Katy Perry on Duchess Meghan’s wedding gown: ‘I would have done one more fitting’


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For the life of me, I still don’t understand the criticism of Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding gown. Critics claimed that it wasn’t fit properly, or that Meghan had lost a significant amount of weight just before the wedding. Like, a team of ateliers was working on this gown and they would have done anything to get it just right. So what makes people think they didn’t get it right? Because it was a bit loose? Because it wasn’t skin-tight? Clearly, Meghan didn’t WANT body-con. She didn’t want it too be crazy-tight. She wanted some “give” because she knew she would be standing and sitting and walking. But some people just have to pick-pick-pick. People like… Katy Perry.

Katy Perry tells it like it is! On Sunday, the 33-year-old pop star opened up to ET’s Lauren Zima about this weekend’s biggest event – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding – during night one of the American Idol finals.

“I would have done one more fitting,” Perry quipped of Markle’s stunning Givenchy gown. “I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you.”

The Idol judge added that she preferred Kate Middleton’s 2011 Alexander McQueen bridal look, declaring, “Kate, Kate, Kate won, Kate won!” Despite her slight criticism of Markle’s dress, Perry couldn’t be more thrilled for the newlyweds.

“I’m so happy for them, and, you know, I don’t know them from Adam, but it’s amazing what she’s doing with all this, her humanitarian efforts,” she said. “You know, the fact that she’s a proud feminist, I love all that. I support her as another woman and love her and wish them both well.”

[From Yahoo]

Since Katy did the comparison, I’ll go along: Kate and Meghan’s wedding gowns reflect their personalities. Kate’s gown was tight, pinched and fussy, with extra doily realness. Meg’s was elegant and deceptively simple. Meg’s was comfortable-looking and chic, and Kate’s was obvious. As I said… with the quality of people working on Meghan’s gown, why do you think that it didn’t fit her exactly the way she wanted it to fit?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding

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  1. kate says:

    Meghan’s dress was basically a copy of Jenny from the Block in The Wedding Planner, lmao. After Kate’s Grace of Monaco copy.
    My God, the Brits princesses are so unoriginal. No need to fight about their dresses IMO. The princesses and duchesses from Sweden, Monaco and Lux had much better, much more regal look.

  2. ASHBY says:

    Thank you very much for no lace and no beading on the dress.

    I very much appreciate that the dress was not “BUSY”.

    Meghan’s wedding dress had simple, classic, clean lines, timeless, elegant and gorgeous at the same time.

    It’s great to see a dress that is not tight and is not showing skin, but comfortable and is just skimming the body.

    I think she looked stunning and so did her mom, I guess she got that grace and elegance from her classy mom.

  3. Valerie says:

    lol, ok, Katy. Didn’t Meghan lose some weight before the wedding? I don’t believe she dropped the tabloid-reported 23 lbs, but even a small loss could account for the odd fit.

  4. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I think it fit her as well as it could have, the fabric was a bit bulky looking to me for a summer wedding. It’s almost robe like. Love her tiara choice and veil, just wish she’d gone for a more ethereal fabric to match her veil/the season.

  5. ladida says:

    Ok, I think a lot of people are criticizing things they don’t understand: classy, understated, conservative. People love bells and whistles and if something doesn’t correspond to their idea of beautiful, then they criticize it. HOWEVER: One of the things that did bother me about the dress is that the sleeves looked too thick. That is my **only** complaint about the fit. Looking back on the dress I think it does fit perfectly but the thickness of the sleeves gives the illusion that the dress is too large. The fabric, flow, cut, etc. were glorious.

  6. Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

    I hate saying this because it is a horrible thing that all women go through at this age but: bump watch. I wonder if MM wears looser garments because of the intense pressure on her to make baby Harrys? When I saw that both her wedding dress and reception dress were loose around the middle it made me wonder if there was a particular reason.

    seeing her in the GOAT dress at the garden party also makes me suspicious, but congrats to them both!

    Personally I liked that the dress was simple enough to let the tiara take prominence. That headpiece is spectacular and would have looked fussy and old fashioned on many other brides. The only thing I would have changed would be to add a little embroidery to the gown to tie it in better thematically with the veil and tiara. A subtle line that matched the pattern of the tiara would have been a knockout.

  7. Shijel says:

    This thread is funny. Anyway, eat the rich. They can take a few disses at their ill-fitting five digits dresses. This wedding was made to be a huge spectacle, everything was tailored for broadcasting, for us plebs to consume, how is it so shocking that people are going to have opinions on the product sold to them?

    Anyway the idea of the dress was very pretty, but the fit made it look sacky.

  8. pwal says:

    Personally, I think the fit and fabric had a lot to do with the car ride. During the coverage, much was made of the duration of the car ride. Twenty-five minutes is a long time to sit in a fitted gown. Wrinkles can set in in the waist area and in the back, if you don’t position yourself correctly.

  9. justcrimmles says:

    Meghan’s dress struck me as a stark, modern interpretation of a medieval gown and I kind of like that.

  10. Swan Lake says:

    I didn’t tune in from lack of interest in either the bride or the groom. My only glimpse of the wedding was of a not-well-fitted and not-very-attractive dress and poorly done hair.

  11. lamaga_hyun says:

    Katy’s personality is ugly, gimmicky, and hammy. I can’t see what aspect of her is attractive. And I’m not all in the royal hoopla but wow that is just a mean-spirited and ill-advised comment.

  12. tw says:

    From the celebrity, who on the regular stuffs her junk into ill-fitted, ridiculous costumes. Take a seat. And, pardon my pms, but I can’t with people who say shitty things and in the same breath exonerate themselves by saying they’re just being honest. No, you are being petty.

  13. Nina says:

    Kate’s dress was fussy? Kate is married to a future King of England and Meghan who has already been married is married the sixth in line. Totally different situation. Kate’s dress was perfection and Meghan’s was too. Meghan’s hair was a bit all over the place on Saturday.

  14. ratAmac says:

    Falling star and barely relevant voice takes on roll as fashion adviser.

    I’ve seen some of the shit perry wears on stage.

    Tasteless.

  15. MelG. says:

    Katy should have used all this realness with American Idol maybe they wouldn’t be in last place. Also I think I read somewhere a while ago that she has a huge crush on Prince Harry so some of this could be jealousy. Whatever the reason Meghan’s gown was not to please any of us it was only to please her and as long as Harry is happy we all need to shut the hell up.

  16. Aqua says:

    Too bad Katy wasn’t that outspoken on American Idol.

  17. Katebush says:

    My impression of the gown was that it was poorly fitted. There is one photo taken when the court Le is standing at the altar it is creased and baggy around the middle. I can’t understand why it would not be fitted properly unless she was pregnant.

    I think her face is beautiful and she looked radiant.

  18. Bobby the K says:

    What does Katy Perry know about fashion?

  19. sunshine gold says:

    It’s hysterical when you look at that photo of Katy and think she would be giving fashion advice to anyone. I mean c’mon, she’s not known for her style or taste.

  20. Deeanna says:

    I went to see Diana’s dress when it was on tour here in the U.S. Even though it had those overpowering arms, it was really beautiful. The exhibit was well lighted and behind glass in the center of the room so you could walk all around it. The train was unbelievably long!

    The Spencer tiara was also on display – inside a lighted glass case and you could get up really close to it. Talk about dazzling!

    It was a really well done exhibit, with headless mannequins or if an outfit with a matching hat, a mannequin head without features. It displayed better than it sounds. Also, there were monitor screens located here and there throughout the dress display showing film footage of Diana wearing the dresses.

    I thought of Diana a lot while watching the wedding. I think she would have been happy to see her son so happy.