Mermaid silhouette, illusion neckline, duchesse satin and jellyfish veil: Do these a royal wedding dress make?
A royal wedding dress is one of the most prestigious commissions in British fashion — and quite possibly the most discreet. The identity of the designer behind Meghan Markle’s gown will be kept under wraps until the wedding bells ring over Windsor this Saturday. So in the meantime, we invited our readers to submit their own designs for Ms. Markle, the future wife of No. 6 in line for the throne, Prince Harry.
Here are 11 of our favo(u)rites.
Jasmine Burton, 24, of Alexandria Jay Designs, Columbus, Ohio
I work at David’s Bridal doing alterations, and I see so many styles of wedding dresses. I knew that Meghan was getting married soon, so I wanted to design her a wedding dress she would feel beautiful in walking down the aisle, and remember for the rest of her life.
The wedding dress I designed is in a romantic mermaid style with an illusion neckline, three quarters length sleeves, lace trimming, a custom lace design all over the dress, with a long train and an old-fashioned crown flowing to the veil that matches the dress length.
The fabrics are silk shantung, taffeta and guipure lace. These fabrics will shape and smooth her figure. I also will have hand beading all throughout the dress.
Norah Jeanne Reno, 9, Miami
My design combines a bit of Asian style with the sensibilities of an English garden. Meghan is not a traditional princess. Therefore, her dress needs to have a unique look that aligns with her personality and celebrates her special relationship with Prince Harry.
The materials used are lace (for the flowers), tulle and silk. The yellow sash and flowers are designed to celebrate spring. It’s been a long, cold winter, and it’s time to let in the sunlight — along with the good news of a royal family wedding. We definitely need one of those here in the U.S.!
Lara Wolf, 39, Savannah, Ga.
I was inspired by Meghan Markle’s simple yet chic street style. I wanted to keep the design simple, but still have some royal bride drama. I also pulled influence from some…
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