FashionJanuary 5, 2018

Fashion Friday: Princess Bride

As I’ve mentioned before, I am WAY too into this whole Prince Harry/ Meghan Markle situation.  And you’d better believe that since the day they announced their engagement, I’ve been pondering THE DRESS.  So many questions surround this preeminent garment– Who will design it? American or British?  What will it look like? Will there be sleeves? A fairytale princess skirt? GAHHHHHH!

So, if I were a betting woman, here’s what I would slap my chips down on:

-It will be a British designer (my bet: Jenny Packham– whom the Duchess loves and has a Hollywood quality to her gowns, or Emilia Wickstead)

-It will NOT be a big ballroom skirt but rather something more mermaid-y but with a long train.

-There will be sheer elements to the gown, (somewhat like her dress from the engagement portraits).

-It will have long sleeves, but in a glam way not a matronly way. She will have to have her shoulders covered in church, so I think the tight long sleeves will comply with that rule in a sexy way.

I think something like this Oscar de la Renta— but with a lined skirt and a little less flowery perhaps?

Or this lace gown (that train feels very princessy) I found on Pinterest and have no idea who makes it. Formfitting but covered up.

Not crazy about the lace line on the sleeves, but the silhouette is great- she said her perfect gown would be like Carolyn Besette Kennedy’s— which this has the slinky feel of.

This Anna Kara is a bit sheer up top but I think it’s a lovely mix of demure and glamorous.

Same with this Carolina Herrera— so gorgeous and ladylike but fashionable! And since Kate AND Pippa wore lace, I think she’ll try to avoid it.

Perhaps a short sleeve number with sheer detailing would be in the running as well, like these two gowns, left from Lela Rose (my favorite bridal designer) and right by Anna Kara.

This Jenny Packham is pretty amazing.

As is this Anna Kara gown (but perhaps not fancy enough? Although with a longer train and a tiara it might be the  perfect “modern princess” look- I love the simplicity.)

If she could, I would LOOOOOVE her to wear something like these off the shoulder gowns (Lela Rose left and Carolina Herrera right). I just adore this romantic look.

Or this absolutely stunningly simple Reem Acra.

This Oscar is also insanely gorgeous.

What are your thoughts??? I know very little about whats actually required for royal brides to wear, so fill me in if you know!

 

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