Meghan Markle’s wedding-dress shopping has everyone excited for the royal wedding dress already.
While many of us may profess indifference (or maybe a slightly stronger emotion) about the British royal family, there’s no doubt that the addition of talented "Suits" actress Meghan Markle to the royal family has heightened our interest and not just in curiosity over what Queen Liz thinks of the match.
For a royal wedding is a spectacle and the wedding dress is a key piece of the event. Now that the engagement ring and other formalities all over and done with, it’s time to look at what kind of wedding dress Irish-American Meghan Markle may now be looking for.
While some have said she’ll be forced to keep it relatively simple, classic and make use of an English designer as per family tradition, others believe we could see a Kennedy-inspired wedding dress from the 36-year-old actress.
Will Meghan Markle’s wedding dress be Kennedy-inspired?
And no, it’s not the Kennedy you’re thinking of but in fact, her daughter-in-law! According to Good Housekeeping, Markle has already commented on the wedding dress of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy when she wed John F. Kennedy Jr., stating that the Narcisco Rodriguez-designed slip was “Everything goals” in terms of a wedding dress.
The dress would be drastically different from her future sister-in-law’s Kate Middleton, but if it was good enough for Irish-American royalty once, it’s definitely good enough for our latest real-life princess.
Who will be Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer?
While the British royal family usually stick to British designers, Markle could end up asking her and Harry’s mutual friend Misha Nonoo, who some believe introduced the pair, to come up with a wedding dress for the big day. Markle wore a white piece from Nonoo at this year's Invictus Games, the couple’s first joint public appearance.
Other designer names floating around include Erdem, Antonio Berardi, Gile Deacon, Ralph & Russo, Emilia Wickstead, Temperley London, Jenny Packham and Amanda Wakeley.
"I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic," Markle once told Glamour.
"Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty."
Will Meghan Markle’s royal wedding dress be simple?
While her “Suits” wedding dress was her own choice, the actress was quick to point out that it was for her character and not in keeping with her own tastes.
"It is classic and fairy-tale and the culmination of everything she's been waiting for with her big day," she told Glamour of her character Rachel's gown.
"I have the luxury of wearing beautiful pieces of clothing every day for work, so my personal style — wedding or not — is very pared down and relaxed.”
Could we see something more similar to her first wedding dress when she married Trevor Engelson in Jamaica in 2011? We’re not sure the beach look will transfer too well to an English wedding.
What is your favorite famous wedding dress of all time? Did you love Jackie Kennedy’s style or are you more of a Kate Middleton fan? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.