We haven’t been able to resist all of the royal wedding news as of late, and can you blame us? The once always-a-bachelor British bro is finally putting down roots and doing it with a special someone who we, collectively, all have a total girl crush on. #shesflawless. These two are perfect in so many ways, and we’re guessing that their wedding (countdown: 141 days away) is going to be beyond all of our wildest dreams. Of course, the biggest question on all of our minds is what Ms. Markle will be wearing for her first look with her Prince. Despite the fact that she’s said, on numerous occasions, that she has always loved Carolyn Bessette’s chic and simple slip dress for her wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. (uuuhhh-mazing taste, btw, she was a total stunner), we think she’ll go streamlined, but hardly short on the tradition, elegance and opulence that royal couture has a reputation for.There are so many rumors flying around about what designer, silhouette, color, embellishments the future Duchess of Sussex will choose to wear for her wedding day, but we would dieee to see her surprise us with something resplendently royal, but also modern and distinctly Markle. Her style is so good (dare we say even one up on her sister-in-law?), and shouldn’t be too trampled by tradition. So, we caught up with the artists and modern wedding day magicians at Maggie Sottero Designs to get a run down on some of the hallmarks of the royal wedding wardrobe - and from luxurious laces to rich embellishments, modern coverage choices to cathedral-worthy skirts, these details are certainly some that Meghan will play with for her distingué ‘I Dos.’
Dress: Berkley by Maggie Sottero
If you’re preparing for your own blue blooded best day ever, or just find yourself pouring over princess panache, you might want to keep some of these points of interest in mind. And thankfully, Maggie delivers on all. So whether you pine after lace as your symbol of prestige, or would prefer a skirt with length and ornamentation deserving of your sacred cathedral ceremony, you can find it and make it uniquely your own.
You don’t need a Cartier tiara or heirloom jewels to end up in your own fairytale, but a princess wedding dress like any of these will certainly help you slip into that noble mentality - if only for a day! Featuring intricate beading and shimmering embellishments, dreamy layered skirts and luxury fabrics, these A-line gowns rule with enduring romance. Here are a few of our favorites, with their royal motifs. And if you’re in the market for your own Meghan Markle moment, make sure to track down a Maggie Sottero Authorized Retailer near you.
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Royals have worn satin for centuries, and the heavy fabrication is as luxe as they come. Worn by the likes of Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York) and Queen Elizabeth II, you really can’t don something more prestigious than a rich, prestigious satin.
Dress: Gavin by Sottero and Midgley
Embellishments like Swarovski crystals and pearls are the pinnacle of regal ornamentation - and something that princesses like Charlene of Monaco, whose wedding gown was adorned by 40,000+ crystals, 20,000 mother of pearl teardrops and 30,000 gold stones, will go down in history for wearing.
Dress: Micah by Sottero and Midgley
Lace is synonymous with prestige and poise. Consider Kate Middleton’s gown which combined a lace bodice, high lace collar and long lace sleeves for a look that was unforgettably traditional yet completely modern.
Dress: Granger by Sottero and Midgley
A bride who is already royal or marrying into the family will undoubtedly look for modern coverage as an emblem of respect and demurity. Grace Kelly’s incredible lace look was every bit formal and feminine, something that princess brides will forever replicate.
Dress: Cordelia by Maggie Sottero
Princess brides are all about the full skirt that goes on and on and on and on. And whether they’re getting married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle (Hello, Harry and Meghan!), Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral, a long, cathedral-worthy skirt is befitting regardless.
Dress: Bernadine by Maggie Sottero
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Dress below: Amélie by Sottero and Midgley