The Royal Wedding Dress

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With excitement for the Royal wedding hitting fever pitch there’s really only question on The Style Edit’s mind – what will the dress be like?

We’re now just one sleep away from seeing what, and more importantly who, Miss Markle is going to wear to walk down the aisle and speculation as to the choice of designer is rife.

The Duchess of Cambridge was the epitome of an English Rose in her choice of a lace sleeved Alexander McQueen gown for her own nuptials but will Meghan go her own way and embrace Hollywood glamour, playing up that famous #MarkleSparkle?

What style of gown she’ll wear is anyone’s guess but what we do know is that the hand stitched dress is expected to cost £100,000!

Designers in the running include:

Ralph & Russo

Known for their elaborate, frothy and wildly glamorous gowns this London-based brand is the bookie’s favourite. Meghan opted for one of the duo’s designs for her official engagement photos but will she say ‘I do’ in one of their fairytale creations?

Meghan in Ralph & Russo

Alexander McQueen

Will Meghan copy future sister-in-law Kate and go for a bespoke McQueen design? Creative director Sarah Burton takes inspiration from British heritage and puts the emphasis on how her clothing makes the women who wear it feel.

The Duchess of Cambridge chose Alexander McQueen for her own wedding dress

Erdem

Not the obvious choice but one we’d love to see Meghan dare to wear. This Canadian/Turkish designer is known for his experimental approach to design; mixing delicate with the bold. If this is the Royal wedding dress designer then it’s safe to say there will be nothing predictable about the gown.

Roland Mouret 

The French fashion designer is famed for his figure-hugging creations. Dubbed the ‘bum man’ we doubt Meghan will make a Mouret her first gown on the day but wouldn’t be surprised if she follows Kate’s example and changes into a second dress later – and who better to design a slinky, couture dress that shows off her incredible figure to full advantage?

Stewart Parvin

The British designer made Zara Phillips’ wedding dress back in 2011 and is Her Majesty The Queen’s own official couturier. Known for his classic, elegant designs we would imagine this would be a more traditional style gown. 

Zara Phillips wore Stewart Parvin

Stella McCartney

Cryptic when asked directly McCartney has all the right credentials to design the Royal wedding dress. He brand embodies modern femininity and has a socially-conscious ethos at its core – values that are sure to appeal to the humanitarian in Meghan.

Meghan in Stella McCartney

Interestingly most of the top contenders are British and if TSE had to hazard a guess we’d say it’s going to come down to either Ralph & Russo or Stella McCartney. With a Roland Mouret number making an appearance later in the day.

Ralph & Russo couture
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