Many charged up with Pimms and cucumber sandwiches, gratefully basking in the glorious May weather, joining in with the page boys excitement, admiring Harry’s nervous, so-in-love face lost in Megan’s big brown Bambi eyes, – 2 billion people around the globe watched a perfectly composed, highly emotional wedding, full of love, nouveau wedding aspects (that cake!) and two highly different cultures merging, and although we couldn’t get enough of the mind-blowing florals and the 12 foot veil, what stunned us the most was Meghans modern breathtaking look of a minimalist, yet dreamy long sleeve gown with no adorning other than a stunning boat neckline and 6 flatteringly placed seams, all which complemented her frame and gorgeous facial features beautifully. Yes, it was a truly marvelous day- for the royal family, the citizens of the commonwealth and for wedding dress design worldwide.
Designed by Clare Waight Keller, a British designer who is also known as the artistic director at the French luxury brand Givency, this structured but still soft satin silk number was simple and elegantly understated, embodying a classic look that would have made Jackie Kennedy gleaming with pride.
After months of speculations over mermaid and fit and flares in all over lace, the American actress-come-British royalty stepped out of the Rolls Royce in this immaculately designed gown featuring a statement train and timeless silhouette. The minimal cut featured a boat neckline and three-quarter sleeves which captured a refined modernity – an fresh breeze which many welcomed as a lift for the conservative royal family traditions, bringing them into more current times.
The focus of the dress is the pure lines and the graphic open bateau neckline. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Combined with a heritage diamond tiara and a 5 metre silk veil, the overall bridal look that Meghan choose was dreamy and breathtaking.
If you are looking for this type of dress, you needn’t be royalty. The 3/4 sleeve gives a sophisticated luxury yet modern look, and the bateau and slightly off the shoulder neckline emphasizing the upper body frame, complementing both the waist line as well as enhancing the natural features of the face. This kind of smooth and structured fabric will also be forgiving on the body’s silhouette, ironing out any imperfections.
If you ask us, this was a groundbreaking dress that will surely influence many 2018 – and beyond- womens choice of wedding dress. Below we have listed our favorites, dedicated to all the ultra-chic princesses out there wishing to rock their own chilled yet sophisticated wedding day vibe.