The UK Royal Wedding: Get the Meghan Look
All eyes were on London, England for the grand Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Kept top secret for months, Meghan's dress was finally revealed and gave everyone a very pleasant surprise...
The designer of the unique gown was Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director for French fashion house Givenchy. She is the first female director for the company, a position that has previously been held by John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.
Meghan's Gown was a pure white boat neck design, with a bodice that framed her shoulders and gave her a flattering silhouette. The main material used to create the showstopper was double-bonded silk cady, which was supported by a base skirt of triple silk organza. Her veil, a stunning five metres long, was made from silk tulle and featured complex floral detail representing the countries of the Commonwealth.
The look was certainly inspiring and if you're feeling inspired then start with these savvy suggestions...
The minimalist pure white gown was a lesson in luxury and we can't help but be tempted by our wonderfully luxurious Silk Double Crepe with Sand Washed Finish Temptation. This fabric has a lovely soft feeling and drapes beautifully. This fabric has no sheen and is luxurious when worn next to the skin. Ideal for flowing garments and regal brides.
For a truly luxurious wedding fabric, look no further than Parisienne, which is as stylish and elegant as its name suggests. A heavy, soft drape is pure tactile delight; choose this Crepe Backed Silk Satin Royal for the very best in tasteful indulgence.
To recreate Meghan's veil, start with Sensation veil fabric, made from 100% silk. If you want to get even closer to her look then you'll have to think big so try Phenomenon, which is a bigger, bolder version of Sensation!
The veil on Meghan's dress was made up of many floral designs; our range of floral lace trim is guaranteed to add the perfect finishing touch. If you like the delicate, feminine look then go for the expressive cording of Bluebell; those who prefer a more modern look should check out Sweet Pea, with its harmonious visual aesthetic.
Finally, we introduce a heavily-embroidered Guipure lace: Martina. The backing has been removed after the embroidery before cording is added to shade the edges of leaves and flowers. Beautiful tiny beads are then added to enhance the floral display and define a sharp, clean border.