Everything You Need To Know About Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress

From the silhouette and the tiara, to the train and the designer, here's your go-to guide to Markle's entire bridal look


Ever since we learned that Prince Harry would be saying 'I do' to Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018, we've been busily dreaming up exactly what style of bridal gown the Suits star will choose for her big day.


After all, let's not forget that over two billion people turning into the 2011 royal wedding to catch a glimpse of Kate Middleton's wedding dress. And the fact Markle has to follow a line of famous British princesses and queens who have donned gowns designed by the likes of internationally renowned designers Sarah Burton, David Emanuel and Norman Hartnell.

Let's just say, a last-minute ASOS buy might not do for the occasion.

As a result, we've rounded up all the details we know so far about Markle's wedding look, from her hair and nails to her designer dress and tiara:

The dress

While the official designer for Markle's wedding dress is yet to be announced (she only got engaged in November, after all), sketches from Israeli designer Inbal Dror have just been leaked to TMZ.

Dror - who previously dressed Beyoncé for the Grammys in 2016 - has drawn up a series of designs, all involving long sleeves, a cinched in waist, and high-neck lace collars.

One design is markedly more A-line, similar to Kate's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress, while the other two have sleeker skirts to accentuate Markle's trim figure.


On one sketch, the designer has even scribbled 'long long train' on the side, suggesting Markle might be considering bettering Princess Diana's famous 25ft train.

All three of Dror's sketches echo that of traditional royal wedding dresses seen on both Kate and Diana.


When the Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William in April 2011, Clarence House described her bridal gown as 'epitomises timeless British craftsmanship by drawing together talented and skilled workmanship from across the United Kingdom'.

'Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen's work.'

Could we be seeing a similar design in Markle's gown?

The make-up

While it's a well-known fact that Kate Middleton did her own make-up on her wedding day, we have a sneaking suspicion Markle - who is well-accustomed to being in the make-up chair on the set of Suits - might opt for professional help on her big day.

Celebrity make-up artist Min Min Ma is a long-term favourite of the 36-year-old, having previously worked with the star for multiple television and red carpet appearances.

Currently based in New York City, we would expect Min Min Ma to opt for a traditional look for the star, accentuating her nude lips with a caramel or blush pink hued stain, as well as some subtle brown, earthy eyeshadow tones to emphasise Markle's brown eyes.

Similar to her future sister-in-law, who opted for a thin line of black eyeliner on her wedding day, we suspect Markle won't deviate too far from her everyday make-up and choose a soft smokey eye for the occasion.


When it comes to Markle's 'power' brows, all eyes are on her favourite Mayfair salon Nails & Brows to be on hand for the occasion, with founder Sherrille Riley recently revealing the actress opts for 'The Audrey' treatment with her.

The look uses a combination of waxing, tweezing and threading to create a 'modern, elegant and super flattering' style, perfect for a wedding.

The tiara

Like Kate Middleton, Meghan is now a proud owner of a piece from Princess Diana's vast jewellery collection (her engagement ring features two of the royal's stones) but what we really want to know is whether the actress will be fortunate enough to wear one of Diana's famous tiaras.

Royal expert Ingrid Seward recently revealed to US Weekly: '[Meghan] will have access to jewels from the royal collection made available to her by the Queen.


'She can choose something suitable, but she might also have the Spencer tiara, which is also Harry's heritage and is the one Diana wore on her wedding day.'

On Kate Middleton's wedding day, the mother-of-two wore a wedding tiara with nearly 1,000 diamonds in total, initially purchased from Cartier in 1936 as an anniversary gift from King George VI to his wife. Meanwhile, Diana wore a Spencer tiara for her marriage to Prince Charles.

'If not, [Meghan] will certainly be loaned a tiara on her wedding day. Harry will present her with a necklace or something from his mother's collection.'

The nails

With all eyes on her wedding finger next May, it's no surprise Markle is hoping to achieve the most perfect look on her big day and, of course, the star's keen eye for detail and beauty doesn't stop at her hair and dress.

When it came to the Duchess of Cambridge's manicure for her wedding, OK magazine reported the bride put a request in to nail varnish giant Essie to choose a pale pink polish dubbed 'Ballet Slippers' to wear on her wedding day.

The nail varnish hue is also a firm favourite of Queen Elizabeth II, who, according to the brand's website, once had her hairdresser send the company a letter requesting a bottle of the polish as it is 'the only colour Her Majesty would wear'.

Essie describes the colour as a 'classic pale pink polish is graced with a subtle, sheer finish', perfect for a timeless bridal finish.

Anyone want to bet Markle might opt for 'Ballet Slippers', too?

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