We are still reeling with royal wedding fever, and we’d like to take a moment to analyze with you Meghan’s bridal style, because we know she will be setting fashion trends for all of us. Why don’t we start from the top?
The royal tiara is an item of historical significance, but also an important style accessory for the bridal look. It has recently made a comeback and featured on many catwalks, and many modern weddings.
Princess Diana wore the Spencer Tiara, which has been in her family for generations, and not a piece from the royal families collection. It was a more dramatic style, with diamonds arranged in tulips and stars surrounded by scroll shapes. Kate wore the Cartier Halo tiara that holds nearly 1,000 diamonds, also known as the scroll tiara.
Meghan accessorized her understated silk gown and up-do with a delicate, filigree bandeau tiara. The art deco diamond and platinum piece, really carried the day, not only because of its history and heritage, but as a perfect addition to the overall bridal look. Her something “something borrowed” lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II. It dates back to 1932 though the central piece/brooch dates back to 1893. In keeping with the simple style, it frames Meghan’s face beautifully. Whether or not you liked her bridal style, consistent is a good way to describe her look head to toe. Add to that simple diamond earrings and a small bracelet, there wasn’t a single traditional or gaudy piece on this princess.
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It’s no doubt that Meghan Markel’s dress was quite simple for a princess, but her veil, which was designed by Clare Waight Keller, Artistic Director at Givenchy, who also designed and made the Duchess’ couture gown for the ceremony was spectacular. The most gorgeous features are definitely hidden in the details of monarch-length the 16.4 feet veil.
Kensington Palace mentioned that Markle wanted to have all of the U.K. Commonwealth countries with her “on her journey through the ceremony”. Keller was able to create a veil “representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.”
Before the veil was made, Keller’s team took some time to research and she over saw the work every step of the way. It is said that the workers had to wash their hands after every 30 minutes to keep the tulle and thread pristine. The veil itself was made from silk tulle, with flowers embroidered in silk and organza.
Why the Commonwealth countries? It’s not only meaningful as a symbol of British rule but also Prince Harry and Meghan will be focusing on the countries as part of their official duties as Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Givenchy team also included “crops of wheat delicately [embroidered] and [blended] into the flora, to symbolize love and charity” at the front of the veil, as per Kensington Palace.
Moreover, Markle incorporated two of her personal favorite florals into the design: the winter sweet, which grows in front of Nottingham Cottage (where she and Harry live), and the California poppy, the state flower of Meghan’s birthplace of California