As today marks the first day of May (otherwise known as Royal Wedding month), it also marks the official kick-off of all things Royal Wedding speculation. We thought that it would be fun to share with you the picks that our Editors have for Meghan Markle’s wedding dress as we race towards May 19th.
Today, we’re sharing what Meghan’s Mirror Editorial Editor, Amanda, has to say about Meghan’s possible wedding dress choices.
I think she’s had a significant amount of help from her BFF and stylist, Jessica Mulroney. This means that the dress will likely remain very much in line with the style we have come to know (and love) from Meghan, albeit with a more traditional side as, let’s face it, she is marrying a British Prince. I think she’ll find a way to blend Meghan Markle with HRH Meghan.
So what does modern yet still traditional look like? Amanda thinks it will combine three elements of Meghan style: 1) it will have chic, clean lines; 2) it will likely have little to minimal adornments and 3) it will almost certainly be a British designer in nod to her new position.
We wanted Amanda to guess three designers that she thinks could design the royal wedding dress and why. Here are her choices:
Ralph & Russo
Perhaps an easy guess as they designed Meghan’s engagement dress, the duo are a British brand, and Meghan has worked with her before… But it remains a solid favourite on my list. Looking at some of their most recent collections has so many inspiring images of dresses that could so easily be transformed into Meghan’s style.
This is my wildcard pick – a brand that you may only recognize because Meghan wore a dress by the British-based designer as she stepped out to watch Prince Harry play polo last summer. But in a world of possibilities, Antonio Berardi isn’t all that far out there when you look at some of his other pieces and take into account Meghan’s obvious affection for the designer. He even already has a wedding collection that is minimal, flattering and with a few alterations.. You can see why this might be my wild card pick.
My last pick is one that I very much hope is correct in Stella McCartney designing Meghan’s wedding dress. Known for her sustainability beliefs and her modern style, Stella is undoubtedly aligned with Meghan on many major points and I’d love to see what a collaboration between them would look like. I love the modernity of one of Stella’s more recent wedding dresses – and Meghan has the body and style aplomb to pull it off. I think the “off the rack” version of the dresses might be a little too subtle for the future Princess Harry, but with several fittings at Kensington Palace and a world-renowned wedding stylist as your best friend? Anything is possible!
Oh, and I’m slightly biased on the last one. I love not only Stella McCartney, but this white dress look that Meghan wore back at The Edie Parker Spring Summer Presentation in 2014 and the Stella one really reminds of of it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on who might design Meghan’s dress… And be sure to enter our Royal Wedding prediction pool to make your guesses before the big day for a chance to win amazing prizes!