As the rumour mill is at an all-time high speculating on a possible upcoming engagement for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, we are fortunate as style observers of Meghan that we may have already gotten a sneak peek of Meghan’s wedding style.
The most promising guess as to the style of a possible royal wedding dress may come from her “wedding” on Suits, which featured a beautiful Anne Barge wedding dress. As fans of the show will attest, Meghan’s style has permeated that of her character, Rachel Zane, over the years and we have seen pieces worn by Meghan on the show added in to her everyday style.
Glamour Magazine actually interviewed Meghan at the time of that Suits episode airing, when she shared if she had been involved in the selection of the dress:
Absolutely! I weigh in on all of Rachel’s outfit choices because they are personal, and also because I have lived this character for five years now so I know her better than anyone. For her dress, I had to remember that her style is very classic and timeless. When I went through all of the options with Jolie and my dear friend Jessica Mulroney of Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay in Canada, I put this one on, and it just screamed ‘Rachel.’ It is classic and fairy tale and the culmination of everything she’s been waiting for with her big day. She deserved this type of dress for this moment. Also, from a practical standpoint, I knew I would be wearing this dress for many hours of filming so this was perfect because it was lightweight and also wouldn’t wrinkle. Amazing!
Meghan was quick to point out that this wouldn’t be the exact dress she’d choose for herself though:
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.
And Glamour asked the million dollar question – what would Meghan’s ideal dress look like?
I have the luxury of wearing beautiful pieces of clothing every day for work, so 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.
And the perfect wedding dress?
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Everything goals.
Let’s look at the stunning dress that Meghan wore itself, shall we? The dress is the Versailles gown by a wedding gown designer named Anne Barge. A description of the brand states that “Anne’s wedding gowns combine timeless elegance with current trends for the discerning bride. The launch of Anne Barge established the perfect blend of contemporary and classic styles, with the use of the finest materials and detailed beading with modern interpretations of shapes and embellishments found in vintage couture designs throughout history.”
Fashioned from Italian fabric, this plunging V-neck gown is complemented by a sheer beaded back. Intricate tone-on-tone beading scatters out across a full tulle skirt. It’s positively dreamy, isn’t it?
Now, we’d be remiss if we didn’t think that someone would point out that Meghan has been married before – and wondered what she wore to that wedding. The grecian-style simple dress worked really well for a casual wedding on the beach in Ochos Rios, Jamaica – but likely not for a royal wedding!