And finally the big day arrived. All eyes were on the wedding of the year, that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And one of the issues that worried everyone and that was not revealed until shortly before 12 noon was what the wedding dresses that the actress would wear, the one for the ceremony and the one for the subsequent banquet would be like.
Upon her arrival at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry was baptized, Markle was seen in an elegant and minimalist white dress and a long veil supported by a beautiful tiara. The American chose the British designer Clare Waight Keller -current creative director of Givenchy- for her first dress. Neither Ralph & Russo nor Stella McCartney, who were two of the hypotheses being considered, have been chosen by Markle. Waight Keller has been at the helm of the French house since March of last year and one of the interpretations of her election is to celebrate the success of the designer at the head of a large firm.
The design with which the protagonist worked side by side with Waight Keller was sober and smooth, with a boat neckline and was inspired by a ‘vintage’ design by Hubert de Givenchy.
I complement it with a transparent veil, adorned with embroidery on the edges made of organza and with a five meter long train. The Duchess of Sussex asked the designer to reflect on her dress a tribute to the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations). She did it by embroidering the typical flower of each of them on the veil.
“An extremely suitable and flattering dress that dazzles by its simplicity. Boat neckline, long sleeves and some lace details on the dress and on the veil. The train shows off but doesn’t clash with the dress”, says Laura Malpeli de Jordaan, image consultant and director of Styletto. “The detail of the shoulders and the volume in the lower area, due to the cut of the dress, give the brand new duchess an hourglass figure,” she adds.
“Although it conforms to the protocol, it has a sexy touch that is more faithful to its style, with a boat neckline,” says image consultant Yamila Pica.
“Miss Markle expressed her wish to bring all 53 Commonwealth countries with her during the ceremony,” the Palace announced.
“Miss Waight Keller designed a veil representing the different flora of each country of the Commonwealth united in a spectacular floral composition,” he added about this piece, which is five meters long and is made of silk tulle with a border of embroidered flowers. by hand in silk and organza threads.
“This cathedral length veil is complemented by a diamond tiara with a central flower, made in 1932; It belonged to Queen Mary and is now one of the jewels of Queen Elizabeth II, which she lent to her girlfriend for the occasion”
“The collected hair makes her shoulders and face shine, as does the tiara, ideal for her complexion,” she adds. The hair was done by Serge Normant and the make-up was done by Daniel Martin. The bridal bouquet includes white roses, Diana’s favorites, one more way to remember her during the ceremony. The tiara that Markle has worn has been the most striking element of her styling. It is made of diamonds and belongs to Prince Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Your pre-wedding style
“Meghan Markle’s style and way of dressing has changed over time,” says image consultant Yamila Pica. “The Suits actress has left behind her classic style with sexy touches where she used more necklines, mini skirts and strident colors, to give way to a more refined style. Although she retains the sexy imprint, she has greatly refined her style by changing the minis for tube skirts, the garish colors for pastel tones, and has incorporated ruffles and tailored garments, ”describes the director and founder of Plushlamour.