The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.
Meghan Markle – Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex – wore Givenchy, designed by Clare Waight Keller, as she wed Prince Harry in Windsor today (May 19)
I was immediately swept away by the simplicity of it all. I’m sure many expected some Hollywood glitz, but it was a refined, elegant take for a modern bride.
Her veil was infinitely longer than her hemline, which many believe was a nod to Princess Diana’s epic train.
The dress epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the ironic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship.
True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist. 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. The slim three quarter sleeves adds a note of refined modernity.
Her something borrowed was the Queen Mary’s filigree Tiara which accessorized her veil.
Meghan expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony, so Clare designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
The veil is five meters long and made from silk title with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza.