already mentioned Ralph&Russo in 2016. Btw - a ton of bridal gowns today were inspired by Elie Saab's collections - most of the beautiful embellishment and beading we see on bridal gowns today came from his work as the inspiration.

I think the main question for Meghan will be whether she goes soft and romantic (which I believe is risky - she still needs grandeur and it's harder to pull that off with softer fabrics), or modern and dramatic.

Either one can be pulled off in a respectable way that honors tradition... guess it depends on what Meghan dreams of.

Does anyone know what she wore to her first wedding? I imagine she'd probably choose something very different for this wedding.

My hope is that we get something modern and dramatic with a long enough train, substantial fabric (nothing that will cling to her and show something inadvertently), and some statement beadwork/lace/appliquework that elevates the gown.

I can't remember the royal bride's name - but someone mentioned it earlier - it was the spanish bride? She had the off the shoulder gown with flared skirt in a really heavy fabric and green shoes? That dress looked stunning with her coloring and the fabric was perfect. Unique and lovely. Perfect volume with the skirt and great train for the location. Loved her hair and the whole look.

That's my hope for Meghan - something like that - maybe with a more embellishment - although if she chooses something with a strong architectural shape, I'd be fine with little embellishment. She will have a tiara after all.

I just hope I'm not underwhelmed by her dress like I was with Kate's (a version of that dress had been in designer collections for years before Kate's wedding - you could literally run out during her wedding and buy something off the rack that looked almost exactly like Kate's gown), or downright disappointed like I was with Sophie's (such a tragedy).

My favorite gown lately has been Stephanie of Luxembourg. But that was Elie Saab.

For her first wedding Meghan wore a very simple gown, understandable due to the beach setting. It was a strapless white dress which was flowy but had no volume (almost like a maxi-dress). There was no embellishment except for a belt around the waist.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/...3991306968.jpg

Lady Nimue 12-01-2017 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2044796)
I even like the idea, though would work better without veil, of a cape wedding dress. Seen a few posted here.
https://fustany.com/images/en/photo/l...fustany-10.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/61/7d/10/6...bride-cape.jpg

I, too, like the idea of a cape. :flowers: Interesting possibilities.

CyrilVladisla 12-01-2017 03:27 PM

Will Meghan have a new bridal veil? Or might she be given an heirloom veil?

rebbevb 12-01-2017 05:47 PM

Id like to see her in the diamond tiara that HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex wore to the pre-wedding event for the crown prince of Denmark in 2004

jacqui24 12-01-2017 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 2045210)
Will Meghan have a new bridal veil? Or might she be given an heirloom veil?

I don't think that's a thing for the BRF, so I'm going to assume a new veil.

Pranter 12-01-2017 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by rebbevb (Post 2045287)
Id like to see her in the diamond tiara that HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex wore to the pre-wedding event for the crown prince of Denmark in 2004

She wore a small diamond floral button-type tiara to Frederik and Mary's pre-wedding gala in 2004 - speculation says this might have been a loan from a jeweler, and hasn't been seen since.

FashionMaven 12-01-2017 06:35 PM

Just saw this dress and really liked it. It has some statement beading, but then a simple silhouette. I think something like this in a slightly more substantial silk crepe with more volume in the skirt (like a modified fitted a-line flare) would be stunning.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/454793262361655168/

Even better if this had a cape as well.

duchessrachel 12-01-2017 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2044796)
Fantastic dress. One of the best I have seen on here :flowers:

There is nothing immodest about the back, even for the 'pearl clutchers'. If it was the front of the dress perhaps, as it wold show a lot of cleavage, but not the back. Not even as deep as the back on HGD Stephanie's wedding dress. A veil would also help disguise some of it.

If she doesn't go vintage, I'd love something like this, streamlined front with a very eyecatching back to it.


I even like the idea, though would work better without veil, of a cape wedding dress. Seen a few posted here.

https://fustany.com/images/en/photo/l...fustany-14.jpg
https://fustany.com/images/en/photo/l...fustany-10.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/da/8b/d2/d...ng-dresses.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/61/7d/10/6...bride-cape.jpg
https://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-a...9-s-bridal.jpg

The one I have bolded is AMAZING!!!

FashionMaven 12-01-2017 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by duchessrachel (Post 2045314)
The one I have bolded is AMAZING!!!

That is definitely one of my faves.

MARG 12-01-2017 11:13 PM

I think perhaps she will veer toward a gown that makes the most of her assets, bearing in mind that a lot of the column dresses would look odd on her and make her look very thin and small.

There are elements of gowns that give great ideas - Princess Anne's pintucks showed off what an exquisite figure she has, MM train was pure romance, as indeed was Stephanie's, the neckline of both CP Victoria and Charlene showcased really elegant necklines. Obviously, you can go on and on, but one thing I do know, it will be her and her alone that we see walking down the aisle.


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