Meghan Markle’s wedding gown is Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

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Meghan Markle surprised the world by choosing a designer no one was expect: Clare Waight Keller, a British designer who recently became the first female artistic director for the House of Givenchy. Literally no one thought Meghan would chose a French fashion house for her wedding gown, even though it’s a British designer. It’s a beautiful design though – so simple, such clean lines. The flattering boatneck design is amazing. Harry told her that too: “You look amazing,” he told her.

The Queen loaned Meghan a tiara: the Queen Mary diamond bandeau, which was made in 1932. Everything looks really beautiful, but right now the dress is being overshadowed by how Harry and Meghan are looking at each other and their connection. It’s amazing. This is an amazing wedding.

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  1. Maya says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and they really do love each – they way they look at each other was swoon worthy.

    • imqrious2 says:

      I loved the way they kept looking at each other, holding hands. During “Stand By Me”, Harry was caressing her finger with her engagement ring… I’m sure he was thinking of his mom being there with them. Very sweet moment.

      And when they saw each other, when she walked to him down the aisle… oh man… 😊

    • Gretchen says:

      Yeah, I’m not into monarchy and I hate a lot of traditions around weddings, but I am a fan of love, and it really seems so genuine between them. Even my cynical ole self had a pang of ‘Awww’ watching that.

    • Eden says:

      Meg’s favorite wedding dress is Caroline Kennedy’s lingerie styled ‘slip dress’.
      I had a bad feeling..

      The first pic I see is Meg’s, under the veil in what appears to be a white box. The veil added width giving that illusion.
      It gets worse.
      Who, in their right mind, would wear heavy silk that wrinkles with every move?
      It gets worse.
      Whoever ‘fit’ Meg’s for this monstrosity needs to be fired. Immediately. The seamstress needs to be fired. Who, in their right mind, suggest or ‘allows’ a boxy top for a small breasted woman? The ‘designer’ is fired! The mess-of-a-dress is very poorly constructed.
      It gets worse.
      “Designer ‘OriginaI”? I am a movie fanatic, NOTHING gets by me.. where have I seen this dress?? I promise you this dress is a modern version of a Disney classic: Cinderella. One can see it as she runs down the stairs. The unmistakable outline.
      And there IS a Prince Charming…

      • Honey says:

        Some people ride the broom stick, others stuff it…

      • VintageS says:

        “I promise you this dress is a modern version of a Disney classic: Cinderella. One can see it as she runs down the stairs. The unmistakable outline.
        And there IS a Prince Charming…”

        Yes, exactly. If this isn’t a fairy tale with, I hope a real life HEA then what? That shot of the rolls Royce driving up to the church with ALLL the people waving made me tear up as it was a pretty epic moment in many ways. I find that the fact that the favorite Prince of our stuffy previous owners marrying a biracial, divorced American actress and being so in love with seeming support from his stuffy family to be heart-warming and enchanting. And the dress was perfect: clean, elegant, classic with a modern nod to medieval lines.

        Hopping off my soap box now.

      • FLORC says:

        The dress was perfect because she carried it perfectly. The styling was perfect. The scenery was perfect. I personally can criticize this whole thing to help and back, but only because of personal and crowd expectations. And this was not mine or theres. It was hers. Hers in a ceremony that had to be both for the people and something to showcase herself within the guidelines.

        I’ll side eye anyone who doesn’t see that and accept it as flawless.

      • Capt Mo says:

        I agree Eden, that dress is sooo boring and overwhelming on her small frame. People have pointed out that this is wedding #2 so she didn’t want to do the princess thing but girl…this was the one opportunity to go all out. #Davidsbridalsale

    • Lilly says:

      So much agreement. All of the love was wonderful and always adds to beauty.

  2. Really says:

    Nope. Underwhelmed. She didn’t “bring it”.

  3. Themummer says:

    It is Queen Mary’s Filigree Tiara, not the Diamond Bandeau.

  4. jeanne says:

    i need to see it move. i need the veil out of the way. so far i’m a little underwhelmed. and her hair is driving me crazy! it looks a hot mess. get the whisps off the face and off the neck! it’s distracting. the dress seems too big. but she looks lovely and happy and that’s all that matters.

    oh, and the minister is on fire!

  5. minx says:

    Love the neckline and the overall look…a few issues with the fit.

  6. Carmen says:

    I absolutely love it. Simple, understated and elegant. She looks so beautiful.

  7. Janet R says:

    His face! Her mother’s face! I’m not crying, you’re crying. What a lovely simple dress – she looks amazing – love it!

  8. Inas says:

    Yeah that was one boring dress and details. Even looks bigger on her from top

  9. Incognita says:

    Meghan looks stunning. I envisioned her in a sleek gown because it is befitting of her style.

  10. A says:

    Not liking the loose fit. But appreciating the clean lines though.

  11. Becks says:

    She’s gorgeous, and the love is so evident. Take that, everyone who said she was in it for the title and money.

    I love that her dress is so simple. It suits her, and lets the veil and tiara shine.

  12. Elisa says:

    She’s perfect. Natural and luminous. She doesn’t have that fake wedding look with overdone makeup and hair. And the dress is classic and elegantl. And Jesus, these two are really in love. The way they look at each other….

  13. MrsBump says:

    Ohhhh nooooo!! C’mon Megs, this is soo disappointing :(
    Its simple, with clean lines which is great but this is just way too simple.

  14. Anne says:

    The dress looks like Queen Slivia wedding dress. And Silvia didn’t look good too.

  15. Liriel says:

    I see celebitchy is split. I love the boatneck but overall disappointing. It was boring and dare i say it – badly fitted. Definitely this dress won’t make history.

  16. mamacita says:

    wow it’s all so beautiful. I’m crying too.

  17. Alexandria says:

    I did anticipate the boatneck but not the plainness of it. Nonetheless she let that tiara shine and I teared up when she walked down the aisle herself and with Charles. The looks on Doria and Harry were priceless. Happy blessed and long marriage to them. Let’s celebrate! She is so beautiful nonetheless. I did not anticipate crying!

  18. Malibu Stacy says:

    Absolutely STUNNING. The dress, makeup, veil, tiara was amazing. She was glowing and the look of pure love on their faces was beautiful to witness. I lost it when the choir sang Stand By Me. Such a wonderful display of love and most of all, diversity. After everything her so called family put her through, Meghan deserved this. Pure beauty.

  19. Stephanie says:

    She looks amazing! Nailed it.

  20. Other Renee says:

    This is the dress that SHE wanted and I think it’s stunning and perfect.

  21. Nicegirl says:

    Doria and the Queen match???? could this get any better

  22. JoyBells says:

    Most boring Royal wedding dress for me! It only looks beautiful overall because Meghan is wearing it.

    Damn I had so much expectations.

  23. Cher says:

    I am sorry but this dress is not cutting it for me. The shoulder cut is beautiful. The tiara, the veil and train are beautiful but the body of the dress is just so underwhelming.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I think part of that is that she has lost so much weight from all the family stresses that the dress looked too big and the bodice was baggy. She still looked gorgeous, and the looks they exchanged made me cry. When she joined him at the altar he said, “You look amazing. I missed you.” (Referring to the fact that they had to spend the night before the wedding apart.)

  24. African Sun says:

    I’m so glad it wasn”t Stella boring designs McCartney.

    I like the dress

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I agree. I hate McCartney’s designs. I don’t think the problem was the dress so much as all the weight she has lost since her disgusting grifter family started publicly making her life hell. But she still looked gorgeous.

    • Aurelia says:

      The handling of the train was bad. But I guess that’s what you get when the average age of the bridal party was 3 years old. Her dress designer should have hovered and kept it straight. Gad, even the jessica mullroney chick with her octomon inflated lips had to step in and make sure it snaked around the corner when they went out to sign the registry.

  25. Shambles says:

    I bitched. I was annoyed. I cared. I didn’t care. I REALLY didn’t care. But in the end… this was very, very sweet. The love is on their faces, especially Harry’s. Congrats to them.

  26. marjoline says:

    I like the dress because it is that I wanted for her a a pristine white dress simple but very elegant.But I am very disappointed by the hairstyle and makeup

  27. notasugarhere says:

    Gorgeous, elegant, Givenchy of Audrey Hepburn days. No poofs, frills, or girly elements just simple and classic. So happy there is no lace on the dress but on the veil instead (flowers of Commonwealth nations). Reminds me of Queen Maxima and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece’s gowns, with a hint of CP Victoria in the boatneck too. And she managed those steps fine by herself, so much for me being worried. Doria lovely and emotional.

  28. Toniko says:

    I don’t like how it looks/executed around her bust area, during the vows on video it looked really Project Runaway.

  29. Eileen says:

    Am I the only one who wishes she knew Doria,Megan’s mother? So classy,dignified and regal??

  30. Harper says:

    Whaaaaat!? I can’t believe there are so many people who love this! I think it’s awful – so boring, and yet somehow swallows her up. It looks too big and doesn’t flatter her figure at all, in my opinion. I was disappointed.

  31. littlemissnaughty says:

    She looks beautiful in spite of the dress. Sorry, but come on Givenchy! That fit is not good. If you go simpme and clean, the fit needs to be 100%. It looks wrinkled already.

    Who’s the lady in blue behind her? Honey, you’re on international TV. At least pretend to sing along.

  32. Laura says:

    I think Meghan has a beautiful face but that dress and her hair really didn’t do it for me.

    I preferred Kate’s wedding dress /look over Meghan’s. Speaking of Kate…where are the photos of her?!

    • Jayna says:

      But Kate was marrying the man who will be king. Her gown was that of someone who will one day be the queen consort. (I think I’m using the right term) Yes, it was a very fitting and beautiful gown for the occasion.

      I think Meghan, having been married before and almost 37, wore the perfect gown, a very classic, sophisticated look, perfect for a formal wedding, but a second marriage for her. My only problem was I think the top half was not fit properly or the material too heavy or something. The design of the gown as far as simple and classic was a good move. It just could have been a bit better executed. I think she was a beautiful and elegant bride, though.

      Every single bride will have varying comments about their gown. Some love it,. Some don’t. Some love it with a minor critique. That would be me. I love the idea of her gown, but the top could have been better executed. The material seemed too heavy. But maybe in person I would feel different. Photos and/or videos usually don’t capture the beauty of many wedding gowns.

    • Bluthfan says:

      Kate’s dress was hideous. It looked like a cross between a disney princess dress and a mother of the bride dress. But, Kate always looks dowdy. Even today. She is just a dud fashion and personality wise.

    • Veronica T says:

      Kate wore a dress she has worn twice before. Harper’s Bazaar said it was the dress she wore to Charlotte’s christening. I think it was not a good sign that she couldn’t be bothered to get a new dress for Meghan and Harry’s wedding. Yes, she didn’t know what size she would be now, but the woman has the world at her fingertips, and everyone else had a new dress.
      I don’t see these two as best pals at all. Kate had a puss face on most of the day, as did the Queen. Perhaps this week has just exhausted them all.

      • Amelie says:

        Kate most likely wore a repeat to not steal thunder from Meghan’s day (though I was surprised she was wearing cream). Had she worn some new dress people would have been talking about what Kate wore and how dare she try to upstage Meghan. I even expected her to wear something she had worn before (though I was praying it wouldn’t be the dress she wore to Pippa’s wedding that was so fug). This outfit was appropriate. Nothing groundbreaking and keeping the spotlight on Meghan.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        TQ was showing her normal resting face – thou I think they were all trying to get the Rev Curry’s sermon, its not the normal type of sermon for them.

  33. Deedee says:

    She looks beautiful and classic. A bride with her beauty doesn’t need froufrou.

  34. Sza says:

    I honestly never cared much for dresses & jewels. So what the dress looks like isn’t a big deal to me
    But the way Harry looks at Meghan <3 that made the wedding for me. That is love.

  35. Rina says:

    Meghan and Harry make a handsome couple. I am very happy for them. 💒

  36. Sophie says:

    So disappointed by the dress. I would not mind the cut. But the fabric looks so heavy almost like a winter dress. And it is fitted bizarrely around her arms and bust. Almost makes her look puffy. Which should be impossible. Veil and Tiara and hair and make up are beautiful though. They both just look glowing. Love how nervous Harry looked.

  37. justwastingtime says:

    The dress looks better full length than close up..

  38. Cher says:

    Someone should have in the back room to pin up her hair, jeez. I don’t know.

    • broodytrudy says:

      Straight up falling apart on the carriage ride. I know we’re supposed to be focused on love and marriage and all that, but it’s a royal wedding and she deserves better than an ill-fitting dress and hair that’s coming loose.

    • CuriousCole says:

      I am very irritated with her hair falling out. Bobby pins are not in short supply, and even two would’ve secured the too-casual wisps. You’re in a gorgeous tiara for goodness sake! Get your hair game together! There is no excuse for that, not for an established Hollywood actress who knows how hairstyles need to work for events.

  39. Shirurusu says:

    Ugh i hate the dress! It looks like she’s been wrapped in a sheet! Plus the fit is so bad it’s making the very petit and skinny Meghan look 6 months pregnant. She’s so pretty anyway luckily but she needs to get better designs for her frame, she looks like she’s drowning in everything and like all things she wears are really designed for a 5’10 woman

  40. Grinling Gibbons says:

    Super disappointed with the dress! At the altar it looked wrinkled and heavy, and apologies, but — I had hoped for SOME glamour! I just feel like this dress does nothing for Meghan’s beauty, and the hair was an absolute mess. More and more strands kept falling out as the ceremony went on! But maybe this is what Meghan wanted; to not create a “boom” fashion moment? It just felt like a wasted opportunity to me…

  41. censored says:

    Disappointed in the dress , IMO Kate’s was much better elegant and timeless Princess Diana’s dress was the thing at the time but it didn’t age well (looking back it was typical what were they thinking 80′s moment LOL)

    Anyhoo the way they look at each other totally makes up for it,You cant fake that body language affectation adoration. Will and Kate seemed like an Old married couple at their wedding, you could see they cared for each other but no glow. Diana looked like a naive young girl and Prince Charles looked like he was just performing his royal duties.
    There is genuine happiness and glow about Harry and Meghan and I wish them all the Best !

    • goofpuff says:

      i like megan”s dress and had thought kate’s was fug. but then i am a fan of clean lines and not all the old lady lace Kate wore. kate’s makeup with the harsh black eyeliner was fug. i like megan’s softer clean look.

      • Bluthfan says:

        That’s how I feel as well. Kate also puts so much hair spray in her hair that it reminds me of a 50s housewife. She has helmet hair. I totally prefer Meghan’s natural up-do.

      • LV487 says:

        Except Meghan’s hair style never stays as an up do, within 10 minutes multiple strands are wisping around her face and she’s constantly tucking them behind her ears. Is she allergic to hair spray? For your wedding day, a hair style that doesn’t look like she just rolled out of bed would be refreshing.

    • Ex-Mel says:

      “Princess Diana’s dress was the thing at the time but it didn’t age well (looking back it was typical what were they thinking 80′s moment LOL)”

      I can tell you exactly what “they were thinking” (even very young teenagers): “What the HELL is that?!”, feeling embarrassed for her. Of course the magazines didn’t express it, but that dress was like a huge elephant in the room. It looked every bit as puerile and even “dated” as it does now. It was not “the time” – it was Diana’s taste at the time.

  42. Liriel says:

    After seeing this dress close up it’s one of the worst wedding dresses. Badly fitted, so loose, so plain yet stiff. The saving grace is tiara and veil but come on Meghan ane Givenchy it’s simply not a flattering dress. I enjoy seeing dresses of the guests much more

  43. JA says:

    I woke up right now and yawned how did the dress look?!! And now I’m going back to sleep…what a snooze fest. Yes she looked nice, she’s a pretty woman but blah that dress is so boring and the tiara even with the diamonds is so lackluster. Sigh…oh well and is that a low bun?!!!?

  44. Jan says:

    The only good thing were the veil and tiara. That dress was so boring and her hair is horrible it looks like her stylist just did another messy bun with all those stray hairs she has flying around.

  45. Gabby says:

    I hope her evening gown will be better than this.

  46. Liberty says:

    The dress and ceremony perfection. Even blah people at a party I am attending had moist eyes. Such love. ❤️❤️ What a beautiful day it is too. Hugs to all fellow Celebitches.

  47. Alex says:

    I think she looked gorgeous. Total elegance.

  48. Bea says:

    I like the dress and the dramatic vail.

  49. Christine says:

    I LOVE this dress! She looks so regal.

  50. Bitchy architect says:

    The most gorgeous amazing wedding dress I’ve ever seen. The first formal wedding dress I’ve seen that isn’t some tired and frankly childish princess/Barbie dress. This is a dress for a woman. A woman with incredible modern style. Unbelievable. Just love it and I love the fabric.

  51. Bitchy architect says:

    The most gorgeous amazing wedding dress I’ve ever seen. The first formal wedding dress I’ve seen that isn’t some tired and frankly childish princess/Barbie dress. This is a dress for a woman. A woman with incredible modern style. Unbelievable. Just love it and I love the fabric.

  52. MrsFToYou says:

    I love it. Simple and clean – a little too loose. And her freckles! She didn’t airbrush them away. Lovely!

    As a biracial woman with a few of my own – she wore her European ethnic heritage with pride! ;-)

  53. Cher says:

    She should find another hairdresser. She has beautiful hair, she could have done so much better with her hair. Her hair looked amazing on Thursday an Friday.
    Her makeup was beautiful.

  54. Em says:

    OMG, her dress looks almost exactly like the one I got married in 10 years ago! I actually guessed that she would go with something simple and with a boatneck, so I’m quite pleased with myself :-) :-)

  55. Beth says:

    That was a beautiful wedding, but her dress was incredibly boring and disappointing, and like most of her clothes it didn’t fit right. My prom dresses back in the 90′s from Macy’s were prettier and had more detail than Meghans dress. Even the tiara was boring. I was really expecting something better, but if that’s what she was happy with, that’s her choice,it’s her wedding

  56. Betsy says:

    She looks radiant, but that dress looks like a tennis shoe. The fit isn’t great, the skirt is too narrow, the neckline is ever too slightly wide and rounded. Fabric looks beautiful and I like the tiara she was lent, but her hair is too undone. Underwhelmed.

    I like Doria’s hat and top half (I can’t find a full length image) and Posh’s vermillion shoes. Otherwise this is one of the most underwhelming royal weddings.

  57. Guest says:

    Kates dress was boring, meghans was ok, diana still gets the award for worst dress. The tiara was everything though. Harry’s face was so emotional, just love it. It was a beautiful wedding. Windsor was definitely the best place imo. Not as big as Westminster but it has more character and is the perfect backdrop for a wedding.

  58. Jenns says:

    I love the dress. This is her second wedding, so I’m not surprised she went for something simple and classic.

  59. Honey says:

    I’m on the fence with the dress, the hair and tiara. The dress could have fit better. As with the dress and ceremony, I am on the fence between nice and lackluster. I am happy for them tho.

    I do like that as a 36 year old woman that she walked her independent self down the aisle.

  60. mina says:

    some of you are nitpicky and annoying lol. She’s a royal bride, honestly what were people expecting her to wear ? Do you know what other royal dresses look like ? She looked beautiful and like a bride . All the best to them.

    • Lizabeth says:

      I liked the idea of the dress with its simplicity but like many others don’t like the execution. It’s too big and doesn’t flatter her body to me. I know she probably lost weight but lots of brides do and somehow last minute adjustments are made for them. (Kate’s dress was also poorly fitted up top to me.) I’m not sure what rules brides in the royal family have to follow that are so restrictive– so far as I know it’s pretty much just wear sleeves, no daring cleavage, and wear a gown not a trouser suit. So dowdy isn’t required.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate’s dress had boob cones… so yeah not properly fitted either. I didn’t hate Kate’s dress, but I just like Meghan’s style and this dress was elegant, classic and showcased the tiara. Women will be copying this look in years to come.

      • Honey says:

        I like how you said the execution. That was it. An elegant dress but poor execution. The tiara and hair style did not support the dress. Plus, the dress needed to be fitted just a wee bit more. All
        Could have worked but it didn’t because of small things.

    • Betsy says:

      A better fit dress? That rounded boatneck just reads tennis shoe to me.

      Beautiful fabric though.

  61. Incognita says:

    I loved it when Harry mouthed to her, “I am so lucky!” Cue the tears!

  62. G says:

    Liked the boatneck but it just didn’t seem to fit; looked too big/bulky around the chest area. Can we not make it a competition between her and Kate? They both looked lovely.

  63. mina says:

    If this counts as boring then I would be quite happy with looking boring everyday ! :)

  64. Bluthfan says:

    She definitely got the best tiara of the bunch. I think this is first time I have tiara envy. It is just spectacular and even though it is really old, it looked modern on Meghan. I’d love to know how the tiara gets chosen for these weddings. Does the queen open the vault and let the bride-to-be pick one out or does the queen select it herself?

    And watching the carriage ride you can really see the difference between Harry/Meghan and William/Kate. Harry/Meghan have so much charisma and joy for life. It really is too bad that Harry’s the spare because he is going to end up the more popular of the two by far.

    • Truthful says:

      actually the “spares” are always the most popular. As a future king Harry will be a catastrophe.

      • xena says:

        Why should a man who founded his own charity under 20 and served not only his country but still manages to get worldwide recognitionfor wounded soldiers and verterans (that will never be a sexy topic btw) be a catastrophic king? His brother has yet to deliever anything comparable and honestly he won’t because he couldn’t care less about his job.

      • 42istheanswer says:

        Wounded veterans need better housing, better healthcare (both mental and physical) and better job opportunities. None of that is achieved with a pseudo-Olympics. The Invictus Games, like the Paralympics and the Special Olympics before them, are pageantry not politics. When you’ve lost both your legs in combat and suffer from PTSD, taking part in a javelining competition isn’t actually going to make your life any better.

        There’s no such thing as a royal “job”. Royals aren’t politicians and they’re not charity workers. They’re glorified reality TV celebs.

      • Truthful says:

        “There’s no such thing as a royal “job”. Royals aren’t politicians and they’re not charity workers. They’re glorified reality TV celebs.”

        Agree, but the difference is they aren’t supposed to get caught having trashy behavior, they have to be ” representation”

  65. Nina says:

    I thought the actual material of the dress was gorgeous. I like a clean look. Just my opinion but maybe if the veil had more detail it would have been a bit better. I am glad that she wore something simple and not some crazy Ralph and Russo translucent feathered over the top gown.
    I know people will likely cringe but whoever did her hair should have used a translucent hairnet or something to keep her hair from falling down. This is a royal wedding, not one on a beach somewhere.
    As for the couple, yes, it is very obvious he really loves her. Her mother is adorable and it was very touching when she was crying tears of joy.
    I was a little taken back by the looks on the faces of the other royals. Some of them looked annoyed. I am wondering if what took place this week and the negative attention it brought caused some kind of issue.

    • Bluthfan says:

      Interestingly enough I thought the men looked like they were enjoying the wedding. Charles, Prince Phillip and even sourpuss William seemed in great spirits. The women in the family looked constipated the whole wedding though which I thought was in poor form. They know enough to put on a good front and they supposedly adore Harry so there was no excuse for their attitude IMO.

  66. Ladykeller says:

    Initial reactions

    I’m mostly here for the kids.

    Damn, Doria is a good looking woman.

    2018 goals ladies -find yourself a man that looks at you like Harry.

  67. Tanya says:

    Beautiful dress. Simple and clean. Too much ornamentation tends to hide flaws in the dress or the bride’s body. No need.

    Her makeup natural and glowing. No caked on foundation aging her. Her face showed illuminating and clean skin.

    I think some people are so used to a blow-up doll with an overly-made closet. She looked good because that’s her personality.

  68. Nev says:

    So lovely. I cried. Perfect.

  69. Vicsy says:

    I think she had to go simple, as ppl are giving her tough life for being married before. A dramatic Disney dress like Kate’s might have been problematic for public opinion. It’s very “her” and clean, but I wish it was better fitted and more glamorous. She is swallowed by the sheet of heavy fabric and it does nothing for her. The positive thing – she very much looks like herself which is nice and her face is gorgeous as always.

  70. Velvet Elvis says:

    In an interview Meghan said that her all time fave wedding dress was Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s so it’s no surprise that Meghan chose a design that was sophisticated but very simple. I was disappointed though because I was hoping for something more “princessy”. I mean…ho hum. And her sloppy hair, oh my. Her stylist did her a wrong. That tiara and veil was on point though.

    • G6 says:

      Well CBK would have cancelled the wedding rather than walk down the aisle in Meghan’s dress, and no offense to Meghan, but clearly she doesn’t know anything about CBK. I read CBK literally told Narciso Rodriguez she wanted to look naked haha. She wanted a very sexy slinky dress. I understand this is a royal wedding and there is a pretty strict covered up decorum, but there was nothing nothing sexy about Meghan’s dress. It was practically a long sleeved turtleneck and a loose one at that. I’m not a designer so I’m not sure what the options are as far as fit, cut or embellishments but this dress was not a CBK wedding dress!

  71. Anna says:

    There’s no point in comparing Meghan’s dress to Kate’s. They are different women. Meghan is almost ten years older than Kate was back then, she’s been married before, had a career and lots of life experience. Tons of lace and a voluminous princess skirt wouldn’t have suited her. The cleaner lines and simplicity works well on a grown, sophisticated woman. She radiates confidence and inner peace, and doesn’t need a dramatic gown to be memorable.

    While I agree that the fit is somewhat lacking, I’m not sure a lighter material would necessarily be a good idea. She’s getting married in a grandiose, medieval church, the dress material needs to reflect that. There needs to be some weight to the fabric. I’m also on the fence regarding the hair, in one way I wish it was all kept away from her face and in a higher bun (to show off that great neck and bone structure), but on the other hand I put the hairstyle down to her California roots and a more carefree personality.

  72. Bella says:

    I love the elegance of the dress but the fabric looked too heavy and I hoped for something not as plain. The fit was off but I’m not surprised if she lost weight in the past week.

    Then again a lot of things in this wedding seemed understated.

  73. Bitchy architect says:

    It’s almost 2020 folks. Can we please start to leave the narrow minded Disney definied idea of who a princess is. And what a ‘princess’ dress looks like behind us and live in the present twenty first century .
    Her dress was incredibly elegant and regal. Simplicity is not boring, stereotypes and doing what is expected is.

    • minxx says:

      Yes!!!!! One thing I’d improve is her hair but otherwise she looked perfect. I can’t stand heavily beaded, frilly dresses.

    • kate says:

      The dress did not fit. Every bride, royal or not, should have a dress that fits on her wedding day. This is not Project Runaway.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The fit looked fine to me. Dresses, especially wedding dresses, do not need to be skin tight. That was part of the problem with CP Mary’s dress. It was too tight and not properly lined. The sleeves and bodice were so tight on Mary’s, the designer put in accordion folds under the arms so she could raise her arms to wave.

      • jetlagged says:

        Agreed. Think about everything Meghan had to do in that dress. Get in and out of a vintage automobile. Navigate a steep set of stone stairs into the chapel – without help. Walk, sit, stand and kneel during the ceremony. Get into a horse-drawn carriage. Wave continuously for many minutes. If the dress had been tailored too closely to her body, any or all of those things would have been impossible – or seam-busting. Better to have it a little loose so it hangs properly when she’s walking up and down the aisle. It was a beautiful dress, made from exquisite fabric. No bling needed.

    • Truthie says:

      I love this dress for its simple elegance. CLASS. Chic and it leaves all the old fashioned lace frou frou in the dust. This is the anti-Kate. Just as I loved Crown Princess Victoria’s dress and Charlene of Monaco’s dress.

    • Betsy says:

      I’m fine with simplicity, but the execution kind of sucks and I hate a skirt so slim. Just a little more oomph away from the hips. Kate’s did the same thing, as did Pippa’s. They’re just so slim the skirt just falls, and if it’s not a column and not meant to fall, then it’s not well fitted.

  74. BB says:

    Aaaah CB I was shaking and crying too… such a wonderful moment for inclusivity and empowerment for women.

  75. Deedee says:

    Can we all be thankful for the lack of cone boobs? Can we also say that this bride was wearing a dress that didn’t wear her?

  76. 42istheanswer says:

    Why’s everyone so over the moon about Meghan and Harry looking like they love each other? Of course, they do, they’re getting married! People who get married tend to do so because they’re in love. That’s the rule, not the exception. Aside from Charles who looked quite miserable on his first wedding day and Charlene of Monaco who had a “weird” moment, don’t all couples, royal or not, look in love on their wedding day?

  77. Spring says:

    Beautiful. Wishing them all the best.

    May they inspire, be inspired, and use their positions of immense privilege, power and access to make lasting differences in people’s lives and the planet. Too many of the world’s exploitative, greedy, filthy rich cause more harm than good, never heeding these words: “For of those to whom much is given, much is required.” I hope the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have fun and enjoy the satisfaction of using their gifts for good. Also looking forward to the day the ugly-American Markle relatives finally STFU or the media stop throwing attention and $$$ at them.

  78. Vicsy says:

    Mmm guys what do you think about Kate recycling her look? Poor form :/ just watched a few vids from the ceremony and she was never looking at the couple even in the more dramatic parts like vow exchange… I sensed a weird dynamic…

    • homeslice says:

      I thought her coat looked familiar…but at least she didn’t pull an Amal and try to be a show stopper (Amal is realllly tacky!).
      It will be interesting see the dynamic play out between the 2 merry wives of Windsor!!

      • Taxi says:

        I agree about Amal. The exaggerated, hip-swinging strut was so bad! She did a burlesque stripper walk & it isn’t attractive. Save that for home alone with George, not for someone else’s wedding. Maybe she was working it for the TV cameras? Tasteless.

    • Anna says:

      Yeah I don’t think there’s a great bond or chemistry there. I just feel like Kate is the kind of woman who never makes friends with other women who might be seen as competitors. Unlike Meghan, she has never been seen with a group of girlfriends or even people that she didn’t meet through William. Her social life seems very restricted to her immediate family (William, the kids, the Middletons) and that’s it. When Harry was single, she used to be very animated around him, but not after Meghan came along.

      Regarding the repeat, that might just be because she’s just given birth and not lost the baby weight. Maybe she had something made for the occasion, but it turned out to be too tight and so she went with something that fit properly from her closet.

      • homeslice says:

        Well it wouldn’t be the first set of sister-in-laws who didn’t get along! How many of us can relate to that??? Family is weird. It throws you together with people you probably would have never been “friends” with…sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    • Aurelia says:

      Nor did Kate acknowledge the other 3 mothers on the steps with the other kids ion the bridal party. Terrible form.

  79. Merritt says:

    I loved the tiara. I got my wish in seeing a tiara that hadn’t been seen in decades. The dress was fine but nothing about it really grabbed my attention. I don’t see the dress as being a memorable one unfortunately.

  80. homeslice says:

    From the neck up, beautiful, I’m not a fan of the dress…it doesn’t look like it fit properly.
    That shot from the back tho…breathtaking!

  81. MEH says:

    That dress was dull and boring. And it did not even fit! I guess she was giving us David bridal $99 sale wedding gown realness with that choice. And don’t get me started with that messy hair!

  82. kate says:

    Like the idea, hate the execution. Hard to believe Givenchy did that, the top part does not fit, the botton part was wrinky five minute into the ceremony.
    It’s a testament of how naturally pretty Meghan is that I tought she still looked good because that dress was a mess. I wonder how it’s going to look like in official pictures.

  83. hg says:

    Underwhelming. She’s beautiful of course,and I like clear lines too. But the execution was just bad. As others have said,it just doesn’t fit her well and the fabric looks too heavy.

  84. Catherine says:

    Her dress was beautiful, classic and the veil was gorgeous. What stood out for me was the bride’s enchanting smile. I felt for her poor Mum. She’s a beautiful graceful woman but ‘Royal Protocol’ made her sit alone and isolated. I would have felt terrible.

  85. Maria F. says:

    The tiara and the veil brought the drama.

    I love the design of the dress, made her look really tall, but as many have pointed out the fit was off. I also love to discover more on dresses as you see them close up, but I feel that this dress in its simplicity will not have any surprises like embroidery on the train or similar.

    I am now excited for the second dress. I think that will be more Hollywood and party!

  86. Patty says:

    Seriously. That was a classic, clean, simple, elegant dress. Much better than trendy dresses. For what it’s worth, I didn’t mind Kate’s wedding dress but thought Pippa’s bridesmaid dress would have made a better wedding dress. Not every woman loves lace, frills, and bling.

    Considering the occasion, the venue, and the fact that the Duchess of Sussex has been married before I think the dress was perfect.

  87. PlayItAgain says:

    Yes, the dress was lovely in its simplicity, and she looked great in it. But, um, I have to say I was underwhelmed. I’m a seamstress. *I* could have made that dress. There are patterns. I was hoping for something with a little more *something*. If that simple design had been in a lighter fabric or lace…sigh.
    The headpiece was gorgeous.
    All that snipping aside, I wish them both the very best!! Congratulations!

  88. coffeeisgood says:

    Megan is beautiful and i loved the veil but the dress was meh. It didn’t fit her and the fabric looked heavy. I was expecting something more glamorous! This looks like Davids Bridal not high fashion.

    As for Kate, she just gave birth. Doubt she was able to get something new and fitted with her body still changing so much. She probably wanted something she felt comfortable in.

  89. Peg says:

    If Meghan is happy with her wedding dress and hair in her face, more power to her.
    Regardless if Meghan’s dress was perfect, people would find something to criticized, it’s the mature of the best.
    After the week Meghan had, the weather was great, so someone was smiling on the couple today.
    Tonight, she can let her hair down, and have a blast at the dinner.

  90. gm says:

    IMO she played it safe within her personal preferences. She seems to prefer classic, simple lines. She would have been criticized if the dress was perceived as trying too hard or trying to compete with Kate’s dress and avoided this. I would have liked it to be more fitted, I liked the tiara and veil, she looks glowing and lovely. I wish them happiness.

  91. Pimo says:

    I love it! it is elegant and understated. Fitting for a royal wedding, but not for one in the direct line of throne. Also this is her second wedding, something too flashy may not have sat well with a lot of people.

    Her makeup, dress, hair and the tiara are all perfect.

    Givenchy is very unexpected and I like that too.

    They looked very happy and in love. Even I, who has posted several negative stuff and may yet post more, have become emotional. May they be happy together.

  92. kate says:

    Her dress not fitting almost make me forget that her hair was not great either. Please, no more central part, they do not suit anyone. And use spray or pins.

  93. Jussie says:

    The idea of the dress is perfect, but the fit is so awful it makes me wonder if this was a back-up dress that was never actually tailored for her.

    To be clear, it’s not that it’s not more closely fitted. Loose is fine. Could be very elegant. This isn’t that though, this is just a bad fit. It’s loose in the areas it shouldn’t be, tight in the areas you’d expect it to be looser, and the seams are just painful to look at.

  94. Christina S. says:

    Omg 😭😭😭 I never knew I could be so happy for people I’ll never meet! Harry is my age so I grew up with a little school girl crush. Seeing him happy and in love warms my heart. The moment he lifted the veil and said wow. My heart melted! Who cares about the dress and what everyone’s wearing, you can tell their love is real and seeing that can make anyone swoon. I’m so happy for them and I wish them the best! I can’t wait to see how beautiful their kids will be!

  95. Bliss 51 says:

    The dress was beautiful and elegant. Most beautiful of all? Harry and Meghan’s faces. The look of love.

  96. Claire says:

    Tiara, veil and dress were lovely. Her hair was a mess. Carol Middleton wore my favourite of today. I was reminded of Harry’s face when he followed his mothers casket. I’m sure his thoughts were with her today wishing she was there. MMs mom looked adorable and emotional. Over all it was a lovely wedding.

  97. Anare says:

    Loved the whole thing! Gorgeous. Beautiful blue skies, the soaring St. George’s, the dress so classic and modern at the same time, loved the clean lines, the bracelet sleeve, understated elegance, the tiara was glittering, took my breath away when I got a good look at it. The earrings and bracelet were perfect. She kept it all rich but quiet so what we really noticed was her. The little children were darling, the guests all looked great. The American preacher was fantastic. Bet that church has never echoed a sermon like that before. He was wonderful. The way Harry and Meghan look at each other makes me swoon. They’re so in love. Made getting up at 4:30 a.m. all worth it.

  98. Electric Tuba says:

    I’m a completely jaded and I must say even I was moved watching that. Very very sweet

  99. Taxi says:

    The dress didn’t fit perfectly but I loved the clean look & the pink veil is genius. Kept it from looking like she was playing virgin bride-first wedding. Minimal jewelry, the bracelet was dynamite & I love that tiara. It’s subtle & fit the occasion.
    Best dressed guest was Earl Spencer’s wife, in purple. It was perfectly fitted & accessorized.
    The York sisters need a stylist.
    Doria was lovely & dignified. I wish one or 2 of Meg’s single girlfriends had been able to sit with her. She looked so alone even though Charles was attentive & considerate.

  100. Anon55 says:

    Given: its her her day to feel beautiful as she chooses, but I was soooo disappointed with her dress! I feel like it must look lovely in person, but just doesn’t photograph well? It reminded me of the clothes in Handmaiden’s Tale :(
    I don’t understand why people don’t like her hair…it looks very polished to me. But I always think her updos look nice. I thi k the tendrils look purposeful and soften the look, not sloppy.

  101. siri says:

    Clean and simple is fine, but then it needs to fit perfectly. I didn’t. I also find the fabric too heavy. I guess the idea was to have it all understated, but starting with this dress, the flowers, her makeup and hair, and even the wedding cake all have this element of unprofessionalism about it. I love the idea, but not the execution. Her mother looked very good, so did the Queen.

    • Karen says:

      It is not unprofessional. I love understated. Not everything has to look perfect, perfect. I chose to have my dress custom made. It was also simple (29 years ago). I don’t remember if people thought it was amazing -but it was modern and different. I loved it. Not everyone wants a Cinderella ball gown, especially in their thirties. I think she lost weight this week from aggravation and agree it could have fit better.

      I love that her hair is not perfect. She had the premier hairstylist from the US do her hair Serge Normant. Her makeup artist was from Dior. I don’t see that as unprofessional. Maybe you used the wrong word in your statement. She had the top people working on her look you make it sound like she had the wrong people helping her and she does not know the right people to go to.

      In summary it was a spectacular wedding and the couple looked thrilled.

  102. tomatoejane says:

    Seems that many of the commenters are unfamiliar with late 60’s early 70’s British fashion. Boxy thick fabric was the look. Eugenie was also channeling that time. They got it spot on. The past few decades with their emphasis on body con dressing have skewed our eye. To think that a French couture house does not know how to fit a dress the way they want it to look is pretty ludicrous. She looked wonderful. The dress fit the way it was intended. Don’t like the style? That’s okay, it was pretty radical in the 60’s, too. Spot on, in my view. A modern nod to Carnaby Street and the beautiful boxy styles that came out of France at the same time.

  103. Skippy says:

    Meghan looked lovely and so did her Mum.

  104. Aubrey says:

    Not all dresses need to be skin tight, especially wedding dresses but somebody please, fix the train!

  105. ladida says:

    I loved the way it moved in the sun, there was something so insanely beautiful and sumptuous about the fabric (satin?). The sleeves seemed a bit baggy. Perfect choice of Tiara! LOVED the neckline. But not a fan of the huge veil, it took over.

  106. artistsnow says:

    Wow! Split down the middle here.

    I for one thought she looked exquisite. She WORE the dress instead of the other way around. Meghan looked comfortable, elegant AND gorgeous. Im;possible to pull that off at such a extravaganza event.

  107. artistsnow says:

    Saw photos of all four gowns: Meghan, Kate,Diana, the Queens. Meghan has by far the nicest most elegant gown and train of them all. Hands down. The Queen is a close second.

  108. Seraphina says:

    I wasn’t a fan of the wedding dress, which I posted to above. BUT, I will say that in seeing pictures as they leave the church they looked like perfection. I was very floored.

    And I also loved the tiara. It looked perfect on her. I still can’t get over how great that piece looked on her.

  109. Brumbie says:

    Gown -One of my older cousins got married in the 70s and her dress was identical to MM’s. Her mother made it from a Simplicity pattern and it fit beautifully. Designer gown? You got taken.
    Tiara – Queen E: “Lend her the ugliest one in the collection”.
    Hair- She looked like Morticia Addams. A little poof wouldn’t have hurt. It would have improved the look of that nothing tiara, and of course, a bobby pin.
    Makeup- Great inventions – lipstick, blush
    Loving looks – His are real- straight from his little head. Hers? She’s an actress. She can look whatever the scene calls for.
    Royal family pusses – How happy should they be? She’s divorced, older than he is, from another country, from another religion (did you know she had a Jewish wedding for her other husband?) a z-list actress with nude photos out there, from a nutty family and of another race. Yes, just what they all wanted. And why would anyone think Diana would be happy with this match? What mother wants her son to marry beneath him? She was a Spencer-Churchill, probably the most aristocratic family in all of the UK and he’s a prince. She would have wanted better for him.
    One last thought – criticizing MM doesn’t make you a racist. But bending over backwards to find everything she does wonderful does.

  110. Lady Rain says:

    I loved, loved, loved Meghan’s look for the wedding. Her dress was simple, clean and beautiful, while her tiara looked elegant. I agree with some who said she probably wanted a modest dress because it’s not her first marriage, which is very considerate. I loved her minimalist make up as I’m not a fan of overdone looks.

  111. Moons says:

    The dress was underwhelming and plain. Very disappointing for such an occasion. It didn’t need to be a poofy blingy mess but it really was lacking in originality and wasn’t special. However her veil was stunning. The dress was a huge miss. This wedding will go down in history books and she wears forgettable badly tailored gown. And her hair was a mess.

    That being said the genuine love and emotion was sweet. Can’t hate on the royal family for making faces during the preacher speech—it can be shocking if you’re used to very different sermons and church things. I think a lot of people felt he was over the top and goofy. I did, and I’m american.

  112. cindyp says:

    Dress was beautiful but was not tailored well. Neckline & sleeves noticeably baggy & ill fitting. She’s too thin & small chested to pull off a boat neck in that fabric. That piece of hair in her face was driving me crazy. Do they not have bobby pins in the UK? Secure that hair under the veil & tiara.

  113. David says:

    She obviously wanted to go with a minimalist classic look, but I’m sorry, that dress was truly awful. I see some folks trying to defend it, but no. It was so bulky and heavy, shapeless, and dull. Just awful and a huge disappointment fashion wise. I really liked the Stella McCartney evening dress she wore, looked fabulous on her, much better made and beautiful.