Meghan Markle’s story is nothing short of a fairytale, and no one can deny that she looked these essence of royalty as she walked up St. George’s Chapel steps with 16-feet of beautiful veil behind her. Her royal wedding dresses were a highlight from the magical day!

Meghan opted for 2 designer wedding dresses, one for the ceremony, and one for their royal reception. Both royal wedding dresses highlighted Meghan’s style beautifully, and were perfectly suited to the atmosphere and requirements of the events. Her individuality and contemporary outlooks were woven into her dress and wedding accessories, telling a story of modern day royalty.

We’ve put together some of our own fit-for-a-princess dresses, that closely follow the structure, silhouette and style of the royal wedding dresses.

THE CEREMONY DRESS – GET THE LOOK

Meghan’s first dress, worn to the traditional ceremony, was a timeless and classically sophisticated look. Custom crafted by Givenchy, the key elements of this dress are the boat neck, paired with a romantic cathedral veil. The simplicity of the dress allowed the veil to shine and add statement to the overall style.

Our classic Oleg Cassini gown, seen below, features a high boat neck, re-creating the classical elegance of Meghan’s style. Paired with a cathedral veil, this wedding style is sure to embody romance and lends itself to beautiful and dramatic wedding photos.

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Meghan’s dress embodied clean lines, with minimalist detailing and style. Another recommendation to get his look is with the stunning Viola Chan gown seen below, which also features a boat neckline. Crafted from stretch crepe, this gown embodies elegance with a fitted silhouette.

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THE RECEPTION DRESS – GET THE LOOK

The Duchess’ second dress had a far more relaxed, and effortless style to it, embracing modernity and personality. The backless, halter-necked, bias-cut gown was designed by Stella McCartney, and was structured in ivory silk crepe.

The halterneck is a hot trend across multiple silhouettes, and you can find this neckline across the mermaid, sheath, or ballgown wedding dress styles if that is the look you want the recreate. Here are our top 3 dresses to recreating this modern and sophisticated yet effortless style.

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Meghan’s dramatic cathedral veil both completed the look and stole the show, adding grandeur and detail to her simple, clean gown.

Browse Bride&co’s range of veils by clicking the link below

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Royalty or not, every bride should feel simply magical on her big day. Let Bride&co help you find your dream dress.

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