Whenever one of the royals ties the knot, the whole world goes into a frenzy…not about the flowers or the cake, but about THE DRESS! And it doesn’t stop after the wedding, in fact, there are royal wedding dresses from the past that still make the cut for modern brides’ “Dream Dress” Pinterest boards. So, which gown still gets the most google hits? Well, let’s do a recap of some of our faves and see if you can guess right… Working our way from the most current royal wedding:
For her mid-COVID wedding, Princess Beatrice of York wore a beautiful vintage gown by Norman Hartnell loaned to her by the Queen herself. The lovely beaded bodice is true to the original design and organza puff sleeves were added upon the princess’s request, making it very of the moment.
For her dream gown, the Duchess of Sussex looked to the house of Givenchy. She went with a sleek, minimalist gown for the ceremony, with ¾ length sleeves and a silhouette that rode the line between trumpet skirt and A-line. In a bold move, Meghan Markle went sleeveless for her second dress, rocking a high-neck halter gown by Stella McCartney.
Photo: Steve Parsons via Brides.com
The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is probably the first royal wedding that most millennials and Gen Zs remember. Kate turned to Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen to create her dream gown. The dress, with its fitted lace bodice, full satin gazar skirt, and dramatic two-meter train definitely made its mark on fashion history.
Talk about staying power, we’re still talking about Princess Diana’s epic wedding gown long after her untimely passing. For her wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales, Lady Diana Spencer wore an ivory silk taffeta ballgown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel with an unheard-of 25 ft long train! The gown sported dramatic oversized sleeves and ruffles that sparked a new trend in weddings worldwide.
Photo: PA media via BBC
So, who do you think pulls in the most google hits? In a recent study by Wealth of Geeks, our girl Meghan Markle takes the win with 51,000 monthly searches on average, followed by Kate Middleton with 47,000, and their fashion icon of a mother-in-law taking third place with 30,000 hits a month forty years after her wedding!