Fashion mavens all over the world waited with baited breath to see what Meghan Markle’s main wedding dress would look like when she walked down that aisle to marry Great Britain’s Prince Harry.
All of those fashionistas and royal watchers got an eyeful when Meghan donned a beautiful but basic wedding dress with a boat-neck collar and three-quarter length sleeves. It was made of a double-bonded silk cady and paired with a triple-silk organza skirt. She looked stunning in this dress designed by Claire Waight Keller of Givenchy.
And let’s not forget about her second wedding dress she wore to their reception – a white, simple halter-neck dress made of silk-crepe and designed by Stella McCartney – famed fashion designer and daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney. Meghan rocked this dress!
Now, it’s true that Meghan is one of those people who would probably look stunning if she was wearing a potato sack cinched in the waist with a strand of rope! She has the figure and the facial features to pull off just about any look tailored to her. Still, her dresses for the May 19 wedding were simply superb.
And, they were superbly simple. They were understated designs that said a lot. That was the beauty of those dresses. That was the beauty of Meghan Markle. She seemed to have an inner beauty about herself that shined … and was not overshadowed by a big, poufy frock.
The minimalist dress designs, even the with more-daring halter gown, were appropriate for each venue. Each had that touch of elegance and class one would expect from a member of the royal family. After all, she became the Duchess of Essex when she married Prince Harry – who was equally sharp in his military uniform (minus the sword, the sword was not allowed in the chapel – a bummer, but totally understandable).
Don’t be surprised if simplicity becomes a “thing” in women’s dresses, wedding gowns and cocktail attire. It definitely won’t completely eclipse the bright, the blingy, the plunging necklines, or otherwise elaborate-looking dress designs. But expect to see more of the minimalist look for at least the next year or so.
Through the years, fashion has seemed to be a reflection of the times in which we lived. Maybe we should take a cue from Meghan’s fashion style of her wedding dresses and live a simpler life. And let our inner beauty shine. And not let our clothes wear us instead of us wearing our clothes.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not letting go of my sparkle, shine, shimmer, or fancy dresses, blouses, skirts, and shoes. But Meghan does remind us that there’s a time and place for a more amped-up fashion look. And then there’s a time and place for timeless elegance, class, and simplicity. It gives a whole new meaning to knowing how to tell time.